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PlusNews Weekly Issue 269, 3 February 2006

1. AIDS2006 Abstract deadline

The International AIDS Conference, to be held in Toronto, Canada from 13 - 18 August 2006, is the only global forum for interdisciplinary discussion of key developments in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This year's conference will feature a number of important changes in response to the changing reality faced by those working in the field.

The programme committees have taken steps to increase the presence and quality of science programming by increasing the proportion of abstract driven session in the programme, revising the peer reviewer database and placing increased emphasis on posters, including presentation and discussion. More time has been allocated within the abstract driven sessions to allow for discussion. In addition, new formats for dialogue on current controversies and sessions on cross cutting thematic areas have been added to the programme.

The deadline for abstract submissions is only three weeks away, on 22 February 2006, midnight CET (Central European Time).

Click here to submit an abstract:

Abstracts submissions are invited in five tracks:

    - Track A: Biology and Pathogenesis of HIV
    - Track B: Clinical Research, Treatment and Care
    - Track C: Epidemiology, Prevention and Prevention Research
    - Track D: Social, Behavioural and Economic Science
    - Track E: Policy

Each track contains a large number of sub-categories. Click here to find the track details and sub-categories:

A small number of late breaker abstracts will be selected for presentation. Late breakers may be submitted between 29 May and 12 June 2006 on the Conference website.




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· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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