Submit Abstracts for EECA INTERACT 2022

Calling all Researchers in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region!

AIGHD and AFEW International are, once again, organizing the annual INTERACT workshop on 13-14 December 2022 in Riga, Latvia. The workshop will bring together scientists, clinicians, members of civil society, and government officials to tackle topics facing individual countries while building capacity and strengthening research and clinical networks.

Please see the Call for Abstracts below.


Where: Riga, Latvia || When: 13-14 December 2022 ||

We are pleased to announce the third scientific workshop on HIV, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – EECA INTERACT 2022 – to be held on 13-14 December 2022 in Riga, Latvia!

Researchers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) are invited to submit abstracts for peer review.  There are a limited number of scholarships for the highest scoring abstract presenters to attend the INTERACT workshop in person.

Open call for abstracts: EECA INTERACT Workshop!

We invite researchers to submit abstracts on of the following topics:

Health & science

  • Epidemiology, including surveillance and data collection
  • Antiretroviral treatment and HIV care
  • Access to diagnostics, medicines, and medical products
  • Basic science and HIV cure, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies
  • HIV co-infections, including hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, and (re)emerging pathogens
  • HIV and co-morbidities
  • Laboratory monitoring/diagnostics
  • HIV prevention
  • New PrEP technologies and PrEP rollout
  • Paediatrics and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)
  • Implementation science,
  • Financing, cost-effectiveness, and impact modelling
  • Information technology innovations for HIV (MHealth, electronic records, social media)


  • Community/civil society/stakeholder engagement
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Innovative approaches to priority populations that are at risk and underserved
  • Socio-behavioural research
  • Women and HIV
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Regulatory, ethical, and research conduct challenges


  • Structural determinants of HIV vulnerability
  • Health systems strengthening
  • Knowledge translation to policy and programming

We encourage researchers from Eastern and Central Europe, Balkans, Central Asia, and the Baltics to submit abstracts.

The online application will be open from 5 August to September 25. Submit your abstract via this form

There are a limited number of scholarships. Information is available on request via

EECA Interact 2022 is organized by  AFEW International and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development (AIGHD).