CALL FOR SATELLITE WORKSHOP/SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS
The STI & HIV 2021 Local Organizing Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct Special Interest Workshops and Symposia, which will be held on the last day of the Congress (Saturday, July 17, 2021). Satellite Workshops/Symposia are between 60 to 90 minutes in length. Since there are 2 slots with a 20 minutes break in between, there is the possibility to suggest a program covering both slots (i.e max. 180 minutes in total). All topics relevant to STI & HIV related topics are welcomed.
Submission deadline: April 30, 2021
We try to reach out using special techniques
As scientists working in the field of STI we are often confronted with key populations such as sex workers, migrants, men who have sex with men and transgender persons. We try to reach out using special techniques such as snowball sampling or respondent driven sampling. Often, we fail in our attempts and refer to these groups as “hard to reach populations”. What we often do not realise is that we ourselves might be “hard to reach”.
The big challenge for future STI research will be to involve communities, practitioners and healthcare workers in our research. We need to get out of our ivory towers and abandon top down approaches. Whether it involves neat in vitrowork, randomised trials or mathematical models. To address the needs of those affected by STI and their medical caretakers, their involvement is required, not as a final step but from the design phase of our projects. This is an imperative to successfully implement results from a research environment to daily life.
Given the uncertain circumstances in the current Covid-19 pandemic the conference will be held virtual.Moreover, we strive for community engagement and the involvement of local artists to bring their unique view to the international STI and HIV audience.
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On behalf of the organising committee,
Henry de Vries
President of the International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR)
President of the International Union against STI (IUSTI)
|November||Abstract submission open|
|8 February 2021||Abstract submission deadline|
|22 March 2021||Notification accepting/rejecting abstracts|
|22 March 2021||Late breaking abstract submission deadline|
|05 April 2021||Notification accepting/rejecting late breaking abstracts|
|05 April 2021||Deadline early registration fee|
|24 May 2021||Deadline regular registration fee|