We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of our dear colleagues Joep Lange & Jacqueline van Tongeren. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones in this difficult time.
After the highly successful workshop in Lusaka on 5-9 May, we are pleased to announce that the preparations for the 9th INTEREST have started. We hope to confirm the Location and Date of this "African CROI" workshop soon.
The INTEREST workshop focuses on issues of particular relevance for the African continent and offers young researchers the opportunity to present their data. The workshop size and atmosphere facilitate discussion and interaction between participants. 8 successful meetings have been convened since INTEREST's inception; in Uganda, Senegal (twice), Zambia (twice), Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya.
The format of the workshop is a 3.5 day program consisting of plenary sessions on HIV prevention and treatment presented by renowned invited speakers, oral abstract presentations, roundtable discussions and poster sessions. Ample time is allocated to Q&A and discussion in order to foster an intimate and interactive workshop.
As in 2014, the workshop will be preceded by a pre-conference, "meet-the-expert" session on Monday.
INTEREST workshop is a collaboration of Virology Education and AIGHD.
We hope that you will join us (again) in this important educational event.
The Organizing Committee.