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Only a few days left until the 2014 HIV Cure Symposium in Melbourne!

Posted 17 juillet 2014, 09:55 , by Conference Secretariat

By Anna Laura Ross, PhD, HIV Cure Strategy and Science Manager, International AIDS Society

Excitement is growing as the 2014 edition of the Towards an HIV cure symposium is now just around the corner.

The symposium, the key annual event of the IAS Towards an HIV cure initiative, will take place on 19-20 July 2014 at Victoria University City Flinders Campus, just a short walk across the Yarra river from the main Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre where the AIDS 2014 conference will be held. The symposium will bring together over 250 delegates including basic scientists, clinical researchers, community representatives, funding agencies and journalists. More...

Engagement Tours at AIDS 2014

Posted 27 juin 2014, 10:21 , by Conference Secretariat

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) is excited to offer delegates the opportunity to see first-hand the work of some innovative Melbourne-based organizations through the Engagement Tours. Following the success and positive evaluations at previous AIDS conferences, this year we have 12 very interesting organizations where conference delegates can receive a guided tour – free of charge and limited to one tour per delegate.

To register please contact each organization individually at the email address listed. More...

Dr. Shomyseh Sanjabi: Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) Programme Awards

Posted 25 juin 2014, 10:29 , by Guest

By Emily Shaw, Research Promotion Intern, International AIDS Society

The Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) programme awards up to US$150,000 funding (direct costs) per year for one to two years to promising, early-stage scientists who have not previously worked in the area of HIV research. Presented by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the Centers for AIDS Research Program (CFAR) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the programme aims to encourage innovation in this field. The grants are awarded at the International AIDS Conferences as well as the IAS Conferences on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Grantees are given the opportunity to attend these conferences in the year they are awarded and in subsequent years in order to present their progress.

At the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), twelve outstanding early-stage researchers from a range of scientific disciplines and locations, including Argentina, India, and the United States, were awarded as recipients of the CNIHR grant programme. More...

Stronger Together

Posted 13 juin 2014, 10:35 , by Conference Secretariat

By Sébastien Morin, IAS-ILF Research Officer

The International AIDS Society (IAS) recognizes the crucial role that a diversity of stakeholders, including industry, plays in the response to the HIV epidemic and also values the involvement of and dialogue with many key stakeholders. Only through a fully multi‑stakeholder approach can critical gaps in HIV research and implementation strategies be identified and effective solutions developed for addressing them.

At AIDS 2014, the IAS will convene a large group of diverse industry stakeholders for a bi-directional consultation. This closed meeting will be an occasion for the IAS to present its strategic programmes and priorities (e.g., Key Affected Populations, Paediatrics/CIPHER, Towards an HIV Cure, Journal of the International AIDS Society, Prizes and Awards/Grants and Fellowships) while getting insights from industry partners regarding their interests in order to foster further collaboration. Following short presentations by IAS Governing Council More...