IWHOD: International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases

EuroCoord, in partnership with the IWHOD scientific committee (SC), has taken over the organisation and administration of IWHOD as from 2009.

The objective of this highly successful workshop is to bring together researchers from both developed and developing countries working on cohorts of patients with HIV, to present in an informal, closed-meeting format new research and allow open discussions on common issues of cohort methodology, techniques and statistics.

Indeed, the presented data are not made public through this workshop thereby allowing for discussion of work-in-progress not presented in other conferences (e.g. abstracts accepted to the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) cannot be invited to IWHOD). The table below gives an overview of the participants and the workshop over time. 

 

2005

Budapest

2009

Lisbon

2010

Sitges

2011

Prague

2012

Athens

2013

Cavtat

2014

Sitges

Cohorts or collaborations represented

55

56

77

68

67

69 71

Abstracts submitted

132

171

168

140

150

198 172

Abstracts presented

80

109

135

119

122*

120 123

Acceptance rate

61%

64%

80%

85%

81%

61% 72%
* 123 abstract were accepted, one was withdrawn by authors

The workshop involves cohorts from Europe, Australia, North America and resource-limited countries. The presented data at this workshop are not made public, thereby allowing for discussion of work in progress.

The 19th International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases will be held in Catabia, Sicily, Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th March 2015. 

For more information on the 2015 workshop, please visit http://iwhod.org/.