Events

  • CIPHER/PATA/mothers2mothers Webinar: Embodying responsive clinical care to improve developmental outcomes of infants and children affected by HIV
    25 March 2021

    Organized in partnership with PATA and mothers2mother, the webinar is exploring how the use of the nurturing care framework in routine health encounters can improve the developmental outcomes of infants and children affected by HIV.

  • 7th Workshop on Children and Adolescents HIV-Exposed and Uninfected
    IAS 2021

    The workshop is the only international forum focused on the health and wellbeing of the over 15 million children and adolescents who did not contract HIV but have experienced in utero or breastfeeding exposure to HIV. This workshop will be part of the 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science.

  • 6th Workshop on Children and Adolescents HIV-Exposed and Uninfected
    1 July 2020 | AIDS 2020: Virtual

    The 6th Workshop on Children and Adolescents HIV-Exposed and Uninfected brought together clinicians, scientists, advocates, implementers and policy experts to better understand the short- and long-term health and developmental disparities of this population with a goal of facilitating collaborations to translate evidence into action. The workshop took place virtually ahead of AIDS 2020: Virtual – the 23rd International AIDS Conference – as an official pre-conference.

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  • CIPHER symposium: Translating Research Evidence into Action: CIPHER Grant Programme in the Asia Pacific Region, Asia Pacific AIDS & Co-infections Conference (APACC)
    15-17 October 2020

    Through its Grant Programme, CIPHER provides seed funding to early-stage investigators to address critical research gaps while providing a unique opportunity for professional development. A key aim of the programme is to build research capacity within resource-limited settings by fostering the next generation of investigators in paediatric and adolescent HIV. CIPHER is hosted this Evidence to Action Forum with the intention to increase engagement of implementers and country-level policy makers in ongoing research, as well as to achieve faster translation of evidence into tangible actions. This symposium will be an opportunity to meet CIPHER Grantees based in the Asia Pacific region and learn more about their research while discussing the barriers and challenges faced by early-stage investigators to receive research grants and develop professionally.

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  • CIPHER-EGPAF Webinar: Connecting Research and Practice webinar
    10 December 2020

    Organized in partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), this webinar is an opportunity to meet CIPHER Grantees and Fellows and discuss how their research can inform policy and practice. The ambition is to increase engagement of implementers and country-level policy makers in ongoing research to achieve faster translation of evidence into tangible actions.

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  • CIPHER Cohort Collaboration meeting
    3-4 June 2019 | Baveno, Italy

    The main aims of the meeting were to review the progress of current projects, identify potential new concepts, discuss policy impact and advocacy messaging, and review the inclusion of CIPHER Grantees in current and future projects.

  • IAS-CIPHER Forum on Inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating Women in Clinical Trials
    10 July 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland

    In collaboration with WHO and UNITAID, CIPHER gathered partners to discuss the key challenges for the inclusion of pregnant and lactating women in clinical trials, with a roundtable on development of a business case to support industry, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders.

  • 5th HIV-Exposed Uninfected Child and Adolescent Workshop
    21 July 2019 | Mexico City, Mexico

    Since 2015, the HIV-Exposed Uninfected (HEU) Child and Adolescent Workshop has provided the only international annual forum for policy and scientific dialogue around the short-, medium- and long-term well-being of HEU children and adolescents. The 5th HEU workshop took place at IAS 2019 and offered an exciting one-day session of expert presentations, interactive panel discussions and open dialogue on HEU children and adolescents.

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  • Award ceremony
    22 July 2019 | Mexico City, Mexico

    Following a competitive selection process, three early-stage investigators were awarded a CIPHER Grant and one young researcher was awarded a CIPHER Fellowship at IAS 2019. CIPHER launched a new round of the Grant Programme at IAS 2019. For the first time, CIPHER is pleased to also accept applications in French, particularly to encourage more applications from young investigators in West and Central Africa. The aim is to support the HIV response in the region, which bears one of the heaviest HIV burdens, but is often neglected in global initiatives.

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  • Evidence to Action Forum
    22 July 2019 | Mexico City, Mexico

    The CIPHER 2017-2018 strategy review revealed that a greater emphasis is needed on translating evidence from research into tangible action. The CIPHER Evidence to Action Forum at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science in 2019 responds to this need and provides a platform for CIPHER Grantees and Fellows to directly engage implementers in the research process at an early stage. CIPHER is pleased to invite implementers and interested stakeholders to the forum.

    Meet CIPHER Grantees and Fellows

  • ICASA satellite
    5 December 2019 | Kigali, Rwanda

    CIPHER hosted the satellite symposium, “The drive to thrive – How are the children and adolescents HIV-exposed yet uninfected doing?”, at ICASA in Kigali on 5 December 2019. The meeting generated awareness among implementers, policy makers and advocates about the risk of poorer health and developmental outcomes experienced by children who are HIV-exposed and uninfected, and sought to foster new collaboration, in particular between CIPHER Grantees involved in this research work and implementers, to translate research evidence into action.

  • The 4th HIV-Exposed Uninfected Child and Adolescent Workshop
    22 July 2018 | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    The main meeting point of the HEU field, the 4th HIV-Exposed Uninfected Child and Adolescent Workshop, was held as an official pre-conference of AIDS 2018 and focused on integrating HEU into the early childhood development framework and country monitoring and surveillance systems.

    Presentation slides | Video | Pictures

  • Stakeholder meeting
    22 July 2018 | Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Award ceremony
    26 July 2018 | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Press release | Pictures

  • Mind the Gap: filling knowledge gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV for an AIDS FREE generation
    23 July 2017 | Paris, France

    With fast-track targets to end paediatric and adolescent AIDS by 2030, evidence is needed to inform global policy change and ensure better outcomes for infants, children and adolescents living with and affected by HIV. Towards this, CIPHER and WHO have developed global research agendas on HIV testing, treatment and care and support for paediatric and adolescent populations. The agendas were launched in two policy briefs at a satellite event at IAS 2017 in Paris.

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  • Mind the Gap: filling knowledge gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV for an AIDS FREE generation
    23 July 2017 | Paris, France

    CIPHER co-sponsored the 3rd HIV-Exposed Uninfected (HEU) Child Workshop with WHO and the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The workshop, which took place at IAS 2017, considered recent evidence showing the disparities of developmental and survival outcomes for HEU children to discuss the challenges and possibilities of developing a public health policy response in this field.

    Report | Presentation slides | Pictures

  • CIPHER Stakeholder meeting
    24 July 2017 | Paris, France
  • Award ceremony
    25 July 2017 | Paris, France

    Press release | Pictures

  • CIPHER events at AIDS 2016
    • CTA/ILF/CIPHER Thematic Roundtable on Paediatric ARVs: Fast tracking development of priority ARV formulations
      16 July 2016 | Durban, South Africa | (By invitation only)

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    • CIPHER Stakeholder meeting
      17 July 2016 | Durban, South Africa | (By invitation only)

  • 2nd Adolescent Transition Workshop
    6 April 2016 | Budapest, Hungary

    The objective of this abstract driven workshop was to bridge the gap between paediatric and adult populations to help ensure that HIV-infected adolescents and young adults are retained in care and supported through this developmental transition.

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  • ILF/CIPHER Thematic Roundtable on Paediatric ARVs: Stimulating development of the most needed formulations
    7 March 2016 | Geneva, Switzerland

    The global community has identified priorities for future R&D for paediatric ARV formulations through the Paediatric ARV Drug Optimization (PADO) meetings; however, there are many challenges in making these formulations available.

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  • Cohort Collaboration Teams Meeting
    21 February 2016 | Boston, USA
  • Launch of JIAS Special Issue - Getting to 90/90/90 in paediatric HIV: What is needed?
    2 December 2015 | ICASA, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • CIPHER events at IAS 2015:
    • CIPHER Stakeholder Meeting
      20 July 2015 | Vancouver, Canada
    • CIPHER Grant Programme Official Awards Ceremony at IAS 2015
      20 July 2015 | Vancouver, Canada

      Press release | Photos

    • ILF/CIPHER Thematic Roundtable on Paediatric HIV Diagnostics Early Infant Diagnosis and Beyond
      19 July 2015 | Vancouver, Canada

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  • 3rd CIPHER Global Cohort Collaboration Meeting
    4-5 May 2015 | Venice, Italy

    The CIPHER Global Cohort Collaboration held its annual meeting on 4-5 May 2015, in San Servolo, Italy, to discuss current work and next steps.

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  • Adolescent Transition Workshop
    28 March 2015 | Catania, Italy

    This experts’ workshop was organized by the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and the IeDEA Network Coordinating Center (INCC), Vanderbilt University, in conjunction with the International Workshop on HIV Observational Database (IWHOD).

    Meeting report

  • CIPHER Cohort Collaboration Technical Meeting
    25 March 2015, | Catania, Italy
  • ILF/CIPHER Thematic Roundtable on Paediatric ARVs: Aligning, coordinating and accelerating actions to provide better ARVs for children
    18 March 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland

    Following the success of the roundtables on paediatric HIV that the IAS Industry Liaison Forum (ILF) and the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) held in Geneva, Switzerland, a follow-up roundtable on paediatric ARVs was organized.

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  • CIPHER events at AIDS 2014
    • CIPHER Grant Programme Official Awards Ceremony
      25 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia

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    • Press Conference
      24 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia

      Video

    • Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders in Paediatric HIV
      23 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia

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    • Oral Abstract Presentation: CIPHER Grantee Rebecca Hodes
      23 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia

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    • IAS Members’ Meeting: IAS Advocacy and Research Promotion Priorities: HIV Cure, Key Affected Populations (KAPs) and Paediatric HIV
      23 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia

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    • IAS Industry Consultation
      22 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia
    • Reaching Young Key Populations: Scaling Up Approaches
      21 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia

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    • CIPHER Stakeholder Meeting
      20 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia
    • IAS-ILF/CIPHER Thematic Roundtable on Paediatric HIV: Removing barriers and seizing opportunities in paediatric HIV
      19 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia

      Following the success of the IAS-ILF Industry Roundtable on Paediatric Antiretrovirals (ARVs), held in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 2013, a follow-up roundtable on paediatric HIV was held to widen the scope of the discussion from including mainly ARV manufacturers and international organizations to include investigators from the largest HIV paediatric cohorts worldwide (through the CIPHER cohort collaboration project).

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    • 6th Virology Education International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics
      18 & 19 July 2014 | Melbourne, Australia
  • CIPHER Cohort Collaboration Follow-Up Meeting
    27 March 2014 | Sitges, Spain
  • 2nd CIPHER Cohort Collaboration Annual Meeting
    3 March 2014 | Boston, United States
  • CIPHER events at IAS 2013
    • Implications of recent scientific developments and updated guidelines on paediatric HIV treatment and research (Press Conference)
      3 July 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    • CIPHER Grant Programme Official Awards Ceremony
      1 July 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    • CIPHER Executive Committee Meeting
      1 July 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    • IAS Awardees Networking Sessions
      1 & 3 July 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    • CIPHER Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
      30 June 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    • CIPHER Grantees Presentation Meeting
      30 June 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    • Launch of JIAS Special Issue on Perinatally-HIV Infected Adolescents
      30 June 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • CIPHER Paediatric HIV Cohort Consultation
    13-15 May 2013 | Venice, Italy

    This meeting included a series of cohort presentations, breakout groups and plenary report backs, which resulted in discussion and consensus recommentations

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  • CIPHER events at AIDS 2012
    • CIPHER Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
      22 July 2012 | Washington D.C., USA

    • CIPHER Consultation with Paediatric HIV Cohort Investigators
      22 July 2012 | Washington D.C., USA

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1st International Paediatric HIV Symposium in Africa - Virtual Symposium 17-18 November 2021

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Annual Impact Report 2020

CIPHER Grant Programme
Awards up to $150,000 to early-stage investigators to address critical research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings.

CIPHER Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship
Provides support to young investigators in sub-Saharan Africa on priority research topics in paediatric and adolescent HIV clinical science.

CIPHER Global Cohort Collaboration
Brings together the largest collaboration of paediatric and adolescent HIV observational cohort networks to answer key questions of global public health.

Research agendas for paediatric and adolescent HIV