Upcoming TCA Webinars On CROI And The Ring!

August 29, 2022

The Choice Agenda, a global forum for advocacy on the latest in HIV prevention, has two webinars coming up you won’t want to miss:

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CROI and Community and YOU – Preparing for CROI 2023
Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00-11:00am ET; 2:00-3:00pm GMT

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Join the conversation with co-chairs of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), as well as researchers, advocates, community educators and members of the Community Liaison Subcommittee. The discussion will touch on what to expect at CROI 2023, which features some of the most consequential research on HIV, monkeypox, SARS-CoV-2 and more. The webinar will also cover how to apply for a Community Scholarship, and key dates and deadlines for engaging with the conference. Remarks from:

  • Dawn Averitt, Member of the Community Liaison Subcommittee
  • Dr. James Hoxie, Chair of the 2023 CROI Planning Committee
  • Drs. Diane Havlir, Vice-Chair of the 2023 CROI Planning Committee
  • Landon Myer, Vice-Chair of the 2023 CROI Planning Committee
  • Jim Pickett, Member of the Community Liaison Subcommittee
  • Ntando Yola, Member of the Community Liaison Subcommittee

RINGing the bell for Choice: Actions and Solutions on Dapivirine Ring Access
Thursday, September 22 at 9:00-10:30am ET; 1:00-2:30pm GMT

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This webinar will offer the latest from African advocates leading efforts to demand access to the dapivirine vaginal ring. In recent weeks, advocates have been pressing PEPFAR and others to do more to deliver the ring to women who want it. The Population Council will also discuss their plans for moving forward a full agenda for ring technology, including rolling out the approved monthly PrEP Ring, and continuing research on a three-month ring and multipurpose technology. In July, the Population Council announced it had acquired the ring technologies from the International Partnership for Microbicides, the ring’s developer. Speakers include:

  • Yvette Raphael, Advocacy for Prevention of HIV and AIDS, South Africa
  • Leonard Solai, IPM, South Africa
  • Erica Gollub, Pace University
  • Chris Obermeyer, The Global Fund

For previous webinars from The Choice Agenda, check out our archive here! And join more than 600 advocates on the TCA listserve by reaching out to Jim at jimberlypickett@gmail.com.