Abstract Mentor Programme

The International AIDS Society Abstract Mentor Programme (AMP) was introduced with the objective of helping young or less experienced researchers improve their abstracts ahead of submission, to increase the chance of their work being accepted for presentation at International AIDS or IAS conferences.

To become a mentor or submit your draft abstract click this link :https://www.aids2020.org/abstract-mentor-programme/

The Abstract Mentor Programme (AMP) was introduced at the 15th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2004), with the objective of helping young or less experienced researchers improve their abstracts before submitting them, to increase the chance of their work being accepted for presentation at International AIDS or IAS conferences.

The programme specifically targets researchers from resource-limited settings who lack access to opportunities for rigorous mentoring in research and writing and for whom online distance education can help build research capacity. Over the years, the AMP has proven to increase the motivation of early career researchers, as well as the number of abstract submissions received from resource-limited countries.

The AMP is completely independent of the AIDS 2020 abstract review and selection process.

Submit a draft abstract for mentoring

If you are new to writing scientific abstracts, our expert mentors can provide advice and feedback on how to develop successful abstracts and increase your chances to present at AIDS 2020.

The AMP is a free mentoring programme offered by the International AIDS Society. It includes:

  1. The IAS Scientific Writing[e]Education course.

  2. A maximum of two reviews by expert mentors.

This is a unique chance to improve your writing skills and present your research at the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS.

Submit your draft abstract by 19 December 2019.

Become a mentor for AIDS 2020

The continued success of the AMP rests on the invaluable contributions of our dedicated team of volunteer mentors, who generously share their knowledge and experience in abstract writing. These experienced researchers answer questions on practical issues, such as formal requirements of abstract writing, the quality of the data collected, or the methods applied.

Mentors must have had at least two abstracts accepted at international scientific conferences and have co-authored at least one manuscript accepted by a peer-reviewed scientific journal within the past five years.

If you meet these criteria, and are willing to volunteer some time (the average commitment time is one hour per week) to support young investigators and less-experienced researchers, we look forward to hearing from you.