March 17-18, 2008
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jersey City, NJ
Adherence to medical treatment for HIV/AIDS is an essential determinant of treatment success or failure. Yet, we still have much to learn about measurement, determinants, and interventions for HIV treatment adherence — these are complex challenges that require multidisciplinary cooperation among providers, researchers, government agencies, and patients.

The goal of this conference is to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-science HIV treatment adherence research, as well as current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum. Our ultimate hope is that this dialogue translates into evidence-based implementation of approaches for real world clinical and community settings.

After attending this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Identify successes and challenges in HIV treatment adherence in various settings and populations worldwide
  • Understand behavioral and clinical aspects of adherence that reflect a variety of HIV treatment team perspectives (e.g., patients, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, mental health professionals, adherence specialists)
  • Describe the relationships between adherence, pharmacokinetics, viral suppression, and resistance
  • Understand the implications of adherence for HIV prevention and public health
  • Identify adherence assessment tools and interventions that can be integrated into patient care, including in resource-limited settings

Abstract Submissions
All abstracts will be submitted online, a direct link can be found at All submitted abstracts will be considered for oral and poster presentations. Late-breaker abstracts will be considered for poster presentations only. All submitted abstracts should report information not previously published, or intended to be published, prior to March 17, 2008.

Oral abstract and poster presenters at the conference must pay their own travel and accommodation expenses, as well as the applicable registration fees. A discounted registration rate is available until November 30, 2007.

It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure accuracy of content, spelling, and presentation. Abstracts will be published as submitted, subject to reformatting that may be required by the Conference Organizers.

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IAPAC (International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care) is recognized under the law of the United States of America as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Working in partnership with the healthcare professions, business government, academe, and religious communities, IAPAC accomplishes its mission through a comprehensive program of education, policy and advocacy, direct technical assistance, and care provision initiatives spearheaded by physician members.