The biennial International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. AIDS 2014 is expected to convene delegates from all around the world.
AIDS2014 is being organized in a partnership between the International AIDS Society (IAS), as the convenor, the international community partners including the Positive Women’s Network (PWN), the Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+), the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW), the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), Sidaction, local Australian and regional partners, UNAIDS and its co-sponsors.
As the Conferences have evolved, so has the planning process. Increasingly the programme committees (Community, Leadership and Accountability, and Scientific) have a central role in defining the conference programme. Community involvement is an important part of this evolution of the planning process. As such, the international and regional community partners of the conference are initiating an open call for nominations for Programme Committee members.
The purpose of the committees is to provide overall planning and guidance for the development of the Programme at the XX International AIDS Conference in 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Each committee is comprised of co-chairs and committee members.
The role of committee members is volunteer and there is no remuneration for participating. Travel and related expenses are covered by the conference budget with the exception of members affiliated with sponsoring institutions that have previously agreed to cover costs. Previous committee members have found that the position can be intermittently demanding and requires some dedicated time outside of scheduled meetings (approximately 2-5 hours per week). In addition to scheduled meetings there will be frequent email communication and some teleconferences.
Individuals are asked to apply on their own behalf and must complete and return the application form. All documents can be found at http://www.icaso.org/files/nomination-form-programme-committee-member-xx-international-aids-conference-aids2014.
Please read the form carefully and clearly mark the Programme Committee you are applying to. Information about each Programme Committee can be found below:
- Scientific Programme Committee (SPC)
- Leadership and Accountability Programme Committee (LAPC)
- Community Programme Committee (CPC)
The Community Partners of AIDS2014 have established this open call for nominations. Nominations will be considered first by the community partners by reviewing applications on the basis of the established criteria. The partners will then submit a shorter final list of nominations for discussion and agreement by the International Partners (IAS – with multiple votes, UNAIDS, PWN, GNP+, ICW, ICASO, Sidaction).
The final selected members of the programme committees will be made public. It will not be possible to reply individually to every applicant.
Applications are strongly encouraged from people living with HIV
Deadline and contact details
Applications must be completed and received no later than 15 November 2012. Only email applications will be accepted. Please send the application with all required information in English to: [email protected]