March 3, 2014
Today the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) kicks off in Boston, and this update details a range of opportunities for advocates to engage around the issues and data presented.
- Would you like to view CROI talks and posters?
Plenaries, symposia, scientific overviews, oral abstract sessions and themed discussions will be webcast and podcast. Webcasts are also available as streaming video for the Apple iPad and iPhone. Visit www.CROIwebcasts.org to access the CROI 2014 webcasts and podcasts. Webcasts will be available within 24 hours of the end of the session.
- Are you attending CROI and seeking to meet up with other advocates and activists?
Join ATAC, AVAC, NMAC, NASTAD and Project Inform on Wednesday evening for the annual community reception at CROI – details here.
Also, AIDS Treatment News has introduced a message board at www.aidsnews.org/croi. It's up now and will be maintained through the conference to help activists at the conference know what formal or informal events are most important for them to attend. Check it out!
- AVAC will be addressing some of the data and presentations from CROI as part of its year-long dialogue series, Research & Reality. Be sure to register for our next webinar—Facing questions about hormonal contraceptives and HIV: What's next in getting answers?—scheduled for Monday, March 10 at 10am EDT. (See roadmap for relevant sessions at CROI.)
CROI is billed as an annual "meeting of the minds" between laboratory and clinical science. This year's meeting will bring updates on PrEP, microbicides, vaccines, voluntary medical male circumcision, treatment as prevention, hormonal contraception and HIV and more.
Hope to see many of you in Boston!