What did we want from the conference? Wish we had asked that question more emphatically a few months ago!!
Expectations Highlight need for focus (geographic, key pops, cities focus) Position MSM issues at the centre of the Asian response Need for innovation - community based testing and treatment Smarter investments, highlight diminishing external financing and need to move towards innovative financing ICAAP11, Leadership Forum, Lancet, Community consultations pre conference…..
Key Stats Plenary: 3 Symposiums: 26 Satellite Sessions: 57 Skills Building Workshops: 45 Oral sessions: 30 E-poster Discussion sessions: 23 Participants: over 3800 delegates Countries represented: over 74 Countries Presentation Statistics Symposium presentations: 91 Satellite presentations: 220 Skills Building workshops: 34 Oral Presentations: 144 E-Poster Discussions: 51 e-posters discussed E-Posters displayed: 913 uploaded Over 500 Presentations viewed
The good, bad and ugly Excellent participation, dynamics and engagement of key stakeholders Significant number of ‘new’ participants Excellent media coverage Excellent use of technology Too many sessions NATO - So what? Poor accountability and follow up systems
Pulse…. HIV is still relevant and should not be left out of the post 2015 agenda Broad consensus on need for greater focus – both geographical and emphasis on key populations Need for scaling up treatment and centrality of community in testing and treatment scale up Recognition of the changing financial landscape and need for prioritization and moving beyond dependency Recognition of need for human rights centered responses and need to address stigma discrimination issues
Do regional conferences in current environment have an impact? What do conferences really aim to achieve? Are there different business models that can be explored? What was the transaction cost and is this a good investment? How can we make the most of what we have? So, what does all this mean?