International AIDS Conference in Toronto


The third annual International AIDS Conference will be held August 13-18 in Toronto. The conference is an open forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and research which will inform HIV/AIDS programs, including human resources for health (HRH) strategies, to strengthen prevention, treatment and care efforts worldwide.

Newly designated key challenge sessions will address the following issues:

  • accelerate research to end the epidemic;
  • expand and sustain human resources to scale-up prevention and treatment;
  • intensify involvement of affected communities;
  • build new leadership to advance the response; and
  • scaling up, lessons from the field.

The goal of these sessions is to marshal the collective experience, knowledge and insights of conference delegates toward developing responses to these shared challenges.

An estimated 20,000 participants including scientists, health care providers, political, community and business leaders, journalists, government, non-governmental and intergovernmental representatives, and people living with HIV/AIDS are expected to attend. The program includes oral and poster sessions based on selected abstracts submitted to the conference, controversies and common ground sessions, bridging sessions, symposia and skills building workshops, along with innovative mechanisms to broaden the reach and impact of this event, particularly in the developing world where the epidemic is most entrenched.

Reflecting a commitment to make AIDS 2006 as accessible to as many people as possible, will feature webcasts, full abstract texts, downloadable presentation slides and transcripts of selected sessions.

Adapted from the International AIDS Conference website.

For more information, including program details, published abstracts and registration procedures, visit the conference website.

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