Our contribution to AIDS2018

The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands 23-27 July 2018.

The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) has number of accepted abstracts, presentations and posters and is co-leading two pre-conferences as part of AIDS2018.

Firstly, we’re co-organizing and co-sponsoring the 4th international Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH) conference from July 20-23 in Amsterdam.

This official AIDS 2018 pre-conference is dedicated to promoting critical scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to HIV/AIDS, and promoting dialogue about social science and humanities research within the scientific community and between researchers and affected communities. Reflecting the increased need for engaged social science and humanities research in the global HIV response, the theme of the meeting is Intensifying the social in the biomedical era. It is the first time this conference is being held as part of the AIDS Conference.

Second, AIGHD is co-creating the program for TB 2018, another official AIDS 2018 pre-conference.  The event takes place July 22 and highlights key scientific and programmatic challenges related to TB and TB/HIV research on prevention, diagnosis and treatment – among others – to set the stage for the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on TB. Under the theme of Bridging the TB and HIV Communities, TB 2018 focuses on cutting-edge research gaps to address concrete service delivery issues, translating science into practice.

The event requires registration through the International AIDS Society.

One of AIGHD’s partner agencies, the Joep Lange Institute, is also hosting and organizing a number of events planned throughout the conference.

The late Prof. Joep Lange was the founder of AIGHD and the former President of the International AIDS Society. Joep, Jacqueline van Tongeren and 296 others were killed when the plane they were traveling on was shot down over Eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

For more information on AIDS 2018, visit the conference website.