22nd International AIDS Conference | Amsterdam, the Netherlands | 23-27 July 2018
July 23 @ 08:00 - July 27 @ 17:00
The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issues in the world. First convened during the peak of the epidemic in 1985, it continues of to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 23-27 July 2018.
Leading health and science experts to headline AIDS 2018
posted on 2/1/2018 5:19:00 AM
Thursday, 1 February 2018, Geneva, Switzerland — The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced the Plenary Programme and speakers for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), which will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July 2018. Plenary sessions bring all conference delegates together at the first session of every morning.
This is not the complete list of plenary speakers. Additional plenary speakers are being confirmed and will be announced soon.
Please note that this is the list of confirmed plenaries, additional speakers, presentation titles and the programme are subject to change.
“The Plenary Programme of the International AIDS Conference is a reflection of the key issues facing both the HIV/AIDS sector and the broader global health community,” AIDS 2018 International Chair Linda-Gail Bekker said.
“It is going to be incumbent on all of us to find creative ways of maintaining a strong response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and ensure that we reach and protect the most vulnerable communities. “We are thrilled to have this expert group of people come together to inspire and guide us into new frontiers.”
AIDS 2018 Local Chair Peter Reiss added: “It is appropriate that this year´s Plenary Programme also sets the tone for discussion around substance use and human rights, given that AIDS 2018 is being held in the Netherlands – at the crossroads of the East-West Europe divide.
“Eastern Europe continues to be home to the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world today. Any meaningful response moving forward will have to enshrine evidence-based harm reduction and human rights. Several of the AIDS 2018 plenary speakers are the right experts to lead those discussions forward.”
The programme and speakers can be found online here.
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 – Breaking barriers of inequity in the HIV response
The epidemiology and vulnerability of missing and indigenous populations
Stefan Baral, United States
Exploring innovation around HIV and substance use
Courage in leadership: National leadership toward human rights in the HIV response
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 – Building bridges from scientific innovation to implementation
The newest science in the search for a cure and vaccine
Brad Jones, United States
ART 2018 – Moving into the integrase era
Making the treatment cascade work in vulnerable and key populations
David Malebranche,United States
Thursday, 26 July 2018 – Breaking barriers and building bridges between our responses toward universal health
Understanding the intersecting syndemics of communicable and non-communicable diseases
Emily Hyle,United States
Global health and the HIV response
Peter Piot,United Kingdom
Leaving no one behind: A call to action
Friday, 27 July 2018 – Building bridges for the next generation
Understanding adolescent neurocognitive development in the context of HIV treatment, prevention and care
Anne-Lise Goddings, United Kingdom
Growing into leadership for an efficient HIV response
Romesa Roy William,Pakistan
O’Cindy Cynthia Samuels,Guyana
Gautam Yadav, India