Session topics - Capacity building sessions

APACC 2018 program will consist of basic science, clinical discussions, social perspectives, policy and capacity-building sessions directly focused on the Asia-Pacific region.

Please click below on the agenda to view the preliminary program and confirmed speakers. The information is subject to change. Also check out the satellite symposia organized by the meeting partners. 

APACC 2018_agenda


Session topics

  • Future of ART in LMICs
  • Basic science or prevention
  • Management of advanced HIV
  • Social media and mHealth
  • Optimizing clinical management of long-term complications
  • Community, +/- prevention
  • Key populations and community-led service models
  • Immune interventions to control HIV
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Debate on whether IPT should be implemented for all HIV patients in the Asia-Pacific

Capacity building sessions

 Friday 29 June 2018, Breakfast meeting
How to do a systematic review?
 What are systematic reviews used for? What are the key milestones in conducting a systematic review? Discuss with the experts and learn more about how systematic reviews are prepared.

 Nathan Ford, MPH, PHD, FRCPE Dept of HIV/AIDS and Global Hepatitis Programme at WHO


Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD

Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD, AM University of North Carolina
School of Medicine and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 Friday 29 June 2018, Lunch symposium
Research methodology
 Learn about the basics of statistical inference and hypothesis testing, hear about the hierarchy of study designs and their strengths and weaknesses, and understand common study endpoints and learn how to interpret them.

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Matthew Law, BA(Hons), MSc, PhD
Biostatistics and Databases Program,
The Kirby Institute, Australia


Mark Boyd, BA, BM, BS, MHID, DCTM & H, MD, FRACP
The Kirby Institute, Australia

 Saturday 30 June 2018, Breakfast meeting
Getting involved in clinical research – from clinical trials to sub-studies
 How to formulate a question for a clinical trial? What are the steps in clinical trial design and how can you get involved in clinical trials? Learn more during this interactive session on clinical trials and sub-studies.

Nicholas Paton, MD, FRCP

Nick Paton, MD, FRCP
National University of Singapore

Thuy Le, MD, DPhil

Thuy Le, MD, DPHIL Oxford University
Clinical Research Unit, UK


Participation and registration
Please indicate which capacity building sessions you would like to join. You may join only one but you may have the greatest benefit if you participate in all three sessions!

Sign up here!

Only limited places are available, places will be given on a first-come first-serve basis.

 Poster discussion sessions directed toward research/ investigators

  • Clinical/Data
  • Research/Methodology