via Iris House
The 18th Annual Women as the Face of AIDS Summit
Monday, May 8, 2023
11 am – 6 pm
Iris House: A Center for Women Living with HIV, Inc., is now accepting Workshop Proposals Abstracts for our annual Women as the Face of AIDS Summit, taking place both in-person and virtually (hybrid) on Monday, May 8, 2023. The summit will provide educational and networking opportunities for people living with HIV and AIDS, healthcare providers, mental health professionals working in AIDS service organizations, community-based organizations, government agencies, and medical facilities. This year's hybrid summit will reach women and providers from across the U.S. and around the world.
The 2023 Summit's theme is "Reframing HIV. Refresh, Reflect & Renew" and we are so excited about the opportunities it will present. The scale of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS epidemic) has exceeded all expectations since its identification 40 years ago. Globally, an estimated 36 million people are currently living with HIV (with women and girls accounting for about 48% of all new infections in 2019), and nearly half have perished, with most in sub-Saharan Africa.
Examples of the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, South America, and Central America provide insight into the demographics, modes of exposure, treatment and prevention options, and economic effect of the endemic on the global community. The epidemic in each region of the world is influenced by a myriad of intersectional factors associated with the spread of HIV/AIDS and various responses that have evolved to address it. These influences are important in developing HIV/AIDS policies and programs to effectively address the global pandemic.
The spread of HIV and its impact on social capital, population structure, and economic growth has been greater than anticipated. Responding to HIV/AIDS on a scale proportionate with the epidemic is a global imperative and steady social mobilization is necessary to combat one of the most serious crises facing human development. This year's summit will attempt to address the local, domestic, and global implications of the virus and how we need to reframe, refresh, reflect, and renew the impact of and response to HIV.
Workshop Presentations will showcase 60-minute presentations that will reflect one of the five conference tracks. We invite a wide range of presentation styles -- lecture, Q&A, panel, hands-on participation, and more -- and hope to offer a diverse collection of topics within each track. This year's format will offer opportunities to present on five themes, each drawing on the impact women have had in Ending the Epidemic and how women must reframe, refresh, reflect, and renew innovative HIV/AIDS programs and services.
Submission Deadline: Workshop Abstract due to Iris House by 5PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
Selection: Workshop faculty will be notified no later than 5PM on Friday, March 31, 2023.
For more information and submission details, visit Iris House's Call for Workshop Submissions