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The 18th Annual Resistance and Antiviral Therapy Meeting was held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Thursday 18 September 2014. Our international speakers included Professor Jeff Johnson, Professor Massimo Levrero, Dr Janke Schinkel and Dr Martin Tolstrup.
Delegate feedback reported that the programme contained highly qualified speakers who provided updates on the very latest information/research. In total over 100 delegates registered for the meeting. This number included 5 student scholarship winners and 1 community registration place.
Session 1: The future of HIV care
Injectable ART: a SWAT analysis
Scientific evidence that drives clinical practice: five key papers from 2014
Session 2: Curative strategies
The promise of a functional HIV cure: fact or fiction?
Can we eradicate chronic hepatitis B infection?
Is NS5a a suitable target to cure hepatitis C infection?
Advances in the management of HTLV infection
Session 3: Work in progress – emerging findings from UK-based studies
The CNS has an HIV reservoir (the PARTITION study)
Risk of transmission among discordant partners (the PARTNER study)
Evolving HIV quasispecies in early HIV infection (the DEEP-HIV study)
HCV genomes in disease and treatment (the STOP-HCV study)
Are nano-antiretrovirals efficient inhibitors of HIV replication in vitro? (the NANO-ARV study)
Session 4: Undertaking HIV drug resistance
Clinical use of deep sequencing for the detection of hepatitis C and HIV drug-resistance
Tracking the origin of HIV-1 drug-resistance strains
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: 91254. Certificates for attendance were supplied in the conference pack that was handed to you at the registration desk.