Jersey City, New Jersey
In March 2006, in Jersey City, New Jersey, NIMH and the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) hosted a state-of-the-science conference to examine strategies to understand and enhance adherence to antiretroviral regimens in a variety of settings. Over 340 health and human service professionals attended the conference, which profiled the most current HIV treatment adherence research, programs, and perspectives from over 20 countries. Due to collaborative partnerships in the conference planning and organization, interdisciplinary attendees included those with memberships in the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists, and HIV treatment providers funded by the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Other contributing organizations included the National Association of AIDS Education and Training Centers, the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, the Office of AIDS Research at NIH, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The goals of the conference were to rapidly translate scientific advances into approaches that can make a difference in real-world settings and to strengthen the dialogue among government agencies, treatment providers, and researchers. For further information, please contact Dr. Christopher Gordon.