ASHM @ EACS 2017


Stephen Adams Pic

Stephen Adams

Medical Director (GP)

 Emma Clements

Emma Clements

Nurse Unit Manager

Rebecca Houghton

Rebecca Houghton

Nurse Unit Manager

Catherine Orr Pic

Catherine Orr

Medical Director (GP)

 Mark Ryan Pic

Mark Ryan






HIV & ageing and data

The final information station on this Italian inspired food for thought train was a digestive Espresso of Epidemiology “Understanding our evolving epi

Writing an abstract & HCV co-infection

Day 3 at #EACS2017 and my neurone nourishment started with an Antipasto of "Abstract Writing" by Caroline Sabin (Professor of Medical Statistics and E

PrEP in the East

Just after lunch I attended a session chaired by Gus Cairns, an HIV activist from the UK who spoke passionately about the need for PrEP in Eastern Eur


A topical presentation by Adam Bourne from London UK on the last day of EACS conference.   Different countries tend to have their own favourite

Good sex, bad sex, chem sex

Adam Bourne (La Trobe University, Melbourne) defined “chem sex” as recreational drugs, (usually crystal meth, methedrone, GHB , GBL, or keta

Understanding our Evolving Epidemic

This morning I attended a series of presentations under the heading ‘Understanding our Evolving Epidemic’ and witnessed some of the most interesting s

HIV+ women and breastfeeding

As my patients are almost all women living with HIV and from an African background who are very keen to breastfeed, this session was number one on my

Posters; PrEPX findings, and mobile apps

BBetween sessions I had an opportunity to view some posters highlighting excellent research from around the world. I was happy to see some findings

prevention of harm - including early ART initiation

Next up for me today was the Epidemiological challenges of HIV surveillance presented by Anastasia Pharris.European Centre for Disease Prevention and

The future of HIV therapy

So having digested all the scrumptious brain teasing morsels at yesterday’s info picnic what was on the menu for Day 2 at #EACS2017?   To begin

Epidemiological Challenges in Europe

Dr Anastasia Pharris from ECDC in Stockholm gave a detailed and insightful presentation on the state of HIV in Europe.   Current situation 

DAY 2; parallel session - Prevention and Management of Cancer

Robert Zangerle (Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venereology) found thatanal cancer is 300x more common in HIV+ MSM in Austria. He studied the ext

DAY 2; parallel session -Non Infectious and Metabolic Co-morbidities

Laura Benjamin (Wellcome Trust Liverpool Glasgow Centre for Global Health Research) presented her research on a cohort of HIV patients suffering strok

2nd Plenary lecture: "Representing Infection"

Prof Nicola Gardini teaches Italian at Oxford University and is a researcher of renaissance texts, a translator, author and poet. He gave an erud

Plenary Lecture: BIG (data/mistakes/Brother)

After a morning spent walking off jet lag and discovering Milan, the conference opened after lunch.  After a fascinating round table on PrEP whic

Diagnosis of NASH

Diagnosis and management of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) & Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)   Sanjay Bhagany (Consultant p

PrEP round table

The Round table meeting made some interesting points concerning the recent instigation of PrEP in the UK and France.    Jean-Michel Moli

The Future of HIV Therapy

The Future of HIV Therapy Dr Roy Gulick (Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Medical College of Corn

PrEP - models of care session

The welcome to the conference was at 2pm…and I had already eaten so much “information” gelato I was decidedly full…however as with all good food (for

Maturing patients, maturing therapy

The next session I attended was an industry sponsored session on Maturing Patients, Maturing therapy: Multidisciplinary management in HIV.  The s

WAVE (Women Against Viruses in Europe) Workshop

Day 1 @ #EACS2017 did not disappoint!  Much like colourful displays of gelato in Milan’s exquisite restaurants the conference proved to be a veri

STI testing; take home messages

Sophie Flavell and John White spoke about STI testing and screening.   Important take home messages for me in this session were:   - don

PrEP models of care - Dean Street Clinic

Day 1, post number two. This afternoon I attended a round table discussion on PrEP, after the opening ceremony. It seemed everyone in the conference

Exploring models of care in Europe; Women against Viruses in Europe (WAVE)

Hello from the 16th European AIDS conference in Milan.    This morning I attended a very interesting workshop organised by WAVE, Wome

Considerations when prescribing ART for women

At the first day of the European AIDS Conference 2017, Sharon Walmsley (Senior Scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute) spoke at


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