AIDS 2016 Update

Scholarship Opportunities: Clinicians, HIV Service Providers and Advocates  

As the International AIDS Conference remains a vital tool for continuing medical education, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is proud to launch the IAS Educational Fund – a mechanism aimed to provide and invest in educational opportunities that support the frontline HIV workforce.
The IAS Educational Fund will enable 100 clinicians and 40 advocates to attend the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016). Additionally, it will offer increased virtual access to conference content and a series of symposia hosted in targeted countries to strengthen scientific and programmatic knowledge from a global perspective that is relevant at a local level. Applications for grants to attend AIDS 2016 will open on 20 April and close on 11 May. 

The IAS Educational Fund is made possible through an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare and financial support from Gilead Sciences.


200 Additional Registrations Available for Civil Society 

AIDS 2016 has made historic commitments to increasing access to the conference for everyone, particularly attendees from resource-limited settings. As part of that commitment, AIDS 2016 is partnering with the South Africa Development Fund to provide an additional 200 registrations from the newly created Civil Society Access Initiative. The initiative is aimed to increase the number of civil society participants from sub-Saharan Africa. It is open to people from sub-Saharan Africa working or volunteering in the field of HIV and AIDS and people living with HIV and/or belong to a community that is disproportionately affected by HIV. Individuals from rural areas who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend the conference are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Now Accepting Applications to Volunteer 

The people who volunteer at each International AIDS Conference are critical to its success. This year, we are looking for 800 committed individuals to volunteer at AIDS 2016. Volunteers will have free access to the conference sessions when not on duty, networking opportunities, and become part of a committed team working on the HIV response by supporting a global event. Join us in Durban for this historic moment and apply to volunteer today.


[WATCH] New AIDS 2016 Webinar Covering the Latest

Leading up to AIDS 2016, we have offered a series of webinars, open to everyone that provide comprehensive overviews of the conference. This webinar provides a full overview of recent announcements, expanding access to the conference, an overview of the conference programme and registration process, key updates, and how to connect to AIDS 2016.

Mark your Calendar

    Monday, 11 April
Satellite Symposium Applications Close
    Thursday, 28 April
Early Registration Deadline

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