Developing a Research Agenda for Women and HIV/AIDS in Canada, at CAHR 2011

Dear Colleagues,

In conjunction with the 20th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2011) in Toronto, we will be hosting an event on April 13 and 14 2011, to initiate the development of a comprehensive research agenda for women, transwomen, girls and HIV/AIDS in Canada. The event will bring together diverse stakeholders including people who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, researchers, policy makers, health-care providers, representatives of ASOs and community groups, research funders and others to engage in dialogue and address the following questions:

  • What types of research are currently being conducted that focus on women, transwomen and girls and HIV/AIDS in Canada? What are the gaps related to women and HIV/AIDS research in Canada?
  • What are some of the existing strategies, programs and best practices that can optimize the development, dissemination and uptake of research with and about women and HIV/AIDS in Canada?
  • What are the strategic priorities and processes that can allow for research with and about women and HIV/AIDS in Canada to move forward most effectively?

What: Towards the Development of a Coordinated Research Agenda for Women and HIV/AIDS in Canada: A Multi-stakeholder Dialogue

When: Wednesday April 13 (from 8:30AM-5:00PM) & Thursday April 14 (from 8:30AM-12:30PM)

Where: The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario

Registration and Scholarships: This event is open to everyone, and participation is free. Registration will begin in February 2011. Several full scholarships will be offered. Scholarship applications will be available in January 2011.

Contact: For additional information or to become involved in the organization of this event, please contact Sophie Wertheimer at the Canadian AIDS Society, at 613-230-3580 ext.123 / 1-800-499-1936, ext.123 or [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!