Thank you for your interest in serving as an abstract mentor for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) Abstract Mentor Programme (AMP).
This year’s AMP will open on 20 November 2017 and close on 15 January 2018. The abstract submissions for AIDS 2018 will then close on 5 February 2018. This gives mentors time to submit feedback and mentees sufficient time to make their final revisions before the abstract submission deadline.
What does being an AMP mentor involve?
Mentors provide input to abstracts submitted to the AMP and respond to questions on practical issues, such as clarity of writing and formal requirements of the abstract, as well as any methodological or scientific questions that may arise from the abstract content.
Mentors are asked to review at least one and up to four abstracts and to return their feedback within five working days of receiving each abstract.
Based on experiences of previous years, we anticipate that the peak period for mentor support requests will be the final week before the Abstract Mentor Programme closes on 15 January 2018. We therefore ask mentors to expect the majority of assignments between 9 and 15 January 2018 and to make time in their schedules accordingly.
No log-in or password is needed and conference attendance is not a pre-requisite; all active mentors receive a certificate of participation after the programme has closed.
Please make sure you have read the AMP terms of reference for mentors before signing up.
AMP mentor eligibility
Mentors need to be able to demonstrate that they have had
- at least two abstracts accepted at an international scientific conference, and
- co-authored at least one manuscript accepted by a peer-reviewed scientific journal,
- all of which within the last five years.
Please note that to avoid conflicts of interest, AMP mentors cannot participate in AIDS 2018 abstract review.
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