Call for Abstracts


Conference Theme: “Lean on Me! Standing Together for Human Rights in Health”

Howard University, Washington DC, Friday, November 21, 2014 (8 AM– 5 PM)

Deadline for submission: Monday, September 15 2014 by 5:00pm (EST)

The overarching goals of this conference are to increase awareness about HIV-related stigma as a major barrier to prevention and treatment of HIV and a violation of human rights; and to educate health care providers and the general community about interventions to eradicate HIV-related stigma. We are looking for original work that addresses HIV/AIDS and stigma, HIV/AIDS and human rights, or stigma and human rights to be presented as a POSTER. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • How does stigma impact the lives of individuals with HIV/AIDS?
  • How can faith-based or community-based organizations effectively address stigma?
  • What is the role of healthcare providers in perpetuating HIV-related stigma?
  • Vulnerable populations (i.e. racial minorities, LGBTQ population, poor people), and the intersection of identity-based discrimination and HIV-related stigma.
  • Evaluations of stigma prevention programs or stigma reduction/intervention programs
  • What stakeholders and/or policy changes are needed to address HIV-related stigma?
  • Narratives or personal reflections from HIV-infected persons or their family and friends.

Abstract Guidelines:

Submit an abstract, maximum 300 words, to Dr. Jennifer Bronson at by 5:00pm (EST) on September 15, 2014. Please include the full names, position/job titles, and affiliations of each contributing author(s) at the top of the page along with the abstract title. Author information and the abstract title are not included in the 300 word count. First author/presenter must register for the conference if abstract is accepted. Notifications will be sent by October 15, 2014. These are poster presentations only. Students are welcome!
Questions? Contact Dr. Javed Khan at For general questions about the conference contact Patricia Houston at