Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care


The mission of the IAS–USA is to improve the prevention, treatment, care, and quality of life for people with or at risk of HIV, hepatitis C virus, or other viral infections through high-quality, relevant, balanced, and needs-oriented education and information for practitioners and scientists who are actively involved in medical care and research.

The IAS–USA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional education organization that has been sponsoring continuing medical education (CME) programs for physicians since 1992 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

The IAS–USA has a clearly defined mission and extensive network of experienced and committed experts in the management of HIV and other viral infections, and is recognized for high-quality, independent educational programs. The primary educational and informational programs sponsored by the IAS–USA include CME Courses, Cases on the Web, development of Practice Guidelines, and publication and distribution of Topics in Antiviral Medicine.

The IAS-USA serves as the secretariat for the logistical planning and organization for the 2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), which will be held in Seattle, Washington from March 4 to March 7, 2019. For more information about the CROI conference, please visit

The IAS–USA is not affiliated with the International AIDS Society (IAS), an international organization of members working in HIV/AIDS.

Future Directions

A primary challenge in the field of viral infection education lies in disseminating the most recent information and treatment guidelines to physicians while knowledge continues to evolve. The IAS–USA is committed to pursuing the most effective, convenient, and cost-efficient ways to reach a greater proportion of the target physician audience and effect long-term improvements in physicians' clinical care of their patients.

Until there is a cure for HIV and other viral diseases, the IAS–USA will continue to provide information and education for physicians involved in treating viral infections. To address the viral infections that affect millions worldwide, the IAS–USA will expand its CME offerings to cover a broader universe of viral diseases and emerging strategies for managing them. IAS–USA programs are designed to help physicians provide the best possible care for their patients and, thereby, positively impact patient lives.