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Spring Meeting on HIV Cure

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Date(s) - 24/05/2024 - 25/05/2024
6:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Dear all,

We have reached the maximum number of participants on site but you can participate online

Here is the link to follow online : https://onscreen-pro.zoom.us/j/85732586265

For participants online, click here to sign the presence list : Presence List Online.xlsx  (1st sheet for Friday and 2nd sheet for Saturday)

Please find below the draft program:

Day 1 – Friday 24 May 2024

18:30                  Arrival, registration and reception

19:00 – 19:10     Welcome – Introduction
Stéphane De Wit – BREACH Chairman

1: The hurdles to HIV cure
Moderator: Gilles Darcis – CHU Liège

19:10 – 19:35     What does cure mean and why is a cure difficult ?
Linos Vandekerckhove- UZ Gent

19:35 – 20:00     An HIV cure : why, how and for whom ?
Nicolas Dauby – Saint-Pierre University Hospital

2: Patient perspectives and the encouraging stories of cured HIV individuals
Moderator: Peter Messiaen – Jessa Ziekenhuis

 20:00 – 20:20     How to communicate on HIV cure with patients (hope, expectation vs reality)?
Stéphane De Wit – Saint-Pierre University Hospital

20:20 – 20:35     Psychological follow-up of HIV persons participating in a cure trial
Charlotte Vanden Bulcke – UZ Gent

20:35 – 20:50     Patient experience on participating in a cure trial
20:50 – 21:05     Patient testimonial
Adam Castillejo, the London patient

21:05 – 21:10     What’s wrong with women?
Sherihane Bensemmane – Aide Info SIDA

21:10 – 21:25     Debate : Q&A
Linos Vandekerckhove – UZ Gent and Axel Vanderperre – Positive Council

21:15                 Closure
Stéphane De Wit, BREACH Chairman

21:30                 Dinner

 

Day 2 – Saturday 25 May 2024

3: How can the HIV cure research  serve clinicians?
Moderators: Charlotte Martin – Saint-Pierre University Hospital and Marie-Angélique De Scheerder – UZ Gent

09:00 – 09:30     Immune modulatory therapies towards HIV remission/cure
Sarah Fidler – Imperial College London, UK

09:30 – 09:55     How does HIV cure research contribute to the understanding of resistance to ART
Gilles Darcis – CHU Liège

09:55 – 10:15     Coffee break

10:15 – 10:40     Early treatment and post-treatment HIV control: lessons learned from Visconti
Jozefien De Clercq – UZ Gent

10:40 – 11:05     The interplay between the immune system and the HIV reservoir
Joeri Aerts – VUB

11:05 – 11:30     Should we activate the reservoir or make it more dormant?
Zeger Debyser – KU Leuven

11:30 – 12:05     How to go forward – panel discussion
Eric Florence – UZA and Sabine Allard – UZ Brussel

12:10 – 12:20     Closing remarks (including PLHIV perspective)
Linos Vandekerckhove – UZ Gent and Axel Vanderperre – Positive Council

12:30                  Lunch

 

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