HIV Research: The Next Generation Conference (Los Angeles – Virtual Conference)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - May 17, 2010 until May 28, 2010
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Location
Center for Community Health

Category(ies)


The Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS), UCLA School of Public Affairs and its NIMH AIDS Research Training Program, UCLA AIDS Institute, Drew CARES, and California State University Dominguez Hills will co-host the 2010 new investigator conference, HIV Research: The Next Generation. This year’s conference will have a brand new online format. Under this format, presenters will record their presentations and PowerPoint slides, which will then be reviewed and commented on by professors, CHIPTS investigators, and fellow students. Using this format, participants will have the opportunity to receive constructive suggestions and comments on their work in a supportive environment. The conference objectives are:

* To increase the visibility of investigators’ research on the topic of HIV/AIDS;
* To provide a forum for emerging HIV investigators (e.g., predoctoral trainees, postdoctoral trainees, masters students, and undergraduate students) to present findings from their HIV-related research;
* For community-based organizations to forge partnerships with new HIV investigators; and,
* To practice making presentations in a locally based online forum.

We are pleased to announce that two $500 prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding research presentation by a PhD student and for the most outstanding research presentation by a postdoctoral fellow or young investigator. The decisions on the winners of the prizes will be made by a group of three CHIPTS faculty, whose names will be announced at a later date.

The conference will consist of videotaped oral presentations by university-affiliated investigators and community-based investigators. These presentations will be made available on the conference website for viewing from May 17th – 28th, 2010. Presentations and posters may be based on studies in progress; they need not be finished projects.

We would like to urge your participation and that of other new investigators or community-based investigators conducting research or implementing innovative HIV treatment or prevention programs. The goal is to have as many university-affiliated investigators and community-based investigators conducting HIV-related research at Los Angeles-based institutions present their research findings or program overviews OR simply view the presentations online. The conference is open to all faculty, staff, undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral students and community members.

Please visit http://chipts.ucla.edu/NextGen to register for this event and/or to submit an abstract on-line. The abstract deadline is April 15th, 2010. Should you have any questions about this conference, please contact Brett Mendenhall, CHIPTS Assistant Executive Director, at bmendenhall@mednet.ucla.edu or 310-794-8278.

Abstract Requirements

If you are interested in giving a presentation at the conference, please submit a brief abstract (150 words maximum) via the registration page that includes the following information:

Research Abstract
TITLE
AUTHOR AND CO-AUTHORS (if any)
OBJECTIVES
METHODS
RESULTS
CONCLUSIONS

Program Abstract
TITLE
AUTHOR AND CO-AUTHORS (if any)
NAME OF PROGRAM
TARGET POPULATION
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
LESSONS LEARNED
RECOMMENDATIONS