Congress Programme and Abstracts Availability

HIV Glasgow 2016 will begin with an Opening Session on Sunday 23 October commencing officially at 16.30 hrs. This will be an opportunity for conference delegates to hear from the conference chair, local dignitaries and other key speakers. HIV Glasgow 2016 will finish on Wednesday 26 October at 15.15 hrs.

Abstract-Driven inputs to Sessions

The HIV Glasgow 2016 Scientific Committee selected abstracts for presentation following a peer-reviewed process. 41 abstract submissions have been accepted for presentation orally over the period of the congress within and around the invited speaker programme.

All abstracts selected for presentation orally or as posters are available to the media and the public during and after the conference through the online journal JIAS accessible through the conference website (  The abstracts will be available online from 1200 hrs on Sunday 23 October.

The full oral conference programme, including session titles, meeting times and confirmed speakers, is available through the Scientific Programme section of this website.  A list of abstracts accepted for poster presentation during the Congress will be available via the Scientific Programme section of this website approximately one week prior to the Congress.

Congress Data Embargo Policy

In the case of HIV Glasgow, as with most scientific/medical conferences, all congress abstracts are released to delegates and media under a strict embargo policy. A detailed breakdown of the embargo variations for different types of abstracts is available below. All regular delegates, presenters and media are asked to respect this policy.

Oral Abstracts

Information about the oral abstracts may not be published or presented before the start of the session at HIV Glasgow in which the abstract is being presented.

Oral Poster Discussion and Poster Exhibition Abstracts

Information about the oral poster discussion and poster exhibition abstracts may not be published or presented before 10.00 hrs on Monday 24 October 2016.

Embargo Breaks for Media Reporters

As well as having access to the materials detailed above, the media is also given access to the speakers’ slides through the post-congress webcast. However, access is only granted to media onsite at the conference and the same embargo rules apply meaning the information in speakers slides cannot be referenced or published before the start of the presentation.