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March 1 - 8, 2015: National Sleep Awareness Week

March 01, 2015 - March 08, 2015

Sleep Awareness Week™, which takes place March 1-8, 2015, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. The week begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America poll results and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time, where Americans lose one hour of sleep. The Foundation's Sleep Care Center members host events in their local communities throughout the week, providing sleep education and screening to the public.

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March 10, 2015: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10, 2015 - March 10, 2015

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women's Health is the lead for this day.

Read what Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Director, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says about this observance in her Dear Colleague Letter. (PDF, 197 KB)

Get graphics, web banners and more resources at http://www.womenshealth.gov/NWGHAAD/.

Learn about the Take Charge. Take the Test. campaign to encourage African American women to get tested for HIV.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/women-and-girls/

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March 19 - 21, 2015: NASW Virginia Annual Conference

March 19, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Kingsmill Resort & Spa
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Recapturing the Passion, Promise & Power of Social Work

Attend all 3 days and earn up to 19.5 Contact Hours, Celebrate Social Work Month at the Annual Awards Luncheon and other special events! Grow your network, win prizes, and recapture the passion, promise and power of the profession while learning from experts in the field!

For more information, please visit https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=naswva&WebCode=conference


March 20, 2015: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20, 2015 - March 20, 2015

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a collaborative effort between these organizations: Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center, CA7AE: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and National Native American AIDS Prevention Center.

Visit the NNHAAD site to find posters, fact sheets and more.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/native/


March 20 - 21, 2015: 4th Latin American Meeting on Treatment of Hepatitis and HIV Co-infection

March 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

After the very successful first editions of the meeting, attracting around 300 participants, it is our great pleasure to announce the 4th Latin American Meeting on Treatment of Hepatitis and HIV Co-infection, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 20-21, 2015 (t.b.c.).

This meeting promises again to become a unique high profile educational event with the contribution of key opinion leaders. We have set up a program for treating physicians to discuss the latest developments in the field of Hepatitis B and C treatment and the promising treatment possibilities of new antivirals that are becoming available. The conference presentations will focus on the translation of these new data and availability of new drugs into daily clinical practice. In addition, case discussions will be an important part of this conference, in order to stimulate discussions on local issues and stimulate interaction.

The target audience of this meeting consists of healthcare professionals involved in treating hepatitis and HIV co-infected patients, such as infectious disease doctors, gastro-enterologists, hepatologists, etc.

At the completion of this workshop the participant will:

  • have an understanding of the basic concepts of Hepatitis B and C therapy
  • be updated on the latest developments in the field of Hepatitis B and C antiviral research
  • have an understanding of the challenges of Hepatitis B and C treatment in different patient populations
  • have an overview of the advantages and possibilities of new antivirals in Hepatitis B and C therapy
  • will know how to apply direct acting antivirals in clinical practice.
We invite you to attend the fourth Latin American Meeting on Treatment of Viral Hepatitis and Co-infection and encourage you to submit abstracts on your research in this field.

We hope to see you in Rio de Janeiro for this exciting event !

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/4th-la-viral-hepatitis-workshop-2015/


March 20 - 22, 2015: Montreal World Health Organization Simulation

March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

The Montreal World Health Organization Simulation is a national conference providing a platform for students of all disciplines to come together and discuss today's most pressing topics in global health.

Delegates are invited to assume to roles of country ambassadors, NGOs, or pharmaceutical companies to compose decisive policy at the WHO or participate as journalists to document and shape events as they unfold. Delegates will debate up and coming health issues, be inspired by speakers at the forefront of international health, and get to know each other at a lively evening social.

Mental Health is the focal point of this year's conference, challenging how we define health and inviting reexamination of treatment and care policies at all levels of society.

Learn more here!

With questions or inquiries contact Marieme Dembele at marieme.dembele@mail.mcgill.ca


March 23 - 27, 2015: National LGBT Health Awareness Week

March 23, 2015 - March 27, 2015

The 13th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week—a nationwide event that seeks to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health—runs from March 23–27, 2015.

For more information, please visit http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/content/national-lgbt-health-awareness-weekM


March 24, 2015: World TB Day

March 24, 2015 - March 24, 2015

World TB Day

Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24, often with a variety of activities leading up to the official day. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).

World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. While great strides have been made to control and cure TB, this disease is still a problem and more should be done so that one day TB is eliminated.

For more resources, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/tb/events/WorldTBDay/default.htm

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March 26 - 28, 2015: 6th Annual CUGH Conference

March 26, 2015 - March 28, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) invites all persons wishing to report original research, innovative projects or novel programs related to global health to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation.

Abstracts in all areas of global health are welcome and are collected through 6 Global Health Tracks:

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Non-communicable Diseases & Injuries
  • Education / Training / Capacity Building
  • Governance / Management / Human Rights / Economics
  • Social & Environmental Determinants of Health
  • Innovations / New Technologies / Improvement Science
For more information, please visit http://www.cugh.org/events/2015-cugh-global-health-conference-boston-ma


March 31 - April 2, 2015: NQC Training of Quality Leaders Session

March 31, 2015 - April 02, 2015
Chicago, Illinois, USA

NQC is pleased to announce that the next Training of Quality Leaders session will be held in Chicago, Illinois from March 31 through April 2, 2015. Please join us!

The TQL Program aims to build the capacity of quality managers and those who direct quality management programs to effectively lead and facilitate quality improvement activities. It provides participants the ability to enhance their own expertise in quality management and support team dynamics. The goals of the TQL program include:

  • Increase confidence and mastery in facilitating quality improvement teams and in effectively managing quality improvement-related meetings in HIV care environments
  • Identification of leadership behaviors to lead an effective QM program and better understand their implications to lead quality improvement activities
  • Exposure to quality improvement experts with practical knowledge and experience and to a network of peers with hands-on experiences
To apply to the TQL, go directly to the SurveyMonkey directly: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/23FGGZL

OR

Go to the NQC Website: http://nationalqualitycenter.org/index.cfm/5847/19644


March 31, 2015: HIV Pathogenesis, Antiretrovirals & Other Selected Issues - New York City

March 31, 2015 - March 31, 2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036 USA

Improving the Management of HIV Disease: An Advanced CME Live Course in HIV Pathogenesis, Antiretrovirals, and Other Selected Issues in HIV Disease Management

Overview
Assessment of Needs
Rapid advances in HIV disease management require the ongoing attention of practitioners involved in HIV medicine. This course will address the implications of new information on strategies for clinical management. Information will be presented through a mix of didactic lectures and clinically relevant cases developed by an expert faculty of HIV/AIDS clinicians and researchers.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply new data to the prevention and management of HIV with antiretroviral therapy
  • Discuss the pathogenesis of the microbiome initiative
  • Determine which HIV-infected patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are candidates for HCV treatment with directly acting antivirals, design regimens and assessments of response, and describe drug-interactions, especially in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients on antiretroviral therapy
  • Discuss the Bronx Community Viral Load initiative and the direction for the program
  • Recognize cardiovascular risk-factors and discuss updated recommendations concerning initiation and monitoring of statin therapy and potential interactions between statins and antiretroviral agents
  • Discuss data on new drug regimens and recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis and cryptococcal meningitis
For more information, please visit: https://www.iasusa.org/content/spring-2015-new-york-hiv-cme-course


April 1 - 30, 2015: STD Awareness Month

April 01, 2015 - April 30, 2015

STD Awareness Month

Every year, the public health and medical communities recognize April as STD Awareness Month. This month-long observance provides individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations the perfect opportunity to address ways to prevent some of nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that occur in the United States each year. While most of these infections will not cause harm, some have the potential to lead to serious health problems, if not diagnosed and treated early.

For more information about STD Awareness Month, please visit the CDC's website at www.cdc.gov/Features/STDAwareness.

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April 1 - 7, 2015: Insomnia Awareness Week

April 01, 2015 - April 07, 2015

Insomnia Awareness Week

Insomnia Awareness Week is sponsored by the American Sleep Association. From April 1 - 7, the ASA and its affiliates will be increasing awareness about Insomnia.

The primary objective of this campaign is to improve the nation's knowledge about the signs, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment options of Insomnia.

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April 1, 2015: Evolving Strategies in Viral Hepatitis Management (Basic) - New York City

April 01, 2015 - April 01, 2015
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036 USA

Management of Hepatitis C Virus in the New Era: Small Molecules Bring Big Changes: An Intensive Workshop on Evolving Strategies in Viral Hepatitis Management (Basic)

Overview
This intensive half-day workshop is limited to no more than 35 participants (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists). The small-group, interactive format is designed for physicians who plan to begin treating patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection or HIV/HCV coinfection, or who have experience in treating HCV infection and would like to refresh their basic knowledge of HCV infection management.

The workshop will address the following issues:

  • Current data on new drugs for HCV
  • Practical issues in HCV management
  • Treatment of patients with HIV/HCV coinfection
For more information, please visit https://www.iasusa.org/content/spring-2015-new-york-hep-cme-workshop-basic


April 1, 2015: Evolving Strategies in Viral Hepatitis Management (Advanced) - New York City

April 01, 2015 - April 01, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036 USA

Management of Hepatitis C Virus in the New Era: Small Molecules Bring Big Changes
An Intensive Workshop on Evolving Strategies in Viral Hepatitis Management (Advanced)

Overview
This intensive half-day workshop is limited to no more than 35 participants (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists). The small-group, interactive format is designed for physicians who plan to begin treating patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection or HIV/HCV coinfection, or who have experience in treating HCV infection and would like to refresh their basic knowledge of HCV infection management.

The workshop will address the following issues:

  • Current data on new drugs for HCV
  • Practical issues in HCV management
  • Treatment of patients with HIV/HCV coinfection
For more information, please visit https://www.iasusa.org/content/spring-2015-new-york-hep-cme-workshop-advanced


April 10, 2015: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10, 2015 - April 10, 2015

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on April 10.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/youth/

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April 16, 2015: Treatment for HCV: New Tests, New Drugs & New Recommendations - Binghamton

April 16, 2015 - April 16, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PS Restaurant
100 Rano Boulevard
Vestal, New York 13850 USA

The Role of the Primary Care Clinician in HIV Care
Treatment for Hepatitis C: New Tests, New Drugs & New Recommendations

This evening will focus on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (HCV), modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, laboratory testing and diagnosis, as well as therapeutic regimens and monitoring plans.

Please register by Monday, April 13th, at 9:00 a.m.

Website: http://hepcbinghamtonmeeting.eventzilla.net/


April 17 - 18, 2015: National Transgender Health Summit

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Oakland, California, USA

The National Transgender Health Summit is a landmark program that presents cutting edge research and evidence-based education session across many disiciplines and is the premiere national conference in transgender health

The UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health proudly hosts this two day summit, April 17-18, 2015 in partnership with
UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
UCSF Alliance Health Project
The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center

Applications have been filed for the awarding of CMEs and CEUs for this activity
Please note, CME credit must be registered for in advance or at the conference
Registration for CME credit will not be possible after the end of the conference

Please visit the summit website for more information


April 18, 2015: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) - Long Island

April 18, 2015 - April 18, 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Islandia Marriot Long Island
3635 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, New York 11749 USA

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Registration is now open for this ½ day conference that will focus on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for PrEP, the New York State Department of Health PrEP guidance, patients who may benefit from PrEP, challenges in managing patients in various practice settings, as well as organizational and psychosocial considerations for providing PrEP.

Please register by Monday, April 13th, at 9:00 a.m.

Website: http://prepconferencesuffcnty.eventzilla.net/


April 22 - 26, 2015: EASL: The International Liver Congress

April 22, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Vienna, AUSTRIA

The European Association for the Study of the Liver has selected the city of Vienna for its 50th annual congress "The International Liver Congress™, which will take place April 22-26, 2015 at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center.

For more information, please visit http://www.easl.eu/_events/the-international-liver-congress/the-international-liver-congress-2015-50th-annual-meeting-of-the-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver


April 29 - May 2, 2015: American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV)

April 29, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
Dallas, Texas, USA

The 9th annual ACTHIV is a state-of-the-science conference specifically targeted toward US frontline providers of care to persons at risk of, or with HIV infection.

For more information, please visit http://www.acthiv.org/


May 1, 2015: NYS 2015 Clinical Conference on HIV and Hepatitis C - Rochester

May 01, 2015 - May 01, 2015
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, New York 11467 USA

New York State 2015 Clinical Conference on HIV and Hepatitis C
“Bending the Curve in Prevention, Treatment, and Care”

SAVE THE DATE

Conference information and registration details coming soon!


May 7 - 8, 2015: HIV Management 2015: THE NEW YORK COURSE - New York City

May 07, 2015 - May 08, 2015
Hudson Theatre @
Millennium Broadway
New York, New York, USA

HIV Management 2015

Please be advised that registration is now open for HIV Management 2015: THE NEW YORK COURSE.

The agenda, faculty and other relevant information may be viewed at http://newyorkcourse.com

We will again provide participants with the latest information and practical guidance from nationally and internationally recognized AIDS experts on pathogenesis, resistance, treatment and prevention of HIV infection and its complications.

Register Today


May 8 - 9, 2015: HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT: STATE OF THE ART - New York City

May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015
The Hudson Theatre @
Millennium Broadway
New York, New York, USA

Hepatitis C Management

Please be advised that registration is now open for HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT: STATE OF THE ART, taking place May 8 & 9 at the Historic Hudson Theatre in the heart of New York City.

The agenda, faculty and registration information may be viewed at www.hep2015.com/

This intensive 2-day advanced CME activity, set conveniently in the heart of midtown Manhattan, will again provide participants with state-of-the-art education and practical guidance from nationally and internationally recognized experts on hepatitis management and HCV/HIV Coinfection.

Make sure to register online by December 31, 2014 to receive the early registration rate of $295 (includes admission to plenary and lunch case discussion sessions, conference meals and online CE content)

Register Today


May 17, 2015: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

May 17, 2015 - May 17, 2015

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) has unveiled the theme for the 2015 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, which will fall on Sunday, 17th May 2015 – ‘Supporting the future’.

This annual mobilization campaign has been taking place every year since 1983, led by coalition of community organisations globally, and is coordinated by GNP+.

Suzette Moses-Burton, Executive Director of GNP+, says: “with the transformations being made to global AIDS policy and the development agenda, people living with HIV around the world need to unite and demand a sustainable AIDS response. Where’s the money? Where is the respect for our rights? Where is the support for community action?”

People living with HIV have a history of demanding accountability. As we enter this new phase of the global AIDS response, we will need to take up that role as much as ever. However, we need the global AIDS response to support the meaningful engagement of our communities in all their diversity. We can no longer accept that the failure to involve us as equals is simply an oversight. The global AIDS response needs to be fully inclusive.

“On 17th May 2015, as we honour those who have departed, let’s mobilise all people living with HIV from all walks of life to demand a sustainable AIDS response—one that funds health care, promotes human rights for all, and engages us fully and meaningfully,” says Suzette Moses-Burton.

For more information, please visit http://www.gnpplus.net/2015-candlelight-memorial-theme-calls-leaders-support-future-people-living-hiv/


May 21, 2015: Treatment for HCV: New Tests, New Drugs & New Recommendations - Syracuse

May 21, 2015 - May 21, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Justin's Tuscan Grill
6400 Yorktown Circle
East Syracuse, New York 13057 USA

The Role of the Primary Care Clinician in HIV Care
Treatment for Hepatitis C : New Tests, New Drugs & New Recommendations

This evening will focus on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (HCV), modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, laboratory testing and diagnosis, as well as therapeutic regimens and monitoring plans.

Please register by Monday, May 18th, at 9:00 a.m.

Website: http://hepcsyracusemeeting.eventzilla.net/


May 30 - June 2, 2015: ASM2015

May 30, 2015 - June 02, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

asm2015, the 115th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, will showcase the central role of microbes in the biosphere by communicating today's cutting edge science in the diverse areas of microbiology.

Learn, connect, and be inspired by the best at asm2015.

For more information, please visit http://gm.asm.org/


June 3, 2015: 16th Annual HIV and HCV Clinical Care Symposium - Troy

June 03, 2015 - June 03, 2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
235 Hoosick Street
Troy, New York 12180 USA

16th Annual HIV and Hepatitis C Clinical Care Symposium

Albany Medical College, Division of HIV Medicine

This year we have changed the conference to a one-day event.

Registrants, please join us for a networking reception on June 2, 2015 (Tuesday) from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at no cost. More information will be provided in the brochure which will be available in April 2015.

Changes occur rapidly in the fields of HIV and Hepatology. This course is designed to provide practitioners with the most up-to-date clinical information on a variety of topics to assist in their care of patients living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C. Presentation formats include didactic sessions and interactive case presentations, followed by subsequent question and answer periods.

For further information, contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education:
1-518-262-5828
1-518-262-5679 (fax)
pricej@mail.amc.edu

For more information, please click here.


June 17 - 19, 2015: 5th Regional Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference (CFCS V)

June 17, 2015 - June 19, 2015

For the 2015 CFCS V, the Taskforce has selected the theme: “Visibility in our Identities, Solidarity in We! Power”.

UHAI EASHRI is pleased to announce that the 5th Regional Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference (CFCS V) will be convened from the 17th to 19th June 2015. CFCS is an Africa-wide biennial convening of sex worker and LGBTI activists and partners.

Over the last five years, CFCS has brought together over 500 human rights activists and organisations, health and legal professionals, allies, and donor partners undertaking and supporting sex worker and LGBTI activism in Africa, to discuss issues pertinent to the movements. The conference serves as a safe and creative space for African LGBTI and sex worker activists to reflect on achievements and challenges within the movement, as well as for planning, strategising, networking and sharing of experiences. The highlight of CFCS is the one on one interaction between African activists doing amazing work across the continent and donors facilitating mutual learning and sharing.

CFCS is unique because it is organised by African sex worker and LGBTI activists who form a CFCS Planning Taskforce to vision and plan for the conference including determining the conference theme, agenda and selection of presenters and abstracts. This ensures that the conference and sessions address the pertinent issues relevant to the movements.

For more information, please visit http://www.uhai-eashri.org/ENG/


June 19, 2015: NYS Clinical STD Conference: Capital Region - Tarrytown

June 19, 2015 - June 19, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, New York 10591 USA

New York State Clinical STD Conference: Capital Region

Interested health professionals can contact Thomas Della Porta, MS at 1-585-753-5379 or at thomas_dellaporta@urmc.rochester.edu for more information


June 28 - 30, 2015: 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence

June 28, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Miami, Florida, USA

GOALS
The conference provides an annual forum for the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-science HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research, as well as current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum, within the context of achieving the maximum therapeutic and preventative benefit of antiretroviral therapy across the continuum of care.

TARGET AUDIENCE
The target audience for this conference includes physicians, nurses/nurse-practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, behavioral researchers, social scientists, epidemiologists, social workers, case managers, AIDS service organization (ASO) staff, and allied healthcare and lay professionals working in the field of HIV medicine.

For more informatipon, please visit https://www.xcdsystem.com/iapac2015/


July 6 - 9, 2015: 3rd International ASSHH Conference

July 06, 2015 - July 09, 2015
Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA

The 3rd Conference of the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH), will take place between 6-9 July 2015 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Association’s previous conferences took place in Durban in 2011 and Paris in 2013.

The programme for the meeting, will bring together critically informed and theoretically engaged scholars and practitioners from a wide range of social science and humanities disciplines. The goal as in previous meetings is to ask the kinds of critical questions it is sometimes difficult to pose in other settings, and to contribute to new and creative ways of thinking about the HIV epidemic.

For more information, please visit http://www.asshhconference.org/


July 13 - 14, 2015: National Sexual Health Conference

July 13, 2015 - July 14, 2015
Keystone Resort
Keystone, Colorado, USA

The National Sexual Health Conference will take place at Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado from July 13-14, 2015. Sexual health is an important issue in personal and public health, and sessions will be presented in the following areas: reproductive health, comprehensive sexual education, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, viral hepatitis, substance abuse, cultural competence, LGBT health, social media, mental health, high-impact prevention, sexual violence prevention, health disparities, affordable care act, continuum of care, human trafficking, stigma, social justice, and more.

Please join us for 2 days of learning, sharing, and networking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado!

Conference Purpose

  • Create a space to share information on sexual health
  • Develop conversations about supporting healthy sexuality in clinical and non-clinical settings for people across the life span
Target Audience
  • Health care providers
  • Public health professionals
  • Health educators
  • Social workers
  • Mental health providers
  • Substance use counselors
  • Health policy advocates
  • Faith-based communities
Click here to view flyer.

For more information, please visit http://www.sexualhealth2015.org/


July 18 - 19, 2015: Towards an HIV Cure Symposium

July 18, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

Background
The IAS and the Towards an HIV Cure Stakeholder’s Advisory Board will organize the fourth annual Towards an HIV Cure Symposium in Vancouver, Canada, on 18 & 19 July 2015, immediately preceding the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention (IAS 2015).

The symposium will continue to showcase the latest research in HIV cure, but also provide a platform for presenting the progress of the initiative working groups and creating a fertile setting for dialogue with the broader community, through abstract driven sessions, poster exhibition sessions and roundtable discussions.

The symposium will be co-chaired by Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Institut Pasteur, Steven Deeks, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Sharon Lewin, Director of the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne.

Symposium Objectives

  • Provide an opportunity for scientists who are working on HIV cure to share ideas, debate, and network among their peers;
  • Develop knowledge on the priorities that future research must address in order to tackle HIV persistence in patients on ART;
  • Accelerate research on viral reservoirs and latency as the way towards achieving a cure for HIV infection;
  • Promote increased investments in HIV/AIDS cure research;
  • Provide a platform for information-sharing between scientists, clinicians, funders, media and members of civil society.
Please click here for more detailed information on the background and objectives of this initiative and for any additional information please contact hivcure@iasociety.org.


July 19 - 22, 2015: IAS 2015

July 19, 2015 - July 22, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015)

The world’s largest international open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 19 to 22 July 2015

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced the selection of Vancouver as the host of the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015). IAS 2015 will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 19 – 22 July 2015.

Held every two years, the IAS conference is a unique forum for scientist, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest developments in HIV science and also explore how such developments can be realistically applied in implementation programmes. IAS 2015 is organized by the IAS in partnership with the University of British Columbia Division of AIDS, based at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care. The conference is expected to gather some 6,000 delegates including 300 media representatives.

For more information, please visit http://www.ias2015.org/


August 15, 2015: AIDS Walk Waco

August 15, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Waco, Texas, USA

AIDS Walk Waco is a fundraising walk and 5K timed run benefiting and produced by D.Harris Foundation and Housing Works, a non-profit community-based health organization which provides dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

For more information, please visit http://www.aidswalkwaco.org/


September 9, 2015: HCV Infection: Looking Beyond the Interferon Alfa Era - New York City

September 09, 2015 - September 09, 2015
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036 USA

Management of Hepatitis C Virus in the New Era: Small Molecules Bring Big Changes: Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Looking Beyond the Interferon Alfa Era

Overview
Assessment of Needs
IAS–USA has expanded its mission to include activities that relate to the management of viral infections other than HIV. The full-day course will focus on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Rapid advances in treatment are anticipated with the introduction of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to the HCV treatment paradigm. With the projected large increase in the number of patients who will require HCV treatment in the near future, clinicians who are experts in the complexities of antiretroviral management are uniquely well positioned to join our hepatology and gastroenterology colleagues in providing care for these patients, in what promises to be an exciting new era in HCV care.

For more information, please visit https://www.iasusa.org/content/fall-2015-new-york-hep-cme-course


September 17 - 21, 2015: ICAAC/ICC 2015

September 17, 2015 - September 21, 2015
San Diego, California, USA

Join The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC) for the joint ICAAC/ICC Meeting, September 17 – 21, 2015 in San Diego, California.

ICAAC, the premier conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases, showcases the latest-breaking science and lectures from top researchers from around the world. For 2015, ICAAC/ICC will examine antibiotic resistance, new antibiotic development, and antibiotic stewardship. Joining these two meetings brings increased opportunity for discussion, cross collaboration, and advancement.

For more information, please visit http://www.icaac.org/


October 7 - 10, 2015: G-I-N Conference 2015

October 07, 2015 - October 10, 2015
Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

On behalf of the G-I-N Board of Trustees, the G-I-N 2015 Scientific Committee and the consortium of Dutch G-I-N members involved in co-hosting the conference, we are delighted to invite you to the 12th annual G-I-N conference in Amsterdam.

During this international congress, state of the art developments in healthcare guidelines will be addressed. The conference takes place from 7-10 October 2015 in the beautiful Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The conference theme is 'Engaging all stakeholders. Guidelines from a societal perspective.’ Specific attention will be paid to a variety of stakeholders including patients, policymakers, insurance companies and of course everybody working on guideline development, implementation and evaluation. The topics that will be discussed will be shaped by your contributions! Abstract submission and registration open on January 5th 2015. On behalf of the Dutch consortium of G-I-N members we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Netherlands!

For further information, including sponsorship opportunities for this conference, please refer to: www.gin2015.net.

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October 7 - 11, 2015: IDWeek 2015

October 07, 2015 - October 11, 2015
San Diego, California, USA

IDWeek is the combined annual meeting of the IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, where infectious diseases professionals can meet, share experiences, and develop collaborations. With so many common issues and challenges cutting across four disciplines, IDWeek provides an opportunity to learn from each other’s knowledge, experience and expertise, for the improvement of patient care and public health.

For more information, please visit https://www.idweekinternational.com/Home.aspx


October 21 - 24, 2015: 15th European AIDS Conference

October 21, 2015 - October 24, 2015
Barcelona, SPAIN

It is our great pleasure to announce that the city of Barcelona has been selected to host the 15th European AIDS Conference from October 21-24, 2015. Please mark your calendars for this event. We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in 2015!

For more information, please visit http://www.eacs-conference2015.com/


October 28 - 30, 2015: CFAR Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Network Conference

October 28, 2015 - October 30, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2015 Center for AIDS Research
Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network Conference

Integrating Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Strategies: The Future of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Research

The Johns Hopkins University CFAR is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 9th Annual Centers for AIDS Research Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network (SBRSN) Conference.

October 28 Mentoring Transitional and Early Career Scientists
October 29 Scientific Presentations
October 30 Scientific Presentations & Planning for SBSRN 2016

More details to come!

Questions? Email Wendy Davis, wdavis23@jhu.edu


November 8 - 13, 2015: 18th ICASA Conference 2015

November 08, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Tunis, TUNISIA

The biggest conference in Africa

Over 10,000 delegates expected from the global village

The conference theme “AIDS in Post 2015: Linking Leadership, Science & Human Rights” engages the whole continent and all stakeholders in the post MDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible if Human rights are not key priority for a new vision of leadership in the context of strengthening the application of science based evidence.

The 18th ICASA is an opportunity to renew this global commitment by drawing the world’s attention to the fact that the legacy is now under threat as a result of the global economic downturn. This year’s ICASA is an opportunity for the international community, and all Africans, to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free Africa. Given the urgency of the issue we are anticipating 7 000 -10 000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, PLHIV, government leaders – as well as a number of heads of state and civil society representatives – will be joining the debate on how to achieve this vision.

The conference will be chaired by Dr Ihab AbdelRhaman Ahmed, an epidemiologist and President of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA). It will be co-chaired by Professor Mohamed Ridha Kamoun, a dermatologist and President of “Association Tunisienne de Luttecontre les MST et le SIDA’’.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to promote inter-sectoral achievements in the AIDS response and to strengthen the partnership among governments, civil society, and development partners.

For more information, please visit http://icasa2015tunisia.org/


November 13 - 17, 2015: AASLD: The Liver Meeting 2015

November 13, 2015 - November 17, 2015
Moscone West Convention Center
San Francisco, California, USA

Learn more about programming changes and inquiries for The Liver Meeting® 2015.

AASLD will see you in San Francisco next November for The Liver Meeting® 2015.

For more information, please visit http://www.aasld.org/events-professional-development/liver-meeting-2015


December 6 - 9, 2015: National HIV Prevention Conference

December 06, 2015 - December 09, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference will be held December 6-9, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

A call for abstracts, exhibitor prospectus, registration, and additional information will be announced in late January 2015.

Please visit www.cdc.gov/nhpc for conference updates.

Overview of the National HIV Prevention Conference

The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference is a collaboration between several federal agencies, local governments and other organizations. It is the preeminent conference for state and local health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others to share the latest advancements, strategies and accomplishments in HIV prevention and care.

The National HIV Prevention Conference allows for in-person collaboration between researchers and program personnel planning and implementing HIV prevention and care programs. The conference will bring together more than 3,000 individuals who are working to stop the domestic spread of HIV. It will provide an opportunity to continue refining, improving, and strengthening our nation’s response to HIV.

This four-day conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables and poster presentations and is a platform for conference participants to engage in rigorous scientific, programmatic, and technology information exchange.

For questions, contact us at questions@NHPC2015.com.


February 22 - 25, 2016: CROI 2016 (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

February 22, 2016 - February 25, 2016
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

CROI 2016 will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from February 22 to 25, 2016!

For more information, please visit http://www.croiconference.org/


July 17 - 22, 2016: 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

July 17, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Durban International Convention Centre (ICC)
Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa to host the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).
The International AIDS Society announces Durban, as site of the conference in July 2016.

29 November 2013 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today the selection of Durban, South Africa, as the host city of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), the most important event for all those working in the HIV field, including scientists, policymakers, activists, political leaders, healthcare providers, people living with HIV and others committed to the global response to HIV and AIDS. AIDS 2016 will be held from 17-22 July 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.

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July 22 - 28, 2018: International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)

July 22, 2018 - July 28, 2018
Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 will be held on 22-28 July 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.

“The Netherlands is a great example of what happens when a government supports outstanding science and embraces evidence-based HIV programmes in combination with a robust commitment to human rights,” said Chris Beyrer, President of the IAS. “We are delighted to convene the International AIDS Conference in a city and country so committed to fighting the epidemic.”

This is the second time that Amsterdam will host the International AIDS Conference (IAC). The 8th International AIDS Conference was held in the Dutch capital in 1992. The last IAC to be held in Europe was AIDS 2010 in Vienna. Amsterdam will be an important opportunity to measure the progress since then, especially in Eastern Europe where decisive leadership and engagement is critical for an effective response to the epidemic.

“We are honored to host AIDS 2018 and committed to making it a historic event,” said Mr. Lambert Grijns, the Netherlands Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights and HIV/AIDS. “Amsterdam is a global city and we will ensure the conference reflects the many thousands of people who will attend.”

Amsterdam was selected to host AIDS 2018 following an evaluation of candidate cities conducted by the IAS Governing Council. Bids are reviewed based on three main criteria: impact on the epidemic, conference infrastructure, and freedom of movement and travel for people living with HIV. According to a policy of non-discrimination first adopted by the IAS Governing Council in 1992, the IAS will not hold its conferences in countries that restrict short term entry of people living with HIV, and/or require prospective HIV-positive visitors to declare their HIV status on visa application forms or other documentation required for entry into the country.

The International AIDS Conference was previously held in Melbourne, Australia in 2014. The next conference (AIDS 2016) will be held in Durban, South Africa in July 2016.

For more information, please visit http://www.aids2016.org/