INTEREST 2020 postponed

Given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, INTEREST conference will not take place in May 2020 scheduled. The Namibian government, the Local Organising Committee, and the management teams of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Virology Education have decided to postpone INTEREST 2020.

INTEREST 2020 will instead take place in Windhoek, Namibia, from December 1 – 4, 2020.

For more information visit the INTEREST website

INTEREST 2020 – Abstract submission deadline January 31, 2020

The abstract submission for INTEREST 2020 is now open! INTEREST will be held in Windhoek, Namibia from May 5-8, 2020.

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020

Abstracts accepted for oral or mini-oral presentation will be eligible for travel and accommodation support.

For more information visit Abstract Submission

Abstracts may be submitted in either English or French in one of the following topic areas:

  • Antiretroviral treatment and HIV care
  • Community/civil society engagement
  • Epidemiology
  • HIV co-infections, including hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, and (re)emerging pathogens
  • HIV prevention including HIV vaccines and antibodies
  • Information technology innovations for HIV (mHealth, electronic records, social media, etc.)
  • Knowledge translation to policy and programming
  • New PrEP technologies and PrEP rollout
  • Regulatory, ethical, and research conduct issues
  • Basic science and HIV cure
  • Economics, innovative financing, development goals
  • Health system strengthening
  • HIV and co-morbidities
  • Implementation science, cost-effectiveness, and modelling
  • Key Populations: prevention and treatment challenges
  • Laboratory monitoring/diagnostics
  • Paediatrics and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)
  • Socio-behavioural research
  • Structural determinants and interventions
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Women and HIV



Fogarty-IeDEA Mentorship Program trainees selected!

We are pleased to announce the inaugural group of trainees for the Fogarty-IeDEA Mentorship Program (FIMP)!

  • Asia-Pacific
    • Dyna Khuon from Cambodia
    • Johanna Beulah Tria Sornillo from the Philippines
  • Central Africa
    • Charles Ingabire from Rwanda
    • Eric Perfura from Cameroon
  • CCASAnet
    • Yanink Caro-Vega from Mexico
  • East Africa
    • Allan Kendagor Kimaina from Kenya
    • Dorean Nabukalu from Uganda
  • Southern Africa
    • Jabulani Ncayiyana from South Africa
    • Tammy Phillips from South Africa
  • West Africa
    • Désire Lucien Dahourou from Burkina Faso
    • Aminu Ababa Yusuf from Nigeria

In collaboration with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the US National Institutes of Health, six IeDEA regions working in low- and middle-income countries have created training opportunities for participants of FIC D43 HIV research and training programs, as well as for IeDEA regional investigators.

The FIMP is designed to help trainees develop skills in study design, data management, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of research involving large HIV clinical databases generated within IeDEA. As part of the FIMP, mentees will have access to IeDEA regional data for analyses that are conducted under the supervision of their respective IeDEA regions.