Conference committees

An open letter from your AIDS 2020 Conference Coordinating Committee

We are proud of the communities we are – people living with HIV; men who have sex with men, transgender people, and other LGBTQI people; racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous people, immigrants and refugees; sex workers and people who inject drugs. We are scientists, clinicians and community advocates. We represent an international community, a United States and other countries around the globe that are resisting divisive politics and united in this historic and collective fight to end the HIV epidemic.

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  • Conference Coordinating Committee


AIDS 2020 International Chair
Anton Pozniak, United Kingdom
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust
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AIDS 2020 Local Co-chair, Oakland
Cynthia Carey-Grant, United States
formerly Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases
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AIDS 2020 Local Co-chair, San Francisco
Monica Gandhi, United States
University of California, San Francisco
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IAS Representatives

IAS President-Elect
Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Malaysia
University of Malaya
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IAS Regional Representative
Marina Klein, Canada
McGill University Health Care
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IAS Executive Director
Kevin Osborne, Switzerland
International AIDS Society
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UN Joint Programme Representatives

UN Joint Programme
Andrew Ball
World Health Organization
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UN Joint Programme
Mandeep Dhaliwal
United Nations Development Programme
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UN Joint Programme
Morten Ussing
The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS
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Civil Society Partners

Erika Castellanos, The Netherlands
Global Action for Trans Equality
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Rico Gustav, Argentina
The Global Network of People Living with HIV

Jessica Whitbread, Canada
International Community of Women with HIV/AIDS (ICW)
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Mary Ann Torres, Canada
International Council of AIDS Service Organizations
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Trevor Stratton, Canada
International Indigenous HIV and AIDS Community
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Local and Regional Partners

Local Scientific Partner
Judith Auerbach, United States
University of California, San Francisco
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Regional Scientific Partner
Chris Beyrer, United States
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Local Community Partner
Joe Hollendoner, United States
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
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Regional Community Partner
Kathie Hiers, United States
AIDS Alabama
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Local Leadership Partner
Hyman Maurice Scott, United States
San Francisco Department of Public Health
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Regional Leadership Partner
Bruce Richman, United States
Prevention Access Campaign
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Programme Committee Co-Chairs

IAS SPC Co-Chair
Beatriz Grinsztejn, Brazil
Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Disease – Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
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Local/Regional CLPC Co-Chair
Carole Treston, United States
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
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International SPC Co-Chair
Annette Sohn, Thailand
TREAT Asia/amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research
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Leadership CLPC Co-Chair
Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Thailand
Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health
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Local/Regional SPC Co-Chair
Steffanie Strathdee, United States
University of California, San Diego
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International CLPC Co-Chair
Vuyiseka Dubula, South Africa
Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, Stellenbosch University
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Youth Representative

Manuel Venegas, United States
University of Washington
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