XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, August 13-18, 2006; Record Number of Abstracts: India, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil, Uganda Strongly Represented
June 29, 2006
Summary: India had the 2nd most abstracts accepted at the International AIDS Conference; Nigeria was 4th, Uganda 7th, and France 12th. We list the top 21 countries and number of accepted abstracts.
The International AIDS Conference takes place every two years, and the 16th meeting will be in Toronto, Canada, August 13-18. A record 12,888 abstracts were submitted for blind peer review, and 9,826 are being published: 365 oral presentations, 200 poster-discussion presentations, 3,843 poster presentations, and 5,418 on the CD-ROM given to all participants. All will be published online.
Of the accepted abstracts, the top 21 countries with the number of abstracts accepted and scheduled to be presented were: United States 1819; India 723; Canada 606; Nigeria 594; South Africa 439; Brazil 405; Uganda 368; United Kingdom 316; Kenya 267; Thailand 259; China 218; France 171; Mexico 139; Zambia 136; Nepal 132; Cambodia 129; Tanzania 129; Russian Federation 112; Australia 105; Bangladesh 101; and Malawi 101. All abstract submission, even for "late breakers," is now closed.
Skills-building presentations were separately peer reviewed, and 86 were accepted of 766 submitted. A two million dollar scholarship program will allow 815 applicants to attend -- the great majority from resource-limited countries. Another program awarded 1,100 scholarships to Canadian residents.
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