The world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS – the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2009) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2009. The event will be organized by the IAS, in partnership with South African-based NGO, Dira Sengwe, organizer of the series of South African AIDS Conferences.
Held every two years, the conference attracts about 5,000 delegates from all over the world. It is a unique opportunity for the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and to explore how scientific advances can – in very practical ways – inform the global response to HIV/AIDS.
Overview of IAS 2009
As the fifth conference in the HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention series, IAS 2009 will feature reports on the latest developments in the areas of basic, clinical and prevention science.
IAS 2009 is Socially Responsible
In an effort to make IAS 2009 socially responsible, the conference secretariat has taken measures to REDUCE the environmental impact of the conference, while supporting the local economy.
IAS 2009 Community Activities
Community activities are intended to support the meaningful participation of community delegates at what is essentially a scientific conference. The activities are also aimed at enriching the conference programme with a community perspective.