2017 Events

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th June 2017 at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

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Towards Healthier Ageing in HIV

Inaugural HMRG European HIV Seminar

HMRG Inaugural European HIV Seminar

The UCD HIV Molecular Research Group have announced the inaugural HMRG European HIV Seminar will take place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June 2017 at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Hosted by Dr Paddy Mallon and Dr Aoife Cotter, this two day meeting has the theme ‘Working Towards Healthier Aging in HIV’.

As the life expectancy of people living with HIV (PLWH) approaches that of their HIV-uninfected peers, HIV-health care providers are managing conditions previously outside the normal scope of infectious disease clinicians, such as cardiovascular, metabolic, renal and bone diseases, all of which contribute to a more frail phenotype within this population.

This meeting brings together a distinguished panel of international speakers aligned with local experts who have been at the forefront of important advances in research into ageing in HIV. The meeting will be spread over two days of plenary sessions covering both important clinical and pathogenesis topics relevant to ageing in HIV, which will foster excellent discussion between participants and offer networking opportunities.

This meeting aims to provide those involved in HIV care an opportunity to update and broaden their knowledge in relation to management of ageing in people living with HIV. The meeting will be held in the historic Mater Misericordiae University Hospital campus close to the many enjoyable sites of Dublin, a delightful city to visit in early Summer.

There is no charge to attend this event and CPD points will be available for those in attendance.

Programme Details

Day 1Fri 23rd June 2017 
12.30-13:00 Arrivals and registration  
13.00-13.05 Welcome and introduction Dr Paddy Mallon



13.05-13.45 General Overview Prof Peter Reiss
14.30-15.15 Inflammaging and the Microbiome: A Dangerous Liaison in HIV Prof Alan Landay
15.15-15.30 Coffee break  



15.30-16.15 HIV and Stroke Dr Laura Benjamin
16.15-17.00 Neurocognitive impairment in HIV Prof Alan Winston


Day 2Saturday 24th June 2017 
08.30-09.30 Arrivals, registration and breakfast  



09.30-10.15 Osteoporosis – current concepts of pathogenesis and management Prof Juliet Compston
10.15-11.00 HIV and Bone Disease Dr Aoife Cotter
11.00-11.15 Coffee break  



11.15-12.00 Understanding obesity and metabolic syndrome Prof Donal O’Shea
12.00-12.45 HIV and non-alcoholic liver disease Prof Georg Behrens
12.45-13.00 Summary and meeting close Dr Aoife Cotter


For Further details on this event please see https://europeanhivseminars.com/schedule/