BHIVA Autumn Conference, 6-7 October 2012, London
The British HIV Association (BHIVA) organises two conferences eash year, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn. These meetings include both international speakers and high quality research specific to health care in the UK.
For the last two years BHIVA has also supported wider access to the presentations by making the programme available online. This includes comprehensive web casts and the option to download PowerPoint slides from nearly all oral presentations. It is impressive that so many of the posters from the Spring meeting are also online as PDF files.
Broadening access to these meetings is important and to be commended as a move to reduce barriers to medical information.
Highlights from the Autumn conference, already online, include:
- Viral latency and eradication strategies – Professor Sharon Lewin, Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
- Do cancer patients with HIV die sooner? – Professor Mark Bower, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
- Does ageing really matter in HIV? – Dr Paddy Mallon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
- Antiretrovirals and the kidneys – Dr Ian Williams, University College London Medical School.
- Antiretrovirals and the heart – Dr Duncan Churchill, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.
- Patient-centred outcomes in HIV – Professor Brian Gazzard, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
BHIVA Autumn conference web casts and presentations: