Updates and stories will continue even after the conference as it has been too tight to take off time!
The International AIDS Society (IAS) confirmed during the opening ceremony the devastating news that at least six delegates traveling to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, including former IAS President Joep Lange, were on board the Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 that crashed over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. “The extent of our loss is hard to comprehend or express,” said President of the IAS, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. “We grieve alongside all of those throughout the world who have lost friends and family in this senseless tragedy
The AIDS 2014 Opening Ceremony is an opportunity for all participants to hear from leaders from science, politics and community. The Ceremony will set the tone for the coming five days, whereby delegates will present and review the latest scientific research and enable structured dialogue to take place on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions – will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village and Youth Programme, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated independent events,
The Global Village & Youth Programme is a diverse and vibrant space where community gathers from all over the world meet to share and learn from each other. It is also a space that invites conference participants to see how science translates into community action and intervention. NGO booths, networking zones and marketplace booths will be open to the general public and conference delegates and admission is free.
Is the biennial International AIDS Conference which is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. It will be a tremendous opportunity for researchers from around the world to share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV.
The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) is expected to convene over 14,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries, including 1,200 journalists. The conference will be held from 20-25 July 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia under the theme Stepping up the Pace.
CFYDDI – presence at the AIDS 2014, 20th International AIDS Conference, Delegate traveling to Melbourne unveiled the t-shirts and banner for the conference before departure from Uganda.