IAPAC 09 Call for Abstracts
The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC), in association with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will co-host IAPAC 09 an abstract-driven conference focused on HIV prevention, testing, and psychosocial support in New Orleans, November 29 - December 1, 2009.
General Guidelines for abstracts
Following are some general guidelines for individuals interested in submitting an abstract(s):
The abstract must NOT contain more than 300 words. Acceptable abstracts shall contain a concise statement of the research, define the precise subject of the presentation, and always be related to the main theme or a sub-theme of the conference. Abstracts must be submitted online.
Submitted abstracts, including late breakers, will be considered for oral and poster presentations. Submitted abstracts should report information not previously published, or intended to be published, prior to November 30, 2009.
Oral abstract and poster presenters must pay their own travel and accommodation expenses, as well as the applicable registration fees. Early registration rate is available until August 14, 2009.
Please note that ONLY THE ABSTRACTS OF PAID CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FINAL IAPAC 09 PROGRAM AND ABSTRACTS BOOK.
It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure accuracy of content, spelling, and presentation. Abstracts will be published as submitted, subject to reformatting that may be required by IAPAC.
Tables, figures, literature references, and acknowledgements should not form any part of the abstract's content. The author is responsible for all grammatical and factual details. No revisions will be accepted after the initial submission.
All abstracts must be submitted in English. If you are not fluent in English, please attempt to have your abstract reviewed by a fluent English speaker. The interdisciplinary nature of the conference delegates should be kept in mind when writing the abstract, and sub-specialty jargon should be avoided. Define all abbreviations and concepts in your abstract at first use. For therapeutic agents, only generic names may be used (trade names are not permitted).
The IAPAC 09 program is available at www.iapac.org as well as www.amfar.org.
Abstract submission themes
In recognition of the multidisciplinary and international focus of IAPAC 09, this Call for Abstracts invites submissions across a wide range of topics in two overarching tracks, including, but not limited to:
Track A: HIV Clinical Management
- Managing Antiretroviral Drug Resistance
- Clinical and Virologic Outcomes of ART
- Interventions to Promote ART Adherence
- Managing ART-Related Complications
- Managing Transmitted Drug Resistance
- Morbidity/Mortality in the ART Scale-Up Era
- Managing Pediatric HIV Infection
- OI Management Challenges in RLSs
Track B: HIV Prevention, Testing, and Psychosocial Support
- HIV Prevention and Psychosocial Support in the Clinical Setting
- VCT Uptake in the ART Scale-Up Era
- Implementing Routine HIV Testing
- Community Engagement in HIV Prevention
- Model Substance Abuse Programs in Clinical Settings
- Expanding Community Involvement in Care Delivery
- Best Practices in Positive Prevention Initiatives
- Impact of Stigma on HIV Prevention and Treatment
Please follow one of two structured formats (A or B), indicating in bold the four parts of your abstract:
Format A: Data-driven abstracts
- Background: a concise statement of the issues evaluated
- Methods: the investigational model used
- Results: specific findings
- Conclusions: summary of findings, supported by results
Format B: Program descriptions and case studies
- Introduction: a concise statement of the issues addressed
- Description: a description of the project, case study, experience, or intervention
- Lessons learned: project results, implementation issues, and/or case study solutions
- Recommendations: further recommendations or next steps
Abstract submission and acceptance
All abstracts must be submitted online no later than July 31, 2009. All submissions will be acknowledged upon successful submission via the site. Faxed or posted abstracts will not be considered.
Late-breaker abstract submissions are highly competitive and must reflect novel research findings that were not available for the July 31, 2009, deadline. The late-breaker submission deadline is September 11, 2009.
The Track Committees will review all abstracts for the quality and originality of their research, scientific content, and presentation. A notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent via e-mail no later than August 31, 2009 (or September 18, 2009, for late-breaker abstract submissions).
Accepted abstracts will be in one of two categories: oral presentation or poster presentation. Oral presenters are also expected to participate in the poster session. The number assigned to your abstract when you submit it will be your abstract number throughout the conference, including the program book and poster number. Abstracts may be withdrawn or the presenter may be changed no later then November 1, 2009.
Abstracts are considered official communication to IAPAC 09. Presenting authors agree to register for and attend the conference, presenting abstracts as scheduled. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Submission of an abstract implies permission to publish, if accepted.
Summary of Deadlines
- Abstract Submission: July 31, 2009
- Early Registration: August 14, 2009
- Notice of Abstract Acceptance/Rejection: August 31, 2009
- Late-Breaker Abstract Submission: September 4, 2009
- Notice of Late-Breaker Abstract Acceptance/Rejection: September 18, 2009
- Standard Registration: September 25, 2009
- Hotel Room Block: September 25, 2009