Attendance is generally limited to active researchers and authors of accepted abstracts. Authors of accepted abstracts are pre-approved for registration. All other researchers must complete the application process. Applicants should include up to 3 recent key publications in scientific journals (published within the past 3 years) on which they are MASTHEAD authors, up to 3 accepted abstracts at scientific or research conferences on which they are authors, or provide other specific details about how they meet the criteria for attending CROI.
A limited number of spots are available for individuals in executive/leadership positions in professional not-for-profit educational organizations, but those who have active involvement in HIV research have priority. Examples of eligible attendees, other than authors on accepted abstracts, include:
- Researchers actively participating in basic science investigations, clinical studies, or epidemiologic research of HIV and associated complications and coinfections
- Physicians and scientists who have full-time faculty appointments at academic institutions, including medical school fellowship programs, or practitioners who are involved in patient care or counseling.
A limited number of spots are also made available for individuals in leadership positions (1 per organization or, in a select few instances in a large organization, up to 2) in major HIV-related organizations (governmental or nongovernmental not-for-profit) that focus on educating health care practitioners and other professionals. This includes individuals who are responsible for essential decisions on research and/or research direction.