GENERAL INFORMATION

Virtual Fast Track Cities 2020 was sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) in partnership with UNAIDS and the Fast-Track Cities Institute. Virtual Fast-Track Cities 2020 began with pre-recorded, pre-conference sessions. The livestreamed program featured a High-Level Panel, Keynote Address, Plenary Sessions, Urban Case Studies, and a Closing Panel focused on urban HIV, TB, and HCV responses within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following are conference presentations. The conference organizers request that any use of these presentations should include citations to both their presenting authors and relevant conference information [Virtual Fast-Track Cities 2020, September 8-10, 2020].

DISCLOSURE
The Virtual Fast-Track Cities 2020 conference was made possible through generous corporate sponsorship from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare, two long-term commercial supporters of the Fast-Track Cities initiative.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020


Pre-Conference Sessions

CLINICAL RESEARCH/MANAGEMENT
HIV and SARS-CoV-2: What Have We Learned from the Coinfection Case Studies?
Chris Duncombe

Frontline Health Workers and Direct-Risks: Lessons from New York
Viraj Patel

KEY POPULATIONS
In Community: Using Social Network Outreach to Mitigate Social Isolation among MSM
Mohan Sundararaj

Catalyst: COVID-19 has Highlighted the Need to Eliminate Transgender Discrimination in Health Law
Erika Castellanos

STIGMA MITIGATION
COVID-19: Leveraging Best Practices and Lessons Learned from HIV Stigma and Discrimination Mitigation
Andrea Boccardi Vidarte

All Equal: Ending Law Enforcement Targeting of Key Populations Under Public Health and Order Laws
Nick Crofts

SERVICE DELIVERY
Differentiated Service Delivery: Scaling Up What Works in the Face of Co-Existing Pandemics
Anna Grimsrud

Prioritizing the Role of Community-Based Health Care Delivery in the Context of COVID-19
Solange Baptiste

DISEASE-SPECIFIC
Protecting the Continuum: HIV Screening, Testing, and Linkage to Care in the COVID-19 Era
Penninah Iutung and Michael Wohlfeiler

Managing COVID-19-Related Service Disruptions and Impact on HCV Elimination Efforts
Cary James and  Rachel Halford

SPONSORED SESSIONS
Resilient HIV and Hepatitis C Routine Screening and Linkage to Care Frameworks: Conversations with the Frontline in Portugal and the United States
Sponsored by Gilead Sciences’ FOCUS Program

Implementation Science Session
Sponsored by ViiV Healthcare

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020


CONFERENCE WELCOME
Supporting “City Multilateralism” to End Urban HIV, TB, and HCV Epidemics
José M. Zuniga

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL
COVID-19 and Public Health Devolution: Confronting Transnational Crises at Urban Level
Moderators: Mayor Fernando Medina and José M. Zuniga
Panelists:
Mayor Josefina G. Belmonte
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda
Mayor Geoff Makhubo

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: COVID-19: Public Health and Scientific Challenges
Anthony Fauci

PLENARY SESSIONS
Moderator: José M. Zuniga

Plenary 1: Fact from Fiction: Confronting the COVID-19 ‘Infodemic’ as a Public Health Threat
Carlos del Rio

Plenary 2: Population Dynamics: Ethnic, Gender, and Racial Disparities Exacerbating COVID-19
Greg Millett

Plenary 3: Facilitating Continuity of Urban HIV, TB, and HCV Services in the Context of COVID-19
Shannon L. Hader

Plenary 4: Addressing the Fragility in Urban HIV, TB, and HCV Responses Revealed by COVID-19
Meg Doherty

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020


Case Studies – Eastern, Central, and Western Europe Case Studies – Asia-Pacific
Moderator: Nathan Sparling
Kyiv: Olena Lukashevych
Lisbon: Ricardo Fuertes
London: Jane Anderson and Kat Smithson
Milan: Antonella d’Arminio Monforte and Massimo Cernuschi
Paris: Élodie Aïna

Case Studies – Asia-Pacific
Moderator: Shrikala Acharya
Bangkok: Thitisant Palakawong Na Ayuthaya
Jakarta: Widyastuti
Melbourne: Simon Ruth

Case Studies – Eastern, Southern, and Western Africa Case Studies – North and South America
Moderator: Elizabeth Bukusi
Johannesburg: Antonia Barnard
Kigali: Placidie Mugwaneza
Lusaka: Lloyd Mulenga
Maputo City: Bélia Nyambir Xirinda
Yaoundé: Albert Zeh Meka

Case-Studies – North and South America
Moderator: Amanda Castel
Atlanta: Carlos del Rio
Mexico City: Brenda E. Crabtree Ramírez
Montréal: Sandra Wesley and Sarah-Amélie Mercure
New York City: Anisha Gandhi
São Paulo: Joselita M. M. Caraciolo

CLOSING PANEL
Implementing Mitigation Strategies to Protect Hard-Won Gains in HIV, TB, and HCV Responses
Moderator: José M. Zuniga
Panelists:
Angeli Achrekar
Solange Baptiste
Shannon L. Hader
Ricardo Baptista Leite
Ren Minghui
Peter Sands

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