2016 Towards an HIV Cure Symposium
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2016 Towards an HIV Cure Symposium is now open and the preliminary programme is available. As we are proudly part of the official AIDS 2016 pre-conference programme, all registration is made through the main AIDS 2016 registration system. Please find the meeting description below along with a step-by-step guide on how to register.

The symposium, co-chaired by Prof. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Dr. Steven Deeks, and Prof. Sharon Lewin, will showcase the latest research in HIV cure, aligned with the research priorities outlined in the 2016 Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure. Beginning with an opening keynote presentation from Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the meeting will create a robust setting for dialogue with the broader community, through abstract driven sessions, poster exhibition sessions, roundtable discussions, and networking sessions. The symposium's preliminary programme is available to view online here.

To ensure an interactive meeting with dynamic discussions with the audience, the capacity of the symposium will be limited to 300 attendees.

Date: Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 July
Location: Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) 

The Registration for the symposium is by confirmation-only. Delegates will need to complete an application form through the AIDS 2016 registration system and will be selected based on their documented interest in HIV cure research. Delegates can purchase either a full registration to AIDS 2016 or a pre-conference pass to register. The deadline for registration is 28 April 2016.

Below is a step-by-step guide to register for the 2016 Towards an HIV Cure Symposium:
  • Step 1: If you have not registered for AIDS 2016, you need to create a conference profile here. If you already have a conference profile from previous International AIDS Society (IAS) or International AIDS conferences, you will be able to use the same login credentials here
  • Step 2: Submit your registration and payment in full for either the full AIDS 2016 conference or the pre-conference pass only.
  • Step 3: Once your registration status is confirmed (check the upper right corner in the Registration section on your profile home page), you will be able to submit your registration to attend the Towards an HIV Cure Symposium pre-conference.
  • Step 4: At this stage, you are not registered for the Towards an HIV Cure Symposium pre-conference. On your profile home page, scroll down to the pre-conferences selection tab and click on "Read Details".
  • Step 5: Click on the right of the pre-conferences selection tab to access the list of pre-conferences and select the "Towards an HIV Cure Symposium" pre-conference. A pop-up application will then direct you to the application form.
  • Step 6: Complete the application form with your motivation to attend and submit it. Applicants will be notified of their selection by 4 May 2016.
If you have additional questions regarding pre-conference registration, join the the AIDS 2016 pre-conference webinar on Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 14:00 CET

Be sure to visit over the coming months for additional symposium programme and scheduling details, and read our recently published 2015 Annual Report for more information on the initiative and our recent activities. For any questions, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you in Durban.   

The IAS Towards an HIV Cure Team
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