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September 2020 Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

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Above: A photo collage of a few of the people who make up the ATN. Photos were taken at in-person full meetings from previous years. The ATN is hosting its second virtual full meeting in October 2020.

2020 Fall ATN Virtual Meeting

October 27-28

Watch a Video Message about the Fall Meeting

Watch a short video message (click the play button below) from members of the ATN meeting planning committee with their thoughts about what they are looking forward to at the virtual event. Click play below, or you can watch the video and see a text transcript here.

Submit Your Comments about ATN by 10/30/20

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has published a Request for Information (RFI): Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Your valuable feedback is needed to inform the adolescent HIV research agenda. Consider sharing this RFI with people in your communities. Submissions are due 10/30/2020.

News and Publications

Developmental Barriers to Couples’ HIV Testing and Counseling Among Adolescent Sexual Minority Males: A Dyadic Socio-ecological Perspective. Published in AIDS and Behavior September 17, 2020.

Online recruitment of youth for mHealth. Published in the journal mHealth, accepted for publication June 2020.

Comparative Effectiveness of Community-Based vs Clinic-Based Healthy Choices Motivational Intervention to Improve Health Behaviors Among Youth Living With HIV. Published in the journal JAMA Network Open in August 2020.

Video series from Medscape: Confronting the HIV Epidemic - the second video in the three-part series was released, on the topic of apps used for adolescent HIV prevention and care, including iTech projects LYNX (ATN 140), P3 (ATN 142), and COMPARE (ATN 143). View the new video, "There's an App for That." The third video was just released, "Taking Down Silos," is now available - watch it here.

NIH Awards Will Advance HIV Implementation Research in U.S. Communities, announced September 24, 2020. Read the news release here.

Journal of the International AIDS Society (IAS) Special Issue: Shifting paradigms: holistic and empowering approaches for adolescent HIV. Guest Editor: Moherndran Archary, Audrey E Pettifor, Elona Toska. Published September 2020.

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced that its protocol 083-01 is now underway - the first collaboration between the HPTN and the ATN. Read more on the HPTN website.

Using Public Health Policy to Reduce the Morbidity, Mortality, and Incidence of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis from the journal Public Health Reports, July/August 2020 issue supplement (see table of contents here - PDF) with content sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Request for Information: STI National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 - Available for Public Comment from the Health and Human Services Department. Comment period ends 10/1/2020.

Conferences and Events

Trying to keep track of what conferences have gone virtual, rescheduled, canceled? Maybe this list into 2021 can help. Research meetings and conferences, for HIV prevention and care, youth-centered health, and major events for public health research.

Featured Webinar: iTech Studies and COVID-19: Adapting iTech During a Pandemic. Virtual Webex event, October 8, 2020 at 8am PST. Register here.

Featured Webinar: NICHD, OBSSR, NCI, and the NIH HEAL Initiative are co-sponsoring a virtual workshop: Navigating Pediatric to Adult Health Care: Lost in Transition, to be held September 30, 2020 from 9am - 4:45pm ET and Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 9am - 12:45 pm ET. Registration is required - register here by 9/28/20. Also, see more details and the agenda.

Featured Event: CROI 2021 will be held March 6-10, 2021. General abstracts may be submitted beginning October 15, 2020. The general abstract deadline was extended to December 1, 2020.

About Your ATN Presentations / Abstracts ...

Are you part of the ATN and you are presenting at upcoming events, or have you submitted abstracts to them? Please email atnhelp@unc.edu to let us know.

Funding Opportunities

See all recent funding opportunities here.

Featured funding-related listings:

The National Institutes of Health released a RFA, CFAR Adelante, for mentorship for new HIV/AIDS investigators to meet the needs of Hispanic/Latino communities. The program is funded by NIH/NIMHD, and it is administered by two Centers for AIDS Research: DC CFAR and Emory University CFAR. Concept proposals are due January 11, 2021. Visit the CFAR Adelante website. See the program fact sheet for an overview (PDF). The full RFA is here (PDF).

FOA announced September 9, 2020: Development of the Fetal Immune System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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