The annual CAHR Conference is the premier gathering in Canada for those working in all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic.
Once again, leading edge topics will be discussed during a mix of Plenary, Concurrent and Special Sessions, which will allow you to connect with researchers, frontline public health and community-based workers, policy makers, people living with HIV and AIDS and others interested in the field of HIV research.
Attendees will meet to share the outcomes of new research; to honour new investigators and to acknowledge the achievements of major contributors to the field; to discuss some of the wider issues related to the HIV/AIDS pandemic; and to elect a Board of Directors to carry on the work of the Association.
Tremendous successes have been achieved in the fight against HIV-AIDS. A larger than ever proportion of patients are now on life-saving antiretroviral therapy, pre-exposure prophylaxis was shown to be effective in preventing new infections, mother-to-child transmission has been contained in a handful of countries, and immune responses to HIV and immune correlates of protection are better understood than ever before, leading the way to promising vaccine development. However, the decrease in worldwide incidence rates have plateaued, access to care and treatment remains problematic for many people living with HIV worldwide, stigma is still heavily present, drug resistance and accelerated aging remains of concern, financing a sustainable response is challenging, and an efficient vaccine against HIV and a cure to HIV-AIDS are still over the horizon. HIV continues to kill.
As a united and collaborative group of researchers, health care workers, community workers, students, educators, advocates, volunteers, people living with HIV, and policy makers, we still have many objectives to pursue and lots of work to do to improve the life of people living with HIV and eventually overcome the epidemic. We’re not done yet.
The CAHR conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your company or organization through sponsorship and participation as an exhibitor.
Exhibitors enjoy an exclusive and central location to maximize exposure to CAHR attendees.
With a membership of more than 1,000 researchers and others interested in HIV research, the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) is the leading organization of HIV/AIDS researchers in Canada. CAHR is the organizing body for the Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR Conference). CAHR encourages Canadian researchers to be leaders in knowledge translation and to effectively respond both to the Canadian and global HIV/AIDS epidemics. Since its founding in 1991, CAHR has promoted excellence in HIV research, including mentorship and career development of investigators entering the field. CAHR fosters collaboration and co-operation among HIV research communities, including basic, clinical and social sciences, epidemiology and public health. CAHR also engages people living with HIV/AIDS and AIDS service organizations in ongoing dialogue and information exchange to ensure that HIV/AIDS research remains responsive to the epidemic and its stakeholders. CAHR is a registered charity.