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AIDS and Infectious Disease Conferences: Non-Federal

27th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS Exit Disclaimer
May 21-24, 2015
New Orleans, LA

This conference is sponsored by the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. The theme is "Staying Relevant in an Era of Great Change — Challenges and Opportunities for HIV/AIDS Social Work."  Click here for more information. Exit Disclaimer

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. Online registration is open. Exit Disclaimer View conference key dates. Exit Disclaimer

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 is open. Exit Disclaimer

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

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

This conference is a collaboration between several federal agencies, local governments and other organizations. It is the preeminent conference for state and local health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others to share the latest advancements, strategies and accomplishments in HIV prevention and care.

This four-day conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables and poster presentations and is a platform for conference participants to engage in rigorous scientific, programmatic, and technology information exchange. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Exhbitor information is now available.  Please visit for updates, and send questions to

New Media and Other Conferences

YTH Live 2015: Igniting Youth Tech Health Innovation Exit Disclaimer
April 26–28, 2015
San Francisco, CA

YTH Live is the premier conference for trailblazing technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations. Register here. Exit Disclaimer

Do you use new media and want to increase your organization’s reach and impact? Or maybe you’re interested in using these platforms but not sure where to start? The YTH and Social Media Lounge is a friendly space for attendees to receive free, one-on-one training to address your social media needs. Ask about using new media for your organization, learn from others about tools they are having success with, and come by to charge your mobile devices! It’s a great chance to meet other attendees, and share lessons about experiences in the digital world.

Not going to YthLive?  Sign up for free 1-to-1 training Exit Disclaimer from Virtual Office Hours.

Read about the lounge in this blog post. Exit Disclaimer Use the conference hashtag  #YTHLive. Exit Disclaimer

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.

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.