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19th Annual Resistance and Antiviral Therapy Meeting
PROGRESS IN VIROLOGY

Wednesday 16 September 2015, The Event Spaces at Wellcome Collection, London

Resistance 2015

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Conference Report

The 19th Annual Resistance and Antiviral Therapy Meeting was held at the Wellcome Collection in London on Wednesday 16 September 2015. Our international speakers included Professor Andrea De Luca, Dr Miriam Lichtner, Dr José Luis Blanco Arévalo and Dr Marije Hofstra.

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 3 student scholarship winners and 3 community registration places.



Presentations

Introduction
Chairs:
Professor Anna Maria Geretti, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Professor Jonathan Weber, Imperial College London

A year in review. HIV and HIV co-infection with HCV: scientific advances that will change clinical practice
Professor Andrea de Luca, University of Siena, Italy

Session 1: Virological aspects of HIV pathogenesis

Is cytomegalovirus a significant co-factor in HIV infection and disease?
Dr Miriam Lichtner, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

How is the HIV reservoir maintained during long-term ART?
Dr John Frater, University of Oxford

Session 2: Virological aspects of HIV therapy

Host cell antivirals: ideas for the next pipeline?
Professor Áine McKnight, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Is drug resistance a threat to PrEP programmes?
Dr Marta Boffito, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

What is new on resistance to the integrase inhibitors?
Dr José Luis Blanco Arévalo, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona

Keynote Lecture
Chair: Professor Anna Maria Geretti, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool

The influence of HIV on HCV: from virus replication to treatment outcomes
Professor Geoff Dusheiko, Royal Free Hospital, London

Session 3: UK research in progress: HIV and co-infections
Chairs:
Dr John Frater, University of Oxford
Dr Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, University College, London

10-minute presentations of emerging data

Evolution of HIV-1 under interferon-alpha treatment
Dr Tomas Doyle, King's College London

Global epidemiology of drug resistance following failure of tenofovir-containing WHO recommended regimens for adult HIV-1 infection
Dr Ravi Gupta, University College London

Does subtype C virus increase the risk of virological failure on first-line TDF-containing regimens?
Professor David Dunn, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London

Long-term virological outcomes among ART-experienced patients receiving raltegravir in a large European cohort study
Ms Anna Schultze, University College London

Treatment-emergent resistance during prolonged failure of NNRTI-based ART
Dr Alex Stockdale, University of Liverpool

The impact of HLA Class I on virological outcomes of HBV infection
Dr Philippa Matthews, University of Oxford

Resistance variants in HCV-infected patients receiving all-oral therapy
Dr Ana Filipe, University of Glasgow

Exploring the interaction of HIV with human endogenous retroviruses
Dr Gkikas Magiorkinis, University of Oxford

Session 4: Debates in HIV care
Chairs:
Professor Saye Khoo, University of Liverpool
Dr Yvonne Gilleece, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Which single-tablet regimen for which patient?
Presenter: Dr Tristan Barber, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
Discussant: Dr Marta Boffito, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Which level of plasma viral load for defining virological failure?
Presenter: Dr Marije Hofstra, Luxembourg Institute of Health, and University Medical Center Utrecht
Discussant: Professor Andrea de Luca, University of Siena, Italy

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Professor Anna Maria Geretti, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Professor Jonathan Weber, Imperial College London

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: 98848. Certificates for attendance were supplied in the conference pack that was handed to you at the registration desk.