This annual course was first held in 1993 with the aim of offering an intensive overview of the skills needed to pursue a research career in the field of STD. The objectives of this course are:
- To introduce current and future investigators to critical research areas and questions in the field of STD/HIV;
- To expose investigators to the research techniques and tools needed to conduct scientifically sound studies;
- To introduce trainees to the fundamentals of different disciplines involved in STD/HIV research in order to foster research collaborations; and
- To discuss strategies for successfully competing for research funds and publishing one's work.
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