The goals of the conference are to foster the development and use of new testing technology/methodology in the United States and to improve testing practices. Abstracts from multiple areas (laboratory, surveillance, and program) that are within the categories listed and support the goals of the conference are encouraged. The descriptions and topic examples are provided as guides and are not meant to represent an exhaustive list of topics. CLICK HERE to download the category descriptions.
Please submit your abstracts/discussion panel proposals during these dates:
Scientific data abstracts should not exceed 350 words and can include one table and one figure separate from the abstract. The abstract should contain these four sections with bolded section headings within the text of the abstract submission. Section headings do not count toward the word count:
Descriptive summary abstracts should not exceed 350 words and can include one table and one figure separate from the abstract. The abstract should contain these four sections with bolded section headings within the text of the abstract submission. Section headings do not count toward the word count.
Please do not include grant acknowledgements, literature references, or copyright or trademark symbols.
Each abstract will be reviewed and scored based on the following criteria
All criteria will be given equal weight.
Discussion panels will be considered for the conference. The panels are intended to promote in-depth discussion and feedback on a particular topic and be interactive with conference participants. Topic areas of interest can be submitted during the regular abstract submission period.
The 2022 Advancing HIV, STI and Viral Hepatitis Testing Conference offers a late-breaking abstract deadline for abstracts that highlight novel and substantive studies of high impact. The goal is to enrich the conference with studies that are completed after the general abstract submission deadline.
The New Landscape of HIV Testing in Laboratories, Public Health Programs and Clinical Practice