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Key Deadlines

Abstract Submission
Sunday 29 May

Scholarship Applications
Sunday 5 June

Early Bird Registration
Sunday 11 September

Monday 10 October

Final Registration
Friday 28 October

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Edition 2


2016 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference



The National Program Committee have been working hard to develop an engaging and educational program that showcases new research and developments taking place in the sector. They have secured some of the top researchers and influencers in the field ensuring this year's conference is certainly not one to be missed. This is your chance to be a part of the program that is taking a new approach and challenging everyone.

The abstract submission deadline is fast approaching, don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your research! Be sure to submit your abstract before Sunday 29 May 2016.

Abstracts will be accepted for: 
  • Oral presentations 
  • Poster presentations
Make sure you review the abstract guidelines and download the abstract template before you submit.


This year, AFAO and ASHM will host a provocative closing plenary ‘HIV in 2020 – Imagining the Future’, featuring government, clinical, research and community panelists, including some of our Keynote Conference guests.

With Australia having set a world-leading goal of virtually eliminating HIV transmission by 2020, we’re working with newfound energy to increase HIV testing and treatment and educate communities under the Ending HIV banner. But for all our efforts, what will we find when we arrive in 2020. Will HIV be over? Hardly. To presume this is to misunderstand the rhetorical device of Ending HIV and the mobilising intent of ambitious goals.

But if HIV will still be here, then in what ways? At what intensity? Affecting whom? What of our organisations and workforce? Will governments continue to invest? And will it all be success? What of the slow increases in HIV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? Do we dare hope that thirty years after the introduction of NSPs, governments will have the wisdom to protect them?

Thinking about these questions can help us plan so that we get as close to our goals as possible.

As you consider your travel plans for the 2016 Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference, we encourage you to stay through to this year’s special Conference closing.


Will you be travelling to Adelaide from Interstate? There are over 25 flights departing from Adelaide after the conference on Friday 18 November

Sydney: 2               Melbourne: 7            Brisbane: 3           Auckland (1 stop): 11     
Perth: 1                   Darwin: 1                   Hobart: 2                 

Plan your travel home after the conference to ensure you don't miss the closing session.

We have noticed that some airlines have been having some fantastic sales recently. Make sure you check out Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar websites regularly to ensure you don't miss out.

It's always good to plan ahead so why not start thinking about your accommodation and travel now? The conference organisers have secured some great rates at various hotels in Adelaide for conference delegates. Visit the accommodation page on the conference website to view more information on each hotel and be ready for when registration opens.

Want more information on
speakers, registration and the program.

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