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16th Annual Resistance and Antiviral Therapy Meeting

Thursday 20 September 2012, Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London

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Conference Report

The 16th Annual Resistance and Antiviral Therapy Meeting was held at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre in London on Thursday 20 September 2012. Our international speakers included Dr Anders Boyd, Dr Bonaventura Clotet, Dr Viktor Muller and Professor Brigitte Autran.

Delegate feedback reported that the programme was varied and with many interesting presentations relevant to delegate's professional and educational needs. In total 138 delegates attended the conference. This number included 5 student scholarship winners and 4 community registration places.


The educational session: Management strategies in HIV therapy
Chair: Dr Nicola Mackie, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Changing ART in patients with low-level viraemia
Professor Anna Maria Geretti, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool

Clinical cases
Dr Stephen Taylor, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

The update and feedback session
Chair: Professor Jonathan Weber, Imperial College London

Five papers that have changed clinical practice in 2011–2012
Dr Laura Waters, Mortimer Market Centre, London

Getting personal about treating HCV & HBV!
Dr Yusri Taha, University of Nottingham

Hot news from international conferences
Dr Geraldine Foster, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool

Plenary Session 1: Antiviral therapy for hepatitis C
Chair: Professor Saye Khoo, University of Liverpool

Current options and the pipeline
Dr Ashley Brown, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Is drug resistance a threat?
Professor Geoff Dusheiko, Royal Free Hospital, London

Invited Lecture 1
Chair: Dr Mark Atkins, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Suboptimal HBV suppression in treated HIV/hepatitis B co-infection: mechanisms and management options
Dr Anders Boyd, Hôpital Saint-Antoine, Paris, France

The UK HIV Drug Resistance Database Abstract Presentation Session
Chair: Professor Andrew Leigh Brown, University of Edinburgh

Is recent infection a major source of onward HIV transmission in the UK?
Mr John Ambrose, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool

Sexual transmission of HIV-1 amongst black and minority ethnicity MSM in the UK
Dr Stéphane Hué, University College London

Protease mutations associated with atazanavir failure
Professor Pat Cane, Health Protection Agency, London

New technologies
Chair: Professor Deenan Pillay, University College London Medical School

Digital PCR for research and diagnostic applications
Dr Stephen Hague, Bio-Rad Laboratories

Plenary Session 2
Chair: Professor Andrew Phillips, University College London Medical School

Treating HIV-infected patients with high viral load
Dr Bonaventura Clotet, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona, Spain

Is the virulence of HIV changing? A meta-analysis of trends in prognostic markers of HIV disease progression and transmission
Dr Viktor Müller, ELTE Institute of Biology, Budapest, Hungary

Keynote Lecture
Chair: Dr Marta Boffito, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

HIV eradication: what is likely to work?
Professor Brigitte Autran, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Medical staff in career-grade posts who are enrolled with one of the Royal Medical Colleges for Continuing Professional Development will be entitled to receive CPD credits. This conference has been allocated 6 CPD credits and has been allocated the unique reference number 75831. Please be advised that the attendance list for this conference will be kept on file for reference by the Royal College of Physicians.