About The Congress
As it has happened in previous congresses, the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific will bring people from various backgrounds in Asia and the Pacific region to meet and share knowledge, skills, ideas, research findings related to HIV and AIDS. This is also be an opportunity for people to provide mutual support and make stronger commitments in their fight towards the epidemic.
Empowering People, Strengthening Networks.
A vibrant community of empowered people, linked by strong networks that reach across Asia and the Pacific and beyond to mobilize a holistic and effective response, based on the latest best practices and scientific evidence, to the specific and cross-border challenges of the HIV pandemic faced by countries in the region today.
To promote scientific excellence and inquiry, provide a forum for meaningful dialogue, foster accountability, and encourage individual and collective action in addressing HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific and ensure the sustainability of the response.
- To share expertise and knowledge on key issues critical to the control of HIV/AIDS in the region
- To form significant and sustainable partnerships among stakeholders at all levels and support multi-sectoral collaboration to enable a stronger and more comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS
- To foster dialogue on the experiences, advances, challenges faced and lessons learned in each country;
- To showcase successes and best practices of HIV/AIDS programs across the region;
- To advocate for greater political and societal commitment and accountability in promoting equal access to HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment for all
- To strengthen political, community, and business leadership, adopting a consultative, collaborative and participatory approach;
- To raise awareness of the gravity of the regional epidemic internationally and its specific social, cultural, economic and political context.
- To accelerate the scale-up of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services and the integration of a comprehensive AIDS response into existing health systems;
- To advance strategies to free people infected with, affected by, and vulnerable to HIV from stigmatization, marginalization and discrimination and to protect their rights;
- To raise the visibility of cross-border issues impacting on the pandemic, taking into account economic integration and increased mobility in the region and globally
- To enhance media involvement and promote public awareness of the continued impact of, and response to, HIV and AIDS in Asia and the Pacific
- To create venues for public discussion of HIV/AIDS issues and exchange of relevant information and technologies.
DISCLAIMER: MAJOR CONGRESS CHANGES
Whilst every attempt will be made to ensure that all features of the congress mentioned in this announcement will take place as scheduled, the Organising Committee reserves the prerogative to make last minute changes should they arise.
In the event that the 9th ICAAP cannot be held or will have to be changed due to events beyond the control of the Congress organisers (force majeure) or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the Congress organizers, the Congress organizers cannot be held liable by delegates for any damages, costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, or financial losses.
Under these circumstances, the Congress organizers reserve the right to either retain the entire hotel deposit, or to reimburse the delegate after deducting costs already incurred for the organization of the 9th ICAAP and which could not be recovered from third parties. It is therefore recommended that you take out personal insurance.
Travel insurance is not included and delegates are therefore advised to take out their own travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions as the Congress does not cover individuals against damages, costs and losses during travel.
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