Financial aid: Available
Date: 22 - 27 July 2012
Open to: All Interested
XIX International AIDS Conference "AIDS 2012"
Turning the Tide Together
Washington D.C. USA, 22 - 27 July 2012
The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.
The AIDS 2012 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions – will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.
AIDS 2012 – Conference theme
The conference theme, “Turning the Tide Together”, reflects a unique moment in time, emphasizing that the HIV epidemic has reached a defining moment. By acting decisively on recent scientific advances in HIV treatment and biomedical prevention, the momentum for a cure, and the continuing evidence of the ability to scale-up key interventions in the most-needed settings, we now have the potential to end the HIV epidemic.
Capturing the current sense of hope and the renewed optimism that a change of course in the epidemic is possible, “Turning the Tide Together” also serves as an urgent call to action. It acknowledges that seizing this potential and actually turning the tide on HIV and AIDS will require commitment and action on many levels: that each and every stakeholder in the HIV and AIDS response must play their role.
“Turning the Tide Together” evokes both the scale of the task in hand and the power of AIDS 2012 to mobilize governments, NGOs, policy makers, scientists, civil society organizations, journalists and people living with HIV to join forces and build the necessary momentum to turn the tide on HIV and AIDS.
Conference Goal and Objectives
AIDS 2012 will bring together leading scientists, public health experts, policy-makers and the HIV-affected community to translate recent momentous scientific advances into action that will address means to end the epidemic, within the current context of significant global economic challenges.
The Conference will have a positive impact on the HIV and AIDS response globally, and in the United States and Washington, D.C., in particular, with the following objectives;
- Be inclusive of people living with HIV and key affected populations, and optimize mechanisms for meaningful participation.
- Be transparent in the way that the conference is planned and implemented.
- Ensure gender equality in representation at all levels of the planning and in the implementation of the conference.
- Develop a robust, comprehensive programme to present the most current science, best medical practice information, and community experience.
All registrations for AIDS 2012 must be submitted through the online registration form.
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If you already have a conference profile from previous IAS or AIDS conferences you can use the same login details.
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Registrations late fee deadline: 3 May 2012, 24:00 CET
Attachment: Conference Background
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Phone: (604) 736 7763