New Media Sessions and Activities at AIDS 2012

Content From: Michelle Samplin-Salgado, Account Director, Prochilo HealthPublished: July 18, 20123 min read


The world’s largest and most important HIV-related scientific meeting is less than a week away. AIDS 2012Exit Disclaimer will bring together over 25,000 delegates (including 2,500 registered media representatives) for a week of scientific discussions and dialogue between and among scientists, healthcare providers, HIV/AIDS service organizations, advocacy groups, people living with HIV, and many others. It is an unparalleled opportunity to promote the use of new media and emerging technologies for public health messaging. If you’re attending the conference, here are some of the new media activities at this years conference. If you’re not able to attend, follow #AIDS2012 and visit to stay up to date, view updates, and access Kaiser’s live webcasts:(Note all times are listed are U.S. Eastern Standard Time).Sunday, July 22

  • 12:00 pmTweetup (Youth Pavilion, Global Village)Thanks to the support of the conference organizers, there will be a tweetup for people already tweeting, or wanting to tweet, to meet each other, share best practices and exchange Twitter handles. You do not have to be registered for the conference to attend the Tweetup, but you will have to use the entrance 9th Street NW entrance at M Street to enter the building. Since the Global Village does not open until later on Sunday, a staff member will need to escort all participants. Gather at the entrance to Hall B on the concourse level to be escorted to the Tweetup

Monday, July 23

  • 7:00 am to 8:30 am Satellite Session: Using Mobile Technologies to Eliminate Pediatric HIV (Mini Room 3)
  • 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm Workshop: Speak Up! How to Go Viral... Safely: HIV-positive Women and Advocates Using the Media for Change Community Skills Development (Mini Room 4)
  • 3:00pm to 4:30 pm EGlobal Village Workshop: Communicating Complex Science in 140 Characters: Social Media and the HIV Prevention Research Field (Global Village Session Room 2)
  • 6:30pm to 8:30 pm Satellite Session: The State of New Media and HIV (Mini Room 4)

Tuesday, July 24

  • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Presentation: Strengthening the Global HIV Response Through Social Media: Moving Beyond the Tweets (GV Session Room 2)
  • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Satellite Session: Mobile Technologies for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment (Mini Room 10)

Wednesday, July 25

  • 7:00 am to 8:30 am Satellite Session: mHealth 101: An Introduction to Mobile Technologies for HIV/AIDS Programs (Mini Room 1)
  • 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm Scientific Skills Development: Information and Communication Technologies, Social Media and M-Health for Care Treatment and Comprehensive Management of HIV(Mini Room 6)
  • 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm Workshop: Showcasing the Potential and Role of Mobile Technology in Turning the Tide on HIV and Other Diseases(Mini Room 2)
  • 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Oral Abstract Session, Track E: Will Mobile Technology 'Do It'? (Session Room 7)

Thursday, July 26

  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Community Skills Development: The Utilization of Social Media and Web 2.0 to Advance the Human Rights of Young People and Adolescents (Mini Room 8 )

Did we miss anything? If so, please let us know!