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URC and CHS Participate in International AIDS Conference
URC and its not-for-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), is participating in the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) this week, July 22–27, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
URC is dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. Together with CHS, we manage projects in over 40 countries, with a focus on HIV/AIDS in over half of them. To showcase our work, we are holding an interactive event, exhibition booth, and series of presentations at the conference:
“Better HIV Services, Every Time”: An Interactive Event
Interact with our technical experts as they share practical strategies for improving various aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, support, and treatment. Ask questions, contribute ideas, and network with colleagues. No lectures. No panels. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Thursday, July 26
Session Room 3 (level three)
You must be registered for the conference to attend.
Sunday, July 22–Friday, July 27
5:00–9:30 p.m. (Sunday)
8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. (Monday–Thursday)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Friday)
Booth #2 in Exhibition Hall C (lower level next to Global Village)
Hear our technical experts present on various topics, including chronic and palliative care, provider-initiated HIV counseling and testing, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, standards of care for vulnerable children, the role of expert patients, and the cost-effectiveness of improving HIV services.
Monday, July 23–Thursday, July 26
Poster area in Exhibition Hall D (level two)
About the Conference
The biannual conference, organized by the International AIDS Society, is the premier gathering for those working in the HIV/AIDS field, including policy makers, philanthropists, researchers, activists, journalists, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others committed to ending the pandemic. It offers an opportunity for the more than 20,000 attendees from nearly 200 countries to evaluate the latest scientific developments, share lessons learned, and collectively chart a course forward.
The United States hosted the first conference in Atlanta in 1985, as well as the 1987 conference in Washington and the 1990 conference in San Francisco. Since then, the conferences have been held all over the world. This year marks the first time in over 20 years that the conference will be held in the US.
July 24, 2012