As you may know, the last three CAHR Conferences (2020, 2021, 2022) were held virtually due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. To those of you who joined us for the virtual meetings, we thank you.
Post-conference evaluations indicated that these meetings were well received and great effort was taken to build in social interaction opportunities, but the reality is that there is little substitute for the sense of community and networking that has taken place each year since 1991 at the in-person CAHR Conference.
CAHR is committed to delivering the 2023 conference in person in Quebec City. This will be a wonderful and long-anticipated opportunity for the Canadian HIV research community to reconnect. The annual CAHR Conference has always been a home for researchers and trainees from diverse disciplines and approaches to come together with members of the HIV community to exchange ideas, build skills, support training efforts, and hear about the many advances that have made inroads in tackling the disease – from insights into the biomedical complexities of the virus, to the development of advanced clinical approaches to treat HIV, to new and diverse strategies to reduce risks for individuals and communities.
CAHR is also committed to ensuring that the meeting is a safe place for our membership as COVID-19 remains a reality. Public Health guidelines will be adhered to and other innovations (such as masked areas only) will be taken to ensure the comfort level of each individual is respected.
Together, we look forward to making the 32nd Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2023) a tremendous opportunity for researchers and community members to share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop new ways to treat and prevent HIV.
CAHR Board of Directors