International AIDS Society

Non-Abstract Driven Sessions

Non-abstract driven sessions address a variety of current viewpoints and issues. The format and focus of these sessions will vary. These sessions will be developed by the programme committees with stakeholder input.
  • Symposia Sessions feature speakers and presentations which address a single, clearly defined critical issue. These sessions report on new findings and initiatives, and announce forthcoming research.
  • Bridging Sessions connect the three programme components (Science, Community, Leadership & Accountability) to provide an opportunity for multi-disciplinary, multi-perspective dialogues on topics of common interest. Through interactive formats, speakers share knowledge and perspectives on the particular issue selected. Speakers highlight linkages and synergies between different areas of expertise.
  • Special Sessions feature presentations by some of the world’s key research leaders, international AIDS Ambassadors and policy specialists. These 60-minute lunchtime sessions are highly engaging for delegates.