Welcome to the 23rd Workshop website!

Workshop's mission

The International Workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Databases (IWHOD) brings senior and junior HIV and hepatitis observational database researchers together to advance the methodology and analysis of observational data. No other workshop or conference devotes attention to the methodology of setting up and analyzing observational data, despite their importance in providing critical information on population outcome in real world settings outside the controlled setting of randomized trials. We are once again aiming to include attendees representing cohort studies from all regions. As in the past, we encourage discussion of work in progress, so all data presented will not be publicised outside of the Workshop.

 

Workshop at a glance

  • 2 day meeting, beginning midday on Thursday 28th March 2019 and ending midday on 30th March 2019
  • The programme is based on abstract selection by the Scientific Committee
  • Attendance is contingent on submission and acceptance of abstract

Timelines

  • Call for abstract invitation: September 2018
  • Abstract submission opens: Friday, 2nd November 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 3rd December 2018 (18.00 GMT)
  • Abstract selection and final programme by Scientific Committee: mid-January 2019
  • Abstract status will be notified by mid-January 2019

Ongoing and New Collaborations
If you and your collaborators are interested in holding a side meeting at the Workshop, please communicate with your colleagues directly, and contact Dolores O'Sullivan (d.osullivan@visualresponse.com) from Visual Response to arrange for a time slot and a meeting room at the hotel as soon as possible and no later than 22 October 2018.

Financial assistance: We continue to strongly encourage abstract submissions from resource-constrained settings. Recognising that the additional expenses may deter some from attending the meeting, we will try to offer financial assistance for delegates from resource-constrained settings, particularly those with student status, whose abstracts have been accepted. Please contact the Secretariat for details (secretariat@IWHOD.org). When submitting your abstract you will be asked whether you qualify for financial assistance.

Young Investigator Award:Two Young Investigator Awards for early career researchers will be given at the end of the workshop, one for best oral and one for best poster. When submitting your abstract you will be asked whether you qualify for this Award.

Past awards

22nd IWHOD, Fuengirola 2018, Young Investigator Awards for:

  • Best Poster: Katharina Kusejko
  • Best Oral presentation: Louisa Carlisle on behalf of Zurich Primary HIV Infection Cohort Study 

21st IWHOD - Best Poster: Victor Ssempijja on behalf of the Rakai Health Sciences Program Clinical Cohort Study

21st IWHOD - Best Oral presentation: Katharina Kusejko on behalf of  the Swiss HIV Cohort Study 

21st IWHOD - Best Oral presentation: Lesley S. Park on behalf of  the Veterans Aging Cohort Study

For further information email: secretariat@IWHOD.org