Canadian HIV and Aging Symposium and Community UnConference

via Realize

Registration is now open for the 3rd Canadian HIV and Aging Symposium and Community UnConference – HIV and Aging WELL: WE Live & Learn Together!

The 3rd Canadian HIV & Aging Symposium, aptly titled: HIV and Aging WELL: WE Live & Learn Together, is co-hosted by Realize and the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) Clinical Care Management Core. This event will facilitate information exchange and feature a diverse group of esteemed speakers and panelists, each with a unique perspective on the intersection of HIV and aging, including:

  • Older adults and people aging with HIV
  • Clinical, community-based and laboratory researchers
  • Clinicians; and
  • Policy change advocates.


The virtual symposium (October 4 and 5) will frame well-being in a comprehensive way (physical, mental, emotional, sexual, financial and social) and take into account how overlapping social identities impact a person’s experience of aging with HIV (sometimes called intersectionality).  Themes include: social priorities and service access; biomedical and clinical issues; diverse perspectives on aging with HIV; and considerations of gender.
The one-day virtual “UnConference” (October 14) for older adults living with HIV in Canada will make space for socializing with peers, skills-building workshops, and self-care activities. The agenda for the “unconference” will complement that of the symposium and community members are encouraged to attend both events!

Participation in these fully bilingual (English/French) events is free and all who are interested are welcome to attend. Click here for more info and to register