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June 1-4
The South African TB Conference 2010
Durban, South Africa
Organised by the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), the TB Conference will be a forum for people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skills to come together to review the evidence and to debate and develop innovative approaches to fight the TB epidemic in the era of HIV. The theme of the conference will be "forging strategic partnerships to fight TB and HIV". This will highlight two central strategies. The first is the involvement of communities in prevention, case finding, and case holding activities. The second is the provision of integrated TB and HIV services. Early registration fee prior to January 21, 2010: R3 306.00 including VAT; Regular registration fee prior to May 14, 2010: R3 876.00 including VAT; On-site registration fee from June 1, 2010: R4 446.00 including VAT.
For more information, contact Tamlynne Wilton, Head, Conference Division, E-mail: tamw@foundation.co.za; Tel: +27 (0) 12 816 9000, 0861 115 182; Fax: +27 (0) 12 807 7191/ 7153, 0861 115 181 / 180 / 185; or access the Web site: http://www.ngopulse.org/event/south-african-tb-conference-2010 .

June 1-5
ACHA 2010 Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The mission of the American College Health Association (ACHA) is to advance the health of college students and the campus community. To support this mission, the ACHA will hold its 2010 annual meeting, focusing on the following objectives. (1) Gain greater understanding of the health and wellness environments in which it operates. (2) Recognize the effect of diverse cultures and experiences on the health of individuals and communities. (3) Integrate college health with the missions of the institutions it serves. (4) Create opportunities for collaboration and exchange of ideas among students and college health professionals. (5) Promote research, education, training, and development of collaborative programs that enable the ACHA to provide students and higher education communities with health promotion and disease prevention services, clinical services, consumer services, and mental health services.(6) Understand principles of public health and how to apply them to college health.
For more information, contact Cynthia Perez, ACHA. E-mail cperez@acha.org; phone (410) 859-1500, ext. 258; or access the Web site at http://www.acha.org/annualmeeting10/index.html. To register for the meeting, visit the Registration page at: http://www.acha.org/AnnualMeeting10/registration.html. Registration fees vary according to the date registered and membership status.

June 2-3
Tuberculosis Clinical Intensive - Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA
This course is for clinicians and other medical care providers who manage patients with or at risk for tuberculosis. The course will cover: transmission and pathogenesis; epidemiology of Washington state and use of genotyping; laboratory methods; TB radiology; diagnosis, management, and treatment of TB; treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI); legal and ethical issues in TB control; TB and HIV; pediatric TB; extrapulmonary TB; global response to TB threat; and TB treatment in special situations. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Application deadline: May 10, 2010. There is no fee for this course. Continuing education credits are available.
For more information contact the Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center, E-mail: tbcenter@nationaltbcenter.edu; Phone: (415) 502-4600; Fax: (415) 502-4620; or access the Web site: http://www.nationaltbcenter.ucsf.edu/training/tbcijun10.cfm .

June 4
Tuberculosis Nursing Intensive - Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA
This one-day course is designed for nurses, communicable disease investigators, and other licensed medical care providers who work with TB patients. The course will cover the medical management of TB, fundamentals of TB case management, refugees screening and class Bs, HIV case management and other co-morbidities, TB case management and community partnerships, TB targeted testing and latent TB infection (LTBI), TB laboratory methods, and cultural competency. Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required. Application deadline: May 10, 2010. There is no fee for this course. Continuing education credits are available.
For more information, contact the Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center. E-mail tbcenter@nationaltbcenter.edu; phone (415) 502-4600; fax (415) 502-4620; or access the Web site at http://www.nationaltbcenter.ucsf.edu/training/TBNISeattle10.cfm.

June 11-12
2nd Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights:"From Evidence and Principle to Policy and Practice" and 2010 Annual General Meeting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Legal Network invites policy-makers, legal professionals, health researchers, activists, and people living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS to this Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights - a selection of panel discussions on advancing Canadian law and policy, based on scientific evidence and human rights principles. Participant Fee: General Admission - $100.00; Students, Legal Network members and low-income participants - $50.00; New Member Special Discount - $80.00.
For more information contact Lindsey Amèrica-Simms, Outreach Coordinator, Email: lsimms@aidslaw.ca; Phone: +1 416 595-1666 ext. 236; or access the Web site: http://www.aidslaw.ca/EN/AGM2010/index.htm .

June 11-12
Addressing the Intersection of Multiple Health Concerns for Migrant Populations: Family Planning, STDs, HIV, Tuberculosis & Substance Abuse
Fresno, CA, USA
This training is designed to target the clinicians, program managers, and allied health professionals serving the medical needs of the migrant population in the Central Valley of California. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe how Family Planning, HIV, STDs, Tuberculosis, and Substance Abuse intersect and affect health outcomes of migrant clients; (2) Describe two models of care in the Central Valley that help service clients with multiple health concerns; (3) List two resources that provide linkage to health care and improve access for clients with multiple issues; (4) Identify two ways to increase cultural proficiency when providing medical care; and (5) Describe three challenges for migrant clients receiving health care services in the Central Valley. Registration is free and continuing education credits are available.
Contact: For more information contact Andres Alba, Email: aalba@fresno.ucsf.edu, Phone: (559) 499-6457; or Amanda Newstetter, Email: newstetter@jba-cht.com, Phone: (510) 835-3700; or access the Web site: http://www.centerforhealthtraining.org/calendar/events/e09_06-11mhc.html .

June 14-18
37th Annual International Conference on Global Health
Washington, D.C., USA
On June 14, 2010, more than 2,500 practitioners, global health and world leaders, activists, multi-lateral organizations, the public and private sectors, members of academia, and researchers will descend upon Washington, D.C. to discuss global health's goals and metrics at the Global Health Council's 37th Annual International Conference. With the theme "Dateline 2010: Global Health Goals & Metrics," the conference will examine metrics, progress and challenges on global health goals (such as the Millennium Development Goals). As usual, the annual conference will address the full spectrum of global health issues, including emerging issues. Registration fee varies according to membership status and dates registered.Early registration deadline: February 26, 2010.
For more information contact by E-mailing: conference@globalhealth.org; Phone: (802) 649-1340; or access the Web site: http://www.globalhealth.org/conference_2010/ .

June 18
The 23rd Annual East Bay HIV Update
Oakland, CA, USA
The conference curriculum is designed to address the practical needs of care providers. A venue for innovative problem solving will be provided through didactic sessions, lively case discussions, and debates. Workshops on a variety of medical and nursing HIV/AIDS care issues offer an opportunity for small group discussions. This event is jointly presented by the East Bay AETC and the East Bay AIDS Center. Online registration available at: http://www.eastbayaetc.org . Continuing education credits are available.
For more information, call the East Bay AETC at (510) 835-3700, ext. 115, or call the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Research & Education Institute at (510) 204-2423; or access the Web site at http://www.centerforhealthtraining.org/calendar/events/e09_06-18aetc.html .

June 21-23
32nd Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference: Communication & Sexual Health: More than Words
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
The Guelph Sexuality Conference is recognized as Canada's leading, annual, training and education forum for sexual health professions. Delegates are from public health, community health, education, social services, counseling, medical doctors and nurses, clergy, and researchers. The program is dedicated to understanding the complexities of human nature and celebrating sexuality with dignity and respect. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers, therapists, administrators, and service providers to showcase their success stories. This conference is an opportunity to learn, share knowledge, network, collaborate, enhance skills, inspire, and exchange resources. Topics to be covered include: Teen Sex, Contraceptive Update, HIV Testing in the Context of Sexual Assault, and Issues Surrounding Disclosure of HIV Status. Abstract submission deadline: April 29, 2010. Early-bird registration deadline: May 16, 2010. For registration information, visit http://sexconf.open.uoguelph.ca/registration-information.html .
For more information contact the Program Manager, Office of Open Learning, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1; Email: sexconf@open.uoguelph.ca; Phone: (519) 824-4120, ext. 53412; Fax: (519) 767-1114; or access the Web site: http://sexconf.open.uoguelph.ca/ .

June 22-24
2010 National TB Conference
Atlanta, GA, USA
The theme for the 2010 National TB Conference is "Innovate to Accelerate: On the Move to Eliminate TB." This conference will be preceded by special meetings on Monday, June 21. Breakout sessions will be included to enhance discussions, as well as to share program experiences and successes. This meeting is an important forum that brings state, local, territorial, and other TB control professionals together with colleagues from the CDC to discuss a wide array of medical, technical, and programmatic TB issues. Invited participants for the 2010 conference include state and big city TB Controllers, TB Nurse Consultants, TB Program Managers, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) field staff, TB laboratory staff, and Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCC) leadership. Registration fee: $400. Registration deadline: May 28, 2010.
Contact: For more information contact Sherry Brown, Event Coordinator, E-mail: smh6@cdc.gov; Phone: (404) 639-8953; Fax: (404) 639-8604; or access the Web site: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=2010771E&OID=50 .

June 23-24
5th International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of Hepatitis Therapy
Boston, MA, USA
The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of topics related to clinical pharmacology of current and future drugs in the treatment of viral hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Topics that will be covered include preclinical models of hepatitis, genetic variation in host and virus, factors affecting treatment outcome, current and future drugs and their mechanism of action, and exposure-response (PK/PD) relationships. The meeting will consist of plenary presentations by invited speakers, abstract-driven presentations, poster viewing, and question and answer sessions.
Due to the success of last year's back-to-back format with the International Workshop on Hepatitis C-Resistance and New Compounds, the two workshops will again be held in close proximity to each other, with a joint session on tangential topics linking them together. Registration and abstract submission open on March 1, 2010. Abstract submission deadline: May 1, 2010. Early Registration deadline: April 16, 2010. A $50 US discount will be applied for persons registering for this workshop and the Hepatitis C Resistance & New Compounds Workshop.
For more information, contact Organizing Secretariat, Virology Education B.V., Biltstraat 106, 3572 BJ Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail info@virology-education.com; phone +31 (0)30 230 7140; fax +31 (0)30 230 7148; or access the Web site at http://www.virology-education.com .

June 24-25
5th International Workshop on Hepatitis C, Resistance and New Compounds
Boston, MA, USA
The International Workshop on Hepatitis C, Resistance and New Compounds provides a platform for scientific presentations and discussions for those interested in the area of antiviral drug development and antiviral drug resistance. The workshop brings together scientists representing different disciplines (chemistry, virology, hepatology, immunology, and infectious diseases) to facilitate cross-discipline interaction and debate. Some areas of particular interest are identification of new targets and compounds, novel screening approaches, in vitro efficacy and resistance evaluations, in vivo efficacy measures, tools for monitoring resistance in the clinic, as well as clinical correlates of resistance development. The core of the meeting consists of abstract-driven sessions introduced through invited lectures by leaders in the field. In addition, round table discussions and poster presentations ensure an interactive atmosphere. Due to the success of last year's back-to-back format with the International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of Hepatitis, the two workshops will again be held in close proximity to each other, with a joint session on tangential topics linking them together. Registration and abstract submission open on March 1, 2010. Abstract submission deadline: May 1, 2010. Early registration deadline: April 16, 2010.
For more information, contact the Organizing Secretariat, Virology Education B.V., Biltstraat 106, 3572 BJ Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail info@virology-education.com; phone +31 (0)30 230 7140; fax +31 (0)30 230 7148; or access the Web site at www.virology-education.com .

June 25-26
Treatment of TB, STDs, HIV, Hepatitis C and Substance Abuse on the Border: Keeping Border Patients in Care... with Limited Resources
Yuma, AZ, USA
At the end of this two-day symposium, participants will be able to (1) discuss the latest trends and treatments for TB, STDs, HIV, Hepatitis C, and substance abuse, as well as treatment and referral options in Mexico; (2) review the relationship and examine the impact and needs of these epidemics, locally and binationally; (3) develop clinical knowledge and skills to better treat and refer clients, with a focus on keeping patients in care, despite current - and potential - budget and staffing cuts; and (4) obtain testing and treatment directories and share local and cross-border resources and referral networks. Free of charge, enrollment is limited. Continuing education credits are available.
For an application brochure, please contact Joel Peisinger at (310) 794-2932, or send an email to jpeisinger@mednet.ucla.edu. Access the Web site at http://www.nationaltbcenter.edu/training/Border_2010_SaveDate_YUMA_English.pdf.

June 27
National HIV Testing Day
Nationwide, United States
The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) started National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) in 1995. Every year, on June 27th, local organizations across the nation engage with communities to promote early diagnosis and HIV-testing. During NHTD, NAPWA works with its partners, which include thousands of community-based organizations, businesses, health departments, elected officials, media, and individuals to encourage routine HIV-testing and to promote culturally-apt messages for those affected by and living with HIV/AIDS.
For more information access the Web site at http://www.aids.gov/awareness-days/#event-details .

June 30
Sharps - Best Practice in Needle Exchange and Harm Reduction
London, United Kingdom
This conference will bring together experts in the area of needle exchange and drug misuse, with speakers from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the National Treatment Agency, and the NHS. The conference will also look to the future. New challenges for needle exchange programs will always appear, whether they are caused by new drugs, changes in injecting habits, or different clients. All these possibilities need to be considered and assessed and the conference will discuss solutions and future initiatives, such as the advantages and disadvantages of assisted injecting rooms. Early bird registration deadline: April 9, 2010. RSPH Members: £154 (Early Bird: £140); Public sector and charities: £182 (Early Bird: £165); Private Sector (Non-Members): £248 (Early Bird: £225).
For more information contact Jennifer Tatman, E-mail: jtatman@rsph.org.uk; Phone: 020 3177 1614; or access the Web site:
http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/courses-conferences-and-events/events/index.cfm/eid/0DEE01F3-04CE-40A3-AA41D88CD3228B82 .


July 3-8
26th International Papillomavirus Conference
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
The 26th International Papillomavirus Conference and Workshops will be held July 3 to 8, 2010, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. In keeping with the theme Sharing Knowledge for Global Health, the goal of this year’s event is to promote multidisciplinary interaction among scientists around the world.
The program will provide an overview of key progress made in basic and applied research at the national and international levels, such as emerging sectors and new technical developments in screening and diagnosis for HPV and related diseases. July 3 and 4 will be devoted to two pre-conference activities, namely, the traditional Clinical Workshop and, for the first time, the Public Health Workshop. These workshops will allow for excellent networking opportunities among professionals from around the world.
For more details on the 26th International Papillomavirus Conference, visit the official website at www.hpv2010.org. Registration is now opened: space is limited, act fast!
To view the detailed program of the Public Health Workshop, click here.
To view the detailed program of the Clinical Workshop, click here.

July 16-17
2nd International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics
Vienna, Austria
This international workshop aims to bring together virologists, pharmacologists, pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists, and other interested researchers to present and discuss the latest developments in the field of HIV pediatrics, drug development, and prevention of mother to child transmission. The workshop will be abstract-driven and, by bringing together experts from different disciplines who are involved in daily clinical care for infants and children, this meeting will offer an interactive setting where the latest developments in the field can be presented and, more importantly, discussed, reviewed, and evaluated. The ultimate goal of this interchange is to cultivate better treatment methods and strategies for infants and children in developed and developing countries. Registration and abstract submission open on March 24, 2010. Abstract submission deadline: May 7, 2010. Early registration deadline: May 7, 2010.
For more information, contact the Organizing Secretariat, Virology Education B.V., Biltstraat 106, 3572 BJ Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail info@virology-education.com; phone +31 (0)30 230 7140; fax +31 (0)30 230 7148; or access the Web site at www.virology-education.com .

July 17
MSM Pre-Conference
Vienna, Austria
The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) holds an international MSM Pre-Conference event to address issues concerning MSM and HIV worldwide before every International AIDS Conference. The event brings together activists, researchers, and service-providers from all over the world to share local experiences and develop collaborative strategies for confronting the unique health challenges facing the diverse communities. Attendees are invited to present posters of their work, attend plenary sessions, and participate in a wide variety of workshops. Following the MSM Pre-Conference, the MSMGF organizes additional workshop sessions and networking activities designed specifically for MSM throughout the week of the International AIDS Conference. This event is affiliated with the XVIII International AIDS Conference, July 18 - July, 23, 2010.
For more information contact MSMGF, by E-mail at contact@msmgf.org; or access the Web site: http://www.msmgf.org/ViennaEN/index.html .

July 18-23
XVIII International AIDS Conference
Vienna, Austria
Given the 2010 deadline for universal access set by world leaders, AIDS 2010 will coincide with a major push for expanded access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support. The AIDS 2010 program will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. Sessions include abstract-driven presentations, symposia, bridging sessions, and plenaries. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions, and affiliated events, will contribute to opportunities for professional development and networking. This conference will provide or facilitate hubs (centers), where selected sessions will be screened, to increase access to the program. The XVIII International AIDS Conference welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contributions to the field in six program tracks. The AIDS 2010 Abstract Mentor Program provides support to young and/or less experienced abstract submitters. Scholarships are available. Registrations must be submitted using the online registration form, available beginning December 1, 2010. Scholarship deadline: February 10, 2010. Abstract submission deadline: February 10, 2010. Earlybird registration deadline: February 24, 2010.
For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.aids2010.org/ .

July 21-22
How to Teach Tuberculin Skin Testing: A Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Newark, NJ, USA
This intensive two-day skills-building workshop covers the principles of adult education, teaching strategies, and planning and conducting TST training. The course includes some lecture sessions; however, the format is highly interactive with an emphasis on role-plays, group exercises, and practice teaching of course content and TST demonstration. Participants will receive feedback from experienced trainers as they practice these skills. Registration fee: $50. Application deadline: June 30, 2010. Continuing education credits are available.
For more information and application, contact DJ McCabe, Email: mccabedj@umdnj.edu; Phone: (973) 972-0978; or access the Web site: http://www.umdnj.edu/globaltb/courses/brochures/tst2010.html .

July 28-30
Recruitment and Retention into Care Training for HHS Region 6
Austin, TX, USA
A Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded project, RRIC is geared to public health professionals, care providers, AIDS service organizations, and faith- and community-based organizations in Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 6, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Over two and a half days, participants will receive intensive training on how to (1) Enhance social contact and skillfulness to recruit and retain in care hard-to-reach, high-risk, and multiply-diagnosed clients; (2) Build partnerships and understand communities being served (through community mapping); and (3) Effectively carryout outreach to persons in rural/remote areas, especially among minorities.This is a regional training and thus organizations located within the Public Health Service Region 6 in which the training is hosted are strongly encouraged to apply. A limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served competitive basis.
For more information contact Melanie Graham or Kelvin Mulembe, E-mail: mgraham@nmac.org or kmulembe@nmac.org; Phone: (202) 483-NMAC (6622), ext. 363 or 313; or access the Web site: http://www.nmac.org/index/application-apply-for-a-recruitment-and-retention-training-program .


August 1-3
The 2010 National Clinical Conference: Family Planning Title X
St. Louis, MO, USA
This conference is designed to provide advanced practice nurses, certified nurse midwives, physicians, physician assistants, and other health care professionals with relevant, evidence-based clinical information related to family planning and preventive health. Educational objectives will be met through didactic presentations with options for "hands on" skills practicum session. For more information about registration, visit: http://www.ctcfp.org/ctcfp/content/registration . Early bird registration deadline: June 1, 2010. Regular registration deadline: July 1, 2010.
For more information, contact Susie Miller, Email: millersusa@umkc.edu; Phone: (866) 912-8237; or access the Web site: http://www.ctcfp.org/ctcfp/content/ncc .

August 7-9
SYNChronicity: SYNC 2010
Washington DC, USA
SYNC 2010 is a meeting connecting primary care providers to national HIV thought leaders, new technologies, and resources to expand their HIV practice. SYNChronicity is also a forum for HIV care providers to interact with those in primary care to coordinate efforts developing HIV medical or health care and homes. Primary care providers will learn strategies to care for, treat, and support people living with HIV; as well as learn ways to manage the multiple healthcare needs of medically underserved populations. Registration Fees: $75 by May 1, 2010; $100 by June 15, 2010; and $175 on site.
Continuing education credits are available.
For information about registration, or for questions, E-mail: synchronicity@healthhiv.org; or access the Web site: http://www.healthhiv.org .

August 10-12
10th Annual TB Education and Training Network (TB ETN) Conference
Atlanta, GA, United States
The 10th annual TB Education and Training Network (TB ETN) Conference, "TB Education, Training, and Evaluation: Fitting the Pieces Together," will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, August 10-12, 2010, at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. For a second year, TB ETN and the TB Program Evaluation Network (TB PEN) will join forces to highlight the common aspects of TB education, training, and evaluation. The conference will focus on a variety of topics including partnerships, social determinants of health, capacity building, and tools of the trade that enhance TB education, training, and program evaluation. Conference activities will include skills-based workshops, informational presentations, and networking opportunities. Registration fee: $50.00/TB ETN members; $75.00/Non-members. Continuing education credits are available.
Contact: For more information contact CDC DTBE, 1600 Clifton Rd., NE
MS E10, Atlanta, GA 30333; E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov; Phone: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636), TTY: (888) 232-6348; or access the Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/education/tbetn/conference.htm .

August 17-19
National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media
Atlanta, GA, USA
This conference brings together individuals representing academia, public health researchers, and practitioners from federal and state governments and the private sector, and provides a forum for collegial dialogue within and across these disciplines. The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues and shape the future of health communication, marketing, and media practice.This year's theme is Convergence: Purpose, Programs, & Partners. The fields of health communication, marketing, and media are converging, with distinct sciences, methodologies, and technologies merging into a unified whole. This year's conference will further promote this "convergence" of purpose, programs, and partners, and examine its impact on processes and outcomes.
For more information, contact CDC at 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333; e-mail cdcinfo@cdc.gov; phone 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636); TTY (888) 232-6348; or access the Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/healthmarketing/NCHCMM2010/index.htm.

August 19-22
7th Annual National Seminar on Social Work and HIV/AIDS
Kuttikkanam, Kerala, India
IGNOU has initiated several forms of awareness and formal programs of study in Social Work and HIV/AIDS with the launching of the first distance education program in Social Work in 2004, i.e. BSW. Since then the university has been organizing an Annual National Seminar on Social Work Response to HIV/AIDS. The Seminar is also a modest attempt to generate response from across the board towards creating a compassionate and friendly society for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Seventh Annual National Seminar is to be held from August 19 to 22 at Marian College, Kuttikkanam in Idukki District of Kerala. Abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2010.
For more information contact Gracious Thomas, Founder Chairman, Block G: 114, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068; E-mail: sosw@ignou.ac.in; Phone: 011-29532044; or access the Web site: http://www.ignoumarianconf.com/ .

August 23-26
2010 Ryan White Grantee Meeting & 13th Annual Clinical Conference: 20 Years of Leadership; A Legacy of Care
Washington DC, USA
The conference will focus on identifying strategies that have been developed over the past 20 years of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to improve systems of HIV/AIDS care and increase grantee knowledge of program and fiscal requirements under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. Over 2,500 grantee representatives are expected to attend, including direct care providers, program/fiscal administrators, members of planning councils or board members, consumers, and Federal staff. This year's theme, Twenty Years of Leadership - A Legacy of Care, recognizes the leadership, dedication, and effort that has gone into implementing the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program since its inception in 1990. We have seen much change over the past 20 years, but there has been one constant; the work we do has a tremendous impact on the lives of over half a million people each year due to the creativity and adaptability of the Ryan White Community. There is no registration fee to attend the conference but registration is required. Registration deadline for the 2010 Grantee Meeting is July 14, 2010, 12 midnight (EST). Registration deadline for the Clinical Conference is August 2, 2010. For more registration information, visit: http://www.ryanwhite2010.com/Registration.aspx .
Contact: For more information about the meeting and conference, visit: http://www.ryanwhite2010.com/Home.aspx .


September 11
3rd International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of Tuberculosis Drugs
Boston, MA, USA
The aim of this abstract-driven workshop is to make a significant contribution to the optimization of TB treatment, by bringing experts together and having them present and discuss the latest important scientific findings in the TB clinical pharmacology field. Additionally, scientific, regulatory or strategy issues that are highly relevant to the optimization of TB treatment will be exchanged and discussed. Registration and abstract submission open on May 14, 2010. Abstract submission deadline: July 9, 2010.
For more information, contact the Organizing Secretariat, Virology Education B.V., Biltstraat 106, 3572 BJ Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail info@virology-education.com; phone +31 (0)30 230 7140; fax +31 (0)30 230 7148; or access the Web site at: http://www.virology-education.com/ .

September 23-25
National Summit of Clinicians for Healthcare Justice
Washington, DC, USA
This two-day event is expected to attract clinicians and advocates from all over the country who will come together to celebrate, acknowledge and highlight the work frontline clinicians do to serve disenfranchised populations in need of basic healthcare in our country. The conference provides an opportunity for clinicians and others to explore cutting edge solutions and to be a part of the vital efforts to make quality health care for the underserved a reality. Registration fee varies according to the date registered and membership status. Contact Amanda Campbell at (517) 381-8000 x 214 or via email acampbell@mcpa.net for registration.
For more information contact Jillian Hopewell, Phone: (530) 345-4806; or access the Web site: http://www.allclinicians.org/home.php .

September 27-29
International Conference on Opportunistic Pathogens in AIDS
New Delhi, India
The pattern of opportunistic infections (OIs) and the treatment protocols are different from country to country and region to region. The faculty of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences has been doing work on AIDS and AIDS associated opportunistic infections such as non-tubercular mycobacteriosis, XDR tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, and co-pathogens like herpes and hepatitis viruses. Most of these issues will be discussed during this conference. For registration informatiaon, visit: http://icopa-india.org/registration_details.htm .
Contact: For more information contact the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029; E-mail: secretariat@icopa-india.org; Phone: 0091-11-26588484, 26594977; Fax: 0091-11-26588663, 26588641; or access the Web site: http://icopa-india.org/ .

September 28 - October 1
AIDS Vaccine 2010
Atlanta, GA, USA
This conference will provide an interactive forum for the participation of leading scientists in the HIV vaccine field, promising junior scientists, public health experts, clinicians, epidemiologists, representatives of community associations, and members of the commercial development sector. AIDS Vaccine 2010 will continue to highlight that critical balance between discovery research, the foundation for vaccine development, and clinical trials, that provide both the ultimate test of hypotheses and the much needed correlates of protection. It will also look to the future where, post-exposure prophylaxis, microbicides, and other potentially effective biomedical prevention approaches, will make engaging the HIV vaccine trials community and the design of vaccine trials even more challenging. Registration fee: $475/Early registration, by July 16, 2010; $575/Standard registration, by September 20, 2010; $150/Satellite session registration only, by September 28, 2010; $700/on-site registration, based on availability.
For more information, E-mail: AIDSVaccine@ConferenceSolutionsInc.com; Phone: +1.503.244.4294, ext. 207; or access the Web site: http://www.hivvaccineenterprise.org/conference/2010/index.php .


October 13-16
3rd Botswana International HIV Conference
Gaborone, Botswana, Africa
The Botswana Branch of the Southern Africa HIV Clinicians Society will host the 3rd International HIV conference. The theme of the conference is: Tough Choices, Positive changes for a sustainable future. Speakers include John Bartlett. Registration form is available at: http://www.botshiv.org.bw/sahiv-register-form.php .
Contact: For latest details of this conference, visit the Web site: http://www.botshiv.org.bw/ .

October 20-22
Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2010
Sydney, Australia
The Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference is the major forum for the presentation of HIV research in Australasia and annually attracts over 800 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Pacific. The objectives of the conference are the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings across the Australasian HIV sector and to encourage dialogue and collaboration between all interest groups. The Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference brings together the range of disciplines involved in HIV Management including Basic Science, Clinical Medicine, Community Programs, Education, Epidemiology, Nursing and Allied Health, Policy, Prevention, Primary Care, Public Health and Social Research. Abstract submission deadline: June 18, 2010. Scholarship application deadline: July 9, 2010.
Earlybird registration deadline: August 13, 2010.
For more information contact the Conference Secretariat, ASHM, Locked Bag 5057, Darlinghurst NSW 1300; E-mail: info@hivaidsconference.com.au; Phone: +61 2 8204 0770; Fax: + 61 2 9212 4670; or access the Web site: http://www.hivaidsconference.com.au/ .

October 26-29
The 2010 Healthy Teen Network Conference
Austin, TX, USA
Engaging Communities in Supporting Healthy Youth and Young Families, Healthy Teen Network's 31st Annual National Conference, will be held October 26-29, 2010 in Austin, TX. The following are the major objectives of this conference. (1) Identify proven effective (or, evidence-based) and emerging (or, innovative) programs for reducing teen pregnancy, STI/HIV, and other risky behaviors, as well as improving the health and well-being of young families (pregnant/expectant and parenting teens. (2) Identify effective strategies for building positive relationships among expectant and parenting teens and their children, as well as with their extended family and adult networks. (3) Describe the latest research and evaluation methodology on the reproductive health, safety, and well being of adolescents, young adults, and expectant and parenting teens.
For more information, contact the Healthy Teen Network. Phone (410) 685-0410; fax (410) 685-0481; or access the Web site at http://healthyteennetwork.org/.

October 27-28
The 2010 South Carolina HIV/STD Conference
Columbia, SC, USA
This conference is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, other clinicians, HIV/STD educators, social workers, other health professionals, service providers, teachers, students, people living with HIV, and all interested community members. The theme of this conference is "Stand Up For Progress: Exploring best practices, new perspectives and breakthroughs". The overall goal of this interdisciplinary conference is to provide an opportunity for professionals and community members to dialogue and share past successes, common concerns, and hopes for the future. In response to the overlapping epidemics of HIV and STDs, it is essential to build on prevention, treatment, and care strategies that have been successful. Call for Presentations (CFP) deadline: April 26, 2010.
CFP information is now available for print or download on that specific section of the conference website
For more information contact Susan L. Fulmer, E-mail: FulmerSL@dhec.sc.gov; Phone: (803) 319-6470; or access the Web site: http://www.schiv-stdconference.org/ .

October 27 - November 1
Immunological Mechanisms of Vaccination
Seattle, WA, USA
Meeting session topics will include: Innate Sensing of Pathogens and Vaccines, Understanding T and B Cell Memory to Vaccines, Systems Biological Approaches to Vaccination and Infections, Novel Approaches to Understanding Host-Microbe Interactions, Translating Immunity to Vaccines, Immunity and Vaccines Against Pandemics and Emerging Pathogens, and Immunology of Adjuvants. The meeting will provide an outstanding opportunity to learn about the latest research results from experts in the field, present one's own research, and interact with potential new collaborators. Scholarships are available for students and postdoctoral fellows, and Global Health Travel Awards are available to eligible candidates from developing countries. Global Health Travel Award Application Deadline: June 1, 2010.
Scholarship & Abstract Deadline: June 28, 2010. Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline: July 30, 2010.
Early Registration Deadline: August 27, 2010. Online Registration Deadline: October 27, 2010.
For more information, contact Keystone Symposia. E-mail info@keystonesymposia.org; phone (800) 253-0685 or (970) 262-1230; fax: (970) 262-1525; or access the Web site at http://www.keystonesymposia.org/10S1 .


November 3-7
ASTMH 59th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA, USA
ASTMH is the principal organization in the United States representing scientists, clinicians, and others with interests in the prevention, treatment, and control of tropical diseases. The interests of the society are in tropical medicine, including the varied parasitic and viral diseases of the tropics, as well as other infectious diseases, such as enteric and mycobacterial infections. The ASTMH mission is to promote world health by the prevention and control of tropical diseases through research and education. The ASTMH annual meeting is the premier forum for scientific advances in tropical medicine. In addition to the formal program, the meeting provides the opportunity to network with colleagues, mingle with old friends, and form new collaborations. Abstracts Submission Deadline: May 4, 2010. Invitation letters are sent to the registered attendees at their request. The letters are for those attending the 59th Annual Meeting who live outside the U.S. and need a VISA to travel. An individual must be registered for the ASTMH 59th Annual Meeting in order to receive an invitation letter. Once you are registered, please email the request to Buffy Finn at bfinn@astmh.org. Please include full name, mailing address, and e-mail.
For more information, contact Lyn Maddox, Conference Director, Email: lmaddox@astmh.org; Phone: (847) 480-9592; Fax: (847) 480-9282; or access the Web site: http://www.astmh.org/Home.htm .

November 11-15
41st Union World Conference on Lung Health
Berlin, Germany
The Union announces that the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health will be hosted in Berlin, Germany, from November 11 to 15, 2010. Scientific sessions selected for this year's program intend to highlight innovation in TB, HIV, and lung health, setting a course for future health solutions. The theme of the conference is "Tuberculosis, HIV and lung health: from research and innovation to solutions". The conference will also provide the opportunity to demonstrate continued commitment to the Year of the Lung, which was launched on Sunday, December 6, 2009, at the 40th Union World Conference in Cancun, Mexico. This campaign, organized by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), seeks to raise awareness that hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer each year from treatable and preventable respiratory diseases. The official languages for this conference are English and French. Registration for the Conference can be made as of May 2010 using the online registration service available on the conference website: http://www.worldlunghealth.org/confBerlin/ .The registration fee varies according to the dates registered and membership status.
For more information, contact The Union, 68 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris, France; Email: berlin2010@theunion.org for registration and exhibition, and scientific2010@theunion.org for scientific program and abstracts; Phone: (+33) 1 44 32 03 60; Fax: (+33) 1 53 10 85 54/(+33) 1 43 29 45 10; or access the Web site: http://www.worldlunghealth.org/confBerlin/ .

November 15
Late-Breaker Session on Tuberculosis at the 41st World Conference on Lung Health
Berlin, Germany
The 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announce co-sponsorship of a late-breaker session related to TB. All aspects of TB control, elimination, and research (including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, social, behavioral, psychosocial, educational aspects, health care delivery, and public health) are welcome for presentation during the late-breaker session. In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session only new, innovative, and significant findings that have occurred as of April 1, 2010, or for which information has just become available, should be submitted for late-breaker presentations in the form of a one-page electronic file. Abstracts submission deadline: July 30, 2010. Persons submitting abstracts will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their abstract by September 3, 2010. A small number of travel grants are available for presenters of accepted abstracts who require funding to attend the conference.
For more information contact Ed Nardell (The Union), Phil LoBue (CDC), or Elsa Villarino (CDC); TB Late-Breaker Session, Division of TB Elimination, CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, MS E-10, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 USA; Email: Evillarino@cdc.gov; Tel: (404) 639-8123; or Fax: (404) 639-8961; or access the Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/events/unionlatebreaker.htm .

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