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The HIV Research for Prevention 2016 online program has now been updated to include titles and presenters for every conference session, including late breakers! Scroll through the program to plan your conference experience and learn the details on every aspect of HIVR4P 2016, including:
  • 24 oral abstract sessions
  • 10 poster and poster discussion sessions
  • 12 non-abstract driven sessions (8 symposia and 4 roundtables)
  • 4 plenary sessions
  • 21 satellite sessions
  • Daily networking lunches
  • Meet the experts sessions, rapporteur session, and more  
Conference attendees will receive the full HIVR4P 2016 abstract book on flash drive when they pick up their conference badge and materials at the HIVR4P registration booths, on-site.  The registration booths, located at the Sheraton/Chicago Promenade, will be open during the following hours:
 
Monday, 17 October:              7:30am–6:30pm
Tuesday, 18 October:             7:30am–6:30pm
Wednesday, 19 October:        7:30am–6:30pm
Thursday, 20 October:            7:30am–7:00pm
Friday, 21 October:                 8:30am–12:30pm
 
A Word About Conference Embargoes
Participants at HIVR4P bring their latest research to the conference. Please help us protect their ability to present their findings in a professional setting by respecting the conference embargo policy. 
 
By registering for HIVR4P 2016, all attendees agree not to share research presented at the conference by any means, including through any media or social media platform, until it is presented at the conference. The embargo policy applies to all HIVR4P participants, including research sponsors, presenters, and attendees, and to all forms of communication, including social media. Thanks to all HIVR4P attendees and their colleagues for respecting the conference embargo policy.
 
Standard Registration Rates End Today, 23 September
This is your last chance to register for HIVR4P 2016 at the standard conference rates.  After 23 September, regular registration rates increase, discounted rates end for attendees from low- and middle-income countries, students, and post docs, and group rates close for accommodations at the conference hotel. Act now to register. The conference hotel is now full, but a list of alternate hotels is available here.
 
Pre-registration for HIVR4P is open through Friday, 7 October. On-site registration opens on Monday, 17 October. See on-site registration hours above.
 
HIVR4P Makes News With Our Journalist Fellowship Program
One of the unique and exciting aspects of HIVR4P is the conference Journalist Fellowship Program. From its beginning at AIDS Vaccine 2009, the Journalist Fellowship program has brought a select group of print, broadcast, and online reporters with a demonstrated commitment to HIV prevention reporting to the meeting. Journalist Fellows, representing media outlets around the world, help promote global awareness of the epidemic, and the latest efforts to control it, through high-quality coverage that reaches a global media audience. 
 
This year, 25 Journalist Fellows were selected from nearly 200 applications received from reporters in 54 countries. The Fellows attend sessions, participate in a two-day training on HIV prevention research and implementation science led by the leading researchers in the field, and receive daily expert briefings designed to support high-quality reporting. It’s a great opportunity for the journalists to get an inside look at the latest in HIV prevention. And it produces invaluable media coverage that helps keep the latest research developments in HIV prevention in the news worldwide.
 
This year, our Journalist Fellows represent media outlets such as The Vision newspaper (Uganda), The Statesman (India), China National Radio, Cuba TV, The Daily Mail (Zambia), New Times (Rwanda), Viet Nam News, Pesquisa (Brazil), The Star (Kenya), Sidaction (France), the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, The Body (U.S.) and many others. They will join our regular press corps of journalists from around the world in a program that includes daily media briefings and media roundtable sessions designed to support clear, accurate, and compelling media coverage of the research presented and the issues debated at HIVR4P 2016.
 
HIVR4P Awards Program
As the world’s only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to HIV prevention research, HIVR4P makes a particular effort to recognize and honor some of the outstanding leaders in the global HIV response attending the 2016 conference. Our conference awards, presented throughout the meeting, acknowledge researchers and advocates from around the world who are working every day to reduce the global epidemic. Please plan to join us at HIVR4P 2016 to honor the recipients of:
 
The Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights. The Tutu Award is given every two years to an individual or organization doing exceptional work to advance both HIV prevention research and the human rights of people affected by HIV.  The Tutu Award highlights a central tenet of the HIVR4P philosophy: that human rights and HIV prevention are inextricably linked; that respect for the human rights of people affected by HIV is essential to slowing the epidemic; and that all people affected by the epidemic have a central role to play in creating an AIDS-free future. 
 
The Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy. Named in honor of a visionary journalist, activist, and advocate for prevention research, the Omololu Falobi Award honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and commitment to HIV prevention research advocacy, and have inspired others to action.
 
In addition, we’ll be presenting eight New Investigator Awards, honoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty presenting outstanding abstracts to HIVR4P 2016, and will be honoring 256 HIVR4P research and community scholars, the leaders in the next generation of efforts to bring effective HIV prevention to all.
 
Meet Us At The HIV Transmission Workshop
HIVR4P 2016 is pleased to collaborate with the International Workshop on HIV Transmission 2016, which will take place at the conference venue, the Sheraton Grand Chicago, on 15 and 16 October, just prior to HIVR4P 2016.
 
The HIV Transmission Workshop promises an extensive exchange of knowledge on the various aspects of HIV transmission, with a program of invited lectures, oral and poster presentations, and roundtables addressing topics such as:
 
• The biology of HIV transmission
• Virology of HIV transmission events
• Epidemiology and modeling of HIV transmission
• Mother-to-child transmission
• Transmission of drug-resistance
• Biomedical approaches for HIV prevention of sexual transmission
• Social sciences and behavioral risk factors
 
Pre-registration for the International Workshop on HIV Transmission 2016 is open through 7 October. We hope to see you there.
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Finally, a reminder (and an invitation) to get the latest updates on HIVR4P 2016 and add your voice to the conversation at our Twitter handle #HIVR4P2016 or on the HIVR4P 2016 Facebook page.

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