Friday, March 26, 2010

Please Register Today: M2010 Pre-Conference Advocates Workshop

M2010 Pre-Conference Workshop
Saturday, 22 May 2010, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Westin Convention Center Hotel, Pittsburgh 1000 Penn Avenue, 
Pittsburgh, PA, USA 
Westmoreland Room, 2nd Floor 
(Lunch will be provided)

The Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM), in close partnership with the African Microbicide Advocacy Group (AMAG), AVAC (Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention Research), the International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA), and the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF), will hold a free, day-long pre-conference workshop before the start of the official opening ceremony of the 2010 International Microbicides Conference (M2010).

Register here
- space is limited.

Dr. Salim Abdool Karim (pictured) of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) will give the keynote speech, guiding participants through an overview of HIV prevention research science and advocacy.

This workshop will feature seasoned advocates and researchers from the HIV prevention research field who will provide new and experienced advocates, community representatives, and trial staff with the latest updates and previews on topics to be presented at the conference. An array of thematic skills-building sessions also will be conducted including an introduction to new prevention technologies and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a short course on prevention research literacy and ethics, and training on advocacy and campaign building.

The M2010 Pre-Conference Workshop will take place from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, located directly across from the site of M2010 (lunch will be provided).

Directions: The Westin Hotel (Westin Convention Center Hotel, Pittsburgh) is directly connected to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center by a skywalk.


If you wish to attend the M2010 Pre-Conference Workshop, please register here.
Space for the M2010 Pre-Conference Workshop is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registrations will be accepted through 1 May 2010 or until we have reached capacity. 


* The Pre-Conference Workshop is scheduled to end before the official M2010 Conference Opening Ceremony scheduled for the evening of 22nd May 2010.

* We are not able to offer financial support to attend the pre-conference workshop. We welcome those already planning to attend M2010 to register for this workshop and to consider booking your flights in time to participate in this pre-conference event.

* After the conference, we will make the Pre-Conference Workshop materials and presentations available online for those unable to attend the conference and/or the workshop.

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