Online Resources and Webinars

The IAS Educational Fund provides educational and inspiring sessions from IAS conferences (International AIDS Conferences and IAS Conferences on HIV Science) to clinicians and other healthcare providers and advocates. To make content accessible to more of our members, the IAS Educational Fund is pleased to provide several sessions subtitled and transcribed in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic.

The defense never rests: tackling stigma and discrimination in the HIV response

The defense never rests: tackling stigma and discrimination in the HIV response

On 1 March - Zero Discrimination Day, the International AIDS Society, in conjunction with the Educational Fund and the Heart of Stigma project, hosted a virtual debate on the global approach towards injustice in the HIV response. The debate highlighted challenges faced by people living with and vulnerable to HIV in accessing effective prevention, treatment and HIV care services and how they can be addressed. It positioned action on HIV-related stigma and discrimination as separate and distinct. Experts debated how best to address injustice and effect inclusive and positive change in the global HIV response.

Debaters:

  • Discrimination: Allan Maleche, Executive Director of Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN), Kenya
  • Stigma: Alice Welbourn, PhD, Founding Director of the Salamander Trust, UK

Moderator: Laurel Sprague, PhD, Chief, Community Mobilization Division, UNAIDS, Switzerland

Chair: Tessa Oraro-Lawrence, PhD, Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy, IAS, Switzerland

Materials:

Content from the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020: Virtual,) is made available through the online programme. The conference sessions are accessible on this page.

Selected presentations from AIDS 2020: Virtual are also now available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish via the linked resource pages, or via the YouTube playlists below.

AIDS 2020: Virtual - Español



AIDS 2020: Virtual - Français



AIDS 2020: Virtual - Português



AIDS 2020: Virtual - русский



AIDS 2020: Virtual -عربى<


HIV prevention: Revolution through innovation

Family Planning and HIV Integration – Policy Priorities, On-the-Ground Realities, and Opportunities Ahead

Every woman and girl has the right to high quality, voluntary, family planning, regardless of her HIV status. Linking family planning and HIV services is crucial for achieving FP2020 and Sustainable Development Goals and for realizing the global dream of an AIDS-free generation. The IAS Differentiated Service Delivery initiative and FP2020 organized a second webinar in our joint series to examine SRH integration policy aspirations, COVID realities, and existing opportunities, including for advocacy in the service of expanding integrated FP HIV care and increasing people-centered care.

Materials:

  • Webinar Recording
    Video
HIV prevention: Revolution through innovation

Overcoming Challenges in HIV with Science, Innovation and Collaborations in Southeast Asia - Follow up meeting in times of COVID-19

The IAS - International AIDS Society, in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), University of Malaya, will host a follow up virtual meeting to present the progresses made since the IAS Educational Fund workshop, organized in Kuala Lumpur in October 2019. The topics will include HIV self-testing and chemsex, PrEP, as well as COVID-19 and HIV taking into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on key populations. The discussions will highlight progress that has been made and areas that still require improvement.

Overcoming Challenges in HIV with Science, Innovation and Collaborations in Southeast Asia - Follow up meeting in times of COVID-19 - 3 December 2020 (13:00 – 14:30 Kuala Lumpur time, GMT+8):

Materials:

  • An integrated self-testing service delivery program (JOM Test) for key populations and a randomized controlled trial of an online intervention to address chemsex among men who have sex with men in Malaysia
    Howie Lim, CERIA/Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Malaysia
  • JOM Test and Chemsex Online Intervention: knowledge and lessons gained from implementation and community engagement
    Yusrall Yusoff, Malaysian AIDS Council, Malaysia
    Presentation
  • The My PrEP study - lessons learnt from a pilot demonstration project and recommendations for scale up
    Iskandar Azwa, CERIA/Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Malaysia
    Presentation
  • Seeking the silver lining: differentiated HIV services for safe, sustained connections through COVID-19 and beyond
    Michael Cassell, FHI360/LINKAGES/EpiC, Vietnam
    Presentation
  • Webinar Recording
    Video

Moderator: Adeeba Kamarulzaman, IAS and CERIA/Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Malaysia

Paving the way for an HIV cure - Introducing the TPPs and HCAAP

Paving the way for an HIV cure - Introducing the TPPs and HCAAP

This webinar included learning and discussions about perspectives on the need for an HIV cure, progress to date, and current research and advocacy strategies being pursued in the HIV cure field. The webinar also shared results of a multi-stakeholder consensus on a target product profile (TPP) and plans to develop an HIV Cure Africa Acceleration Partnership (HCAAP), presenting the case for an HIV cure and how to get there..

Materials:

  • Sharon Lewin, The Peter Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Community language vs Scientific Language in HIV Cure research
    Josephine Nabukenya, Makerere University Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration (MUJHU), Uganda
    Presentation
  • HIV Cure Target Product Profile
    Steve Deeks, UCSF, United States
    Presentation
  • The Case for an HIV Cure & How to Get There: Launching the HIV Cure Africa Acceleration Partnership (HCAAP)
    Izukanji Sikazwe, Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), Zambia
    Presentation
  • Webinar Recording
    Video

This webinar was brought to you by the IAS Towards an HIV Cure programme in collaboration with the IAS Educational Fund.

Promoting accountability: How to better monitor progress against structural barriers in the HIV response?

This webinar explored accountability as an important social justice issue in the global response to HIV. To ensure agencies that are managing programmes are delivering critical services more effectively, programme outcomes should be measured and held accountable. The discussion drew attention to how to better monitor progress against structural barriers with a focus on race, gender, age and marginalization related to drug use.

Materials:

  • LaRon E. Nelson, Associate Dean for Global Affairs & Planetary Health, Independence Foundation Professor and Associate Professor, Yale School of Nursing
  • Keren Jemina Dunaway Gonzalez, IAS Youth Champion & International Community of Women (ICW) Latina
  • Eldred Tellis, Founding Director of the Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, India
  • Prof. Matthew Kavanagh, Visiting Professor of Law, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Director of Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative at O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

MODERATOR:Helena Nygren-Krug, Senior Advisor, Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Presentation
Video

Paving the way for an HIV cure - Introducing the TPPs and HCAAP

Universal Health Coverage Day Webinar: Accountability to the people to ensure “health for all: protect everyone”. Accountability to the people to ensure “health for all: protect everyone”.

This webinar aimed to support the theme of this year’s UHC Day, “health for all: protect everyone”, by highlighting the importance of accountability to people to ensure implementation of a human rights-based UHC with comprehensive and integrated services. It also had as an objective to provide a voice to people with lived experiences, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic where services have been failing to meet people’s needs.

Materials:

  • Opening remarks on government accountability to the “health for all” mandate
    Dr. Mmakgomo Raesima (Program Manager for NCDs at the National AIDS and Health Promotions Agency, Botswana)
  • UHC needs from a community perspective, setting the stage
    María Eugenia de Feo Moyano (CSEM of UHC2030 representative and patient and community health services advisor) Presentation
  • UHC – comprehensive approach to public health
    Alexandra Volgina (Programme Manager, GNP+)
    Presentation
  • The role of civil society organizations in provision of integrated services to high risk and marginalized groups
    Maka Gogia (Vice Chair of EATG)
    Presentation
  • High Quality Health Systems are Accountable to People
    Margaret E. Kruk MD, MPH (Professor of Health Systems, Depart of Global Health and Population, Harvard)
    Presentation
  • Webinar Recording
    Video
HIV prevention: Revolution through innovation

HIV prevention: Revolution through innovation

The International AIDS Society (IAS) in partnership with the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Kenya conducted a webinar on the theme of HIV prevention: Revolution through innovation on 30 January 2020. Organized by the IAS Educational Fund, this webinar focused on updates on HIV prevention from IAS 2019 as well as male engagement in the HIV response.

Materials:

  • Updates from the IAS 2019 on HIV prevention
    Prof Kenneth Ngure, IAS Governing Council member, Associate Professor of Global Health, School of Public Health, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture
    Presentation
    Video
  • Male engagement in the HIV response
    PMs Faith Macharia, Programme Officer in charge of Capacity Building, National AIDS
    Presentation
    Video
JIAS scientific writing webinar

Latest updates on TB and DR-TB in people living with HIV

This webinar organized by the IAS Educational Fund on 18 February 2020, focused on the Latest updates on TB and DR-TB in people living with HIV.

Materials:

  • Latest updates on TB and DR-TB in people living with HIV
    Dr Teri Roberts, Research and Policy Officer, IAS and Dr Vivian Cox, USAID/Stop TB
    Presentation
    Video
    Q&A answers (WHO)
Key messages from IAS 2019 (Mexico City)

Key messages from IAS 2019.

This webinar organized on 22 October 2019 by the IAS Educational Fund addressed key messages from the scientific and policy content from the 10th Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City.

Materials:

  • Track A (Basic science)
    Dr Jori Symons, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Presentation
    Video
  • Track B (Clinical science), track C (Prevention science) and track D (Social, behavioural and implementation science)
    Prof Adeeba Kamarulzaman, IAS President-Elect, Dean of Medicine and Professor of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
    Presentation
    Video

This webinar will also be presented in different languages in the next few weeks by IAS Governing Council representatives who are native speakers in French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese . Please follow these links to register and participate in webinars in your preferred language.

JIAS scientific writing webinar

JIAS scientific writing webinar.

This scientific writing webinar, organized through the IAS Educational Fund, and the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) was held on the 5 July 2019.

The webinar aimed to build skills in scientific writing and provided practical information to support new- and early-career HIV researchers, as well as more experienced researchers, in successfully submitting their manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals.

Materials:

JIAS Webinar: How to Write and Submit a Research Manuscript?

Speaker: Elisa de Castro Alvarez PhD, Associate Managing Editor at JIAS

Scientific writing: Get ready for AIDS 2020!

Scientific writing: Get ready for AIDS 2020!

This webinar, organized through the IAS Educational Fund, and the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) was held on the 3 October 2019.

The webinar was designed to support young career researchers in successfully writing and submitting their abstracts to AIDS 2020 and increasing their chances of acceptance.

Materials:

Scientific writing: Get ready for AIDS 2020!

Speaker: Elisa de Castro Alvarez PhD, Associate Managing Editor at JIAS

La riposte au VIH dans la région du Moyen-Orient et de l'Afrique du Nord (MENA)

Latest updates on the HIV response in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific regions

The International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the APCOM Foundation in Thailand, conducted on 08 July 2019 the first of a series of two webinars organized by the IAS Educational Fund. The webinar focused on a follow up on recommendations identified during the IAS Educational Fund meeting held in Bangkok in November 2017, under the theme, Science and community in the response to HIV, STIs and co-infections in Asia and the Pacific.

During this webinar, updates on the HIV response in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific regions were shared and discussed, and all the material presented during this session is available below:

Materials:

Videos

Key messages from AIDS 2018 on HIV self-testing

Key messages from AIDS 2018 on HIV self-testing

The International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the APCOM Foundation in Thailand, conducted on 15 July 2019 the second webinar session organized by the IAS Educational Fund which shared and discussed scientific and community updates regarding HIV self-testing in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific regions

Materials:

  • Key messages from AIDS 2018 and recent regional updates on HIV self-testing
    Dr. Nittaya Phanuphak (IAS Governing Council member), The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Thailand
    Presentation
  • HIV Self-testing in Vietnam: Policy and Practice
    Ngoc Anh Nguyen and Le Minh Thanh, Glink, Vietnam
    Presentation

Videos

Content from the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) is made available through the online programme. The conference sessions are accessible on this page.

Content from AIDS 2018 is made available through road maps organized by categories. Roadmaps are accessible on this page.

Featuring the world’s most distinguished HIV scientists, researchers, and global health experts, IAS 2017 sessions offer a unique educational opportunity for clinicians and healthcare providers. Here is a special selection of IAS 2017 must-see sessions:

To make content accessible to French speakers, the IAS Educational Fund is pleased to provide several sessions subtitled and transcribed in French on this page.

Additionally, Clinical Care Options (CCO) and NAM Publications (NAM) were official providers of online scientific coverage for AIDS 2016 and IAS 2017.