Conferences and Events

PSI will be attending the following conferences in 2011

Harm Reduction 2011
International Harm Reduction Association’s 22nd International Conference
April 3-7
Beirut, Lebanon

This annual international conference is a key event for those working in harm reduction around the world. Government officials, civil society, HIV and drug user advocates, activists, law enforcement and researchers all participate in this event designed to exchange knowledge about research and evidence on drug use and harm reduction, to advocate for harm reduction and enable the transfer and sharing of best practices in interventions for drug users. The 2011 conference theme, Building Capacity, Redressing Neglect, has a special focus on building the skills and capacity of civil society for harm reduction programming and providing a forum to highlight the needs of female drug users and other marginalised populations within the overall harm reduction response.

The First Global Conference on Social Franchising
Mombassa, Kenya
November 9-11, 2011
Website: www.sf4health.org
Blog: sf4healthconference2011.com

2011 International Conference on Family Planning
Dakar, Senegal
November 29-December 2, 2011
www.psi.org/icfp2011
Website: www.fpconference2011.org

International Symposium AIDS@30: Engaging to End the Epidemic
December 1-2, 2011
Boston, MA at Harvard
Website: www.aidsat30.org

International Conference on Aids and STIs in Africa (ICASA)
December 4-8, 2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
www.psi.org/psi-attend-international-conference-aids-and-stis-africa-icasa
Website: www.icasa2011addis.org/

Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
December 4-8, 2011
Philadelphia, PA
www.psi.org/astmh
Website: www.astmh.org/home.htm

PSI attended the following conferences in 2010

21st International Harm Reduction Conference
April 25-29, 2010
Liverpool, England
www.ihra.net

Since its inception 21 years ago, the International Harm Reduction Conference has become the premier meeting place for all those interested in harm reduction around the world. The annual conference gathers the field's leading experts and addresses the latest news and cutting-edge research. Twenty-five years after harm reduction was officially defined, the 21st annual gathering looked at next steps.

PSI presented several posters at the IHRC:
· Breaking the Cycle: Preventing Transition to Injecting in Central Asia
· From Compulsory Detoxification to Community-based Rehabilitation: Building an Integrated Model for Relapse Reduction and HIV Prevention among Drug Users in Southwest China
· Building Sustainable Naloxone Supply for Russian People who Use Drugs
· Scaling up Harm Reduction in Thailand through Integration of Government, Nongovernment, and Private Sector Programs
· Double Jeopardy: Drug Use and Female Sex Work in 2 Provinces in Vietnam
· Unique Identifier Code (UIC), an Effective Monitoring Approach for Outreach Activities with Sex Workers in Vietnam
· “No La Roles” (Don’t Pass It On): A Campaign to Reduce Needle Sharing Among Male IDUs along in Medium-Sized Cites Along the US-Mexican Border
· Gender and City’s Size: Key Factors Contributing to Risk Behavior for HIV Infection among IDUs in Mid-sized Cities along the US-Mexican Border

Women Deliver Conference 2010
June 7-9, 2010
Washington, DC
www.psi.org/women-deliver

Women Deliver, a landmark global health conference, first hosted in 2007, centered on the theme "Delivering solutions for Girls and Women." The conference focused on political, economic, social/cultural and technological solutions. This global meeting expanded on Women Deliver's hallmark of inclusivity, reaching out to new partners and new communities. Together partners further proved that maternal and reproductive health is a global priority. Women Deliver 2010 moved the dialogue to the global arena with two strong messages: the Millennium Development Goals will not be achieved without investing in women; and if the world commits funding now, there is just enough time to achieve MDG5 — additional US$10 billion annually by 2010 and US$20 billion by 2015.

37th Annual International Conference on Global Health
June 14–18, 2010
Washington, DC
www.globalhealth.org/conference_2010

The 2010 International Conference on Global Health marked the progress on global health's goals and metrics among all sectors within the global health community. The conference brought together more than 2,500 practitioners, global health and world leaders, activists, multilateral organizations, the public and private sectors, members of academia, and researchers to address important questions, such as how are specific programs and partnerships contributing to the overarching goals of the global health community and how is the effectiveness and efficiency of global health programs being measured? Participants will also discuss how governments, stakeholders and partners can be held accountable for their work.

XVIII International AIDS Conference
July 18–23, 2010
Vienna, Austria
www.psi.org/iac2010

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learned, and collectively chart a course forward. Given the 2010 deadline for universal access set by world leaders, AIDS 2010 coincided with a major push for expanded access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

PSI attended the following conferences in 2009

Population Association of America Annual Meeting
Location: Detroit, MI
Dates: April 30-May 2, 2009
Conference Website: http://www.popassoc.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3558

XXVI IUSSP International Population Conference
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Dates: September 26 - October 2, 2009
Conference Website: http://www.iussp.org/marrakech2009/index.php

36th Annual Global Health Council Conference
New Technologies + Proven Strategies = Healthy Communitiess
Location: Washington, DC
Dates: May 26 – May 30, 2009
Conference Website: http://www.globalhealth.org/conference_2009/view_top.php3?id=869

137th American Public Health Association Conference
Water and Public Health: the 21st Century Challenge
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dates: November 7 – November 11, 2009

Potential 2009 Conferences
5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Dates: July 19-22, 2009, 2009
Conference Website: http://www.ias2009.org/start.aspx