*SUBJ: News on ICAAP10 2011- the year of 30-20-10!*
Greetings from Seoul, Republic of Korea.
We are writing to share with you the progress that has been made so far in holding ICAAP10 and reaffirm that the ICAAP10 will be held as planned from 26-30 August 2011 in Busan, Republic of Korea. Today in Seoul, we have concluded the first meeting of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) convened to provide technical assistance to the Local Organising Committee
(LOC) of ICAAP10.
*The International Advisory Committee also has decided that the deadline for abstract submissions to ICAAP10 is being extended to May 10, 2011.* The Marathon Meeting will be held from 29 May- 2 June 2011 in Busan to review and select abstracts, symposia and skills building as well as the scholarship applications. Please submit your abstracts soon! For more information, visit www.icaap10.org .
*Radiation Threat:* Some of you may have concerns about the level of radiation that may have travelled to Republic of Korea because of the country being close to Japan. The Korea Meterological Administration stated recently that the nuclear radiation incident in Japan is unlikely to pose a serious risk to the Republic of Korea.
*Milestones: * The year 2011 is significant for us all. It has been 30 years since AIDS was identified. The first ICAAP happened 20 years ago and resulted in the birth of ASAP, the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific.
This year, 2011, then is the tenth ICAAP to be convened, the 10th anniversary of the 7-Sisters Coallition and the UN General Assembly Special Session on AIDS (UNGASS).
Please join us in Busan as we commemorate these significant milestones and anniversaries. We thank you again for your support and look forward to your participation in ICAAP10!
Chair, ICAAP10 LOC
*JVR Prasada Rao*
Special Advisor to Executive Director, UNAIDS
International Community Chair, ICAAP10