The scientific programme of the 4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention aims to provide new insights into HIV disease development, prevention, and care that can lead to novel research directions and help translate theoretic advances into clinical practice and prevention programmes. Comprised of experts from around the world, the Scientific Programme Committee is committed to ensuring that the IAS 2007 programme will address the most timely and relevant scientific issues of the day, including the challenge of expanding treatment in resource-limited settings and the implications of emerging research on public and individual health.
The abstract-driven programme will feature state-of-the-art research in three broad areas: basic, clinical and prevention science. The basic sciences track will focus on virology, immunology, pathogenesis and preclinical research into drugs and vaccines. The clinical sciences track will cover the spectrum from treatment and low-cost monitoring in resource-limited settings to new treatments, strategies and advanced approaches to HIV care and treatment across specific populations. The biomedical prevention track will focus on strategies for preventing HIV transmission that have a biomedical basis, such as vaccines, microbicides, chemoprophylaxis and substitution therapy for drug dependence.
In addition to abstract-driven sessions, the conference will offer daily plenary sessions featuring distinguished researchers, scientific leaders, and clinical experts. Other non-abstract driven sessions include symposia, offering keynote addresses or presentations of outstanding abstracts, and bridging sessions, which will provide an opportunity for a multi-disciplinary discussion of a single issue from a variety of viewpoints.
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