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<em>Planning an international AIDS meeting in postwar Rwanda seemed like mission impossible. Here's how Sheila Stampfli and her team pulled it off.</em>

When Sheila Stampfli and her team at conference management company Courtesy Associates scored a huge win — a contract from the U.S. State Department to plan the 2007 President's Emergency Plan For HIV/AIDS Relief Implementers' Meeting — they had no idea it would prove to be the toughest assignment of their careers. They only knew they were honored to win the PEPFAR contract over 16 other bidders, in part because of their experience planning the first major AIDS conference in the United States

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