Microbicides 2004 was an interdisciplinary meeting attended by 800 people from 53 countries from March 28-31 in London, England.
Report from the conference MS Word
Report from Microbicides 2004
Whether you were at Microbicides 2004 or not, this report written by Julian Meldrum for the UK National AIDS Trust and the Global Campaign for Microbicides, provides an excellent snapshot of the entire conference. Key topics like advocacy, the need for microbicides, planning for field trials, candidates in the pipeline, devices to aid delivery, and microbicides for men are showcased in an easy to read and comprehensive format. After each section, Meldrum has included references to specific abstracts and presentations that are available on the Microbicides 2004 Conference website. In sum, the report is highly recommended for any and all microbicides advocates.
Microbicides Workshop for Advocates
On Sunday March 28th, the Global Campaign for Microbicides held a pre-conference satellite meeting, the Microbicides Overview Workshop for Advocates.
“Clinical trials BINGO” may have been the high point, but new information and lively debates kept participants busy and vocal at the Advocates’ Workshop, sponsored by the Global Campaign at the Microbicides 2004 Conference in London. Begun at Microbicides 2002, the Campaign’s Pre-conference Advocates’ Workshop provides a comprehensive overview and update of the issues in microbicides science and policy, orienting participants to the current issues discussed at the conference and in the field. Global Campaign partners also shared the different advocacy strategies that work with their constituencies, giving an opportunity for feedback and exchange of ideas.