Innovations to Address Complex Challenges was the theme of this year’s conference. Over seventy thousand Canadians are living with HIV, and many more are at risk of being infected. Innovative solutions are urgently needed to address the multifaceted challenges associated with caring for those infected, and preventing new infections. In Vancouver, we hoped to learn valuable lessons about these solutions in order to deal better with the current complex challenges.
Once again, CAHR had a stellar program of world-renowned speakers. Researchers, frontline public health and community-based workers, people living with HIV and AIDS and others interested in the field of HIV research connected in Vancouver for CAHR 2013.
Attendees met 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 Council to carry on the work of the Association.