1 November 2019: Online abstract submission opens
14 January 2020, 23:59 C.E.T: Abstract submission closes
Abstracts will not be accepted after this date (except for late breakers).
1 April 2020: Late-breaker abstract submission opens
15 April 2020: Late-breaker abstract submission closes
The 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) welcomes abstracts for original contribution to the field in the following scientific tracks:
- Track A: Basic and translational research
- Track B: Clinical research
- Track C: Epidemiology and prevention research
- Track D: Social and behavioural research
- Track E: Implementation research, economics, systems and synergies with other health and development sectors
- Track F: Political research, law, policy and human rights
Each scientific track is divided into a number of track categories. All abstract authors are asked to choose one scientific track and one track category during the submission process.
By submitting an abstract to the conference, you agree to adhere to the conference embargo policy. The policy specifies that while authors may publish the fact that their abstract has been selected for inclusion in the conference programme, data from the abstract may NOT be shared in any form (print, broadcast or online publication, media release or conference presentation) prior to its official presentation at AIDS 2020.
Call for abstracts
We encourage work that introduces new ideas, concepts and research and deepens understanding in the field, as well as analyses of both successes and failures. Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract:
- Abstracts can be submitted only online via the Conference account on our website, aids2020.org. Submissions by fax, post or email will not be considered.
- All abstracts must be written in English.
- It is the author’s responsibility to submit an abstract with the correct wording. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced exactly as typed by the author. Abstract titles will be subject to a spellcheck if the abstract is selected for presentation.
A small number of late-breaker abstracts will be accepted for oral or poster presentation at the conference.
The late-breaker abstract submission will be open from 1 to 15 April 2020. Late-breaker submissions must introduce data of unquestioned significance that meet a high threshold of scientific merit.
During abstract submission, authors will have to justify why their abstract should be considered as a late breaker. The same submission rules apply for late-breaker abstracts as for regular abstracts, but each presenting author may only present one late-breaker abstract at the conference.
The percentage of abstracts selected for late breakers will depend on the number of submissions, but selection will be far more rigorous than for regular abstracts.