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August 2008

XVII International AIDS Conference

When: Sunday, 08/03/2008 - Friday, 08/08/2008 All Day
Event Type: Conference
Where: México, Distrito Federal
Av. Conscipto 311,
Col. Lomas de Sotelo
Del. Miguel Hidalgo, D.F. 11200
Description: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is developing a collaborative virtual space to assist individuals and organizations/groups in the Region of the Americas willing to submit contributions to organizing committees of technical meetings, congresses or conferences, but whose limited experience restrains them to do it.

Taking advantage of the upcoming International AIDS Conference to be held in Mexico City in August 2008, PAHO is launching this mechanism as a “paper clinic”. By contributing to improve the overall quality of submissions, PAHO expects that a greater number of contributions from the Region will be accepted and presented during the scientific program of this important event: http://www.aids2008.org/

Whereas PAHO can’t provide any warranty that the submissions will be accepted, it can make a serious commitment that the quality of the accepted contributions will be enhanced through the development of competencies in the field of preparation of abstracts, papers, and presentations, whether oral or as posters.

The mechanism is essentially a Collaborative Virtual Space that includes:
- A Toolkit:links that would enable users to learn about the techniques and art of writing scientific proposals and papers.
- Tutorship: will be provided –at a limited scale initially—to improve the quality of some promising papers and to sharpen the capacities of investigators and writers.
- The space will include virtual tools for exchange of information and experiences – Forum, Blog, Wikis.

This mechanism is an ongoing endeavor and will be modified and expanded with the contributions and opinions of users.

This gives PAHO a month for actual work on perfecting abstracts. Nevertheless, further support will be provided for the development of presentations and posters and for last minute submissions.

For more information click on the title or visit: http://www.aids2008.org/

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