IWHOD 2020 – call for abstracts

Abstract submission for IWHOD 2020 opens on November 1, 2019. The 24th International Workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Databases will be held in Sitges, Spain from March 26-28, 2020.

Important timelines:

  • Abstract submission opens: Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019 (18.00 GMT)
  • Abstract selection and final programme by Scientific Committee: mid-January 2020
  • Abstract status will be notified by late January February 2020

For more information visit the IWHOD webpage.

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.

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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Request for Applications – Fogarty-IeDEA Mentorship Program (FIMP)

The International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Collaboration is an international research consortium established in 2006 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to provide a rich resource for globally diverse HIV/AIDS data. The consortium consists of seven global regions: North America (NA-ACCORD); the Caribbean, Central and South America (CCASAnet); Asia-Pacific; East Africa; Central Africa; West Africa; and Southern Africa. To date, the consortium houses data on nearly 1.5 million adults and 150,000 children and adolescents living with HIV. This wealth of data is an excellent resource for training new investigators. In collaboration with Fogarty, six IeDEA regions working in low- and middle-income countries have created training opportunities under the Fogarty IeDEA Mentorship Program (FIMP). Within each region, two 18-month mentee slots will be open to current and recent Fogarty International Center (FIC) D43 trainees, and IeDEA affiliated investigators, for a total of 12 positions globally.

Applications Open: September 16, 2019
Applications Close: November 11, 2019

For more information continue reading here

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.