About this event

  • Date and time Fri 19 Feb 2021 from 9:15am to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Sexuality and Sexual Health Section

Join us as we present a range of key topics related to HIV, share experiences and shed light on different perspectives of HIV infection. The webinar will include trainee clinical case presentations, panel judges’ discussion, and audience interaction.

Webinar topics include: 

  • Explore more about metabolic complications related to HIV and antiretroviral therapy.
  • Value the importance of early detection and diagnosis of opportunistic infections and AIDS-defining cancers among delayed HIV diagnosis.
  • Understanding of U=U, role of ARV  to maintain virological suppression, effective strategy to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.
  • Trainee's involvement in clinical case presentations and panel judges discussion.

Trainees are encouraged to submit clinical case presentations, there will be an interactive panel of judges and expert witness discussion about key topics related to HIV. Please submit your clinical cases to sexmed@rsm.ac.uk. 

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We would like to thank our sponsors Gilead Sciences Ltd, Lyndra Therapeutics, MSD UK Ltd and ViiV Healthcare for their support of this webinar.

Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by sponsors.

Key speakers

Professor Anton Pozniak

Consultant Physician Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK

Speaker's biography

Professor Pozniak studied medicine at the University of Bristol UK and qualified in 1979. He started caring for patients with HIV in 1983 at the Middlesex Hospital, London UK. He went to Zimbabwe as a Consultant Physician in 1989 where he researched for his doctorate in TB/HIV and then moved back to the UK in 1991.

 

He was head of the HIV research unit at King’s College, London before moving to his current position as Consultant Physician at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 1998 where he was Director of the HIV service from 2008 until 2018.

 

He is Honorary Professor (Clinical Research) at the LSHTM. He is Immediate Past President of the International AIDS Society. He is Governing board member of the European AIDS Clinical Society. He is President of the European AIDS Trial Network NEAT-ID. He is Principal Investigator for a Test and Treat project in Tanzania.

 

He has been made a Life member of the British HIV Association and has helped write the British HIV Association (BHIVA) anti-viral HIV guidelines and chairs the TB/HIV guidelines committee.

 

He is a DSMB chair for MRC and PENTA studies. He is on the board of the Charity CUAMM UK. He has published widely on clinical aspects of HIV treatment and care and HIV tuberculosis.

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan

Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust, UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Dhairyawan is a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV at Barts Health NHS where she is lead for HIV/liver and HIV/lymphoma services, as well as undertaking inpatient HIV care.



She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University London and her research and advocacy focuses on reducing sexual health inequalities especially around gender and race.



She is a trustee of SWIFT (the Supporting Women with HIV Information Network) and chairs the steering committee of the 4M Mentor Mother CIC. She also chairs the British HIV Association External Relations Subcommittee, and is a co-founder of SAHAR (South Asian HIV Advisory Resource) and is a medical advisor to NAZ, a sexual health charity for ethnic minority groups.

Dr Laura Waters

Dr Laura Waters

Consultant Physician, Sexual Health and HIV, The Mortimer Market Centre, Central and North West London NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Laura Waters is a Genitourinary/HIV consultant and HIV lead at The Mortimer Market Centre, London. She is chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and on the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) board and Chair of the BHIVA treatment guidelines. Dr Waters is the previous BHIVA secretary and conferences sub-committee Chair, previous Chair of the BASHH HIV special interest group and has co-authored several national guidelines.

Dr Waters represents BHIVA on the HIV Clinical Reference Group, advising NHS England on HIV treatment and care.

 

She has published widely, writes a regular column for Boyz magazine and is a Terrence Higgins Trust trustee. She teaches regularly at a local, regional and national level, including on HIV and sexual health to medical students and on HIV courses for University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Huda Taha, President, Sexuality & Sexual Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one: HIV metabolic complications- co morbidities, and neurocognitive disease

Chaired by: Dr Tristan Barber, Experienced Consultant Physician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

HIV and Renal

Dr Frank Post , Professor of HIV Medicine, King's College London and Consultant Physician, HIV Medicine and Infectious Diseases, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

HIV and Covid 19

Dr Laura Waters, GU and HIV consultant and HIV and Hepatitis lead, Mortimer Market Centre, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

SpR clinical case presentations
Panel discussion

Dr Tristan Barber, Dr Laura Waters and Dr Frank Post

Comfort break

Session two: HIV opportunistic infections and malignancies

Chaired by: Dr Ula Mahadeva, Consultant Histopathologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

HIV and TB (update on diagnosis and Treatment)

Professor Anton Pozniak, Consultant Physician Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

HIV and cancer

Professor Mark Bower, National Centre for HIV Malignancy, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

SpR clinical case presentations
Panel discussion

Dr Anton Pozniak, Professor Mark Bower  Dr Ula Mahadeva

Lunch break

Session three: HIV prevention, include HIV transmission, STIs & PrEP

Chaired by: Dr Nadi Gupta, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Clinical Lead, Integrated Sexual Health and HIV, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

HIV and women

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan, Consultant, Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust

HIV and PrEP

Dr John Saunders, Clinical Champion, National Chlamydia Screening Programme, Public Health England, Honorary Consultant, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health, University College London

SpR clinical case presentations
Panel discussion

 Dr John Saunders,  Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan and Dr Nadi Gupta

Session four: Sexuality & Sexual Health Section’s Medical Student and Trainees’ Essay Prize

Chaired by: Dr Huda Taha, President, Sexuality & Sexual Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Essay presentation
Panel discussion
Presentation of the award
Closing remarks

Dr Huda Taha, President, Sexuality & Sexual Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Close of meeting

Sponsors

Location

Online

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