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AIDS and Infectious Disease Conferences: Non-Federal

White House Conference on Aging
July 13, 2015 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET)
Washington, DC

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is an opportunity to recognize the importance of these key programs as well as to look ahead to the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans for the next decade. Click here on ways to get involved.

Learn More: Read the conference blog and this post about Federal activities addressing HIV and aging.

Watch it Live: The conference will be broadcast live on Everyone is encouraged to host a watch party, and use this discussion guide (PDF, 268 KB) during your watch party.

Participate via Social Media: You can join the discussion at the White House on Twitter or Facebook by posting your questions and comments using #WHCOA. You can also send your comments to

8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) Exit Disclaimer
July 19-22, 2015
Vancouver, Canada

As the largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS related issues, this forum enables those involved in the global response to HIV to examine the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research, and explore realistic application in implementation programs. IAS 2015 is organized by the International AIDS Society Exit Disclaimer and the University of British Columbia Exit Disclaimer Division of AIDS. Follow the conference using #IAS2015, in the blog or by emails from NAM Exit Disclaimer (the official news provider).

2015 Healthy Aging Summit Exit Disclaimer
July 27-28, 2015
Washington, DC

Sponsored by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, this Summit will explore the science of healthy aging, identify knowledge gaps, promote the role of prevention and preventive services in improving quality of life in later years and mobilize action to improve the delivery of care for those aging in place or in transition. Registration Exit Disclaimer is open; Onsite registration occurs after July 17.

US Conference on AIDS (USCA) Exit Disclaimer
September 10-13, 2015
Washington, DC

USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together thousands of workers representing all sectors and every front of the war against this disease—from case managers and  physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with  HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and policy-makers. For more information, click here. Exit Disclaimer Register here. Exit Disclaimer Watch this page for details on the social media lounge.

6th Annual International Conference on Stigma Exit Disclaimer
November 20, 2015
Washington, DC

With the theme of “Looking Inward, Moving Forward.”, this event brings together researchers, activists, academics, affected individuals, and the larger community, to explore HIV-related stigma, and what can be done to reduce it.  Abstracts are due September 14, 2015. Exit Disclaimer

2015 National HIV Prevention Conference
December 6-9, 2015
Atlanta, GA

As a collaboration between federal agencies, local governments and other organizations, this is a preeminent conference for state and local health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others to share advances, strategies and accomplishments in HIV prevention and care. Exhbitor information is available. Registration is open. Exit Disclaimer

National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS & other Health Disparities (NAESM) Exit Disclaimer
January 21-24, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

This conference will further conversation on HIV/AIDS and other health disparity matters that are important to the community. The theme is "Live it! Be it! Taking Ownership of Our Own Health". Abstract submission Exit Disclaimer and registration Exit Disclaimer are open. Abstracts are due October 15, 2015 (8:00pm ET).

AIDS 2016 (21st International AIDS Conference) Exit Disclaimer
July 17-22, 2016
Durban, South Africa

Organized by The International AIDS Society and its partners, at this event, scientists, policymakers, world leaders, and people living with HIV will gather to discuss successes and challenges and global epidemic trends.  Registration and abstract submission Exit Disclaimer open December 1, 2015. More  information Exit Disclaimer and key dates. Exit Disclaimer

New Media and Other Conferences

National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media Exit Disclaimer
August 11 - 13, 2015
Atlanta, GA

This conference brings together individuals representing academia, public health researchers and practitioners from federal and state government and the private sector, and provides a forum for collegial dialogue within and across these disciplines. Organized by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), this event is an opportunity to meet with colleagues and shape the future of health communication, marketing, and media practice.

APHA Annual Meeting Exit Disclaimer
October 31-November 4, 2015
Chicago, IL

The American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. Conference attendees attend to strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.  The 2015 theme is Health in All Policies.

Read this blog or watch this video Exit Disclaimer to learn about the social media lab at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

NTC (NonProfit Technology Conference) Exit Disclaimer
March 23-25, 2016
San Jose, CA

Sponsored by NTEN, a membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes, NTC is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event with over 100 sessions on the latest trends in nonprofit technology. Nonprofit professionals from around the world attend to collaborate, innovate, and maximize effectiveness with technology.

Conference Coverage

The blog includes posts about recent Federally supported conferences, and new media and health conferences. For more information, subscribe to the blog and read our conference posts. Click the links below to view selected "Conversations with" videos from these conferences:

U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)
October 2-5, 2014 released several posts about the conference.  You can also view this video about the commitment of the Federal workforce shown during the “Federal Programs and the Changing Landscape of HIV/AIDS” plenary.