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New England HIV Implementation Science Network Symposium Yields High Turnout and New Research Collaborations

The second annual New England HIV Implementation Science Network symposium was held on June 3rd in Sturbridge, MA with over 100 participants representing all six states and a diversity of occupations and organizations (click here for a symposium infographic). Sponsored by CIRA and the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (LTB CFAR), the program featured presentations and discussions on the implementation of Prep and previews of two new pilot studies, jointly funded by CIRA and LTB CFAR, that involve research scientists and community partners from CT, MA and RI. Nine additional research project concepts developed by Network members from HIV service organizations, health departments and research institutions were reviewed in small breakout sessions (click here to review the nine project concepts). Efforts to bring these projects to fruition are now underway. Feedback on the symposium was overwhelmingly positive with the majority of respondents rating the quality of the program as "great". Please stay tuned for additional updates and plans for Network activities in the fall. To learn more about the Network and related projects contact Jim.Pettinelli@yale.edu.

Published: Monday, August 24, 2015