Adherence 2016 is the premier conference dedicated to the presentation and discussion of HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research, as well as current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum, within the context of achieving an optimized continuum of HIV care.
Adherence 2016 is sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC). The conference's Co-Chairs are K. Rivet Amico, PhD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA) and Michael J. Mugavero, MD, MHSc (University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA).
The target audience for this conference includes physicians, nurses/nurse-practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, behavioral researchers, social scientists, epidemiologists, social workers, case managers, AIDS service organization (ASO) staff, and allied healthcare and lay professionals working in the field of HIV medicine.
This activity is accredited by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) for physician and nurse continuing education. Accreditation applications are pending for psychologist and pharmacy continuing education.
Adherence 2016 will take place at a critical time in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as the global HIV community coalesces around ambitious 90-90-90 targets and aims to scale up access to biomedical prevention, including postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Key to attaining the 90-90-90 targets and facilitiating the scale-up of biomedical prevention interventions is the optimization of HIV care and prevention continua and mitigation of barriers such as discrimination and stigma, including in healthcare settings.
Adherence 2016 will focus on state-of-the-science evidence on best practices and key lessons learned in the field of HIV treatment and prevention adherence since Adherence 2015, and provide a forum for discussions about practical, real-world implementation of behavioral, clinical, strucural, and other interventions to maximize the therapeutic and preventative effects of antiretroviral therapy.
Adherence 2016 will focus on five thematic areas: 1) data for action, 2) optimizing the HIV care continuum, 3) optimizing the HIV prevention continuum, 4) leaving no one behind, and 5) ending AIDS as a public health threat. The program will feature a Keynote address; the Gary S. Reiter, MD, and Andrew Kaplan, MD, Memorial Lecture; and the Mario S. Cooper Memorial Colloquium, as well as:
3 pre-conference breakfast sessions
11 plenary sessions
5 panel discussions
6 oral abstract sessions, including late-breaker
2 poster sessions
Adherence 2016 provides the opportunity to meet with more than 400 key members from a variety of practice settings including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, and many more. There are a limited number of exhibitor spaces and sponsorships available for this conference. If you are interested, please contact Michael Glass at firstname.lastname@example.org.