Abstract Driven Sessions
The abstract driven component of the conference offers the highest caliber of state-of-the-art knowledge and peer-reviewed research. Abstract driven sessions are either specific to one of the six tracks (A-F), or involve abstract from different tracks but focusing on one theme.
Abstracts are selected through a blind peer-review process. Abstract submissions have been scored by a panel of reviewers and ultimately selected by members of the scientific programme committee. Abstracts will be presented by scientists, activists, policy makers, people living with HIV/AIDS and others working in the field.
- Oral abstract sessions will be organised by the six scientific programme tracks and will focus on new developments in one of these areas. Each session will include a number of speakers who will each make brief presentations followed by a short discussion. Audience questions will be encouraged and facilitated by the session chairperson.
- Poster discussion sessions. A small number of the highest-scoring posters in each track will be selected for oral presentation in chaired poster discussion sessions in dedicated session rooms. There will be between four and six posters per session; each will have five minutes for presentation followed by a facilitated audience discussion. The posters will be displayed for viewing for the duration of the conference.
- Poster exhibition and viewing sessions will cover a wide variety of topics organised by the six scientific programme tracks. A different group of posters will be displayed each day. Presenters will be at their posters at previously announced times to answer questions and provide further information on their study results.