“HIV is not the disease. It’s a symptom. The disease is poverty, racism, homophobia, transphobia, stigma, fear, lack of education, and lack of health care access.”
- Humberto Cruz , AIDS Institute Director Call to Action Letter (2020)


The New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute (NYSDOH, AI) welcomes your abstract proposals that highlight expertise, innovative strategies, cutting-edge ideas, research, and implementation experiences related to Ending the Epidemic (ETE) to be shared with ETE Summit attendees!

The seventh annual ETE Summit will be held on November 29-30, 2022. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events will be held virtually.

This year’s ETE Summit theme is advancing health equity. The event tagline is Collaborating for Change: Partnering for Health Equity. Across the state, partnerships and collaborative work have led to engaged communities, deeper awareness of systemic barriers and health disparities, and the implementation of data-driven, evidence-informed practices and policies to ensure all New Yorkers have equal opportunity to achieve optimal health. 

Selected abstracts will highlight the many diverse and extraordinary partnerships developed to address inequities - differences that are unjust, unfair, and avoidable, such as access to quality health care/services, safe housing, nutritious food, quality education, and safe environments, for people living with, or placed at risk for, HIV, STIs, and HCV. As described in the ETE Addendum Report, partnerships are critical to promote health equity and achieve ETE goals beyond 2020 for all New Yorkers.

For a glossary of terms and more information about health equity, please click here.

How to Submit an Abstract:

Please complete this application to submit your abstract proposal for the 2022 ETE Summit.

Presentations may be in one of the following formats: virtual poster presentation or workshop presentation. Applicants may submit more than one abstract for consideration. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

All abstracts are subject to review by both AI staff and community stakeholders who are a part of the 2022 ETE Summit Planning Committee. Please contact ete@health.ny.gov with any questions. 

All abstract proposals must be submitted by July 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.

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