The 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur will mark another milestone in the course of the HIV epidemic - against a backdrop ofrenewed optimism that the epidemic could be controlled by 2050
Friday, 22 March 2013 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) -
Organizers of the 7 th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) met this week in Kuala Lumpur to consolidate the conference p rogramme. IAS 2013, held from 30 June to 3 July 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), University of Malaya, and with support from MyCEB, the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
AS 2013, the world's largest open scientific conference on
HIV/AIDS, will attract
clinicians, public health experts and communit
y leaders from
all over the world, and represents an
for the examination of
the latest developments in HIV
IAS 2013 will
take place at an exciting time for HIV science, and
recent new findings on very early anti
treatment including the
in the US and
and the VISCONTI cohort of
treatment controllers in France will be closely analysed.
For the first time, the IAS Conference will be hosted in Asia, and
will have a focus on the HIV
epidemic in the host country and in the Asian region providing Malaysian stakeholders the opportunity
discuss progress made to date and challenges specific to Malaysia itself.
Professor Françoise Barré
Sinoussi, International Chair of IAS 2013, IAS President and Nobel
Laureate for her discovery of the HIV virus,
entitled "From the discovery of HIV to
the end of AIDS"
the Faculty of Medicine of University of Malaya this week, explained how
recent scientific advances may eventually
lead to the end of HIV/AIDS
indicate that if we achieve 100% access to
ART treatment and
the elimination of mother to child
together with ongoing prevention techniques,
. However many challenges stand between us and this goal which we need to
overcome, including the adequate supply of affordable first line ART drugs worldwide
, said Professor
However I look forward to hearing the new science presented
at IAS 2013 and I
especially encourage young scientists to take part in this event by registering and submitting late
AS 2013 Late Breaker Submissions open on 3 rd April and will close on 7 th May. The process for the selection of late breaker abstracts is extremely rigorous and often leads to the announcement of ground - breaking science at the conference.
"Recent scientific breakthroughs have led t o renewed momentum and resurging optimism. We still have to overcome many obstacles, including u niversal access to treatment and stigma towards key affected populations, however I am confident that IAS 2013 will represent an important step in our collective work to curb the HIV epidemic and to treat and care HIV - infected people. I also hope that having the conference in Malaysia will act as a catalyst in encouraging and promoting HIV related research in Malaysia and the region", said Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman of CERiA and IAS 2013 Local Co - Chair.
The full IAS 2013 Programme will be available online at www.ias2013.org in May.
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The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's leading independent association of HIV professionals, with over
16,000 members from more than 196 countries working at all levels of the global response to AIDS. The IAS members include
researchers from all disciplines, clinicians, public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the
epidemic, as well as policy and programme planners.
The IAS is lead organizer of the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, 30 June – 3 July 2013 and custodian of the biennial International AIDS Conference, which will be held in
Melbourne, Australia, 20-25 July 2014.
www.iasociety.org | www.ias2013.org | www.aids2014.org
The Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) was established in 2007 to respond to the need to better
understand the Malaysian HIV epidemic and to build local capacity in conducting HIV related research. Since its establishment
it has become the leading Centre in Malaysia conducting HIV related research in various fields including epidemiology,
social behavioural, clinical and laboratory based research.
The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) was established in 2009 by
the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia to further strengthen Malaysia's business tourism brand and position for the
international business events market. A non-profit organisation, MyCEB serves as a central hub to
assist meeting and event planners to bid for and stage international business events in Malaysia and
act as a conduit for national product development. MyCEB's goal is to improve its rankings as an
international meetings destination within International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
and to grow business tourism arrivals to Malaysia. Apart from business events, an important
component of MyCEB is the International Events Unit (IEU) which focuses on identifying and
supporting international event bids in the areas of sports, art and culture and lifestyle.
For more information, please visit www.myceb.com.my
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a fan. If your group or organization is participating in IAS 2013, we welcome posts of photos and videos of your work
on this page. Tell us why you are coming to Kuala Lumpur and what you hope to gain from IAS 2013.
Zaki Arzmi (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Tel: +6 016 292 2948
Siân Bowen (Geneva, Switzerland)
Senior Manager, Communications
Tel: +41 22 710 0864
Francesca Da Ros (Geneva, Switzerland)
Communications and Media Officer
Tel: +41 22 710 0822
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