Get ready for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). This year’s event runs from July 23 to 27 in Amsterdam. Like previous conferences—they are held every other year—this one promises to be a mammoth production, where researchers, doctors and AIDS specialists present their latest and often groundbreaking studies; where workshops, presentations and panel discussions dive deep into HIV-related issues; where countless AIDS organizations, pharmaceutical giants and advocacy groups set up booths for the public; and where movies are screened, networking takes place, protests erupt and friendships are made.
You don’t want to miss out, right?
- Online Program
Visit AIDS2018.org for a digital program encompassing the entire conference, including sessions, abstracts, events and more. In many cases, abstracts and data are available online after the oral presentations.
- Mobile App and Social Media
The official mobile app for AIDS2018, available for both iPhone and Android, allows you to browse the schedule of events, create an itinerary, navigate the floor plan and more. It can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play. And if you want to follow the conference via social media, you can track the official hashtag, #AIDS2018 as well as find the official account of the conference on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
For daily email updates about the conference, including highlights and news releases, sign up here.
- Recorded Sessions
Watch recorded sessions after they take place on the International AIDS Conference YouTube channel 24 hours after they finish.
- Official Conference Photos
View and download official conference photos here, starting Saturday, July 21.
- Live Streaming
Main sessions, plenaries and press conferences at the conference will be live streamed beginning Monday, July 23, with the opening session.
- Facebook Live
If you want to watch the events of the conference as they unfold, try following along with the #AIDS2018Live Facebook Live program. According to the AIDS 2018 website, the program will allow those watching to listen to and interact with the “leading voices at AIDS 2018.… Through an interactive format, online viewers can submit questions and comments using #AIDS2018Live on the topics that interest them most.
- POZ magazine
If all this sounds a bit overwhelming, you can always visit us at POZ.com for our own updates and news on the event. Search our hashtag #AIDS 2018 for more.
In related AIDS 2018 news, Sir Elton John and the Duke of Sussex (aka newlywed Prince Harry) will unveil details about a global coalition to treat HIV infections among men. For more details, click here.