Annual Bay Area HIV Health Disparities Symposium

A Focus on HIV in the East Bay

Berkeley City College
2050 Center St
Berkeley, CA

Planning Committee


The four main objectives of the symposium are to:

  1. Document health disparities in the Bay area in HIV, whether local, or regional;
  2. Highlight innovative ways in which disparities are being addressed currently
  3. Generate novel ways to address health disparities in the future and
  4. Generate increased and productive interaction between public health programs, community-based researchers, and academic centers.

This symposium will provide a relaxed, collegial atmosphere where we can discuss preliminary analyses, study concepts, request collaborations, and share experiences. For info on past meetings, visit

graphic showing drivers of health disparities and potential ways to overcome health disparities

Proposed scope for the 2018 Health Disparities Symposium

Call for Abstracts

Are you an investigator or program staff engaged in community-based research or programs? Are you looking to present novel research or programs aimed to address health disparities in HIV? Consider submitting an abstract!

Abstracts on health care policy, implementation science, community-based research or programs, and efforts to improve the continuum of HIV care in the Bay Area (particularly but not exclusively the East Bay) are encouraged. Previously presented or published abstracts are welcome. Abstracts are limited to 300 words and include the sections: Background, Methods/Approach, Results, and Conclusions/Lessons Learned.'

Submit your abstract here!


The format for research/policy/program abstracts is as follows. Maximum 300 words for sections 3 – 6.

  1. TITLE: Use a short and concise title that indicates the content of the Abstract
  2. AUTHORS: Authors names, affiliations, and cities. An email will be provided for the presenting author(s). Note there is a limit of 8 authors per abstract.
  3. BACKGROUND: describe the purpose and objective of the research, hypothesis tested or a description of the program being described, analyzed or evaluated.
  4. METHODS/APPROACH: describe the setting/location of the study/program, study/program design, study/program population, data collection methods and methods of analyses used (if applicable).
  5. RESULTS: present the objective outcomes of the program, project or study. Include data, where available.'
  6. CONCLUSIONS/LESSONS LEARNED: state conclusions reached as a result of the program/study. Emphasize the significance for addressing health disparities in HIV/AIDS and future implications of the results.

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About the Forum for Collaborative Research

Part of the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and based in Washington, DC, the Forum was founded in 1997 as the outgrowth of a White House initiative. Representing government, industry, advocates, healthcare providers, foundations and academia, the Forum is a public/private partnership that organizes roundtables and issues reports on a range of global HIV/AIDS issues. Forum recommendations have changed the ways that clinical trials are conducted, accelerated the delivery of new classes of drugs, heightened awareness of TB/HIV co-infection, and helped to spur national momentum toward universal testing for HIV. For more information, click here.

About the University of California, San Francisco-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research
The University of California San Francisco-Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology Center for AIDS Research (UCSF-Gladstone CFAR) coordinates a robust program focused on interdisciplinary research in HIV disease. Hundreds of investigators use our administrative and scientific cores and services to support translational, collaborative research occurring at the intersection of basic, clinical, and population sciences. The CFAR's developmental and mentorship programs help to ensure a strong future for scientific research. For more information, click here.

About the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at UC San Francisco

The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at UC San Francisco is one of the world’s largest research centers dedicated to social, behavioral, and policy science approaches to HIV. CAPS comprises 5 service and administrative cores designed to support multidisciplinary and high-impact HIV research, enhance the excellence of research projects, train a new generation of HIV scientists, and assist implementing partners. For more information, click here.