HIV Pediatrics will feature an exceptional program with invited lectures, round table discussions and interactive participation from delegates. The program is published below:



Friday 20 July 2018

 08:30Opening words
Lynne Mofenson & Sibyl Geelen 
 08:45Social opening/video 
Sibyl Geelen, MD, PhD
 Session 1: Pediatric Care and Treatment
 09:00Early treatment and clinical outcomes – does early ART make a difference?   
Louise Kuhn, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center, USA
 09:15Controllers: post-treatment vs elite controllers – what do we know?
Phillip Goulder, MA, FRCPCH, DPhil, FMedSc,
University of Oxford,  United Kingdom

HIV vaccines and broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody - role in the cure agenda
Sandhya Vasan, MD
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences/ US Military HIV Research Program, Thailand

 09:45Roundtable: Talking with parents and children/youth about cure research
  10:45Debate: All children should be switched to dolutegravir-based ART regimens 
Nandita Sugandhi, 
Columbia University, USA 
Adeodata Kekitiinwa, MBChB, MMed
Baylor College of Medicine, Uganda
  11:15Oral Abstract Presentations
  12:30Lunch & Poster Viewing
  14:00Mobile technology for engaging children and youth in treatment and prevention
Lisa Hightow-Weidman MD, MPH,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
 Session 2: Comorbidities/infections
 14:30Challenges and successes in implementing rapid infant diagnostic testing 
Patricia Fassinou, MD
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Cote d’Ivoire
 15:00Oral Abstract Presentations
  16:30Clinical case presentations 
Moderators: Gareth Tudor Williams & Moherndran Archary 
  High Income
Henriette Scherpbier, MD 
Emma Childrens Hospital / Academic Medical Center/ University of Amsterdam
Jason Brophy, MD
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, USA
  Low Income
Tavitiya Sudjaritruk, MD, ScM, PhD,
Chiang Mai University Thailand
Grace McHugh, MBBCh, MRCPI,
Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Zimbabwe
  17:15Short oral poster presentations 
  17:30 Poster Viewing and Welcome Reception
 18:30Workshop dinner

Saturday 21 July 2018

 8:00Morning coffee
 Session 3: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission
 8:30Current implementation
Shaffiq Essajee, MD,
Maria Kim, MD,
Texas Children's Hospital, USA
 9:10Debate: All infants should receive oral antiretroviral prophylaxis throughout breastfeeding 
Amy Slogrove,MB ChB, MMed, PhD,
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Philippe van der Perre MD, PhD
University Montpellier France
 09:40Oral Abstract Presentations
 11:10Too small, too soon: antiretroviral prophylaxis and treatment in preterm and low birth weight infants
Mark Mirochnick MD,
Boston University, USA
 11:40Short oral poster presentations 
 12:10Lunch & Poster Viewing
 Session 4: Adolescents
 13:30Young investigator award
 13:45The emerging pediatric population:  youth with behaviorally-acquired HIV 
Sarah Bernays, PhD,
The University of Sydney, Australia
 14:15Preventing HIV in young women in Africa – the importance of social protection
Lucie Cluver, PhD,
University of Oxford / University of Cape Town, UK / South Africa
 14:45Oral Abstact Presentations
 16:15HIV self-testing – should this be promoted for youth? Short talk and panel of researchers and youth
 16:30Discussion with speakers, adolescents and audience