The Fast-Track Cities 2021 conference was sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

More than 1,400 combined virtual and in-person delegates from almost 300 cities and municipalities participated in three days of dialogue about best practices and lessons learned in accelerating urban HIV, tuberculosis, and HCV responses.

Following are conference presentations, including oral abstracts. The conference organizers request that any use of a presentation should include citation to both the presenting author and relevant conference information (e.g., Fast-Track Cities 2021, October 20-22, 2021, Lisbon).

Fast-Track Cities 2021 was made possible through grants and sponsorships from the following commercial and institutional supporters.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Conference Welcome

Opening Panel: Regaining Momentum by Reducing Inequality: Applying Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Plenary Session 1: Braiding Together Efforts to Achieve 2025 HIV Targets in Urban Settings

Lunch Symposium (MSD)
Ending HIV: How Innovation Will Get Us to Our Goal

High-Level Panel: Humanism in Public Policy: Addressing the Intersection of Injection Drug Use, HIV, and HCV

Panel Session 1: Optimizing Health Service Delivery through Innovation and Technology

Panel Session 2: Addressing Vulnerability to Improve Health Service Utilization

Panel Session 3: Exploring Legal, Public Policy, and Finance Dimensions of Health Responses

Panel Session 4: Utilizing Health Data for Action and Impact in Cities and Municipalities

The Original HIV Resistance: Promoting the Health & Rights of Gay Men

Clinical Advocacy 101: Roundtable Discussion on Policy Advocacy

Strategy for 2022 and Beyond

Access to Urban Health for Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers

Thursday, October 21, 2021

ASEAN Cities Getting to Zeros: Protecting Fast-Track Cities’ Gains during COVID-19 Pandemic

Plenary Session 2: Strengthening ‘Equity + Policy + Financing’ as the Calculus for Progress

Plenary Session 3: Scaling Up Efforts to Achieve TB Elimination in Urban Settings

Panel Session 5: Delivering Culturally Responsive Care in Urban and Peri-Urban Settings

Panel Session 6: Prioritizing Health-Related Quality of Life in Urban Settings

Panel Session 7: Implementation Science: Preliminary Outcomes from Fast-Track City Studies

Panel Session 8: Responding to the Community Health Needs of Vulnerable Populations

Lunch Symposium (ViiV)
Bringing Community Voices to Implementation Science

Workshop 1: Facilitating Engagement and Involvement with Transgender Individuals

Workshop 2: Expanding the Role of Affected Communities to Monitor Health Responses

Workshop 3: Harm Reduction Successes in Portugal: Adopting Implementation Drivers

Workshop 4: Women and HIV: Creating Change through a Lived Experience Lens

Plenary Session 4: Facilitating an Enabling Environment for Optimized HIV Responses

Oral Abstract Session 1: HIV

Oral Abstract Session 2: HIV

Oral Abstract Session 3: Tuberculosis

Oral Abstract Session 4: Viral Hepatitis

Synergies and Solutions: A Transferable Model and Public-Private

Partnerships to End the HIV and HCV Epidemics

Lusophone Fast-Track Cities Network: Working Collaborative

HIV XXI – Optimizing Quality of Life for all People Living with HIV: Rethinking HIV Care and the Role of Innovation

Fast-Track Cities Implementation Science Fund

Friday, October 22, 2022

Community Colloquium

Plenary Session 5: Scaling Up Efforts to Achieve HCV Elimination in Urban Settings

Plenary Session 6: Bridging ‘Divisions’ to Support Inclusive and Healthy Communities

Lunch Symposium (Gilead Sciences)

Oral Abstract Session 5: COVID-19

Oral Abstract Session 6: Data/Modeling

Oral Abstract Session 7: Equity/Stigma

Oral Abstract Session 8: Community Engagement

Workshop 5: Strengthening Urban Responses to Sexually Transmitted Infections

Workshop 6: Improving Access to HIV Services by Migrant Communities

Workshop 7: Facilitating Youth to Mobilize for an AIDS-Free Generation

Workshop 8: Taking U=U to Scale at Community and Service Delivery Levels to Destigmatize HIV Diagnoses

Closing Remarks


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