July 2015

The 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Created by:

Katherine Stewart



IAS 2015 begins July 19, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The conference is organized by the International AIDS Society in partnership with the University of British Columbia. This year, more than 6,000 delegates, including the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts, and community leaders, will come together to examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and explore how scientific advances can relate to and inform the global response to HIV and AIDS.

Topics related to  prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) and pediatric and adult ART access and retention will be a particular focal point at this event. Experts, including those from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will work together at this venue to provide various presentations on best practices in these technical areas and will map a way forward to ensure progress in HIV prevention, care and treatment programming. 

This year EGPAF will present three oral presentations at IAS 2015, including:

  • Using the Critical Path for rapid expansion and optimization of a PMTCT program towards elimination of new HIV infections in children, presented by Reuben Musarandega at the Optimizing PMTCT Programming session held in Ballroom B, at 15:00 on July 21
  • Improving early ANC attendance through community engagement and dialogue: project ACCLAIM in three African countries, presented by Mary Pat Kieffer at the Optimizing PMTCT Programming session held in Ballroom B, at 15:00 on July 21
  • Has Performance-Based Financing (PBF) Accelerated Progress Towards Controlling the HIV epidemic? An Impact Evaluation of Mozambique’s HIV-Focused PBF Program, presented by Yogesh Rajkotia at the Implementation and Measurement to Improve Health Systems session held in Ballroom B at 15:00 on July 22

EGPAF will also present 20 posters, featuring lessons learned and best practices from 10 EGPAF-supported countries in subjects including expanding access to care and treatment, strengthening the PMTCT treatment cascade, and improving early infant HIV diagnosis and pediatric HIV treatment.

For more details on each session, including date, time, and location, visit EGPAF’s IAS 2015 page and be sure to stay tuned to EGPAF’s blog and Twitter for exciting news and updates from the conference throughout the week.