2015 World STI & HIV Congress and Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference
One Day Pre-Congress Science Meeting 

To be held alongside the World STI & HIV Congress 2015

Sunday 13 September 2015

Call for Abstracts! 

The theme for the 2015 One Day Pre-Congress Science Program is: Innovations in Program Design for Sexual and Reproductive Health.

The first half of the day will focus on the prevention program (PPD) including discussions on program efficiencies; program integration (opportunities and challenges); primary care; key populations; programme synergies and comparisons of strengths and weaknesses of a “populations” versus a “services” focus.  We are particularly interested in interactions among these distinct aspects of program design and effects of context on the issues listed above.

The second half of the day will focus on hot topics in epidemiology as (and because) they impact prevention program design (PPD), including discussions on:

  • Concentrated versus Generalized epidemics
  • Epidemic types
  • Epidemic phases
  • Issues of concentration and clustering
  • Networks and hot spots
  • The role of key populations in epidemics
Impact of epidemiology on prevention program design and effects of prevention program design on epidemiology are of particular interest.

Please submit a one page abstract of the work you would like to present to pbj9@cdc.gov with carbon copy to soa1@cdc.gov by close of business Thursday 30 April 2015. We will get back to you with review and results by Friday 15 May 2015. 

Our best regards

Sevgi Aral, PhD, MS, MA
Associate Director for Science
Division of STI Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

James Blanchard, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor and Director
Centre for Global Public Health
University of Manitoba, Canada