IAS to Host COVID-19 Conference: Prevention

IAS to Host COVID-19 Conference: Prevention

On February 2, 2021, the International AIDS Society (IAS) will host its second conference dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAS COVID-19 Conference: Prevention. The virtual conference will feature the latest in prevention-related science, policy and practice, and will include invited-speaker sessions and abstract presentations.

An organizing committee of six leading IAS scientists will direct the conference, including current and past officers of IAS. Research submissions for the conference will be accepted from October 27 to November 24, 2020 in the categories of basic science, vaccines, non-pharmaceutical prevention, and global access and policy.

Adeeba Kamarulzaman, IAS President and conference Co-Chair, said in a press release. “I am excited to announce the second iteration that will help shape the global pandemic response. Many HIV professionals are leading the COVID-19 response in their respective countries and conducting related prevention research. We expect the meeting to further accelerate progress in the face of COVID-19.”

Registration for the IAS COVID-19 Conference: Prevention opens on November 4, 2020. Those registered for the 4th HIV Research for Prevention Conference, hosted during the same period as the COVID-19 conference, will be automatically registered.

More information is available at the conference website, https://covid19.iasociety.org

—Reporting by Hank Trout

Hank Trout, Senior Editor, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a forty-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Rick. Follow him on Twitter @HankTroutWriter.