General Information

IAPAC will host the 2022 Controlling the HIV Epidemic Summit on November 30 and December 1, 2022 (World AIDS Day) featuring presentations by stakeholders from multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, and national and municipal governments, as well as a series of invited talks featuring innovative ideas about accelerating progress towards achieving and sustaining HIV epidemic control.

Click the “Schedule” tab above to view the first day of programming. Click here to view a PDF of the program.

Clinicians, researchers, public health experts, civil society representatives, community advocates, and other stakeholders are invited to submit abstracts to secure speaker slots to present their innovative ideas at this one-day virtual Summit. In the interest of casting a wide net for innovative ideas, IAPAC is not providing applicants with specific domains and/or parameters. However, IAPAC encourages ideas related to adaptive approaches, community engagement, creative financing, data for action, health and social equity, people-centered responses, and building resilience.

Submitted abstracts should describe the innovative idea (400 words) and outline a proposed presentation that articulates and frames the idea within the context of HIV epidemic control (250 words). Abstracts must be submitted online no later than September 30, 2022. IAPAC is not seeking lectures but instead 20-minute, insightful, innovative, thought-provoking presentations designed to engage and challenge the Summit audience. The maximum abstract word limit is 650 words.

Abstract review criteria will include:

  • Technical accuracy
  • Speaker knowledge, lived experience
  • Degree of innovation
  • Bridge between policy and practice
  • Thought-leadership perspective
  • Degree to which health inequity addressed
  • Presentation of successes and/or challenges
  • Interactive and engaging delivery
  • Includes real-world case studies, examples, and stories
  • Speaker presentation experience

Following is the review rubric that an expert panel will utilize to adjudicate submitted abstracts:

Evaluation Criteria Maximum Score
Scientific rigor 10
Relevance to HIV epidemic control 10
Degree of innovation 10
Challenge to conventional thinking 5
Potential to engage the audience 5
Maximum Possible Score 40

Abstracts will be reviewed by an expert panel co-chaired by representatives from IAPAC and the World Health Organizations (WHO) and including partner organizations including the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+).

The 2022 Controlling the HIV Epidemic Summit is made possible through educational grants and a corporate sponsorship from Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., and ViiV Healthcare.

Schedule

November 30, 2022

TimeSession
09:30 - 09:45Welcome Remarks
09:45 - 10:15Keynote Address
Regaining Momentum: Mobilizing Anew towards the Goal of Achieving HIV Epidemic Control

10:15 - 11:15Panel 1
Inflection Point: Repositioning the HIV Response Based on Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

11:15 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 12:30Panel 2
Scientific Innovation: What New Treatment/Prevention Options Portend for HIV Epidemic Control

12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:30Plenary 1
Community Engagement: Tackling Inequalities and Inequities Thwarting Progress towards HIV Epidemic Control

14:30 - 15:00Plenary 2
Political Will: Taking the Pulse of Parliamentarians and Municipal Leaders Regarding Sustained HIV Investments

15:00 - 15:30Plenary 3
Scarce Resources: Reversing (or Halting) Decreases in HIV Funding Needed to Control the HIV Epidemic

15:30 - 16:15Closing Panel
Forward Momentum: Accelerating Urban, National, and Global Efforts towards HIV Epidemic Control

16:15 - 16:30Closing Remarks
16:30Adjourn

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Submit an Abstract

Applicants must submit a 400-word abstract that describes the innovative idea and outlines a proposed talk that articulates and frames the idea within the context of achieving and sustaining HIV epidemic control. Application review criteria will include:

  • Technical accuracy
  • Speaker knowledge, lived experience
  • Degree of innovation
  • Bridge between policy and practice
  • Thought-leadership perspective
  • Degree to which health inequity addressed
  • Presentation of successes and/or challenges
  • Interactive and engaging delivery
  • Includes real-world case studies, examples, and stories
  • Speaker presentation experience

Speakers are asked to provide an abstract that describes their presentation. IAPAC is not seeking lectures but instead 20-minute, insightful, innovative, thought-provoking talks designed to engage and challenge the Summit audience. The maximum abstract word limit is 400 words.

Please structure the abstract as follows:

  • Title of proposed talk
  • Background/rationale for innovative idea
  • General description of innovative idea
  • Brief content/presentation overview
  • Expected outcomes
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