The POZ Effect two-day and online-only conference was organized to contribute to the understanding and reduction of HIV Stigma in Canada.1 It was held synchronously (in real time) online on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 from Noon EST to 5 pm EST (Toronto time). The detail of the conference is posted in our website www.pozeffect.ca.
Goals of POZ Effect Conference
1. To enhance the network of individuals (academics, clinicians, policy-makers and community involved) in the global/Canadian efforts of the HIV Stigma Index study,
2. To provide up-to-date information and learning regarding key aspects of the spectrum of issues/concerns brought about by anti-HIV stigmas, and
3. To pilot an enticing online mix of learning about research and community-based content regarding anti-HIV stigmas prepared for a diverse audience
The report from the event combines description of the activities, outcomes, and lessons learned. It offers tips to encourage research and educational organizations to adapt this format.