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Upcoming Conferences and Events

Organized by timeframe into 2021, with registration deadlines, abstract submission deadlines, save-the-dates, online event series, and 2020 on-demand recorded events.


August 2020

2020 Joint Statistical Meetings. Now virtual. August 1-6, 2020. Registration is now open. Agenda is available on the JSM website. ATN will present at this meeting at a topic-contributed session, including missing data, SMART trial designs, and mobile data, on August 6. Presentation lineup:

Hidden Markov Models to Detect SMS Survey Compliance Patterns of Youth at High Risk for Acquiring HIV Enrolled in an MHealth Intervention. Warren Comulada, UCLA; Heather J Gunn, UCLA; Dallas Swendeman, UCLA

Design and Analysis Considerations for a Sequentially Randomized HIV Prevention Trial. David Benkeser, Emory University; Keith Horvath, University of California, San Diego; Cathy J Reback, Friends Research Institute; Joshua Rusow, Friends Research Institute; Michael Hudgens, UNC

Using Multiple Imputation to Account for Uncertainty in Summary Scores Derived from Likert Scale Survey Items. Evan Kwiatkowski, University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

Statistical Methods for Adolescent HIV Trials. Kevin Donovan

Followed by Floor Discussion

Black Women's Health Across the Lifespan, 3 online sessions August 5, 6, and 7, at 12pm ET each day, from HealthHIV. 

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold its 68th full Council meeting virtually, Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 3-5pm EDT. 

2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment. Now virtual - August 11-14, 2020. Registration is open. More about taking the conference virtual in this announcement.

During the 2020 National Ryan White Conference, will host a series of 20-minute virtual events, "Live with Leadership," free and open to the public with no advance registration needed, as follows:

- August 11: 6pm ET, Ending the HIV Epidemic with Dr. Laura Cheever, Associate Administrator, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau
- August 12: 4:30pm ET, Implementing EHE: A Community Perspective with Gabriel Maldonado, CEO and Founder, TruEvolution, Riverside, CA
- August 12: 6pm ET, Innovating Care and Optimizing Public Health with Heather Hauck, Deputy Associate Administrator, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau
- August 13: 6pm ET, 30 Years of HIV Care and Treatment with Dr. Cheever and Heather Hauck

ACTHIV 2020 - Rescheduled, now virtual August 20-22, 2020. (Was to be held in Chicago, IL.)


September 2020

SYNChronicity 2020. Virtual, September 8-11, 2020. 

Fast-Track Cities 2020 (IAPAC). Now virtual. September 9-10, 2020. (A second in-person conference is being planned for March 22-25, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.)

2020 STD Prevention Conference. Now virtual. Dates extended. September 14-24, 2020. (Was to be in Atlanta, GA.)

Save the Date - September 17, 2020 webinar: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities, from the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH)


October 2020

2020 Fall ATN Virtual Meeting - October 27-28, 2020. Full details including how to register and an agenda will be announced towards the end of summer 2020.

HIV Glasgow. Now virtual. October 5-8, 2020. Registration is open. (Was in Glasgow, Scotland.)

United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA). Now virtual. October 19-21, 2020. Registration is open.

IDWeek. Now virtual, October 21-25, 2020. Read more about the virtual format in this announcement. General registration is open. Added: A 24-hour session on COVID-19 taking place October 21, 2020 virtually. (This event was originally scheduled in Philadelphia, PA.)

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo. October 24-28, 2020. Will be held virtually. (Was to be in San Francisco, CA.)

Adherence 2020. Postponed to November 1-4, 2020, same venue, Orlando, FL. (Originally scheduled for June 7-10, 2020.) A virtual pre-conference was held May 6 - more here.


November - December 2020

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) Summit 2020: Resistance & Responsibility. Virtual November 4-6, 2020. Abstracts due August 7, 2020. 

Howard University International Conference on Stigma. Will be virtual, registration closed temporarily while transitioning to online event. Will be held November 20, 2020. Abstracts due September 18, 2020. There is also a call for art submissions, due October 9, 2020. (Was to be held in Washington, DC.)

2020 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Annual Conference. Will be held virtually; November 2020, exact dates and details to be announced soon.

HIV & Adolescent 2020 Workshop. Rescheduled to November 28-30, 2020 in Windhoek, Namibia. Abstract deadline extended to August 14, 2020.

INTEREST Conference. Rescheduled to December 1-4, 2020 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Fast-Track Cities 2021. Lisbon, Portugal, March 22-25, 2021. Abstracts due October 30, 2020.

2020 HPTN Annual Meeting (HIV Prevention Trials Network). Postponed until Fall 2020 or later.

13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Mid-December; exact dates to be announced.



Canceled/Rescheduled to 2021

HIV R4P (HIV Research for Prevention) Conference. Cape Town, South Africa; Postponed until January 17-21, 2021.

2020 Hispanic Health Conference - Rescheduled to next year, March 18-21, 2021.

2020 Conference on Adolescent Health - Canceled. Save the date for 2021: May 13-14 next year, University of Michigan.

Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. Philadelphia, PA; postponed to next year, August 19-21, 2021. (Was to be held July 23-25, 2020.)


2021 Save the Date

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. March 10-14, 2021 in Baltimore, MD.

Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, April 12-16, 2021. Read the announcement that the meeting will be virtual here. (2020 meeting was canceled.)

11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science. Save the date, July 18-21, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. 

2021 Spring ATN Meeting - Save the date. April 28-30, 2021. More about ATN full meetings here.


Online Live Event Series and Recordings - Dates Vary

Now through October 2020: HIV2020 Online Sessions. See all dates, times and topics here.

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Online Content Package. Previously planned for a live event in San Diego. (SAHM's 2021 Annual Meeting will be held March 10-14, in Baltimore, MD next year).

Scientific Webinar Series, from the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office, National Institutes of Health  - more dates to be announced.

First in this series can be seen as a recording, titled, "What will it take to create health equity for sexual and gender minority young people?" presented by Brian Mustanski, PhD, Director, Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. 

Recording: Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) - Meeting for June 2020 (aired June 25, 2020)

YouTube recording: Latino Commission on AIDS Forum: National study of social and structural drivers of COVID-19 diagnoses and deaths among Hispanic/Latinos. (Webinar was held August 5, 2020.) Discussion panel features Melissa Marzan-Rodriguez, DrPH, who is an ATN Diversity Scholar. Learning Opportunities Events List - includes upcoming live webinars, Twitter chats, and more. 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Videocasting page - List of live events here, and past recorded events can be found here

Recorded Webinar (Live event was July 29): SYNCing the Ending the HIV Epidemic and Social Justice: COVID-19, HIV, and the African-American/Black Community. Register to view the recording here.


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