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17th Annual Resistance and Antiviral Therapy Meeting
VIROLOGY NEWS AND BREAKTHROUGHS THAT IMPACT ON CLINICAL CARE

Tuesday 1 October 2013, Royal College of Physicians, London

Resistance 2013

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Conference Report

The 17th Annual Resistance and Antiviral Therapy Meeting was held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Tuesday 1 October 2013. Our international speakers included Professor Stuart Ray, Dr Federico Garcia, Professor Linos Vandekerckhove, Dr Richard Barnard, and Dr Anne-Geneviève Marcelin.

Delegate feedback reported that the programme was intellectually stimulating and enjoyable. In total 130 delegates attended the conference. This number included 5 student scholarship winners and 1 community registration place.



Presentations

The Review Session
Chairs: Professor Geoff Dusheiko, UCL Medical School and Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London
Professor Jonathan Weber, Imperial College London

Understanding hepatitis C infection: virological and immunological determinants of disease outcomes
Professor Stuart Ray, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Perspectives on hepatitis C treatment in the context of HIV infection: looking ahead
Dr Mark Nelson, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Keynote Lectures
Chairs: Professor Anna Maria Geretti, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Professor Andrew Phillips, University College London Medical School

Tools to monitor HIV infection in 2013 and beyond
Dr Federico Garcia, San Cecilio Hospital, Granada, Spain

Detecting HIV persistence during antiretroviral therapy
Dr Linos Vandekerckhove, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

HIV eradication: what is likely to work?
Dr Richard Barnard, Merck Research Laboratories, USA

Feedback Session
Chairs: Professor Saye Khoo, University of Liverpool
Professor Deenan Pillay, University College London Medical School

Five papers that will change clinical practice
Dr Marta Boffito, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Keynote Lecture
Chairs: Professor Saye Khoo, University of Liverpool
Professor Deenan Pillay, University College London Medical School

HIV prevention strategies: how well do they work?
Professor Janneke van de Wijgert, University of Liverpool

The UK Collaborative Group on HIV Drug Resistance Abstract Presentation Session
Chairs: Dr David Dunn, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London
Professor Andrew Leigh Brown, University of Edinburgh

Abstract presentations 13

Determinants of presence of NNRTI resistance mutations after interrupting or stopping ART which contained an NNRTI
Ms Valentina Cambiano, University College London Medical School

Genetic diversity of HIV in the UK
Mr David Dolling, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London

Update on impact of RT polymorphisms on NNRTI-based ART
Dr Nicky Mackie, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

The Clinical Care Session
Chairs: Professor Pat Cane, Public Health England
Dr Frank Post, King's College London

Case history
Dr Laura Waters, University College London Medical School

Resistance to novel integrase inhibitors
Dr Anne-Genevieve Marcelin, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France

Rilpivirine: when to use, when not
Professor Anna Maria Geretti, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Medical staff in career-grade posts who are enrolled with one of the Federation of Royal Colleges for Continuing Professional Development can receive CPD credits at the rate of one CPD credit per hour (exclusive of travel, refreshments or social activities). The conference has been allocated 6 CPD credits with the unique reference code: 83868. Certificates for attendance were supplied in the conference pack that was handed to you at the registration desk.