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Rights in the Moment

AIDS Calgary Announces Annual Conference

Community Event by Aids Calgary (From GayCalgary® Magazine, June 2012, page 15)

On June 21st, AIDS Calgary Awareness Association’s (ACAA) annual conference will present a group of internationally renowned experts in HIV treatment, drug policy, and criminal law.

The Conference, Rights in the Moment: Looking at the rights of people living with HIV, sex workers, and people who use drugs, has an exciting line-up of guest speakers discussing current issues, best practices, and research.  Dr. Val Montessori and Irene Day, of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, will be presenting on Treatment as Prevention followed by a panel discussion. Conference speakers also include one of the top 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine, Alan Young.  The Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and one of Canada’s leading figures in drug policy, Donald MacPherson, will also be joining us.

Other issues and hot topics to be explored at Rights in the Moment include a detailed look at the laws surrounding sex work, and Changing the Frame: A New Drug Policy for Canada. The conference topics will focus on current laws and research specific to Alberta and Canada.

Registration for the conference is $80 per person, $130 for two people from the same organization and $35 for students. Reduced rates for Morning only or Afternoon only registration are available for those with busy schedules or a particular area of interest.  For more information and to register please see the information below.

Following the conference ACAA will also hold their Annual General Meeting. Rights in the Moment will take place at Fort Calgary from 8:30am to 4:00pm, with the AGM to follow at 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day.(GC)

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