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Updated regularly with conferences and events of interest to POZ visitors. Contact us to submit an event!

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August 2014 | September 2014 | October 2014 |
November 2014 | December 2014 |
January 2015 | February 2015

Featured Event

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
Thursday, September 18

The 2014 theme for NHAAAD is Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn't have to be.

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/

August 2014

11th Annual Charity Trek
Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15
Burlington, VT - Portland, ME

Our 2014 event will be our 13th event, dedicated to generating the funds needed for research into a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. Please consider joining us, as a rider or crew, to assist on the journey for a vaccine and an experience you’ll not soon forget. Our 2014 event will mark significant route changes from 2013, but will still be from Burlington, VT to Portland, ME.

For more information, visit: www.charitytreks.org/


Dance for Life Chicago
Saturday, August 16
Chicago, IL

Join Chicago's most renowned, talented and exciting dance companies for one spectacular, celebratory evening of dance - on one stage! Proceeds benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago the Dancers' Fund and Chicago House.

For more information, visit: www.danceforlifechicago.com/


11th Annual West Hollywood Bartender Auction
Saturday, August 16
West Hollywood, CA

In its eleventh year, the West Hollywood Bartender Auction welcomes back All-Star favorites and introduces a few new faces to the stage. Last year we raised over $80,000 in just 45 minutes. Let’s see if we can raise $100,000 this year!

For more information, visit: http://apla.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=104361&view=Detail


AIDS Red Ribbon Ride 2014
Wednesday, August 20 - Sunday, August 24
Rochester, NY

The ride starts at Trillium Health located at 259 Monroe Avenue in Rochester, NY, tours the Finger Lakes, and finishes at Genesee Valley Park.

For more information, visit: www.trilliumhealthny.org/modules/events/?event_id=50


AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin 30th Anniversary Kickoff Gala
Friday, August 22
The Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts
Brookfield, WI

You are cordially invited to sing with this 100-voice ensemble in celebration of ARCW’s 30th anniversary kickoff. The choir will perform inspiring selections by Stephen Schwartz, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jim Papoulis, and more!

For more information, visit: arcw.org/whats-new/arcw_30th_anniversary_gala/


28th Annual Black & White Party
Saturday, August 23
Hard Rock Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) hosts one of Las Vegas' most anticipated events of the year, the 28th Annual Black & White Party on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now at afanlv.org for $40 general admission and $125 VIP with early entry at 8 p.m. Black and white attire is required. Last year, more than 3,500 guests attended, raising more than $130,000, and enjoyed exciting entertainment, gourmet food & beverage and a roster of official weekend events with pre-parties and a Tea Dance the following day.

For more information, visit: afanlv.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=535

September 2014

September is Hispanic Heritage Month.


Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2014)
Friday, September 5 - Tuesday, September 9
Washington, DC

ICAAC, the premier conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases, showcases the latest-breaking science and lectures from top researchers from around the world. With 50% of its attendees living outside of the United States, ICAAC provides a rare opportunity to bring together the field’s foremost leaders to discuss the state of infection control and prevention on a global scale.

For more information, visit: www.icaac.org/


A Day With HIV - Community Exhibit Event
Friday, September 5
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago, IL

TPAN and the CDC invite you to join us for a community exhibit of “A Day with HIV” on Friday September 5, 4-6 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, Preston-Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington St., Chicago.

For more information, visit: www.adaywithhiv.com/


AIDS Walk Portland
Saturday, September 6
The Fields Neighborhood Park
Portland, OR

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkportland.org/


Braking AIDS Ride
Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14

Benefits Housing Works. Three days, 285 miles. Spectacular route from Boston to New York City. Fully-supported, clearly marked route, with abundant support vehicles and rest stops every 15 miles.

For more information, visit: brakingaidsride.org/


London AIDS Walk for Life
Saturday, September 13
Springbank Gardens, 285 Wonderland Rd. S.
London, ON

To raise money and awareness for Camp Wendake, John Gordon Home hospice and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkforlife.ca/London.htm


AIDS Walk Detroit
Sunday, September 14
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, MI

AIDS Walk Detroit is the largest HIV/AIDS specific fundraiser is Michigan. Each year over 3,500 individuals participate in our AIDS Walk event. Since 1991 AIDS Walk Detroit has raised over $3.5 million to support HIV/AIDS services in southeast Michigan. Help us raise $200,000 for AIDS Walk Detroit by signing up to walk today!

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkdetroit.org


AIDS Run & Walk Chicago
Sunday, September 14
Chicago, IL

For more information, visit: events.aidschicago.org/site/PageNavigator/rw14_splash.html


16th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology
Sunday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 17
Baltimore Sheraton Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

The Annual Meeting will feature themes on HIV Cure Research; HIV Pathogenesis; HIV Structural Biology, Immunology and Vaccines; Advances in Clinical, Prevention and Public Health Research, and a cross-cutting session on the Molecular and Immunological Insights from Cancer Biology and Treatment which will focus on the exciting work of Dr. Carl June who will presenting the first Reinhard Kurth Memorial Lecture.

For more information, visit: medschool.umaryland.edu/ihvmeeting/default.html


National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
Thursday, September 18

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/


First Annual East Los Angeles Women's Center Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 18
California Country Club
Whittier, CA

The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00 am and continue with an afternoon luncheon. We are expecting over 100 golfers to attend along with Dixon Golf providing fabulous golf games and prizes. Proceeds from this event will support ELAWC’s programs that support women, girls and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and HIV.

For more information, visit: elawc.org/news/upcoming-events/


Tamarindo Beach Half-Marathon Adventure
Thursday, September 18 - Monday, September 22
Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

Join Team BRAKING AIDS for an amazing five-day trip to beautiful Costa Rica to run the Tamarindo Beach Half-Marathon on September 20, 2014. Proceeds support Housing Works in the fight to end AIDS and homelessness.

For more information, visit: fundraising.housingworks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=509


Cycle for the Cause
Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
Boston to New York City

Cycle for the Cause, the 20th Annual Northeast AIDS Ride, is a fully-supported, three-day, approximately 275-mile bike ride that will take place September 19-21, 2014. Over the past 19 years, thousands of riders and crew have made their way from Boston to New York City to raise millions of dollars for the HIV/AIDS related programs and services of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. We invite you to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

For more information, visit: www.cycleforthecause.org


National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Satday, September 27

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/


Run & Walk for AIDS
Saturday, September 27
Blue Star Arts Complex
San Antonio, TX

The Run & Walk for AIDS was founded in 1991 in what was formally known as Walk for Life. Each year, hundreds of South Texans gather to celebrate life and to raise funds for SAAF. The Run & Walk for AIDS promotes awareness and generates funds that allow SAAF to continue its pursuit of providing compassionate medical care and social services to people with HIV/AIDS and to help prevent the spread of HIV through education and free HIV testing.

For more information, visit: www.txsaaf.org/events/run-walk-for-aids/


AIDS Walk for Life
Saturday, September 27
Rhode Island State House lawn
Providence, RI

Fight HIV/AIDS by participating in the 29th annual AIDS Walk for Life starting and ending on the Rhode Island State House lawn. Registration is 9 a.m., and the 2.5 mile walk kicks off at 10 a.m., rain or shine. The event benefits AIDS Project RI, which provides education, prevention and testing programs, and a range of services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the state; as well as other AIDS services organizations. AIDS Project RI is a division of Family Service of RI. Form a Walk Team!

For more information, visit: www.aidsprojectri.org/


Tread Red AIDS Walk and 5K
Saturday, September 27
Union Station train shed
Montgomery, AL

Tread Red is an AIDS Walk and 5K race in downtown Montgomery. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for HIV services provided to 26 counties across Alabama. The walk/run will begin and end at the Union Station train shed with refreshments and activities at the finish line.

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1447910075482573/?ref=22


AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City
Sunday, September 28
Downtown Oklahoma City @ the Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK

A one-mile walk through downtown Oklahoma City. Before the Walk browse the vendor and service organization's information tables. The AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkokc.org/walk

October 2014

October is GLBT History Month.


U.S. Conference on AIDS
Thursday, October 2 - Sunday, October 5
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
San Diego, CA

USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together over thousands of workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and policy-makers—to build national support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit: nmac.org/2014-u-s-conference-on-aids/


AIDS Walk Nashville
Saturday, October 4
Riverfront Park
Nashville, TN

For more information, visit: www.nashvilleaidswalk.com/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1055677


AIDS Arms LifeWalk
Sunday, October 5
Robert E. Lee Park
Dallas, TX

Join us for the 24th Annual AIDS Arms LifeWalk, benefiting thousands impacted by HIV/AIDS in the Dallas community.

For more information, visit: www.lifewalk.org


4th World Congress on Virology
Monday, October 6 - Wednesday, October 8
San Antonio, TX

4th World Congress on Virology serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad areas of viral infections, preventive and therapeutic modalities for viral infections. This conference aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Virology and Infectious diseases, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

For more information, visit: virology2014.conferenceseries.net/


IDWeek
Wednesday, October 8 - Sunday, October 12
Philadelphia, PA

A combined meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), IDWeek features the latest in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV.

For more information, visit: idweek.org/


Bailando Por Una Causa
Sunday, October 12
El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Baila Society, a leading New York Salsa dance company, presents the fourth annual “Bailando Por Una Causa”: A Night of Dancing, to raise awareness and funds for the Latino Commission on AIDS, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in all communities.

For more information and tickets, visit: www.latinoaids.org/showevent.php?Event_Id=69


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Wednesday, October 15

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, provide HIV prevention information and access to care.

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/latino/.


10th National Harm Reduction Conference
Thursday, October 23 - Sunday, October 26
Baltimore, MD

The 10th National Harm Reduction Conference: From Public Health to Social Justice is the only multidisciplinary conference focused on improving the health of drug users. Over a thousand people from around the country will meet to address the many critical issues affecting the drug user community including overdose, HIV, hepatitis, incarceration and stigma. Physicians, medical professionals, policy makers, researchers, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis service agencies, organizations providing services for youth, and the homeless as well as community based and advocacy organizations will be well represented at this much anticipated event.

For more information, visit: harmreduction.org/blog/10th-national-harm-reduction-conference/


2nd International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs, & STIs
Monday, October 27 - Wednesday, October 29
Las Vegas, NV

This interdisciplinary conference is the premier gathering of people working in the field of HIV/AIDS and other STD's, as well as the policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic.

For more information, visit: www.omicsgroup.com/hiv-aids-std-conference-2014/


AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run
Sunday, October 19
Piedmont Park
Atlanta, GA

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkatlanta.com


Walk To End HIV
Saturday, October 25
Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street, NW)
Washington, DC

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkwashington.org/


Orange County Ride for AIDS
Saturday, October 25
Irvine, CA

Ride start and end location is at William R Mason Regional Park, Shelter 6, 18712 University Dr, Irvine, CA. The Orange County Ride for AIDS is Orange County's most supported and enjoyable charity ride event! There are 3 routes to choose from... The Taste of OCRA 30 Mile Route, Metric Century 62 Mile Route and Century 100 Mile Route. OCRA includes an inspiring opening ceremony, delicious breakfast, Pit-Stops and Technical Support on the routes, support vehicles and sweeps to ensure everyone is safe and that no one get's left behind, a delicious lunch, OCRA cupcakes, massage stations and fun Post Ride Festival.

For more information, visit: www.ocasf.org/category/asf-events-activities/oc-ride-for-aids


AIDS Walk Phoenix and 5K Run
Sunday, October 26
3rd Ave & Washington St
Phoenix, AZ

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkaz.org/


Changemakers 2014 Awards & Celebration
Monday, October 27
Prince George Ballroom
New York, NY

ASCNYC’s Positive Changemaker award recognizes the men and women who create positive change and whose generosity, vision, and selflessness inspire so many. The annual Changemakers Awards & Celebration will also feature auctions, cocktails, dinner and entertainment.

For more information, visit: www.ascnyc.org/changemaker/


Aid for AIDS My Hero Gala 2014
Thursday, October 30
he Metropolitan Museum of Art- The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing
New York, NY

This highly anticipated event is the pinnacle of AFAI’s fundraising year and an opportunity to meaningfully recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the fight to end the HIV epidemic.

For more information, visit: aidforaids.org/events/

November 2014

November is American Indian Heritage Month.


Hyacinth's Annual Gala & Silent Auction
Saturday, November 1
7pm - midnight
Maritime Parc
Jersey City, NJ

Join us as we honor those who made a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS this year. The Gala will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner, music and dancing!

For more information, visit: www.hyacinth.org/events/gala2014/


HIV Drug Theraphy Congress Glasgow 2014
Saturday, November 2-Wednesday, November 6
Glasgow, UK

Keeping up to date with developments and new ideas in HIV treatment presents a major challenge to treating physicians, healthcare providers and researchers. Objective scientific assessment of new drug treatments and therapeutic strategies is therefore essential. It will be the aim of the HIV Glasgow Drug Therapy Congress to provide a wide-ranging yet accessible forum for such assessment.

For more information, visit: http://hivglasgow.org


Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 8 - Saturday, November 10
Miami, FL

Conference Objectives:

  • Identify current research and evidence based practices pertaining to holistic HIV care;
  • Evaluate innovate approaches to HIV prevention, treatment, and care in domestic and international settings;
  • Create a vision to improve the health outcomes of underserved populations affected and infected with HIV;
  • Discuss the leadership role of nurses in health care reform and health policy.

For more information, visit: www.nursesinaidscare.org


SMART Ride 11
Friday, November 14 - Saturday, November 15
Miami to Key West
Florida

The ride is fully supported and designed to allow riders of all degrees of experience to participate. This is a ride not a race. Each participant pays an $95 registration fee and riders commit to raise a minimum of $1,250 in donations. Although that amount to fund raise may seem daunting, we are continually amazed by what we see participants accomplish.

For more information, visit: thesmartride.org/


Women’s Event 17
Saturday, November 15
Cipriani
New York, NY

Women’s Event 17 will be bigger and bolder than ever at the brand new Cipriani in the historic Cunard Building! Join The Center at this gorgeous venue for a night of cocktails, dinner and dancing to celebrate our history and the women who are making a difference in our world.

For more information, visit: mycenter.gaycenter.org/womensevent


Fifth International Conference on Stigma
Friday, November 21
Howard University’s Blackburn Center
Washington, DC

For more information, visit: www.whocanyoutell.org


World AIDS Awareness Weekend
Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
Georgia World Congress Center & the Intercontinental Buckhead
Atlanta, GA

For more information, visit: www.worldaidsawarenessweekend.com/

December 2014

December 1st is World AIDS Day.


World AIDS Day
Monday, December 1

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. 2013's theme was "Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths."

For more information, visit: www.poz.com/world


AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 14th Annual World of Chocolate Gala
Thursday, December 4
Union Station
Chicago, IL

World of Chocolate will transform the Great Hall at Union Station into a decadent adventure. Treat your palate to the sweet and savory chocolate creations made by chefs, chocolatiers and caterers from all over the city of Chicago. Tour through this wonderful world and start your holiday season with a bang!

For more information, visit: www.aidschicago.org/chocolate/

January 2015

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.


Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine
Wednesday, January 14 - Friday, January 16
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
Bangkok, Thailand

The key objective of the annual Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine is to provide health care workers and members of the HIV-infected and affected community from Thailand and all over the world with a comprehensive review of the management of HIV infection and opportunistic infections, efforts to improve access to therapy as well as the latest updates on research into HIV treatments and vaccines.

For more information, visit: www.hivnat.org/bangkoksymposium


12th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities
Thursday, January 15 - Sunday, January 18
Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, GA

NAESM 2015, as the conference is affectionately called, is the only national conference planned by Black gay men to highlight emerging social, political, structural, and behavioral trends that impact our communities by bridging health educators, advocates, policy makers, researchers, and PLWA’s in a weekend full of learning, sharing, and growth.

For more information, visit: www.naesm.org

February 2015

February is United States Black History Month and International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month.


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Saturday, February 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a chance to get more involved in getting the word out that HIV is preventable and treatable. With greater awareness about how the disease is spread and how to avoid risky behaviors, people can reduce their chance of infection. With appropriate treatment and medication, people living with HIV can live long and productive lives and manage their disease like other chronic illnesses. That's why it's so important for everyone to get screened for HIV and to know their HIV status.

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/


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