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 News from XIV International AIDS Conference - Part 2
NEWS FROM XIV INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE - Part 2
14. CONFERENCE WEB SITE UP AND RUNNING
On Monday, 25 June, the official Conference website for AIDS 2002 Barcelona was born. It can be located at either www.aids2002.com or www.aids2002.org The website's design was inspired by Gaudi's Parc GÃ ell, as a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gaudi in 2002. It is our vision that the website will be a window into Conference planning as it unfolds " featuring all the new faces as they appear at the ever-abuzz Conference secretariat and their contributions to various program aspects. Some of the features of the Conference website include Conference information, program highlights, invitation to exhibit, satellite meeting details, important dates, sponsorship acknowledgement, press cuttings, a registration form enabling users to receive e-mail updates from the website as well as links to various Barcelona sites of interest. aids2002.com will undoubtedly prove to be as successful as its predecessor for the Durban conference, which accumulated w!
ell over 4
million hits during July last year. Any suggestions and feedback regarding the website can be sent to Mia Biagio, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
15. PRINTED MATERIAL
a. Second Announcement and Poster
The Second Announcement and Official Poster have both been produced and will be used as marketing tools for promoting the conference. Information from the Second Announcement has been included on the conference web site.
b. Call for Abstracts and Invitation Program
The Call for Abstracts and Invitation Program is currently in production and will be distributed at the beginning of October this year. This document includes all necessary application procedures and forms for registration, scholarship application, abstract submission, application for a satellite meeting, media accreditation and accommodation & tours application. All the forms will also be available on line www.aids2002.com).
c. Invitation to Exhibit
This document will be distributed this month (July). In addition, information and a downloadable form are available on the web site (www.aids2002.com). The conference will feature a commercial and an NGO exhibition. For more information contact CÃŠline OstrÃ m (email@example.com). Please see IMPORTANT DEADLINES for dates of distribution of other printed matter.
16. IPIP COMMITTEE MEETS IN BARCELONA
The Interventions, Program Implementation and Policy (IPIP) committee met in Barcelona from 30 June to 2 July. A brief report of this meeting will be given in the next newsletter.
17. BBSS COMMITTEE TO MEET
The Biomedical, Behavioral and Social Sciences (BBSS) Committee will meet in Barcelona later this month (27 and 28 July). The main purpose of the meeting is to brainstorm ideas and establish the preliminary BBSS program, including plenary sessions, oral sessions and important speakers. Also on the agenda is the selection of reviewers needed to review abstracts received. This process will be co-ordinated with the IPIP committee. Around 7000 abstracts in both components are expected, and all abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Since we are committed to ensuring a high quality program, the number of abstracts selected for presentation at conference either as oral or poster presentations
will depend on the quality of submissions received. For more information contact Robert Muga (firstname.lastname@example.org)
18. UPCOMING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Biomedical, Behavioral and Social Sciences Committee meet in Barcelona on 27 and 28 July 2001. For more information contact Robert Muga (email@example.com) Conference Organising Committee meet in Barcelona on 28-29 September 2001. In addition, a teleconference is planned to take place before the beginning of August. For more information contact Pat Needle (firstname.lastname@example.org) Please note that these dates may change. All participants in the meeting will be notified in good time should this occur.
19. BARCELONA AIDS 2002 MARKETED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
The XIV International AIDS Conference will be marketed at the following conferences:
1st IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 8 â "11 July 2001)
AIDS Impact: Biopsychsocial Aspects of HIV Infection (Brighton, England, 8-11 July 2001)
2001 National HIV Prevention Conference (Atlanta, USA, 12-15 August 2001)
United States Conference on AIDS (Miami Beach, USA, 13-16 September 2001)
41st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, USA, 22-25 September 2001)
6th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (Melbourne, Australia, 5-10 October 2001)
10th International Conference for People Living with HIV/AIDS (Port of Spain, Trinidad, 27-31 October 2001)
International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa (Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso, 9-13 December 2001)
5th International Conference on Home and Community Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS (Chaing Mai, Thailand, 17-20 December 2001) Marketing will take the form of one or more of the following elements: an exhibit booth, a session for delegates and a media conference.
For more information, contact Karen Bennett (email@example.com)
20. IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Please mark your calendars with these important dates:
July 2001 Distribution of Invitation to Exhibit
1 October 2001 Distribution of Call for Abstracts and Invitation Program
14 January 2002 ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: abstracts submitted on paper,
by email attachment or on diskette.
21 January 2002: ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: abstracts submitted online
1 February 2002: Early registration fee cut-off date
1 February 2002: SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE: All scholarship applications must be received by our office by 6pm (Spanish time)
1 February 2002: SATELLITE MEETINGS DEADLINE
1 June 2002: LATE BREAKER ABSTRACTS DEADLINE
21. ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA
We have received correspondence from various institutions to book accommodation in Barcelona for the dates of the conference. Please note delegates may pre-book accommodation but will not be confirmed until after they have registered. Please note that there is plenty of accommodation in all price categories in Barcelona. However, since the conference takes place during peak holiday season and since there are a number of other events taking place in the city at the same time, we advise you book your accommodation sooner rather than later. This applies particularly to hostel accommodation, since this is very popular with tourists. Accommodation may be booked online (from October 2001) or by completing the accommodation form in the Invitation Program.
Alternatively, pre-booking may be done through Viajes Iberia:
Tel: +34 93 510 1005
Fax: +34 93 510 1009
22. DURBAN WEB SITE DOMAIN HIJACKED!
The Durban conference's web site (www.aids2000.com) and web cast (www.webcast.aids2000.com) have been taken over by an outside party. For this reason, please visit these two web sites at their new
addresses: AIDS 2000 Official web site: www.aids2000.org
AIDS 2000 Official Web cast: www.webcast.aids2000.org
23. KEEP IN TOUCH
This newsletter is intended to keep you informed of our activities.For this reason, we would welcome any input from you in the form of general feedback, criticism, suggestions and/or requests for specific
information.Please contact us:
+34 93 254 0575
ATTENTION COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
XIV International AIDS Conference
Calle Pomaret 21
We thank you for your support and wish you every success in your upcoming projects .
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