A number of ISAC Young Investigator Travel Awards (YITA) will be given to applicants under the age of 35 attending the 31st ICC. This award will be made for research based on scientific merit presented at the Congress. All eligible young investigators who are submitting abstracts are encouraged to apply. 


The award will cover the cheapest airfare to Dubai and accommodation at a reasonable hotel as well as free registration. Priority will be given to applicants from low resource countries.

Nomination procedure

Applications are invited from members of ISAC Member Societies who are under the age of 35 at the time of the Congress. Applicants must be the presenting author.  Once you have submitted your abstract for the 31st ICC (details to follow at a later date), please provide the following:

• A letter of application
• A copy of your abstract(s) and abstract number(s)
• Proof of membership status; letter or email from Member Society President/Secretariat
• A short CV
• A copy of your passport

The above should be sent electronically to the ISAC Secretariat (secretariat@ischemo.org). The application deadline will be announced soon. Successful applicants will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible.

2017 Awardees

Kevin Kristian Putra (Indonesia)

Correlations between CD4 count, liver function, and renal functions before HAART among CST clients at Sanglah General Hospital, Bali

Irene Rosellen Tan (Philippines)

Impact of early antibiotic therapy (EAT) on outcome of patients with sepsis at the emergency room of National Kidney and Transplant Institute

Huachun Zou (China)

Anal HPV in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected MSM in Guangzhou: implication for vaccination