HIV Next Generation Conference 2021

We thank everyone for their attendance at the HIV Next Generation Conference 2021. To view a recap of HIV Next Generation Conference 2021, please click here. If you have any questions, please email

The conference theme is “Living with Pandemics: Challenges and Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Treatment”.

We are hosting a free one-day conference to support the next generation of HIV researchers and service providers who are working towards an end to HIV/AIDS through networking and sharing visions for future priorities. The conference will feature oral and poster presentations by faculty, student and emerging researchers from various institutions. The event is open to anyone working on HIV prevention and treatment, including those from CBOs/ASOs, HIV clinics, public health departments, and academic institutions.

Covid-19: We are monitoring developments on COVID-19 and the safety of our participants is our top priority. We are aware that yet to be determined 2021 COVID-19 public health guidelines and restrictions may require a virtual meeting. We will be guided by recommendations from public health authorities and plan to act accordingly.

We welcome participation from all Southern California stakeholders and partners working to advance HIV prevention and treatment programs, policies, education, and research. The intended audience:

  • CBO, ASO, Clinic and Public Health Staff
  • Community, Patient and Client Advocates
  • Students and Trainees
  • Early-Stage to Established Investigators

The theme of this year’s conference is “Living with Pandemics: Challenges and Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Treatment”

We encourage abstracts on this theme and any of the sub-themes below to create a shared vision of priorities and partnerships to make transformational impacts on HIV prevention and treatment that are based upon CHIPTS’ four-level (behavioral, biomedical, technological, structural) framework for HIV prevention and care:

  • Health Disparities and Inequities
  • Homelessness, Housing and Economic Insecurity
  • COVID-19
  • Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Co-Morbidities and Co-Infections
  • Biomedical Prevention (PrEP/PEP)
  • Continuums of Care and Prevention
  • Implementation Science
  • Model Partnerships and Integrated Services

5 Ways to Participate:

  1. Attend: Participate in the conference to learn, share, and network.
  2. Present: Share program and research experiences and findings in oral or poster
  3. Mentor: Senior researchers and staff provide feedback on abstract drafts prior to final
  4. Review: Conduct peer review of abstracts for oral and poster
  5. Learn: Earn 5.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits for Nurses, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEP & *Pharmacists
    * Pharmacists need to confirm CE information with their boards

Register, Apply, Volunteer Here:

Submit Abstracts Here:

Important Deadlines & Dates

August 17, 2020 – Pre-submission Abstract deadline – submit here:
October 19, 2020 – Abstract submission deadline – submit online here:
November 23, 2020 – Abstract acceptance notifications sent for oral/panel or poster presentations with guidelines
December 7, 2020 – Registration deadline for attendance


For questions or comments, please contact Damilola Jolayemi at

Download the 2021 Call for Participation -2021 HIV Next Generation Conference