Feb. 7, 2019

IAS 2019 plenary line-up focuses on cutting-edge issues

IAS 2019 plenary line-up focuses on cutting-edge issues

6 February 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced the plenary presentations that will lead the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), which will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 21-24 July 2019. IAS 2019 is the largest open scientific conference on HIV and is expected to bring together more than 6,000 participants from more than 140 countries.

“These plenaries were chosen to spotlight the most urgent developments in HIV science over the past year,” IAS 2019 Co-Chair and IAS President Dr Anton Pozniak said. “They represent the very top of their field from around the world and we are honoured to have them join us for this global event.”

Among the issues under the spotlight in the IAS 2019 Plenary Programme are effective diagnosis, treatment and prevention among key populations, resource-constrained settings, implementation, co-morbidities, programme sustainability and gene- and cell-based therapies.

“This is the science that we need to step up the response to HIV, not just in Latin America, but wherever the burden of the epidemic remains high,” IAS 2019 Co-Chair Dr Brenda Crabtree said. “It gets to the very heart of the most pressing issues around the epidemic right now.”

Early registration ends on 14 February. More information can be found at www.ias2019.org


IAS 2019 Plenary Programme

Monday, 22 July 2019  

  • Gloria Maimela, South Africa 
    Scaling up treatment in resource-constrained settings: What will it take to achieve the last 90? 
  • Paula Cannon, United States 
    Stem cell and genome editing for HIV cure 
  • Asa Radix, United States 
    Implementation science around transgender issues 

Tuesday, 23 July 

  • Adam Burgener, Canada 
    The role of microbiome in HIV transmission and pathogenesis 

  • Ingrid Bassett, United States 
    Barriers to access to diagnosis and treatment 

  • Carlos Cásares, Peru 
    Key populations in Latin America: Young men who have sex with men  


Wednesday, 24 July  

  • Esteban Martínez, Spain
    Addressing co-morbidities to improve long-term care of people living with HIV

  • Sherrie Kelly, Australia 
    Sustainability of HIV programmes and financing the HIV response 

  • John Frater, United Kingdom 
    Primary HIV infection: An opportunity not to be missed? 

Please note that there may be changes in the programme in the run up to the conference.