Welcome to the official website of the 24th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research – CAHR 2015 – which will be held April 30 to May 3, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in Toronto, Ontario.

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 Dr. Darrell Tan, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto and Dr. Trevor Hart, Ryerson University.

Once again, leading edge topics will be discussed during a mix of Plenary, Concurrent and Special Sessions, which will allow participants 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.

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 the 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!

CAHR 2015 Theme: Combining Strengths in the Struggle Against HIV

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on work across disciplines to understand and fight the HIV epidemic. Added to this are recent data showing the benefits of a combination approach to HIV prevention, analogous to the evolving successes of combination antiretroviral therapy. At CAHR 2015, we will showcase the benefits of combining treatment, prevention, and research across methodologies, research tracks, and disciplines to combat the HIV epidemic.

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