The HOUSING AND HIV/AIDS Research Summit series is an interdisciplinary, interactive forum to engage with research findings and program, policy, and advocacy initiatives, that focus on housing status, poverty and other social determinants of HIV prevention and care outcomes. Summit meetings support knowledge transfer and public policy collaboration among people with HIV/AIDS, health and housing researchers, service providers, and policy makers at the global, national and local levels. The theme of Summit VII is Closing the Housing Gap in the HIV Treatment Cascade, to highlight the potential of housing strategies to improve HIV treatment effectiveness and reduce HIV transmission.
The 2013 North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit will be held September 25-27, 2013, in Montreal, Quebec. The U.S. National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and COCQ-SIDA (la Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le sida) will convene the 2013 Summit, working in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other partners.
The Summit conveners invite abstracts presenting the results of scientific research, economic analyses, program evaluations, community-based interventions, and public policy strategies that reflect this theme. Of particular interest is work that broadens our understanding of housing need and interventions among members of vulnerable populations and in underserved communities, including displaced persons, rural areas, and resource-poor settings. International research is welcome and abstract submissions from the Caribbean, Mexico, and all regions of the United States and Canada are encouraged.
Abstracts are due May 15, 2013, and notification of acceptance will be emailed no later than June 14, 2013. The conference fee is waived for the primary presenting author. For more information and to view the Call for Abstracts, please visit http://www.hivhousingsummit.org