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IAS 2023



IAS 2023 pre-meetings will take place on Saturday, 22 July, and will be hosted in person at various locations in Brisbane, Australia. The pre-meetings will be open to the public, as well as delegates registered for IAS 2023. Registration will be free, but attendance will be limited to 300 participants.

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Saturday, 22 July

HIV Cure & Immunotherapy Forum

Organizer: IAS - International AIDS Society
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia
When: 22 July 2023

Meeting details

The 2023 HIV Cure & Immunotherapy Forum, organized by the IAS Towards an HIV Cure initiative, will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia, on 22 July 2023 alongside IAS 2023, the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science. The content of the Forum will be accessible online after the meeting.  

Following the success of the 2019 HIV & HBV Forum and the 2021 HIV Cure and Gene Therapy Forum, the 2023 Forum will focus on the intersection between immunotherapy and HIV cure research, building on recent advances in both fields. Its main goals are to establish a unified definition for post-intervention control, understand the biological impact of immunotherapies for cure, understand the underlying mechanisms, and learn from advances in immunotherapies in cancer therapeutics and vaccine development. 

The Forum will include invited speakers, an oral abstract discussion and a panel discussion incorporating perspectives from both fields and highlighting current research directions.  

Forum objectives

  • Accelerate research on immunotherapy curative strategies.

  • Create an environment to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and merge the HIV cure and immunotherapy disciplines.

  • Provide an opportunity for the next generation of investigators to launch their careers through interaction and discussion with peers.

  • Promote engagement of researchers, advocates, social and behavioural scientists, ethicists, philanthropic organizations and the private sector and seek to promote research in low- and middle-income settings.

  • Promote increased investments in cure research.

  • Provide a platform for information sharing, debate and networking among peers.

Programme Committee

Thumbi Ndung'u, Beatriz Mothe Pujadas and Anthony Kelleher will co-chair the meeting. The Forum Programme Committee will be made up of experts from both fields and include Sharon Lewin and Steve Deeks, the inaugural Co-Chairs of the IAS Towards an HIV Cure forums. 

We will provide more information about the scientific programme soon.


To encourage the broadest participation in the forum, registration will be free. However, the meeting will be in person only and limited to 300 attendees. Stay tuned. Registration opens soon!

Please note that registration for the 2023 HIV Cure & Immunotherapy Forum does not grant you access to IAS 2023.

With support from:

ViiV Healthcare

IAS 2023 forum: ACT NOW on global HIV migration, mobility and health equity

Organizer: QPP and NAPWHA
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101, Australia
When: 22 July 2023, 13:00-17:00 AEST

Meeting details

The forum will explore global health equity, human rights and policy frameworks facing people living with HIV regarding migration and mobility.

The time to ACT on global HIV migration and health equity is NOW.

Did you know there were an estimated 1 billion migrants worldwide in 2020, 281 million of whom were international migrants (3.6% of the world population)?

Did you know that 46 countries impose mandatory HIV testing or some form of HIV-related restrictions that prevent people living with HIV from legally entering, transiting through, studying, working in or residing in the country?

Did you know that Australia is one of the few high-income, low HIV-prevalence countries that still impose HIV-related migration restrictions?

This event is about establishing the global priorities to challenge discriminatory and outdated laws, policies and practices and champion health equity for all. This applies whether you mobilize key populations at the grassroots level, develop government health and human rights policies, study HIV epidemiological trends, implement HIV programmes and services, make donor investments in civil society or have the lived experience of HIV migration.

This high-level workshop is open to all. Speakers will come from global health organizations and advocacy groups from around the world and include people with lived experience of HIV migration and mobility.

This is a free event. However, space is limited and pre-registration is essential.

Proudly supported by:

IAS & Gilead logos

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