HIV Research for Prevention (R4P) Abstract Submission and Registration Open

Abstract submission, scholarship applications and registration for HIVR4P 2018 open today!

This is a big day on the HIVR4P 2018 calendar. Abstract submission, scholarship applications and conference registration for HIVR4P 2018 are all now officially open. Also premiering today: the fully updated HIVR4P 2018 website, with more information about the conference program, venue and host city. Visit our website and make your plans to join us for HIVR4P 2018, 21–25 October 2018 at the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel.


Today through 23 April, HIVR4P is accepting abstract submissions in 29 research categories, covering every dimension of HIV prevention research…from Antibody Functions to the Microbiome to Treatment as Prevention, and every aspect in between. Through both abstract and non-abstract driven sessions, HIVR4P supports cross-fertilization between every field of HIV prevention research, while also providing a unique venue to discuss the findings, questions and priorities specific to each.

HIVR4P’s outstanding Abstract Review Committee comprises close to 100 members representing twenty countries and every field of HIV prevention research. HIVR4P 2016 received 934 abstract submissions, and accepted 144 for oral presentation and 575 as posters. Help us continue a growing tradition in excellence by submitting your research to HIV Research for Prevention, the world’s only scientific conference dedicated exclusively to all forms of biomedical HIV prevention, including vaccines, treatment as prevention, microbicides, PrEP and new and emerging forms of prevention.


As part of our commitment to ensuring global participation in the meeting, HIVR4P 2018 will award 200 full scholarships (travel, registration & hotel) and 100 registration-only scholarships to outstanding young investigators and community representatives. Research scholarships are open to graduate students, junior faculty and post docs submitting an abstract to the conference. Learn more and apply for a scholarship to HIVR4P 2018 here.


Register early to ensure your place at HIVR4P 2018 and save. Full information on conference registration can be found here.

And be sure to visit the new HIVR4P 2018 conference website, which will be updated regularly with program information, travel tips, interviews and news from the conference headquarters. Check back often for updates from HIVR4P 2018.

Conference program details…coming soon!

Just days ago, approximately 40 members of the HIVR4P 2018 Program Organizing Committee (POC) met in New York to organize the plenary, roundtable and symposia sessions that are a critical component of the diverse HIVR4P program.

Watch their website and future editions of their newsletter for details on the conference program, including daily plenary sessions featuring the leading global voices in HIV prevention research, and roundtables and symposia on topics such as barriers and facilitators of transmission at the mucosa; innate and adaptive immune responses in HIV dissemination; early events in establishment of HIV infection; developing policy for clinical use of PrEP; accelerating product introduction for epidemic impact; passive antibody infusion; induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies through vaccination; designing and implementing the next generation HIV prevention trials; and many other pressing topics from the field.

Did you know that registration fees pay only a small portion of what it costs to hold HIVR4P?

With more than 300 full and partial scholarships for early-career investigators, community leaders and journalists, a fully webcast program and our commitment to ensuring global participation from every field of HIV prevention research, HIVR4P presents a uniquely inclusive opportunity to advance every aspect of the global HIV response.

Our partners from government, philanthropy and the private sector make much of this work possible. Learn more about the benefits of partnership, and consider joining these leaders who make HIVR4P a truly global effort to advance HIV prevention. For more information, please visit our Sponsorship page.


Want to get your organization’s message out, highlight new approaches or opportunities in HIV prevention research or delivery, or simply provide a more in-depth focus on prevention than a regular conference presentation will allow?

A satellite session at HIVR4P 2018 provides the perfect opportunity to dive deep into the issues that most concern your organization, shine a light on new prevention strategies, highlight the needs of key populations or address any other aspects of the epidemic that deserve extra attention.

Satellite sessions at HIVR4P are held on 21 and 22 October, immediately before the main program, and take place in the conference venue—guaranteeing you access to more than 1,400 researchers, policy makers, funders and advocates from around the world attending HIVR4P.


Applications for satellite sessions at HIVR4P 2018 are being accepted through 17 May. Details and a link to the satellite application page are available here.

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