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AIDS and Infectious Disease Conferences: Non-Federal

#BlackLivesMatter Conference: HIV, Stigma and Violence Exit Disclaimer
December 1, 2015
Chicago, IL

Sponsored by The AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Black Treatment Advocates Network Chicago, the Primary Prevention Early Intervention Committee of CAHISC and the Chicago Department of Public Health and other partners, this conference aims to discuss socio-contextual, violence, stigma, economic, and political issues associated with HIV prevention and share best practices in surmounting these challenges. Register here. 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.

Visit the CDC and Social Media Lab for free individualized help in using digital tools to extend the reach of your HIV programs. Hours are December 7 and 8 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Hyatt Regency, Hanover C Room. We will also offer group sessions:

Monday Dec. 7
10:30-11:00 am – On the Horizon: Emerging Social Media Channels
12:00-1:00 pm – HIV Risk Reduction Tool Feedback Session
1:30-2:30 pm – DASH Website Usability Testing
2:30-3:00 pm – Creating Visuals/Video on a Shoestring Budget

Tuesday Dec. 8
10:30-11:00 am – It’s More Than Hits: How Increasing Engagement is the Key to Social Media Success
12:00-1:00 pm - HIV Risk Reduction Tool Feedback Session
2:30-3:00 pm – Measuring Success: Understanding and Learning from Social Media and Web Analytics

Check out the program book (PDF, 1.4 MB), use the conference app Exit Disclaimer and follow the hashtag #NHPC2015.

15th Ryan White HIV/AIDS AETC Program Clinical Care Conference Exit Disclaimer
December 15-17, 2015
New Orleans, LA

This conference will provide state-of-the art updates on research, care, and treatment issues in the medical management of HIV infection. Restricted to 350 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other key clinical decision makers in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded clinics and programs. Online registration Exit Disclaimer closes on December 4, 2015, or sooner if registration fills to capacity.

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". Registration Exit Disclaimer is open.

CROI 2016 Exit Disclaimer
February 22 – 26, 2016
Boston, MA
The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases.

28th Annual Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS Exit Disclaimer
May 26 - 29, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Sponsored by The Boston College School of Social Work, this event draws more than 500 AIDS-care social workers. The theme is "This is What We Are About: Champions for HIV Care". Register here. Call for presentations closes December 4, 2015. (PDF 212 KB)

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

2016 Texas HIV/STD Conference Exit Disclaimer
October 4-6, 2016
Austin, TX

This conference is offered by TX Department of State Health Services. The event’s goal is to enhance responsiveness of people and systems supporting the spectrum of HIV/STD prevention and treatment services in Texas.  Click the tentative schedule. Exit Disclaimer Hotel reservations will be available November 2015, and in Spring 2016, information on registration and exhibiting.

New Media and Other Conferences

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 work 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 was Health in All Policies. and APHA staff hosted a Social Media Lab to provide hands-on advice and instruction. Read our takeaways from the lab.

Interested in getting free TA after the conference? Register for Virtual Office Hours.

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.

YTH Live Exit Disclaimer
April 24-26, 2016
San Francisco, CA

YTH Live is an annual conference for trailblazing technology that advances youth health and wellness. Attendees working in youth advocacy, health, and technology gather to showcase what works, share ideas and learnings, and launch collaborations.  Registration is open Exit Disclaimer Sponsor: Yth. 

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