Important advances in COVID-19 research, including encouraging data on new treatments, were published on Thursday (9 July) ahead of the virtual COVID-19 Conference, the world’s first abstract-driven scientific conference dedicated to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
This event was hosted by IAS – International AIDS Society, the COVID-19 Conference took place on 10 July (extending into July 11 in some time zones), following the 23rd International AIDS Conference, also known as AIDS 2020.
“We convened this conference to tackle the many urgent questions related to COVID-19 epidemiology, prevention, treatment, and care,” IAS President Anton Pozniak stated on the online briefing. “The studies presented at this gathering underwent rigorous scientific vetting and capture critical insights from the front lines in hard-hit communities worldwide.”
This press briefing featured remarks from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci, who also speak at the COVID-19 Conference. Other conference speakers will incorporate Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, US Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Deborah Birx, and Professor Salim Abdool Karim of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA).
Total 140 scientific abstracts being presented at the COVID-19 Conference.