IAS Educational Fund Meetings
While the HIV response has made considerable progress, the gap between HIV science and implementation remains a persistent challenge for effectively responding to the epidemic globally. The IAS Educational Fund was established in an effort to make dynamic, scientific fora more accessible to our members and their communities. In addition to providing direct support to advocates, clinicians and other healthcare providers to attend our best-in-class global conferences, the IAS convenes smaller meetings around the world targeted at HIV health and social service providers, researchers, policy makers and key community actors to facilitate access to the latest science and opportunities to question how that information impacts local epidemics.
During these smaller meetings, key scientific and policy content from the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science is discussed, as well as the implementation science priorities for policy and programme improvements. Participants will explore strategies and concrete actions for bridging the gap between evidence-based science and programme implementation. The meetings are also an opportunity for participants to share scientific research results from local treatment and prevention experiences.
IAS Educational Fund meetings have been held in:
- Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine
- Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina (2), Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico
- Sub-Saharan Africa: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of Eswatini, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal (2), Zimbabwe
- Middle East and North Africa: Lebanon (2), Morocco
- South and South East Asia and the Pacific Islands: India (2), Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
- North America: Canada
In 2020, meetings were held virtually and targeted the following regions: Western and Central Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.
The IAS partners closely with academia, research institutions, and civil society organizations to develop the meetings and ensure the discussions are adapted and contextualized for each host country or region.
IAS Educational Fund meetings 2016-2020