The International AIDS Society (IAS) Abstract Mentor Programme (AMP) was introduced at the 15th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2004), with the objective to help young or less experienced researchers improve their abstracts before submitting them, to increase the chance of their work being accepted for presentation at International AIDS or IAS conferences.
The programme specifically targets researchers from resource-limited settings who lack access to opportunities for rigorous mentoring in research and writing and for whom online distance education can help build research capacity. Over the years, the AMP has proven to increase the motivation of early career researchers, as well as the number of abstract submissions received from resource-limited countries.
The AMP is completely independent of the IAS 2021 abstract review and selection process.
Join us as a mentor for IAS 2021
The continued success of the AMP rests on the invaluable contributions of our dedicated team of volunteer mentors, who generously share their knowledge and experience in abstract writing. These experienced researchers answer questions on practical issues, such as formal requirements of abstract writing, the quality of the data collected, or the methods applied.
Mentors must have had at least two abstracts accepted at international scientific conferences and have co-authored at least one manuscript accepted by a peer-reviewed scientific journal within the last five years.
If you meet these criteria, and are willing to volunteer an average of 1 hour per week to support young investigators and less-experienced researchers, we hope to hear from you!
Mentor sign up for IAS 2021 is available online from 16 November 2020
Submit a draft abstract for mentoring
If you are new to writing scientific abstracts, our expert mentors can provide advice and feedback on how to develop successful abstracts and increase your chances to present at IAS 2021.
The AMP is a free mentoring programme offered by the International AIDS Society. It includes:
- The IAS Scientific Writing[e]Education course.
- A maximum of 2 reviews by expert mentors. You can choose to:
- Submit two abstracts for one review each, or
- Submit one abstract for two consecutive rounds of review
This is a unique chance to improve your writing skills and present your research at the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS.
You can submit one to two draft abstracts for review between
30 November 2020 and 25 January 2021.