Final report for INTEREST 2018 now available

The 12th International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research (the INTEREST meeting) was held in Kigali, Rwanda from May 29 – June 1, 2018, bringing together nearly 600 participants from 32 countries.

The annual event is co-organized by the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Virology Education.

Taking advantage of the meeting’s intimate all-plenary format, INTEREST delegates engaged in lively debates over three and a half days on key challenges in the HIV response, including ethical approaches to HIV prevention trials and the potential and pitfalls of mobile technologies in the response to HIV. The meeting featured eight oral and 30 mini-oral presentations and two debates, in addition to invited speakers and special symposia, as well as 343 poster presentations.

For the third successive year, in honour of the late conference co-founder, the Joep Lange Award was presented to the African researcher with the highest scoring conference abstract. The late Jacqueline van Tongeren’s support for the arts was recognized by the availability of colourful handcrafts for sale from the local group, Inundo Association of People with Mental Disabilities.

Read the INTEREST 2018 Final Report.