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AIDS 2024, the 25th International AIDS Conference


Workshop submissions are now closed

AIDS 2024 offers targeted workshops for knowledge transfer, skills development and interactive learning. The aim is to support participants in implementing and advocating for effective, evidence-based HIV policies and interventions in their communities and countries.

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Key information

Workshop submission dates: 15 November 2023 to 23 January 2024.

Number: About 20 workshops, depending on the number of high-quality submissions.

Delivery: Workshops are conducted in person with no virtual participation.

Length: 90-120 minutes.

Number of facilitators: Each workshop is facilitated by at least two facilitators.

Contact: You can contact the Workshops team via email at

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Workshop selection process

Workshops are selected from proposals submitted by the public through the AIDS 2024 website. At least two reviewers assess each proposal.

Notifications for accepted workshop submissions will be sent in April 2024.

Submission requirements

Workshop submissions must:

  • Cover HIV-related topic(s)
  • Be completed using the online form
  • Be completed in English
  • Focus on knowledge transfer, skills development and collaborative learning

Selection criteria

  • Workshop objectives: Are they measurable and supported by learning activities?
  • Facilitator’s expertise and experience: Is the main facilitator qualified?
  • Methodology and format: Does it support active learning?
  • Relevance: Is the workshop relevant to the stated thematic category, focus area and target audience?
  • Outcome: Does the workshop develop relevant transferable skills?
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Workshop focus areas

Community workshops

  • Emphasize the importance of:

    • Building skills and capacity in relation to peer-driven programmes and services that are run by and for people living with and affected by HIV

    • Building partnerships and networks between civil society, policy makers and health professionals

  • Broaden knowledge and skills in mobilizing key populations and local communities by showcasing effective community empowerment programmes that strengthen public health outcomes in HIV treatment, prevention, care and support

Leadership workshops

  • Provide a platform for new and current leaders to share and learn innovative skills for effective, coordinated and transparent HIV response
  • Develop and enhance the ability to assess and measure commitments and actions of leaders in HIV policy and response

Science workshops

  • Accelerate the scaling up of evidence-informed approaches to the HIV response and highlight excellence in the latest research
  • Enhance skills and encourage collaborative learning on the latest scientific research

Workshop levels

Foundation level

These workshops are for learners new to a career in HIV and health. They are intended to build strong foundation skills and knowledge.

Intermediate level

These workshops are for mid-career learners who have a strong foundation and are looking to advance their professional expertise and become more effective team leaders. They offer a robust selection of topics that will help delegates specialize their focus, explore new areas and opportunities, or expand their skills to the next level of professional development.

Advanced level

These workshops are for people who have been working in HIV and health for years and are looking for new, fresh approaches to the HIV response and delivering on high-stakes projects. They allow delegates to build and nurture their talent while increasing their own influence and marketability and strengthen engagement with key experts at leading global health organizations.

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The difference between a workshop and a symposium

A workshop is an interactive session that promotes and enhances opportunities for active learning.

Workshops differ from other sessions at AIDS 2024 as they:

  • Are targeted at specific audiences
  • Can be longer in duration (up to 120 minutes)
  • Have at least two facilitators
  • Use interactive tools to offer a more engaging experience, such as case studies, multiple perspectives (point/counter), role play, storytelling, testimonials, Q&A, formal debate, discussions, roundtable and group work

Scholarships for workshop facilitators

The main facilitator and co-facilitator(s) can add information about their workshop submission (with the submission number) to their AIDS 2024 Scholarship Programme applications on the conference profile. Each person must apply separately for a scholarship, using the same email address for the scholarship application and for workshop submission so that the two can be linked. Please note that if the awarded facilitator changes after the scholarship is allocated, the scholarship will be cancelled unless a request is made by 1 June 2024 to transfer the grant to the new facilitator.

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