Welcome to the official website of the 25th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research – CAHR 2016 – which will be held May 12 to 15, 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The annual CAHR Conference is the premier gathering in Canada for those working in all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. The Conference Co-Chairs will be Drs Keith Fowke and Marissa Becker, both from the University of Manitoba.

Once again, leading edge topics will be discussed during a mix of Plenary, Concurrent and Special Sessions, which will allow you to connect with researchers, frontline public health and community-based workers, policy makers, people living with HIV and AIDS and others interested in the field of HIV research.

This year’s conference theme is ” Realizing Our Potential: Local to Global and Back”. There have been incredible advances in the field of HIV  with continued global efforts towards improved prevention, treatment and care. Now is the time to build on these efforts to more fully and effectively realize our potential. Lessons generated in Canada from our HIV research community have important implications for many settings around the world- and these need to be shared. Similarly, there is significant knowledge globally that we need to examine and apply here in Canada. Working together, across disciplines, across provinces and across countries, we can mobilize our knowledge and our understanding and improve our impact.

Attendees will meet to share the outcomes of new research; to honour new investigators and to acknowledge the achievements of major contributors to the field; to discuss some of the wider issues related to the HIV/AIDS pandemic; and to elect a Board of Directors to carry on the work of the Association.

Over the coming months, details on the Conference will be added to this website as they become available. We look forward to your participation!