It is with incredible sadness that we learned our dear friend Andrea De Luca (1964 - 2019) passed away in a car accident on 4 February 2019. Prof. De Luca was a long-term member of the Organizing Committee for the European Meeting on HIV & Hepatitis and his extraordinary contributions as both a world-class expert and amazing speaker shall be sorely missed. Words cannot properly convey our sadness and our thoughts are with his family at this unbelievably difficult time.
The members of the Organizing Committee (OC) are a group of carefully selected experts and inspirational leaders in their respective fields. They come together on a frequent basis to discuss the scientific program of the workshop, identify interesting topics and candidate speakers and review all submitted abstracts.
The members of Scientific Committee are hand-picked by the OC and the conference secretariat based on their significant contributions and commitment to the field. They assist the Organizing Committee by providing them with suggestions for speakers and topics. In addition, members of the Scientific Committee participate in reviewing submitted abstracts, and play an active role during the workshop as moderators and/or chairs of sessions.
Carlos Beltran, MD, Chilean AIDS Group, Chile
Marina Bobkova, PhD Ivanovsky Institute of Virology, Russia
Slim Fourati, MD Hôpital Henri Mondor, France
Rolf Kaiser, PhD University of Cologne, Germany
Leon Kostrikis, PhD University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Clive Loveday, PhD ICVC Charitable Trust, Clinical Virology, UK
Monique Nijhuis, PhD University Medical Centre Utrecht, the Netherlands
Mario Poljak, MD, PhD Institute for Microbiology and Immunology, Slovenia
Gary Rubin, MD University of Toronto, Canada
Anders Sönnerborg, MD, PhD Karolinska Institut, Sweden
Janusz Stanczak, PhD University of Warsaw, Poland
David van de Vijver, PharmD PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Hauke Walter, MD Medizinisches Labor Stendhal, Germany
Maurizio Zazzi , PhD University of Siena, Italy