HIVR4P Frequently Asked Questions
I already registered for HIVR4P. What happens to my registration?
Your registration will be transferred to the virtual conference and the difference between the original registration cost and the virtual conference registration cost will be returned to you.
What will the new conference fee structure be?
Details on the new, reduced fee structure for HIVR4P // Virtual are available on the conference Registration page.
When will the revised conference programme be announced?
A preliminary HIVR4P // Virtual conference programme is available on the Programme page. Please check back regularly for programme updates.
I submitted a research abstract/scholarship application/fellowship application. Does the virtual format change how those will be reviewed?
No. All abstracts, scholarship and fellowship applications received to date will be reviewed based on the same criteria previously published.
Will the timeline change for abstract/scholarship/fellowship notification?
No. Abstract, scholarship and fellowship notifications will be made on the same timelines previously published.
Why did the conference change to a two-day, two-week format?
The conference Programme Organizing Committee chose this format to make it easier for our participants, many of whom are juggling busy work schedules, to fully participate in HIVR4P // Virtual.
Will technical assistance or guidance be available for virtual presenters?
Yes. Best practices and tutorials will be available to help virtual presenters adapt to the new conference format.
Will there be a satellite programme?
Yes. A detailed programme announcement, with information on all HIVR4P // Virtual session types, will be made in October 2020.
I made a hotel reservation in South Africa. What should I do?
The conference hotel agent, African Agenda, will contact you to manage reimbursement.
Will the late-breaker abstract submission deadlines change?
Late-breaker abstract submission deadlines remain unchanged. Submissions will be accepted from 22 October to 5 November 2020.
Will I need special computer equipment or software to participate in HIVR4P // Virtual?
You will not need special technologies or equipment to participate in HIVR4P // Virtual. We want to ensure that the content of the conference is accessible around the world.
Will there be provisions to facilitate participation by individuals with low Internet bandwidth?
Yes, scholarship applicants with low internet bandwidth will be supported to facilitate participation.