We would like to cordially invite you to the second annual HIV Implementation Science to Optimize Research Impact (HISTORI) Scientific Congress! HISTORI is a new initiative chaired by Dr. Stephaun Wallace (HIV Vaccine Trials Network, University of Washington) and Dr. Ijeoma Opara (Yale University) that is committed to ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities in the United States by providing a self-directed, inclusive platform for Black investigators to connect, learn, and engage in collective advocacy. Launched last year, the inaugural congress meeting brought together Black-identifying investigators from across the country who are involved in research that contributes to ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities in the United States. The meeting provided a unique opportunity for priority-setting, knowledge exchange, research methods capacity-building, and science generation and we look forward to building on these successes in this year’s meeting! We are honored to partner with NAESM, Inc. in bringing the HISTORI network together once again from June 7-8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration is free and meals will be provided. A limited number of scholarships are available to support those for whom travel cost is a significant barrier to attendance.

We would like to invite Black investigators (inclusive of researchers, community members, advocates, programming staff, sponsors, etc.) involved in research contributing to ending the HIV epidemic among Black communities in the continental United States to register today: https://bit.ly/2023histori

To learn more, please visit our website here: https://cira.yale.edu/implementationscience/histori