Executive Director's Schedule


APCOM’s Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana will be representing APCOM and many other Asia-Pacific community advocates in numerous activities in the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Netherland. You can catch Midnight in action during AIDS 2016 through the following sessions:

Saturday 21 July

 Key Population-Oriented Solutions to Attain 90-90-90

  • AIDS 2018 Pre Conference
  • 14:30 - 15:45     
  • RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre (Elicium Ballroom)    
  • APCOM Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana will present on the topic, Getting to 90 – Optimizing Linkage to HIV Care and Prevention among MSM.


Monday 23 July

 It’s Time To Test And Treat Differently

  • AIDS 2018 Satellite Session
  • 8:00 – 10:00
  • RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre
  • APCOM Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana will join a panel to that will compare and contrast differentiated service delivery along the HIV care cascade from countries and communities


 Wednesday 25 July        

 From Online To IRL: Social media, sex apps and surfing to enhance cascades

  • Presentation/Panel Discussion
  • 13:00 -14:00
  • Hall 11A
  • APCOM Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana will co-chair this session which will also feature Lord-Art Lomarda a representative from APCOM’s testXXX Manila Love Yourself who will present on the success of testMNL in utilising sex-positive campaign to increase HIV services uptake among YMSM in Manila.


Valuing the Central Role of Community

  • Presentation/Panel Discussion
  • 15:00 - 17:00                     
  • UNAIDS Office Space, Room 2, AIDS 2018 Conference Venue, RAI
  • APCOM Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana will patriciate in this session which will identify and discuss innovative means of evidencing the central role of community organisations at this critical juncture in the epidemic.


APCOM Strategic Framework 2018-20 Launch   

  • Presentation
  • 18:30 – 21:30
  • Partner Event (Invite Only)                                          
  • APCOM’s new strategic framework details the vision and action that will guide APCOM’s work through to the end of 2020. The bold and ambitious plan has been developed in close consultation with community partners, international donors and other organisational stakeholders. Speakers include APCOM Regional Advisory Group Chair Dede Oetomo, APCOM Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana, APCOM HIV Ambassador Prasada Rao (UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS for the Asia Pacific region and former Indian Health Secretary) and APCOM SOGIESC Human Rights Ambassador The Hon Michael Kirby (jurist, academic, former Australian High Court Justice and former UN Human Rights Council Commissioner)


Thursday 26 July             

 PrEP Map Launch

  • Presentation/Panel Discussion
  • 11:00 to 12.30
  • Asia Pacific Networking Zone, Global Village, Booth #505
  • APCOM’s latest PrEP resource will provide a comprehensive guide for community members across Asia and the Pacific to understand, access and advocate for PrEP.