Pre-conference programme


This year, the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) is taking a new approach to the traditional pre-conferences, offering a more formal pre-conference programme to enhance the delegate experience. For the first time, a selected group of independently organized pre-conference meetings will be held within the main conference venue over the weekend of 16 and 17 July, immediately preceding AIDS 2016.

The official pre-conferences represent a diversity of scientific, technical and community interests. Each of these meetings are independently organized, but now offer the full logistics and registration support of the AIDS 2016 conference organizers. We are excited to make this strong, pre-conference content more accessible to delegates.

Please see the full pre-conference programme below and click here for more information on how to register.

A webinar providing a full overview of the AIDS 2016 pre-conference programme, step-by-step guide to register, key updates to be aware of and how to connect to the conference is also available here.



Note: The pre-conference programme and details are subject to change.





Open pre-conference meetings

The pre-conferences below are open to delegates attending AIDS 2016 until capacity is reached for the meeting. You may register directly in your conference profile. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. With limited capacity, be sure to register early to ensure a seat at the meeting.



FAQs

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for more information on pre-conference meetings.


Webinar

Watch the pre-conference webinar for a full overview on everything from the programme to registration.

Action + Access: Rights and Demands of Gay and Bisexual Men in the Global HIV Response

Saturday, July 16 2016

Unabated HIV epidemics among gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men undermine accelerated HIV services and human rights targets set by the United Nations. MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV)’s one-day pre-conference—Action + Access: The Rights and Demands of Gay and Bisexual Men in the Global Response to HIV—will take place on July 16th in the Durban International Convention Centre in collaboration with the International AIDS Society. Action + Access is intended for advocates, program implementers, government officials, and researchers interested in course-correcting the global HIV response toward greater alignment with the sexual health needs of men who have sex with men. Participants will strategize approaches to fast-tracking the HIV and human rights responses. In so doing, Action + Access will shine a spotlight on gay and bisexual men’s community-level contributions to the global HIV response, with special attention given to LGBT movements in Africa and worldwide.

Please contact [email protected] or visit www.msmgf.org for more information.


Towards an HIV Cure: Engaging the Community

Saturday, July 16 2016

This workshop will serve as an educational platform to engage the community around HIV cure research and provide accessible information on the current research. The three-hour workshop on Saturday morning, open to all, is aimed in particular at community representatives, young researchers, researchers from outside the field and the wider public interested in learning more about the current research directions and challenges for an HIV cure. The interactive workshop will also discuss the research priority areas outlined in the 2016 Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure, to be launched in Durban in July 2016, whilst also serving as a preparatory meeting for those attending the 2016 Towards an HIV Cure Symposium to ensure that the most recent data presented is accessible to all.

Please contact [email protected] or visit www.towardsanhivcure.org for more information.


Global HIV Clinical Forum: Integrase Inhibitors

Saturday, July 16 2016

The Global HIV Clinical Forum is an abstract-driven educational program dedicated to the integration of science and clinical practice focusing on Integrase Inhibitors. It will provide an independent scientific program involving key opinion leaders for HIV clinicians and allied healthcare professionals. Forum participants will receive updates on the latest developments related to Integrase, they will be able to share their clinical experience and will be encouraged to present the results from their ongoing and completed cohorts / research programs on Integrase. Furthermore, the program provides an educational setting where HIV medical professionals acquire specific skills that will enhance their capabilities to interpret research results and even develop new research projects. It will include plenary lectures followed by ample time for Q&A and debate, stimulating interaction in order to bridge the knowledge gap between experts and the HIV treatment community. Limited accommodation scholarships are available for those who attend.

Please contact [email protected] or visit www.hiv-forum.com for more information.


In Our Voice: Positive stories! Positive Teens! Positive Lives!

Sunday, July 17 2016
CAPACITY REACHED

A conference of adolescents living with HIV to dialogue about their challenges and successes among themselves and their primary care-givers, care and support service organizers, doctors and policy makers. Participants will be from South Africa, Angola, DRC, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Tanzania, United States, Romania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The purpose of the conference is to provide a platform for young people living with HIV from BMSF-supported programmes to share experiences, lessons learned and best practices in adolescent HIV programming. Learn what young people living and affected by HIV feel, need and aspire to be at the In Our Voice: Positive stories! Positive Teens! Positive Lives! Meeting.

Please contact [email protected] or visit www.securethefuture.com for more information.


3rd International HIV/Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection Meeting

Sunday, July 17 2016
CAPACITY REACHED - Request Waitlist

The development of highly effective antiviral therapy for HBV and HCV provides the opportunity to counter the rising burden of chronic liver disease among PLHIV. The meeting will focus on identifying opportunities for increased diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis in PLHIV, particularly in low and middle-income settings. Evidence that demonstrates the value of these curative therapies will be highlighted, encouraging stakeholders to discuss constructive solutions supporting equitable access to modern therapeutics while maintaining innovation. Learn the latest about viral hepatitis co-infection at the 3rd International HIV/Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection Meeting.

Capacity reached — please contact [email protected] to request to be placed on the waitlist.


No More Lip Service, Trans Access, Equity and Rights, Now!

Sunday, July 17 2016

The IRGT, a Global Network of Transgender Women and HIV, in partnership with other transgender regional organizations and networks are organizing the first ever Trans Pre-Conference Event at the 2016 International AIDS Conference focused solely on transgender people. The Trans Pre Conference event will bring together advocates, researchers, policy makers, multilateral organizations, and donors to discuss and develop shared strategies to address the most pressing issues of the day for transgender people at risk for or living with HIV. Learn the latest about transgender HIV prevention and care at No More Lip Service, Trans Access, Equity and Rights, Now!

Please contact [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/globalnetworkoftranswomen for more information.


TB2016

Saturday, 16 & Sunday, July 17 2016

TB is one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. More than 9 million people develop TB annually and 1.5 million die from the disease. Worldwide, MDR- and XDR-TB are transmitted unabated. Thousands of patients languish on waiting lists to receive effective treatment.In recognition of the need for greater attention to the global TB epidemic, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is organizing TB2016 -- A two-day conference dedicated exclusively to this infectious disease. Learn the latest about TB in science and policy at TB2016.

Please contact [email protected] or visit www.tb2016.org for more information.




Application required pre-conference meetings

Attendance to these pre-conferences requires an additional application, which will be completed through the AIDS 2016 registration system. After sending an email or filling out the pop-up application form, the pre-conference meeting organizer will contact you directly to confirm your registration.


NursingHIV 2016

Saturday, July 16 2016

Hosted by DENOSA, ICAP at Columbia University, ANAC and ICN, nurses from around the world will convene to celebrate the contribution of nurses and midwives in combating the HIV epidemic. There will be robust discussion on current trends, best practices, issues, and challenges in HIV nursing and midwifery, including topics related to workforce development, regulation, policy, education, and quality of care. Particular attention will be given to developing a priority agenda for nursing workforce strengthening as we aim to achieve UNAIDS 90/90/90 targets.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.


The Positive Action for Children Fund Collaborathon

Sunday, July 17 2016
CAPACITY REACHED

The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) Collaborathon will bring together 400 participants, including community groups, funders, Ministry of Health officials and international institutions for a day of engaging discussions, idea sharing and project development. The Collaborathon will challenge groups to think beyond their specific communities to share best practices, to understand how their work fits within national and global frameworks and ultimately to identify opportunities to collaborate with like-minded groups. Following a high level panel discussion featuring global leaders in HIV, a series of breakout discussions and ‘speed dating’ sessions will allow groups to discuss key issues around ending mother to child transmission and paediatric HIV, as well as to present an overview of their work and communities, with the aim of identifying compatible partners. The afternoon will build on these discussions and new relationships by breaking out into smaller working groups to develop collaborative project proposals. Proposals submitted by Tuesday 19 July will be reviewed by the PACF Board and successful grant awards will be announced on Friday 22 July.

Applications to attend the Collaborathon are no longer being accepted. For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].


UN 90-90-90 Target Workshop: A Vehicle for Knowledge Translation of
Treatment as Prevention

Sunday, July 17 2016
CAPACITY REACHED - Request Waitlist

Division of AIDS (UBC), has coordinated and hosted the International HIV Treatment as Prevention Workshops since 2011. In 2014, the 90-90-90 Target strategy was designed in collaboration with UNAIDS and adopted by the United Nations that September. This strategy calls for 90% of HIV positive diagnoses, 90% of those diagnosed on sustained antiretroviral treatment, and 90% of those on treatment to be virally suppressed by 2020. Following this adoption, the Workshop was renamed the UN 90-90-90 Target Workshop and the Division of AIDS, in collaboration with UNAIDS, will convene a one-day pre-conference event to be held in Durban. The meeting will focus on research, program and policy, implementation, and progress-to-date related to the 90-90-90 Target.

Please contact [email protected] or visit www.treatmentaspreventionworkshop.org for more information.


Towards an HIV Cure Symposium

Saturday, 16 & Sunday, July 17 2016
CAPACITY REACHED - Request Waitlist

REGISTRATION CLOSED; WAITLIST AVAILABLE. The annual Towards an HIV Cure Symposium will continue to showcase the latest research in HIV cure, aligned with the research priorities outlined in the 2016 Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure, whilst creating a fertile setting for dialogue with the broader community through abstract driven sessions, a poster exhibition, roundtable discussions and a networking reception. The interactive meeting, co-chaired by Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Steven Deeks, and Sharon Lewin, will cater to senior, mid-career, and junior scientists, clinical researchers, scientific journalists, research funding administrators and community representatives globally. For more information please visit www.towardsanhivcure.org.

If interested in attending the Towards an HIV Cure Symposium, please contact the team to be placed on the waitlist: [email protected].


LIVING 2016: The Positive Leadership Summit

Saturday, 16 & Sunday, July 17 2016

People living with HIV in all our diversity, unite. LIVING 2016 is the 3rd Positive Leadership Summit, coming to South Africa after Mexico City (2008) and Washington, DC (2012). The Positive Leadership Summit brings together people living with HIV in all our diversity to develop joint advocacy. Only a unified HIV response that involves all people living with HIV can help ensure we enjoy fulfilling lives, in line with OUR needs and dreams. We will talk about human rights, sex, PrEP, involvement, stigma, criminalization and more sex! Register for LIVING 2016, and let’s shape our future together!

LIVING2016 is only accessible for people living with HIV. The number of participants is limited.

Please contact [email protected] or visit www.gnpplus.net/living2016 for more information.