- 2014 Conference
On Behalf of CCAS
We wish to express our condolences to the family and friends of Professor Joep Lange and all others who perished in the recent Malaysian Airlines tragedy. A tremendous loss to the scientific community.
More About this Year's Theme
The theme "Prevention benefits of antiretroviral therapy in Caribbean HIV patients: the central role of patient engagement in the continuum of care" has been selected to drill down into detail what constitutes a successful treatment and prevention program. It begins with an accessible HIV test capable of reaching vulnerable populations, which faces the perennial challenge how to destigmatize the disease in our small island settings while extending the necessary support to assist diagnosis and recruitment of positive persons into care.
The next step in the continuum is to retain and monitor patients during care to stage antiretroviral therapy and treat coinfections. And finally, possibly the hardest step, is to provide the necessary social support to counsel effective drug adherence in our patients, thereby driving down HIV viral load and securing the full prevention benefits of antiretroviral therapy by cutting back disease transmission in our communities. It is appropriate that our CCAS distinguished speaker, Joep Lange, is editor of the journal "Antiviral Therapy" and he anchors a CME accredited curriculum that aims to strengthen all aspects of the continuum of care.
This serves to announce The 3rd Joint Meeting of the CHART-CCAS-CMLF and the 11th CCAS HIV International Workshop to be held in St. Maarten from the 24th - 28th of August 2014. The theme of this year's meeting is: Prevention benefits of antiretroviral therapy in Caribbean HIV patients: the central role of patient engagement in the continuum of care.
For more information about the Conference, please vist the 2014 Conference Page.
To register for the meeting, complete the registration form.
Dr. Joep Lange
Dr. Lange is a most eminent and distinguished Dutch HIV researcher and physician, former President of the International AIDS Society (IAS), Professor of Medicine, Head of the Department of Global Health, at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, Executive Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), and Chair of the Steering Committee AIGHD.
For more information about Dr. Lange and previous Distinguished Lecturers, click here.
Abstract Submission period now open!
The abstract submission period is now open, and will remain open until the 12th of May. To learn more about how to submit an abstract, go to the abstract submission page.