The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit IX will be held August 1-3, 2018, in Washington, DC at the Capitol Hilton. The Summit will bring together researchers, policy makers, service providers and people with HIV from all parts of North America (including Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States). The summit will provide a dynamic interactive setting to review recent research and policy initiatives, discuss evidence-based practice and policy, and develop community-driven research and advocacy strategies. Launched in 2005, the Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit Series supports knowledge transfer and evidence-based skill building. Summit IX will focus on Structural Interventions and Ending the Epidemic. Learn more about this year’s event.
Growing evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of structural interventions in strengthening HIV prevention and treatment programs. These interventions include social protections (such as housing, nutrition and transportation supports), economic empowerment (including education and job training), decriminalization, anti-discrimination laws and campaigns to change social norms. Rigorous research on social drivers and structural interventions is critical to lay the groundwork for these types of approaches and to support their scale-up.
Summit organizers are now inviting research, policy and practice abstracts relevant to the Summit IX theme of Structural Interventions and Ending the HIV Epidemic. The deadline for abstract submission is March 18, 2018.
The Summit is organized through a collaboration among the U.S. National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.