Abstract Driven Sessions
The abstract driven component of the conference programme offers the highest calibre of state-of-the-art knowledge and peer-reviewed research. Abstract driven sessions are either specific to one of the five tracks (A-E), or are composed of abstracts from different tracks that focus on one theme.
Submitted abstracts go through a blind peer-review process, carried out by a panel of international reviewers who are selected by members of the scientific programme committee. Abstracts will be presented by scientists, activists, policy makers, people living with HIV and others working in the field.
- Oral Abstract Sessions are organized into themes which address new developments in each of the five scientific tracks, or focused on a topic which crosses various tracks. Oral abstract sessions are 90-minute sessions that consist of five 10-minute oral presentations, followed by a five-minute question and answer session. An interactive moderated discussion, facilitated by the co-chairs, is held at the end of the session.
- Oral Poster Discussion Sessions, held daily from 13:00 – 14:00, are 60-minute sessions that consist of four to six five-minute oral presentations. An interactive moderated discussion, facilitated by the co-chairs, is held at the end of the session. Abstracts discussed at these sessions are on display for the duration of the conference next to the room in which the poster was presented.
- Poster Exhibition is organized by track and covering a wide variety of topics, the Poster Exhibition includes approximately 1,000 posters. Each poster is displayed for one day and presenters will stand by their posters at scheduled times to answer questions and provide further information on their study results.