13 Nov Registration now open for 13th annual INTEREST Conference
For the first time, the 13th annual INTEREST Conference will be held in Ghana. The conference co-chairs are pleased to announce the event will take place in Accra from May 14-17, 2019. Registration has also officially opened.
INTEREST brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research from around the world. The conference provides a platform to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and continents including Africa, Europe, and North America. It also provides a unique opportunity for young researchers to present their work at an international conference, attend mentoring sessions with senior scientists, and network with their peers. The event is co-organized annually by Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Virology Education
Held each year in a different country in Africa, INTEREST 2018 took place in Kigali, Rwanda and had the highest number of attendees and abstract submissions to date.
“Ghana was an obvious first choice to host INTEREST 2019 for a number of reasons”, said Scientific Chair Prof. Catherine Hankins. Prof Hankins is also a member of AIGHD’s academic staff.
“First, we wanted to focus on the western/central African sub-region that is behind in reaching the 90-90-90 targets for turning the HIV epidemic around and support them in working towards those goals. Additionally, the country has a good security ranking and it’s a great opportunity to profile the progress Ghana has made in HIV research, treatment and prevention.”
She added Local Chair Prof. Kwasi Torpey has already established a strong local committee to help facilitate planning.
INTEREST was co-founded by the late Professor Joep Lange of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and Professor Charles Boucher of Erasmus University,
For more information, visit www.interestworkshop.org.