Looking Forward: HIV Hot Topics and New Research Conference
This June AIDS Calgary Awareness Association (ACAA) will be
hosting a new conference titled Looking Forward: HIV Hot Topics and New Research. ACAA has invited several exciting guest
speakers to present on current HIV issues, best practices and research at Looking Forward. Keynote speaker for the day will be
Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco, PhD, who received the Award of Excellence in HIV and Rehabilitation from the Canadian Working Group
on HIV and Rehabilitation in 2010. Ibáñez-Carrasco is widely known for his research in HIV, and will be presenting on HIV
and Aging. Conference speakers also include Dr. Ameeta Sing, Jonathan Glenn Betteridge and Dr. Hartmut B Krentz of the University of Calgary.
Other issues and hot topics that will be explored at Looking Forward include, rapid testing for both HIV and
Syphilis, research from the Southern Alberta Clinic and the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure which will be followed
by a panel discussion. The conference topics will focus on current laws and research specific to Alberta and Canada.
Following the conference ACAA will also hold their Annual General Meeting where keynote speaker Ibáñez-Carrasco
will open with a presentation of his personal experience on living with HIV. Looking Forward: HIV Hot
Topics and New Research will be held on June 23rd, at Fort Calgary located at 750 - 9th Ave, SE,
from 9:00am - 4:00pm, and the AGM to follow at 5:00pm until 7:00pm. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day.
Tickets for Looking Forward: HIV Hot Topics & New Research are $100 per person, $150 for two people from the
same organization and $35 for students. For more information please contact 1-877-440-AIDS (2437), e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.aidscalgary.org.
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About AIDS Calgary
AIDS Calgary is a local not-for-profit AIDS service organization that offers support services to individuals who are at-risk for,
infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Hepatitis C and provides prevention and education throughout the
Calgary, Bow Valley and Medicine Hat region. For more information, please contact AIDS Calgary at (403) 508-2500 or online
For more information please contact:
AIDS Calgary Awareness Association
110, 1603 - 10th Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 0J7
P: 403-508-2500 ext.120 F: 403-263-7358
Toll Free: 1-877-440-AIDS(2437)
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