6 February 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced the plenary presentations that will lead the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), which will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 21-24 July 2019. IAS 2019 is the largest open scientific conference on HIV and is expected to bring together more than 6,000 participants from more than 140 countries.
“These plenaries were chosen to spotlight the most urgent developments in HIV science over the past year,” IAS 2019 Co-Chair and IAS President Dr Anton Pozniak said. “They represent the very top of their field from around the world and we are honoured to have them join us for this global event.”
Among the issues under the spotlight in the IAS 2019 Plenary Programme are effective diagnosis, treatment and prevention among key populations, resource-constrained settings, implementation, co-morbidities, programme sustainability and gene- and cell-based therapies.
“This is the science that we need to step up the response to HIV, not just in Latin America, but wherever the burden of the epidemic remains high,” IAS 2019 Co-Chair Dr Brenda Crabtree said. “It gets to the very heart of the most pressing issues around the epidemic right now.”
Early registration ends on 14 February. More information can be found at www.ias2019.org.
IAS 2019 Plenary Programme
Monday, 22 July 2019
- Gloria Maimela, South Africa
Scaling up treatment in resource-constrained settings: What will it take to achieve the last 90?
- Paula Cannon, United States
Stem cell and genome editing for HIV cure
- Asa Radix, United States
Implementation science around transgender issues
Tuesday, 23 July
- Adam Burgener, Canada
The role of microbiome in HIV transmission and pathogenesis
- Ingrid Bassett, United States
Barriers to access to diagnosis and treatment
- Carlos Cásares, Peru
Key populations in Latin America: Young men who have sex with men
Wednesday, 24 July
- Esteban Martínez, Spain
Addressing co-morbidities to improve long-term care of people living with HIV
- Sherrie Kelly, Australia
Sustainability of HIV programmes and financing the HIV response
- John Frater, United Kingdom
Primary HIV infection: An opportunity not to be missed?
Please note that there may be changes in the programme in the run up to the conference.
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About the International AIDS Society: The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority and convening power. Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global response to HIV. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences: the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. For more information, visit www.iasociety.org.
The IAS Conference on HIV Science is the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications. This biennial conference presents the most critical advances in basic, clinical and operational research that moves science into policy and practice. Through its open and inclusive programme development, the meeting sets the gold standard of HIV research featuring highly diverse and cutting-edge studies. The 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science – known as IAS 2019 – will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 21-24 July 2019. It is expected to attract 6,000 participants from more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.ias2019.org.