March 5, 2020
The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) kicks off this coming Sunday, March 8, in Boston. Whether you’re en route to Boston for the four-day meeting or following the proceedings from afar, this update is for you.
As limitations on travel related to COVID-19 may continue to change, CROI will be offering additional ways to share information virtually. AVAC will provide updates on our 2020 CROI page. But, whether you come in person or follow remotely, AVAC will be there and looks forward to connecting with you however you join the conversation!
This year’s program covers a range of topics of interest to advocates including new data from early-stage prevention trials, additional data on F/TAF for PrEP, long-acting treatment data, a symposium on contraceptives, a workshop on clinical trial design, a special session on the HVTN 702 vaccine trial, and more!
Saturday, March 7, AVAC and partners will host an all-day, pre-conference community workshop on cure research that will offer updates on current studies such as HIV gene therapy and discussion of complex issues in cure research. Come in person (RSVP here) or join remotely!
AVAC is also pleased to invite you to join a special session on Monday evening, The Future of HIV Prevention Research: How to do trials in the era of oral PrEP, co-organized by AVAC, Fenway Health and The Forum for Collaborative Research. During the session we’ll explore and discuss next-generation trial designs for biomedical HIV prevention research, including design, regulatory and ethical considerations, and mechanisms for community engagement. Join us in person at Fenway Health or register to watch a livestream of the event.
Check out the CROI website for a look at this year’s program, search abstracts, view sessions via webcast and follow the conference hashtag on your favorite social media platform at #CROI2020. And be sure to subscribe to AVAC’s social media updates.
Daily CROI press conferences will be webcast live and available for playback. Download the press conference schedule here, which includes information on how to view the webcasts.
Stay tuned for more from Boston!