Virtual AIDS 2020 – Late-breaker abstract submission open!

Submissions for late-breaker abstracts for the 23rd International AIDS Conference  are now open. This is an opportunity to showcase your research at the largest virtual conference on HIV in the world.

The late-breaker submission deadline is now 25 May 2020 to allow more time for authors to submit research. We welcome late-breakers that address the implications of COVID-19 for the global HIV response.

Submit your late-breaker here

East Africa IeDEA co-PI Dr. Kara Wools-Kaloustian Named AMPATH North American Co-Director of Research

Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD, MS, has been named co-director of research (North America) for the AMPATH partnership and director of research for the Indiana University Center for Global Health (IUCGH). Wools-Kaloustian was in the first IU School of Medicine residency class to complete rotations at Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya in 1991 and the first fellow to conduct research as part of the partnership in 1992.

https://www.ampathkenya.org/news-blog-feed/2019/9/6/wools-kaloustian-named-ampath-north-american-co-director-of-research

All Africa Meeting 2019 – call for abstracts

IeDEA investigators from all African regions will meet in Johannesburg from October 30-31 2019 for the 3rd All Africa Meeting. The focus of this meeting will be on fostering early career investigators, sharing knowledge and methods and developing multiregional research collaborations.

We invite early career investigators to submit an abstract for a session on day 1 (30 Oct). The submission deadline is 7 October.

Important to note, this does not have to be a new abstract – it can be one that has been recently presented at a conference.

More information about the conference and the submission link can be found here.

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Swiss TB Award 2019 for IeDEA-SA Researchers

This year’s prestigious Swiss TB Award from the Swiss Foundation for Tuberculosis Research was awarded to Kathrin Zürcher and Dr Marie Ballif from the University of Bern IeDEA Southern Africa team.

The IeDEA-multi-regional study, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, shows that inaccurate tests carried out on tuberculosis patients in developing countries often fail to reliably detect resistance to drugs, leading to incorrect treatment and a higher mortality rate. Continue reading “Swiss TB Award 2019 for IeDEA-SA Researchers”