HIV/AIDS Symposium to be held in Montreal, Quebec, March 4 to 7, 2010. 60 plus workshops, over 20 poster sessions and daily plenary presentations, featuring models of practice and discussions on critical issues in HIV/AIDS work in Canada today. Skills training and networking opportunities in six key strategies: 1. Awareness of HIV/AIDS – programs and activities 2. Social factors/inequities driving the epidemic 3. Prevention programs and efforts 4. Diagnosis, care, and treatment 5. Global leadership 6. Front-line capacity to respond.
Proposals should adhere to the following criteria:
1. Focus on the critical HIV/AIDS issues identified by the six Leading Together: Canada Takes Action on HIV/AIDS (2005-2010) strategies.
2. Address the skills building needs of a broad target audience while speaking to specific HIV/AIDS issues for individuals in various work and volunteer settings and/or communities.
3. The skills and/or knowledge being shared in your workshop or poster must be identified and the strategy to facilitate the transference of skills must be outlined.
4. Workshops should strive to ensure active involvement of workshop participants and be learner-centered.
5. Workshops or posters facilitated by individuals from diverse settings (i.e. a combination of different professional groups and community groups) will be given preference to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to content and delivery.
6. At the intermediate and advanced levels, preference will be given to proposals that incorporate a multidisciplinary approach, integrate theory and research with practical intervention strategies and models of practice, build upon existing knowledge in the field and where possible, introduce leading-edge materials.
7. List what skills and/or knowledge your audience will gain, and how, from your presentation. For workshop proposals only, list the tools you will use to engage and involve your audience. For details, please visit www.hivaids-skills.ca.
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