Here are the final numbers for IAS 2013:
- 5,220 participants
- 127 countries represented
- 118 scholarship recipients (18 community scholarship recipients)
- 183 volunteers
- 2,131 abstracts submitted; 896 accepted
- 71 sessions (39 non-abstract driven sessions, 32 abstract-driven sessions)
- 9 plenary speeches
- 35 exhibits
- 17 satellite meetings
- 7 scientific prizes and awards
- 12,298 Facebook fans, 2,287+ #IAS2013 tweets and 20,000+ visits to www.ias2013.org (since Sunday, 30 June)
On Sunday 100 community and community-interested participants, 80% from Malaysia came together to discuss some of the conference hot topics with international scientists. Included in the subjects of discussion were the HIV cure and the next generation of drugs, comprehensive packaging of services for Key Affected Populations (KAPs), policy and legal reform to ensure universal access to services for KAPs, and Trans-Pacific Partnerships and Free Trade Treaties and strategies to ensure the continued access to generic HIV medicine in developing countries.
Interpretation into Malay enabled local community representatives to engage fully in the discussions. The Community Activist Liaisons were also introduced to the group and they explained their role in supporting peaceful, productive activism in the conference.
Two IAS partners, NAM and Clinical Care Options, are providing free scientific coverage of the conference. NAM, the official provider of online scientific reporting, is filing news stories on major scientific presentations and publishing a daily English-language electronic news bulletin that will be translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. To receive the bulletin, please sign-up here.
Clinical Care Options (CCO), the official online partner for scientific analysis, is providing summaries of key data and analyses by expert faculty during and after the conference. During the conference, CCO’s downloadable audio highlights will provide analyses of studies presented in selected oral sessions. Additional resources such as Expert Analyses and downloadable slides will be available after the conference. The CCO website is a free, international service. One-time free registration is required.
As was the case with previous editions of the IAS Conference, organizers will be holding a media training session prior to the IAS 2013 conference on Sunday 30 June, 10.00-12.00. Media training sessions form an important part of the pre-conference programme: the free event, open to all media delegates, is tailored to help participants get the most out of the conference, learn about the latest developments in HIV and hear from a range of speakers covering topics related to the conference. More...
Kuala Lumpur, a leader among Asian tiger economies, will bring close to 120 international and media scholarship recipients from five continents for the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013).
Committed to making the conference accessible to people from resource-limited settings and communities, researchers and students, the conference organizers selected these recipients from a pool of more than 1,200 applicants from 113 countries. They represent a broad array of scientific and medical disciplines, as well as community and media. The criteria used to determine scholarship recipients included country of work, personal profile (gender, age, etc.), occupation, type of organization and experience in the field. More...