pre-conference to the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020)

is coming to San Francisco, USA on the 5th of July!

The Global HIV Clinical Forum 2020 provides challenging plenary lectures followed by ample time for Q&A and debate, stimulating interaction in order to bridge the knowledge gap between experts and the HIV treating community globally. This Forum meeting is scheduled as an official pre-conference to the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) which will allow healthcare professionals to combine both meetings in one trip thus limiting travel time and the number of days away from the clinic.


This program will feature challenging plenary lectures followed by ample time for Q&A and debate, stimulating interaction and the sharing of knowledge within the HIV-treating community. The program will end with a networking reception for community building; thus, providing delegates with the unique opportunity to meet their colleagues in a focused and scientific setting.


4 March 2020 - Global HIV Clinical Forum 2020 to take place as scheduled in San Francisco, USA!

We at Virology Education have been closely monitoring the global outbreak of COVID-19 novel coronavirus and are pleased to share that, as of today, the Global HIV Clinical Forum 2020 (5 July) will take place as scheduled in San Francisco, USA. We are confident that the situation is under control and that our delegates, partners, and exhibitors can safely participate.


Virology Education is taking this situation very seriously and will continue to follow developments over the course of the next few months to ensure that we are observing all necessary health and safety precautions. We are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about your participation at these meetings.


For more information, please contact Mr. Jesper Niesen at



Access the meeting proceedings of the 


Charles Boucher

Erasmus Medical Center,

the Netherlands

Jonathan Schapiro


Medical Center,


Register for the

Global HIV Clinical Forum 2020

San Francisco, USA | 5 July

The Moscone Center

Please note: in order to access the Convention Center, you must register to the AIDS 2020 conference!


The HIV Clinical Forum is a series of interactive programs that provide an independent scientific program on emerging topics in HIV involving experts where HIV clinicians and allied healthcare professionals receive updates on the latest developments related to HIV management, where they can share their clinical experience and present the results from their ongoing and completed cohorts/ research programs.


Furthermore, the HIV Clinical Forum provides an educational setting where healthcare professionals can acquire specific skills that will enhance their capabilities to interpret research results and even develop new research projects.



          08.00h    Registration, Reception, Coffee

          09.00h    Welcome, Introductions and Goals

          09.10h    Needs Assessment

          Session 1 - State of the Art lectures: Update on clinical trials and their significance for patient management

          Chairs: To be confirmed

          09.20h    Clinical update: First-line therapies

          09.45h    Clinical update: Injectable drug regimens

          10.10h    Clinical update: Highly treatment-experienced patients

          10.35h    Discussion

          10:55h    Coffee Break 

          Session 2 - Reduced Drug Regimens: Scientific Considerations

          Chairs: To be confirmed

          11.25h    Implications for Resistance

          11.50h    Implications for Sanctuary Sites and Drug Interactions

          12.15h    Implications for Women's Health

          12.40h    Round Table Discussion

          13.05h    Evaluation Morning Program

          13:15h    Lunch 

          Session 3 - Optimizing Clinical Implementation of Long-Acting Therapies

          Chairs: To be confirmed

          14.15h    How and when to monitor?

          14.40h    Management of drug-drug interactions and poor adherence

          15.05h    Introducing New Therapies in Middle-Income Countries

          15.30h    Discussion

          15:50h    Coffee Break

          Session 4 - HIV Prevention and Cure

          Chairs: To be confirmed

          16.20h    Update on HIV Cure

          16.45h    HIV Vaccines - Where are We?

          17.10h    Oral versus Injectable PrEP

          17.35h    Discussion

          17.50h    Evaluation Afternoon Program

          18:00h    Closure of the Program



In order to access the Convention Center to attend this official pre-conference, you must register for the AIDS 2020 conference which includes a registration fee. If you are not able to register for the AIDS 2020 conference, you are not eligible to attend this Forum meeting.


Registration to the Global HIV Clinical Forum 2020 is free of charge for all healthcare practitioners*. A registration fee applies to other individuals. Finally, a registration fee will also apply when registering for the AIDS 2020 conference.

*Healthcare practitioners are defined as professionals that provide a type of health care service to patients living with HIV. Please, contact the Conference Secretariat for more information at if you are not sure.



Endorsers play a key role in this meeting's success. Members of endorsing organizations receive a 25% discount on the meeting registration fees.


Get in touch with the Conference Secretariat by email if you would like your organization to be part of the GLOBAL HIV CLINICAL FORUM 2020: OPTIMIZING TREATMENT to Mr. Jesper Niesen at


Practical Information

We trust that the following information (in alphabetical order) will assist you in organizing your registration and stay in San Francisco, USA for the Global Pacific HIV Clinical Forum 2020.


Information on accommodation will follow shortly.



Make sure to pick up your badge at the registration desk. All participants are requested to wear the badge at all times during the Forum meeting to ensure admission to the venue.


Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be sent by e-mail after the Forum meeting in the following week.


Meeting materials

Meeting materials can be obtained upon registration at the registration desk at the venue starting at 08:00h on 5 July.


Meeting language

The official meeting language is English.



The Forum is intended for educational purposes only and aims to offer participants the opportunity to share information. The Organizing Secretariat of this Forum meeting, Virology Education, cannot accept any liability for the scientific content of the sessions or for any claims which may result from the use of information or publications from this Forum meeting. Virology Education disclaims all liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by individuals attending the Forum.

Liability and insurance

By registering for the Forum, participants agree that the organizers do not accept responsibility for medical-, travel- or personal insurance. Participants are advised to take out their own insurance policies.


Meeting venue

The meeting will be held at the Moscone Center.

Moscone Center

747 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94103




Telephone: +1 415 974 4000

Location: Google Maps

Internet access

Free Wi-Fi will be available in the meeting room. Access codes to the free Wi-Fi will be shared on the day of the Forum meeting.


Payment and procedure of online registration

Registration is free of charge to all healthcare practitioners. You will get a confirmation of the registration within 1-5 business days. If you did not receive a confirmation, please contact the Organizing Secretariat e-mail:


Photographs, audio, and video recording

Photographs, as well as audio and video recordings, are not permitted at the official Forum meeting sessions. Only the official medical writer, appointed by the organization, may make recordings. All presentations will be posted on the Forum website as soon as possible after the Forum meeting is finished, provided the speaker has given permission to do so.

PLEASE NOTE: in order to access the Convention Center to attend this official pre-conference, you must register to the AIDS 2020 conference which includes a registration fee! For more information, please go to Registration Fees.



For any inquiries or questions, please contact Virology Education at or call +31 (0)30 230 7147. You can also contact us by filling out the contact form.

Inna Laven

Project Manager

Jesper Niesen

Project Coordinator

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