8th Singapore AIDS Conference
These multi sectorial biennial conferences on AIDS were successfully organised since 1998. Delegates from government and non-governmental organisations, volunteers, the press, and businesses attended the last one.
Date: Saturday, 17th November 2012
Time: 8 am till 5 pm
Venue: Mandarin Orchard
Public - $50 | Students, Partners & Stakeholders - $25
Registration fee includes lunch and coffee/tea breaks
Please visit sac2012.sg for programme and registration.
Our theme this year is “Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero AIDS-related Deaths, Zero Discrimination”. This is similar to UNAIDS’s current vision as we believe that Singapore must also strive to achieve these goals.
We have planned our conference sessions according to these 3 ZERO targets. There will be 3 sessions reflecting Zero New HIV Infections, these are: Early-testing and Linkage to Care; Biomedical Strategies for Prevention; Traditional Prevention Strategies and Human Impact of AIDS.
The three sessions on Zero AIDS-related Deaths are: Access to Treatment; Non HIV-Related Complications; Care and Support. Zero Discrimination will be a cross cutting theme for all the sessions.
Our plan is for the programme to culminate in an Action Report at the end of the day, this will form part of the 8th SAC Declaration that will be endorsed by delegates to the conference, and others who are supportive of our goals and conference theme.
This new programme structure will give the conference greater focus and direction than previous ones. The 8th SAC Declaration will give the conference legs and carry us forwards.
This year we will also be expanding the scientific poster section, and will have a larger space for commercial and non-commercial exhibitors.
The 8th SAC will be your forum to share, learn and participate in our effort to achieve Zero New HIV Infections, Zero AIDS-related Deaths, Zero Discrimination. We must scale up our resources and efforts using the tools we have today to dramatically curb new infections and improve the health of thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS.
- Health care professionals
- Policy makers
- Community advocates and activists
- Persons living with HIV and their loved ones
- Prof Roy Chan
- Dr Arlene Chua
- Ms Mandy Govender
- Dr Lee Cheng Chuan
- Dr Sophia Archuleta
- Dr Mark Chen
- Mr Patrick Chim
- Ms Ho Lai Peng
- Mr Donovan Lo
- Ms Graziella Menezes
- Dr Koh Yin Ling
- Dr Ng Oon Teck
- Mr Jerry Seah
- Mr Avin Tan
- A/Prof Albert Teo
- Ms Zarina Yusof