General Information

Adherence 2019 will take place June 17-19, 2019, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL, USA. Sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), this annual series of conferences features the presentation and discussion of HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research, and current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum, within the context of optimizing the continuum of HIV care and prevention. Adherence 2019 will also feature an implementation science track focused on closing gaps between evidence and routine practice for health in real-world settings.

The 2019 conference’s Co-Chairs are Catherine Orrell, MBChB, MSc, MMed (Desmond Tutu HIV Center, Cape Town, South Africa) and Robert Remien, PhD (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA). The conference Track Chairs are Thomas P. Giordano, MD, MPH (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA); Jean-Jacques Parienti, MD, PhD (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Caen, Caen, France); and Jane M. Simoni, PhD (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA).

TARGET AUDIENCE

The target audience for this conference includes physicians, nurses and nurse-practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, behavioral scientists, social scientists, public health specialists, epidemiologists, social workers, case managers, peer educators and navigators, and community health workers working in the field of HIV medicine. The conference may also be of interest to individuals who wish to implement and advocate for effective, evidence informed HIV policies and interventions in their respective communities and countries.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Upon successful completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Employ interventions to enhance linkage to and engagement and retention in HIV care
  • Apply interventions to enhance adherence to antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • Develop strategies to manage conditions associated with HIV, including mental health and substance use
  • Recognize evidence-to-practice gaps in implementing HIV prevention and care continua optimization

Applications for physician, nurse, pharmacist, and psychologist accreditation are pending.

EXHIBITOR AND SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Adherence 2019 provides the opportunity to meet with almost 500 HIV service providers from a variety of practice settings including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, and many more. There are a limited number of exhibitor and symposia spaces and sponsorship opportunities available for this conference. See Adherence 2019 sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Jonathon Hess at jhess@iapac.org with any exhibitor- and sponsorship-related queries.

KEY DATES

Following are key dates relevant to registration, abstract submission/disposition, and booking hotel accommodations:

Registration

  • Pre-Early Bird Registation Deadline – November 9, 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline – January 11, 2019
  • Early Registration Deadline – March 22, 2019
  • Standard Registration Deadline – May 3, 2019
  • Registration Cancellation Deadline (with $100 penalty) – May 17, 2019

Abstract Submission/Disposition

  • Abstract Submission Deadline – January 18, 2019
  • Abstract Disposition Announcements – March 1, 2019
  • Late-Breaker Abstract Submissions – March 18-22, 2019
  • Late-Breaker Abstract Disposition Announcements – March 29, 2019
  • Early Registration Rate (for presenting authors only) – May 3, 2019
  • Deadline to Withdraw Abstract/Change Presenting Author – May 17, 2019

Hotel Accommodations

  • Discounted Room Block Reservation Deadline – May 13, 2019

Program

Adherence 2019 will focus on state-of-the-science evidence, best practices, and the practical, real-world implementation of behavioral, clinical, structural, and other interventions to maximize the therapeutic and preventative effects of antiretroviral agents. The conference will also provide a forum for discussion about and the presentation of implementation science focused on closing evidence-to-practice gaps relevant to addressing barriers to optimized HIV prevention and care continua.

THEME AND FORMAT

The Adherence 2019 theme is Innovate, Integrate, Motivate. The conference will feature a keynote address, memorial lecture, and memorial colloquium, as well as plenary addresses, panel discussions, oral abstract sessions, and a poster session.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

• Employ interventions to enhance linkage to and engagement and retention in HIV care
• Apply interventions to enhance adherence to antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis
• Develop strategies to manage conditions associated with HIV, including mental health and substance use
• Recognize evidence-to-practice gaps in implementing HIV prevention and care continua optimization

View the most up-to-date program here. Faculty will be added to the program as they are confirmed.

 

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Venue Accomodations

The venue for Adherence 2019 is the Loews Miami Beach Hotel (1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139).

IAPAC has secured a discounted room rate of $239/night plus sales/occupancy tax. More information about securing your room reservations will be forthcoming.

Submit an Abstract

Adherence 2019 will feature oral abstract and poster sessions. The abstract submission portal, which will convey additional guidance related to abstract categories, will be available for submissions starting Friday, October 26, 2018. The portal will be open for submissions through the two time frames specified below for standard abstract and late-breaker abstract submission.

KEY DATES


Following are key dates relevant to abstract submissions:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline – January 18, 2019
  • Abstract Disposition Announcements – March 1, 2019
  • Late-Breaker Abstract Submissions – March 18-22, 2019
  • Late-Breaker Abstract Disposition Announcements – March 29, 2019
  • Early Registration Rate (for presenting authors only) – May 3, 2019
  • Deadline to Withdraw Abstract/Change Presenting Author – May 17, 2019

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


Abstract submissions are encouraged in a wide variety of specific domains, including:

  • Antiretroviral therapy medication and medication adherence
  • Linkage, retention, and re-engagement in HIV care
  • Adherence and engagement in biomedical HIV prevention strategies

Within these areas we encourage coverage of:

  • Advances in basic science (pharmacodynamics, formulations, long-acting agents)
  • Novel/innovative monitoring and measurement strategies
  • Longitudinal or observational data
  • Innovations in modeling and bio-psychosocial theory
  • Intervention development, implementation, and/or outcomes
  • Dissemination/implementation of evidence-based approaches
  • Operations research, demonstration projects, and practice-based support approaches
  • Health care policy and financing
  • Resource, structural, and service delivery issues and innovations
  • Implementation Science
  • Pharmacoeconomics

Particularly as applied to key and disproportionately affected populations and settings:

  • Treatment naïve, treatment experienced
  • Individuals living with mental and/or physical health challenges
  • Comorbidities (i.e., HBV, HCV, TB)
  • Resource-constrained settings
  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • Transgender individuals
  • Women in high incidence areas
  • Female and male sex workers
  • Pregnant women
  • Children and adolescents
  • Substance users
  • Incarcerated or recently released individuals
  • Homeless and/or marginally housed individuals

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION


Abstracts must be submitted online by 5:00pm ET, January 18, 2019. Submitted abstracts will be considered for oral and poster presentations. Submitted abstracts should report information not previously published, or intended to be published, prior to May 17, 2019.

It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure accuracy of content, spelling, and presentation. Abstracts will be published as submitted, subject to reformatting that may be required by IAPAC.

ABSTRACT FORMAT


Abstract contents will be either research-based data using established scientific methods or demonstrate experience and information from individuals or institutions working in the field. Please follow one of two structured formats (A or B), indicating in bold the four parts of your abstract:

Format A: Data-Driven Abstracts

  1. Background: a concise statement of the issues evaluated
  2. Methods: the investigational model used
  3. Results: specific findings
  4. Conclusions: summary of findings, supported by results

Format B: Program Descriptions and Case Studies

  1. Introduction: a concise statement of the issues addressed
  2. Description: a description of the project, case study, experience, or intervention
  3. Lessons Learned: project results, implementation issues, and/or case study solutions
  4. Recommendations: further recommendations or next steps

GENERAL GUIDELINES


Following are some general guidelines for individuals interested in submitting an abstract(s):

  • The abstract must NOT contain more than 300 words.
  • Acceptable abstracts shall contain a concise statement of the research, define the precise subject of the presentation, and be related to the main theme or a sub-theme of the conference.
  • Figures, literature references, and acknowledgements should not form any part of the abstract’s content. Tables are acceptable.
  • The author is responsible for all grammatical and factual details. You may edit your abstract after it has been submitted.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English. If you are not fluent in English, please attempt to have your abstract reviewed by a fluent English speaker.
  • The interdisciplinary nature of the conference delegates should be kept in mind when writing the abstract; thus sub-specialty jargon should be avoided.
  • Define all abbreviations and concepts in your abstract at first use.
  • For therapeutic agents, only generic names may be used (trade names are not permitted).

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND ACCEPTANCE


All abstracts must be submitted online no later than 5:00pm ET, January 18, 2019. All submissions will be acknowledged upon successful submission via the site. Faxed or mailed abstracts will not be considered.

Please record your abstract number. The number assigned to your abstract when it is submitted online will be the abstract number referenced throughout the conference, including in the Program and Abstracts book and during the Poster Session. A notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent via e-mail no later than March 1, 2019. The disposition of each abstract will be sent via e-mail only to the submitting author identified on the submission form for that abstract. That contact will be responsible for sharing the disposition with all other authors of the abstract (including the presenting author).

Accepted abstracts will be in one of two categories:

1.      Oral Abstract presentation
2.      Poster Abstract presentation

Presenting authors agree to register for and attend the conference as scheduled in either Oral Abstract sessions or the Poster Session. Oral abstract and poster presenters are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses, as well as the applicable registration fees. The Early Registration rate will be made available until 11:59pm ET, Friday, May 3, 2019, for presenting authors.

Please note that only the abstracts of paid conference registrants will be included in the final Program and Abstracts Book. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Abstracts are considered official communication to IAPAC. Submission of an abstract implies permission to publish, and online posting, if accepted. A copy of any electronic presentation and handouts will be transferred to IAPAC.

All submissions must be received online by 5:00pm ET, January 18, 2019. It is strongly recommended that you do not wait until the last minute to submit your abstract(s). You may review/edit submissions from now until 5:00pm ET, May 17, 2019. Abstracts may be withdrawn or the presenter may be changed until May 17, 2019.

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Sponsorship

Adherence 2019 will be made possible through educational grants and sponsorship support from commercial and institutional supporters. IAPAC will list grantors and sponsors in this space as grants and/or sponsorships are officially secured.



					

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