International AIDS Society

Abstract Driven Sessions

The abstract driven component of the conference offers the highest caliber of state-of-the-art knowledge and peer-reviewed research. Abstract driven sessions are either specific to one of the five tracks (A-E), or involve abstract from different tracks but focusing on one theme.

Abstracts are selected through a blind peer-review process. Abstract submissions are scored by a panel of reviewers and ultimately selected by members of the scientific programme committee. Abstracts will be presented by scientists, activists, policy makers, people living with HIV/AIDS and others working in the field.
  • Oral Abstract Sessions are organized into themes which address new developments in each of the five scientific tracks. Each session includes a number of speakers who each make a brief presentation followed by a short discussion. Audience questions are encouraged and facilitated by the session chairs.
  • Oral Poster Discussion Sessions showcase a small number of the highest scoring posters in each track that have been selected to be presented orally during the poster viewing sessions. Presentations are three to five minutes each, and chaired in order to facilitate audience discussion. Posters are displayed for viewing for the duration of the conference.
  • Poster Exhibition will cover a wide variety of topics organized by the five scientific programme tracks. A different set of posters are displayed each day; presenters are at their posters at previously announced times to answer questions and provide further information on their study results.