Session Descriptions

Invited Speaker Sessions

Symposia highlight cutting-edge scientific developments and challenges in the field in 90-minute sessions that include presentations by invited speakers, followed by a brief Q&A. Symposia topics may cover issues that span the HIV prevention field (e.g., standards of care in HIV prevention trials) or focus on a topic more specific to one particular form of HIV prevention research (e.g., structure-based design in HIV vaccine development).

Roundtable sessions are designed to highlight different perspectives on the same issue and to provide opportunities for debate and discussion around hot topics in the field. Roundtables include more time for moderated discussion and audience feedback than other session formats.

Meet the Experts Lunches
Daily meet the experts lunches provide early-career investigators and community advocates with valuable opportunities for informal, in-depth exchange with experts representing a cross-section of research issues, implementation challenges, and HIV-affected communities.

Tables have been reserved for community advocates and early-career investigators, who will be notified when online sign up is available. Space is limited and seating will be assigned at sign up on a first come, first served basis.

Abstract Driven Sessions

Oral Abstract Sessions 
Oral abstract sessions include ten-minute presentations (followed by Q&A) of high-scoring abstracts that detail new prevention studies including key findings, implications for the field and directions for future research. Oral abstract sessions are organized by topic and field of research. 

Poster Discussions
Poster discussion sessions encourage dialogue on important scientific and clinical findings relevant to HIV prevention. The sessions include brief, five-minute presentations outlining key findings followed by a four-minute Q&A with the speakers.

Poster Sessions
Poster sessions are designed for participants to share current research developments within and across prevention modalities in a visually interesting and accessible format. Conversations between presenters and viewers around a printed poster provide tremendous opportunities for informal networking, knowledge sharing and feedback on research projects.

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