Social sciences and humanities conference to make history at AIDS 2018

It’s the largest gathering of scientists, researchers and activists focused on social sciences and HIV in the world. And for the first time, the event will be held in conjunction with the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

The 4th International Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH) Conference takes place from Friday, July 20 to Monday, July 23 and is an official pre-conference of AIDS 2018.

The Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development is co-sponsoring and co-organizing the conference, which showcases emerging research in the social sciences and humanities fields related to HIV/AIDS.

“Amsterdam is a global hub when it comes to AIDS social science and humanities research and this event is a great opportunity to highlight the work being done locally as part of the larger AIDS 2018 conference,” said Dr. Eileen Moyer, member of the academic staff at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and the co-organizer of the event.

Reflecting the increased need for engaged social science and humanities research in the global HIV response, the theme of the meeting will be ‘Intensifying the social in the biomedical era’.

The conference plays a pivotal role in promoting dialogue about social science and humanities research within the scientific community as well as between researchers and affected communities. It also provides a platform to support new scholars and encourages the sharing of HIV social science and humanities research in academic and non-academic settings.

The event kicks off Friday, July 20 at 4 p.m. at the University of Amsterdam with sessions taking place throughout the day Saturday and Monday.   The sessions on Saturday are being held at the RAI Conference Centre and Monday’s event will be back at the University of Amsterdam.

The opening reception on Friday and Monday, July 23 sessions are open to the public and free to attend. The Saturday session requires registration through the International AIDS Society. You will also be able to buy a day pass on site for the Saturday event.

To register for the Friday and Monday sessions, click here.

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