Abstract Submission Period Opening Soon


The abstract submission period for the 2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment will open on Friday, November 5, 2021. Plan ahead for your abstract submission by reading the information below.

Abstract proposals should be responsive to the conference theme: The Time Is Now: Harnessing the Power of Innovation, Health Equity, and Community to End the HIV Epidemic and provide relevant technical assistance to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients to improve HIV care and treatment for people with HIV and health-related outcomes. Additionally, in light of the significant impacts of current health care environment conditions, abstract proposals focusing on projects and activities that address or respond to the global coronavirus pandemic or aim to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. are encouraged. Abstract proposals should align with one of the six conference tracks, that are detailed here.

Abstracts are due no later than Friday, December 17, 2021, 11:59 pm, EST.

All abstracts will be scored based on five equally weighted criteria:

  1. Clarity and Format: Presents relevant learning objectives, interactive workshop components, logical development of findings and approaches/interventions are logically organized.
  2. Design and Implementation: Approaches/interventions have been analyzed or evaluated, have been tested using evidence-informed methods, and describes how approaches/interventions can be replicated.
  3. Innovation: Presents a new approach and creative models to feature novel partnerships and collaborations, and/or health outcomes that offers new information, features an emerging best practice, or demonstrates strong potential for advancing care.
  4. Relevance: Addresses current RWHAP challenges/issues; and/or a central issue in HIV prevention, care, treatment or service delivery. Advances recipient activities and maximizes human, clinical, fiscal, and other resources to make programs more efficient and sustainable.
  5. Results and Outcomes: Highlights measurable impact on service delivery, replicable technical assistance tool, and/or data-driven approaches that overcome challenges.