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ICAP at AIDS 2018: July 22-27, 2018

When: July 27, 2018

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

AIDS 2018 Amsterdam

ICAP at AIDS 2018

RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre
Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 22-27, 2018 (including pre-conference sessions)



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Sunday, July 22

Sunday, July 22
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Room: G104-105

PRE-CONFERENCE
Enhancing Nursing Workforce Capacity to Achieve HIV Epidemic Control and Positive Health Outcomes – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hosted by the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, this pre-conference is intended for nurses, nurse allies, other healthcare workers, policy makers, and donors. We will address the divide between frontline health workers, in particular the nursing workforce, policy makers and donors. All three stakeholders aim for epidemic control, yet do not always work in sync to achieve this goal. Unrecognized barriers to nursing workforce capacity reduce efficiency, stunt innovation, and perpetuate missed opportunities. Organized by global nursing leaders, this session will utilize a nursing perspective to examine the barriers and identify solutions to enhance antiretroviral scale up, effective prevention, better population, and individual health outcomes in both resource-rich and resource-limited settings. Through expert panels and participant involvement, we will identify recommendations and pathways to maximize the impact of nurses and other frontline health workers.

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Sunday, July 22
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Room: Elycium 2

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION
2018 90-90-90 Targets Workshop – Innovations to Attain 90-90-90 in High HIV Prevalence Settings – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Moderator:

  • Amanda Castel, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Presenters:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Jeffrey Joy, PhD, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Sunday, July 22
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Room: Auditorium

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION
Meeting the 90-90-90 targets: faster and better – Panel: The Global Response

Moderators:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP at Columbia University
  • Peter van Rooijen, ICSS

Presenters:

  • Amb. Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  • Rico Gustav, ICSS, the Netherlands
  • Maureen Murenga, Kenya
  • Peter Sands, Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
  • Michel Sidibe, MD, Director, UNAIDS
  • Soumya Swaminathan, MD, Deputy Director-General, WHO

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Sunday, July 22
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room: Auditorium

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION
Meeting the 90-90-90 targets: faster and better – Controlling the epidemic: A Renewed Commitment to Primary Prevention

Moderator:

  • Geoff Garnett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Presenters:

  • A Call to Action: Current status of HIV prevention efforts among key populations, young adults and adolescents
    Chris Beyrer, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • A proposed model of differentiated service delivery for HIV prevention
    Wanjiro Mukoma, LVCT, Kenya
  • Measuring HIV incidence among key populations, young adults and adolescents
    Jessica Justman, MD, ICAP, USA
  • A commitment to harm reduction
    Anna Dovbhak, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA)

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Sunday, July 22
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Room: GV Session Room 2

PRE-CONFERENCE
HIV Population-based Surveys: Updates and Insights

HIV population-based surveys measure the reach and impact of HIV programs through household surveys in countries most affected by the HIV epidemic. Each survey offers household HIV counseling and testing conducted by survey staff, with return of results, and collects information about individual access to preventive care and treatment services for adults and children. The results measure national and regional progress toward UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goals and guide policy and funding priorities.

This pre-conference focuses on recent results from PEPFAR-funded HIV population-based surveys in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV population-based surveys were implemented by ICAP at Columbia University in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ministries of health. The pre-conference will examine recent survey results from West and Central Africa as well as southern Africa and will include an overview of recent innovations in HIV population surveys.

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Monday, July 23

Monday, July 23
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Room: Auditorium

SATELLITE SESSION
The Last Mile to EMTCT: Are we there yet?

Tremendous gains have been made in reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission globally, and many children are now starting life free of HIV. However, much remains to be done to achieve the ambitious goal of ending new HIV infections among children. The Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free, launched by PEPFAR and UNAIDS in 2016 adopted a superfast track agenda to meeting the remaining gaps, to change the trajectory of the epidemic in children once and for all. The session will build consensus on the key strategies that need to be adopted to get us to the ‘last mile’ by addressing the following key issues:

  1. Where are we now and where do we need to go?
  2. What are the game changers and innovations that will get us to the finish line?
  3. How can we better use data for quality improvement and monitoring progress?

Co-Chairs:

  • Deborah Von Zinkernagel, UNAIDS, Switzerland
  • Fatima Tsiouris, ICAP at Columbia University, United States

Organizers:
Convened by ICAP, UNAIDS, UNICEF, WHO and the ‘Start Free’ working group

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Monday, July 23
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room: G104-105

SATELLITE SESSION
Research to guide practice: Enhancing HIV/AIDS platform to address non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

Remarkable progress made in confronting the global HIV epidemic offers a unique opportunity to address the increasing threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in people living with HIV (PLHIV), especially as they age. Using a consensus process and contextual reviews to assess current evidence and experience, we will present the current evidence, gaps in knowledge and recommended research questions which, if addressed, can lead to effective integrated HIV/NCD care for PLHIV and eventually, can be scaled up to address other chronic diseases for the entire population. Two panels will give insight into how adapting and enhancing health system components, such as policy, supply chain, economics and partnerships could achieve sustainable integrated care. The panels will also present current models of integrated chronic care and prevention and highlight what research is needed for implementation and scale up to be successful.

Co-Chairs:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, United States
  • Eric Goosby, Professor, UCSF, School of Medicine, United States

Organizer:
Linda Kupfer, NIH/FIC

Speakers:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, United States
  • Sonak Pastikia, USAID, United States
  • Miriam Rabkin, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, United States
  • Robert Ferris, USAID, United States
  • Beatrice Matanje Mwagomba, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lighthouse, Malawi
  • Pragna Patel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
  • Gerald Yonga, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Chris Kemp, University of Washington, United States
  • Linda Kupfer, US National Institutes of Health, United States
  • Deborah Von Zinkernagel, UNAIDS, Switzerland

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Monday, July 23
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room: Hall 11B

SATELLITE SESSION
Accelerating the development and uptake of the most needed drug formulations for children

Limited treatment options and sub-optimal formulations contribute to poor adherence and outcomes for children living with HIV and other diseases that affect the lives of children living in resource-limited settings. The Global Accelerator for Paediatric Formulations (GAP-f) aims to promote a faster, more efficient and more focused approach to paediatric formulation development. This session will present key principles for acceleration – and how these are brought together by the GAP-f – for different areas of the continuum, with a focus on: (1) prioritization and clinical research of priority formulations, (2) development and regulatory approval of paediatric drug formulations, and (3) uptake and procurement of optimal formulations for children. Panels will discuss (1) the value and opportunities for an integrated approach to paediatric medicines and (2) the business case and innovative funding. The session will end with an overview of what to watch in paediatric drug optimization.

Co-Chairs:

  • Chip Lyons, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, United States
  • Linda-Gail Bekker, International AIDS Society, South Africa
  • Sébastien Morin, International AIDS Society, Switzerland

Organizer:
Global Accelerator for Paediatric Formulations (GAP-f)

Speakers:

  • Sébastien Morin, International AIDS Society, Switzerland
  • Sharifah Kyomukama Nalugo, Stigmaless Uganda, Uganda
  • Elaine Abrams, IMPAACT Network and ICAP at Columbia University, United States
  • Carlo Giaquinto, PENTA-Id Network, Italy
  • Melynda Watkins, Clinton Health Access Initiative, United States
  • Fernando Pascual, Medicines Patent Pool, Switzerland
  • Nandita Sugandhi, ICAP at Columbia University, United States
  • Jennifer Cohn, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Switzerland
  • Martina Penazzato, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Paul Domanico, Clinton Health Access Initiative, United States
  • Wiweka Kaszubska, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Switzerland
  • Isabelle Andrieux-Meyer, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Switzerland
  • George Siberry, PEPFAR, United States
  • Robert Matiru, Unitaid, Switzerland
  • Taryn Barker, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Gottfried Hirnschall, World Health Organization, Switzerland

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Monday, July 23
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Room: E102

SATELLITE SESSION
HIV prevention for women

For more than 30 years, the global HIV epidemic has affected families, communities and countries alike. Women of all ages account for nearly half of the 36 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of all PLHIV are women, and this population continues to rise rapidly. Young women in southern Africa between ages 14 to 24 are at highest risk of and most vulnerable to HIV infection. Prevention of HIV infection among women is an urgent global priority and the HPTN is leading a vibrant research agenda evaluating ways to protect women worldwide from the disease. Presentations will focus on studies conducted in HIV infected and uninfected women to evaluate interventions that may prevent HIV infection.

Co-Chairs:

  • Myron S. Cohen, MD, HPTN, United States
  • Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, HPTN, United States

Organizer:
HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)

Speakers:

  • Connie Celum, MD, MPH, HPTN, United States
  • Kwame Shanaube, MD, PhD, HPTN, Zambia
  • Audrey Pettifor, PhD, MPH, HPTN, United States
  • Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, MBBCh, PhD, DTM&H, HPTN, South Africa

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Monday, July 23
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Room: Hall 10

SATELLITE SESSION
What’s new in WHO Treatment guidelines: the role of DTG in first- and second-line and new directions in early infant diagnosis

In this Satellite, WHO will present highlights from recent updates to the Consolidated ARV guidelines. New directions on the role of dolutegravir (DTG) based regimens in first and second line treatment, and in post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), as well as, directions to improve early infant diagnosis will be presented. Country approaches to the implementation of dolutegravir transition and data needs to help better understand the signal of neural tube defect (NTD) risk will be explored. A panel with representation from Ministries of Health, researchers, implementers and civil society will review the implications of these new directions for HIV treatment programmes. This session will be of interest to programme managers, researchers, implementers, clinicians and civil society. Lunch will be served prior to the satellite.

Co-Chairs:

  • Gottfried Hirnschall, MD, MPH, World Health Organization, Geneva
  • Elaine Abrams, MD, ICAP at Columbia University, United States

Organizer:
World Health Organization (WHO)

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Monday, July 23
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Room: Emerald Room

SATELLITE SESSION
Differentiated service delivery 2018: Innovations, best practices, and lessons learned

New global guidelines have markedly increased the number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) eligible for treatment, straining the capacity of health systems in low-resource settings. In response, differentiated service delivery (DSD) has been developed as a way to improve the quality and efficiency of HIV programs. Moving away from a “one size fits all” model, DSD tailors HIV services for diverse groups of PLHIV while maintaining the principles of the public health approach.

ICAP at Columbia University convenes the 10-country HIV Coverage, Quality and Impact Network (CQUIN), which fosters south-to-south exchange and joint learning directed at scaling up high quality DSD. Building on the lessons learned from CQUIN, this satellite will convene Ministries of Health, civil society, academics, and other implementers to discuss cutting edge issues related to DSD scale-up.

Co-Chairs:

  • Wafaa M. El-Sadr, ICAP at Columbia University, United States
  • Peter O. Preko, ICAP at Columbia University, Swaziland
  • Wame Mosime, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, Botswana

Organizer:
ICAP at Columbia University

Speakers:

  • Wafaa M. El-Sadr, ICAP at Columbia University, United States
  • Peter O. Preko, ICAP at Columbia University, Swaziland
  • Wame Mosime, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, Botswana
  • Tsitsi Apollo, Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Zimbabwe
  • Tiffany Harris, ICAP at Columbia University, United States
  • Ruanne Barnabas, RTI, United States
  • Pascale Ondoa, African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), Netherlands
  • Samson Kironde, URC, Uganda
  • Elaine Abrams, ICAP at Columbia University, United States

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Tuesday, July 24

Tuesday, July 24
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (author presentations 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Room: Poster Exhibition Area (Hall 1, Ground Level)

POSTER EXHIBITIONS

  • I-Surge: Scale-up of HIV programs in Zambezia Province, Mozambique
    Presented by: Susan Michaels-Strasser
  • Population Viral Load and Recent HIV-1 Infections: Findings from Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia
    Presented by: Mansoor Farahani | Poster ID: TUAC0102 | Abstract | Oral Abstract
  • Three-fold Increases in Population-level HIV Viral-load Suppression among Men and Young Adults in a Mixed Urban-rural Tanzania Lake-zone Community: Intervention Outcomes of the Bukoba Combination Prevention Evaluation (BCPE)
    Presented by: Claire Steiner
  • Depressive symptoms, substance use and sexual risk behaviors among black men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Presented by: Frieda S. Winterhalter | Poster ID: TUPEC242 | Abstract

Tuesday, July 24
8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Room: Hall 12

PLENARY SESSION
Breaking barriers of inequity in the HIV response

Presenters:

  • Stefan Baral, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, United States
  • Anna Deryabina, ICAP at Columbia University, Kazakhstan
  • Olena Stryzhak, Positive Women, Ukraine
  • Maneesh Gobin, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms, Mauritius

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Tuesday, July 24
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Room: E102

ORAL POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION
Geomapping to enhance equitable access

Co-Chairs:

  • Frank Tanser, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Suzue Saito, ICAP Columbia University, United States

Presenters:

  • Anthony Waruru, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Nathan Heard, U.S. Department of State, United States
  • Purvi Shah, FHI 360, India
  • Sarah J. Girdwood, Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, South Africa
  • Micah Domingo, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, United States
  • Kija Nyalali, IntraHealth International, United Republic of Tanzania

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Tuesday, July 24
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Room: Elicium 1

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION
Forging new pathways towards HIV elimination

Co-Chairs:

  • Andrew Grulich, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Marie Marcelle Deschamps, GHESKIO Centers, Haiti

Presenters:

  • 2:45 p.m. – Population Viral Load and Recent HIV-1 Infections: Findings from Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia
    Presented by: Mansoor Farahani | Poster ID: TUAC0102 | Abstract

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Wednesday, July 25

Wednesday, July 25
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (author presentations 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Room: Poster Exhibition Area (Hall 1, Ground Level)

POSTER EXHIBITIONS

  • 12 month retention rates among ART patients in ICAP supported HIV care and treatment clinics in Cote d’Ivoire and Swaziland
    Presented by: Tiffany Harris | Poster ID: WEPEE775 | Abstract
  • What about the men?: Adherence patterns among patients enrolled in comprehensive HIV Care programs in Kinshasa and Haut-Katanga Provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Presented by: Sarina Dane | Poster ID: WEPEE706 | Abstract
  • Community ART distribution centers (PODI) as a differentiated service delivery measure in DRC
    Presented by: Ayan Jha | Poster ID: WEPEE735 | Abstract
  • Lack of effective opioid dependence treatment leads to high rates of treatment discontinuation and mortality among patients initiated on antiretroviral therapy in Kazakhstan
    Presented by: Anna Deryabina | Poster ID: WEPEB138 | Abstract
  • Multiple disease screening to destigmatize HIV testing and increase identification of persons living with HIV in Kisumu, Kenya
    Presented by: Kelvin Ndede | Poster ID: WEAE0101 | Abstract | Oral Abstract
  • Analysis and proposals of strategies to reduce the turnaround time (TAT) of viral load samples in Nampula Province
    Presented by: Januario Reis | Poster ID: WEPEE688 | Abstract
  • HIV testing, retesting, and seroconversion among pregnant women attending antenatal and maternity services in Manzini Swaziland
    Presented by: Altaye Kidane | Poster ID: WEPEB119 | Abstract
  • Impact of Health Behavior Campaigns on HIV-Risk Behaviors in Swaziland
    Presented by: Ivy Mushamiri | Poster ID: WEPEC307 | Abstract
  • Bringing Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) services to the community: VMMC mobile clinic campaigns on the islands of Lake Victoria in Tanzania
    Presented by: Juliana Soares Linn | Poster ID: WEPEC252 | Abstract

Wednesday, July 25
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Room: E102

SATELLITE SESSION
Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT): Post-Program Learning & Knowledge

Organizers:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi; USAID Office of HIV/AIDS; Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & Health Diplomacy

Co-chairs and Speakers:

  • Saeed Ahmed
  • Anouk Amzel
  • Anna Grimsrud
  • Kate Harrison
  • Lauren Marks
  • Surbhi Modi
  • Suzue Saito
  • George Siberry
  • Heather Watts

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Wednesday, July 25
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room: Hall 11A

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION
Reaching men: Yes we can!

Chair:

  • Helen Ayles, Zambart, Zimbabwe

Presenters:

  • 11:00 a.m. – Multiple disease screening to destigmatize HIV testing and increase identification of persons living with HIV in Kisumu, Kenya
    Presented by: Kelvin Ndede | Poster ID: WEAE0101 | Abstract

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Wednesday, July 25
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Room: E105-108

SATELLITE SESSION
Scaling Breakthrough Innovations to Transform the Adolescent AIDS Response – A High Level Panel

Adolescents are the only demographic segment for whom hard-won gains in HIV-related morbidity and mortality remain elusive. Investments to rapidly expand coverage with adolescent-responsive service delivery models have not kept pace with their preferences, desires, and needs. Yet, the demographics predict a youth bulge as the HIV exposed-infant platform is strengthened, and children living with HIV experience improved survival prospects. This event will explore the innovation landscape, examining key policy, programmatic, and technological innovations underway to address the challenge of Adolescent AIDS. Distinguished panelists will reflect on the tendency for innovations to remain at pilot scale, and will examine critical leadership, policy, systems, and financial attributes that have supported transformative scaling in a select few contexts, identifying critical themes that could inform the global Adolescent AIDS Response. Most importantly, Adolescents and Youth Advocates will reflect on opportunities to leverage their agency, voice and participation in strengthening delivery platforms for Adolescents.

Co-Chairs:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, United States
  • Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, South Africa

Organizers:
UNICEF, UNAIDS, IrishAID, IAS

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Wednesday, July 25
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Room: Emerald Room

SATELLITE SESSION
Healthy aging for people living with HIV: Achieving the 4th 90

The “greying of the HIV epidemic” has raised important questions about the effect of aging on people living with HIV and the effect of HIV infection on the aging process. At the same time, little attention has been given to the risk for HIV acquisition among older individuals or the ability of health systems in low- and middle-income countries to adapt to these changing demographics.

ICAP at Columbia University proposes to host a satellite session to explore these vital issues. The session will include individual presentations on various aspects of this issue, to be followed by moderated panel discussion with ample opportunity to engage the audience.

Organizer:
ICAP at Columbia University

Presenters:

  • Jessica Justman, ICAP at Columbia University
  • Tiffany Harris, ICAP at Columbia University
  • Judith Currier, University of California Los Angeles
  • Maureen Goodenow, US National Institutes of Health
  • Rumbidzai Matewe, Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Thursday, July 26

Thursday, July 26
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (author presentations 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Room: Poster Exhibition Area (Hall 1, Ground Level)

POSTER EXHIBITIONS

  • Low ART coverage of TB/HIV Infected Patients in Central Asia: Results from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
    Presented by: Anna Deryabina | Poster ID: THPEE673 | Abstract
  • Early Retention in a newly established Medically-Assisted Therapy Clinic in Kenya
    Presented by: Doris Naitore | Poster ID: THPEE805 | Abstract
  • Improving ART initiation among HIV infected infants in Manzini region of Swaziland
    Presented by: Anthony Mutiti | Poster ID: THPEB122 | Abstract
  • Implementing WHO Recommended Linkage Services: Methods, Outcomes, and Costs of the Bukoba Tanzania Combination Prevention Evaluation Peer-deliverd Linkage Case Management Program, 2014-2017
    Presented by: Omari Msumi | Poster ID: THPEC288 | Abstract
  • Reaching Men and Young Adults: Methods and Outcomes of a 2.5 year Comprehensive Facility-and Community-based HIV testing Intervention in Bukoba Municipal Council, Tanzania, 2014-2017
    Presented by: Omari Msumi | Poster ID: THPEC290 | Abstract
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Adherence in Black Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender Women (TGW) in a Community Setting in Harlem
    Presented by: Paul Colson | Poster ID: THPEC330 | Abstract

Thursday, July 26
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Room: G104-105

SYMPOSIA SESSION
Precision programming: Using data to deliver the right programme to the right people

Advancements in digital, epidemiological surveillance, and behavioural data collection methods provide important new opportunities to deliver focused programmes for women and girls, LGBTI communities, people who use drugs, and sex workers. Drawing upon programmatic and research experience, this session will discuss innovative approaches to strengthen national HIV responses and deliver improved and effective focused programming. Lessons and approaches to identifying populations at greatest risk, generate accurate key population data, assess programme coverage, and deliver programmes at scale will be showcased and discussed.

Chair:

  • Geoff Garnett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States

Presenters:

  • Tackling adolescent girls vulnerability to HIV: Findings from DREAMS
    Deborah Birx, The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), United States
  • What does population data tell us about programming priorities? Insights from 14 countries.
    Elizabeth Radin, ICAP at Columbia University, United States
  • Delivering sex worker programmes at scale: What data do we need?
    Parinita Bhattacharjee, University of Manitoba, Kenya
  • Making the Most of Technical Innovations for Precision Programming
    Geoff Garnett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States

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Thursday, July 26
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Room: Emerald Room

SATELLITE SESSION
Transition and sustainability: Lessons, questions and priorities

As countries strive to reach and sustain epidemic control, issues of sustainability and transition move to center stage. This panel will explore lessons learned about crafting sustainable health programs that can be transitioned from donor-supported to country-owned models. Drawing upon experience from Ministries of Health, academics, implementers, donors, and civil society, the panel will highlight key challenges and lessons learned.

Co-Chairs:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, ICAP at Columbia University, United States
  • David Barr, Fremont Center, United States

Organizer:
ICAP at Columbia University

Speakers:

  • Michael Ruffner, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, United States
  • Ade Fakoya, The Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria, Switzerland
  • Emily Hyle, Harvard University, United States
  • Henry Zakumumpa, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Jess Wilhelm, Johns Hopkins University, United States
  • Anna Deryabina, ICAP Central Asia, Kazakhstan
  • Tom Ellman, Médecins sans Frontières, South Africa
  • Gerald Gwinji, Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

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Friday, July 27

Friday, July 27
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (author presentations 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Room: Poster Exhibition Area (Hall 1, Ground Level)

POSTER EXHIBITIONS

  • Implementation of appointment spacing model of differentiated care in Ethiopia-Successes and Challenges
    Presented by: Tamrat Assefa | Poster ID: FRAE0101 | Abstract | Oral Abstract

Friday, July 27
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room: Elicium 1

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION
Differentiated service delivery models

Chair:

  • Tsitsi Apollo, Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Zimbabwe
  • Rose Nyirenda, Ministry of Health, Malawi

Presenters:

  • 11:00 a.m. – Implementation of appointment spacing model of differentiated care in Ethiopia-Successes and Challenges
    Presented by: Tamrat Assefa | Poster ID: FRAE0101 | Abstract

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Friday, July 27
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Room: Forum

SPECIAL SESSION
AIDS 2018 Pre-conference Report Back

Chair:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, ICAP at Columbia University, United States

Presenters:

  • Sevim Ahmedov, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States
  • Kenneth Mayer, The Fenway institute/Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
  • Bruce Richman, Prevention Access Campaign, United States
  • Ute Feucht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Trisa Taro, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, United States
  • Daniel McCartney, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), United Kingdom

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