One way the HPTN community engages with study sites and members is by hosting events, lectures, workshops, and other activities to connect study communities and researchers.
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COVID-19 has affected 213 countries and territories around the world. There have been more than 16 million cases and more than 650,000 deaths worldwide. In a time of fear, uncertainty and doubt, reaching study populations in creative ways has become even more critical given the realities of social distancing and virtual communications.
By HPTN Communications
In September 2015, community educators and community advisory board members from the HPTN and MTN clinical research sites and communities in 11 countries gathered in FHI 360's Durham office. They spent a week learning how to enhance their manuscript writing through presentations, workshops, and group projects. At the end of the week, 11 MTN and 18 HPTN participants (with some overlap of both networks) “graduated” as even better manuscript writers and came away with newfound knowledge and professional networks.
Sten Vermund, Chair of the HPTN Scientific Review Committee, discusses the HPTN Community and the HPTN/MTN writing workshop.