ONLINE COVERAGE OF XIX INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE TO INCLUDE DAILY WEBCASTS, PODCASTS AND NEWS RECAPS
The International AIDS Society and Kaiser Family Foundation Partner to Offer Free Comprehensive Daily Coverage of Conference
June 27, 2012 - Menlo Park, CA and Geneva, Switzerland - The International AIDS Society (IAS), custodian of
the International AIDS Conference, and the Kaiser Family Foundation will provide free, worldwide online access to the XIX International
AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) taking place in Washington, D.C., USA.
AIDS 2012 will feature presentations of important new scientific research and opportunities for dialogue on the major
challenges facing the global response to AIDS. Kaiser -- an independent operating foundation and non-partisan source of facts,
information, analysis and journalism, based in Menlo Park, Calif., USA -- is the official webcaster for AIDS 2012, providing
coverage of daily developments from July 22 to 27 on its website, http://www.kff.org/aids2012/.
In addition to more than 50 online webcasts of conference sessions and press conferences, podcasts will be available for downloading in both English and Spanish.
Some sessions, including the Opening and Closing Sessions, will be presented via live webcast, while other coverage will be tape-delayed
by a few hours and available on-demand. The webcasts will include sessions featuring President Bill Clinton, South African Health
Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Ambassador Eric Goosby, Bill Gates and Sir Elton John, among others. The full list of webcast sessions
(subject to change) is available at http://aids2012.org/ .
Kaiser's Daily Global Health Policy Report, a free, daily news summary service, will be enhanced during the week of the
conference to include summaries of what the global media are reporting from the conference and a guide to the latest video session coverage.
Kaiser is also providing the video for conference hubs, which will feature viewings of select AIDS 2012 conference sessions
followed by discussions and workshops on how the sessions' content can be applied locally. The two official conference hubs will be
held in Kiev, Ukraine, and Kolkata (Calcutta), India, while more than 40 independent hubs across the world are already planned.
A widget for sharing Kaiser's content is available for organizations and individuals who want to further spread the
information by carrying the coverage on their own websites, blogs or social networking pages. Kaiser's video content from the
conference will also be available to embed on other sites.
"The webcasts are a key part of the IAS's commitment to ensure that the proceedings at AIDS 2012 have the greatest
possible impact in the global response to HIV," said Elly Katabira, IAS President and International Chair of AIDS 2012. "We
are grateful to Kaiser for their partnership with us to take key portions of the conference program directly to locations and
communities most deeply impacted by the epidemic."
"Offering free access to many of the conference's sessions allows us to connect people around the world to important
HIV/AIDS developments that emerge from this conference," said Drew Altman, Kaiser President and CEO. "This free, online
conference experience ensures key findings and information reach a worldwide audience, including those who might otherwise have
no access to the discussions taking place in Washington."
More information about the conference, including the latest program details, is available
Kaiser's AIDS 2012 conference coverage will be available online through the Foundation's Global Health Gateway, http://globalhealth.kff.org, which also features Kaiser's original
policy analysis and polling on the U.S. role in global health; country-specific disease and demographic data through
the Global Health Facts database; regularly updated resources tracking major policy and budget developments; news
summaries from the Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report; and a reporter's guide to covering the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
About the Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling
the need for trusted, independent information on themajor health issues of the day. The Foundation is a non-profit private
operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, CA with an office and conference center in Washington, D.C.
About the IAS
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. Our 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 the custodian of the biennial International AIDS Conference, which will be held in
Washington, D.C., in July 2012, and lead organizer of the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Robin Sidel , Kaiser Family Foundation
+1 202 347 5270, firstname.lastname@example.org
Francesca Da Ros , International AIDS Society
+41 796 109 679, email@example.com
Scott Sanders , International AIDS Society
+1 202 486 8761, firstname.lastname@example.org
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