CIPHER Grant Programme – Round 2020/2021 open for applications from October 1-31, 2019

The CIPHER Grant Programme directly supports the development of early-stage investigators, awarding up to US$150,000 for up to two years to address research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings. This is a unique “stepping up” opportunity, designed to give investigators the experience they need to compete for larger funding. The grants are resulting in personal and career development, capacity building on the ground, and research that informs critical management and care and leads to policy change.

This year, CIPHER is pleased to also accept applications in French, particularly to encourage more applications from young investigators in West and Central Africa.

For more details and to apply, please visit the IAS / CIPHER website

CROI 2020 – Abstract submissions and scholarship applications now open

Abstract submissions and scholarship applications for the 27th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) are now being accepted. The deadline for general abstract and scholarship submissions is September 26, 2019. Late-breaker abstract submissions are due by January 15, 2020. CROI 2020 will be held March 8 through 11, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information visit the CROI 2020 website.

Travel Scholarships Available for the 2019 HIV Co-morbidity Workshop/EACS in Basel, Switzerland

Investigators from Resource-Limited Settings and Early Stage Investigators from All Countries can apply for Travel Scholarships for the 21st International Workshop on Co-morbidities and Adverse Drug Reactions in Basel, Switzerland from 5–6 November 2019

Applications for the scholarship are due on Thursday 11th July 2019 by 12 midnight UK time and they cover the following:

  1. Free registration to the Comorbidities Workshop (5-6 November) and free registration to the European AIDS Conference (6-9 November)
  2. Round-trip air travel to Basel, Switzerland (economy class)
  3. Accommodation for up to 5 nights in total (to be allocated across both meetings)

The application form is available for download here and more information can be found here.

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IAS Scientific Symposium 24 June 2019 in Harare – register now!

The International AIDS Society (IAS) is honoured to extend an invitation for participation in a scientific symposium fully endorsed by the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care, under the theme, Translating Science to End HIV in Southern Africa. The symposium will take place at the Holiday Inn in Harare, Zimbabwe on 24th June 2019.

The symposium will feature leaders in the HIV response sharing how service providers and public health professionals in Southern Africa can best incorporate new science and approaches into their programmes and planning.

For more information and to register, please click here

NIH Awards Research Training Grant to TREAT Asia–Columbia University Collaboration

Five-year award will support research training on HIV, mental health, and implementation science 

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a 5-year, $1.4 million grant to TREAT Asia and Columbia University to establish an innovative platform for integrating HIV, mental health, and implementation science research in the Asia-Pacific region.

The CHIMERA program (Capacity development for HIV and mental health research in Asia) will address the dual and interlinked burdens of HIV and mental health. Co-led by Principal Investigators Dr. Annette Sohn, amfAR Vice President and Director of TREAT Asia, and Dr. Milton Wainberg, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the program aims to build a team within the Asia-Pacific with the capacity to lead regional HIV-mental health-implementation science research that will inform public health policy and improve the quality of clinical care for people living with HIV.

The program is nested within the IeDEA (International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS) Asia-Pacific regional research network that TREAT Asia directs. CHIMERA will create the opportunity to bring together stellar training faculty from academic centers and public health and development agencies within the region and across the world, and will build on existing NIH-funded mental health research being conducted through IeDEA Asia-Pacific.

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17th European AIDS Conference – Abstract submission closes 11 July

The 17th European AIDS Conference will take place in Basel from November 6-9, 2019. International experts are brought together to share their science, expertise and experience. All healthcare professionals involved in the field of HIV and co-infections are encouraged to join at the upcoming Conference.

Abstract submission and early registration close on July 11, 2019.

For more information, visit the EACS website.