Jun 7 2011 - Jun 10 2011

Dira Sengwe (DS) is hosting the 5th South Africa AIDS Conference under the theme "Leadership, Delivery, and Accountability. The goal of the conference is to strengthen the overall ability of community based non-governmental organisations (NGOS) to maximise on their service delivery programmes while continuing to build sustainable relationships with the research and academic sectors. According to the organisers, this will ensure that the NGO community has both a voice and the ability to implement key findings to enhance service delivery, and to provide feedback to donors and other stakeholders.

The conference is being organised around the following themes.

  • Track 1: Basic Sciences
  • Track 2: Clinical Sciences
  • Track 3: Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Track 4: Social and Economic Sciences
  • Track 5: Health Systems, Programmes, Human Rights and Ethics
  • Track 6: Community Exchange Encounters

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Dira Sengwe was established with the specific purpose of overcoming unequal access to information in the world by using scientific and social conferences as a tool to make knowledge on the subject more widely available to South Africans, Africans, and colleagues from other developing countries, and to increase advocacy to advance the cause of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa in particular.

Registration information: The conference is open to scientists in the research of HIV/AIDS, medical professionals, officials from national, provincial and local government departments, representatives from NGOs, industry specialists, representatives of international organisations, representatives of local and multi-national corporations, media, representatives of faith-based organisations, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Those wishing to submit a paper for consideration for presentation at the conference must submit a 300 word abstract electronically through the SA AIDS Conference website. Deadline for abstracts: January 28, 2011

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The early registration fee prior to January 28, 2011 is ZAR 3,080.00 including VAT; regular registration fee prior to May 20, ZAR 3,980; and on-site registration fee from June 7 2011 is ZAR 4,290.00. The registration fee for delegates includes access to all conference sessions, the exhibition hall and poster areas, the opening ceremony, social function, closing session, symposia, and satellite sessions (limited numbers). The registration fee excludes all travel, parking, accommodation, and meals.