The European AIDS Clinical Society is very saddened about the loss of so many members of the international AIDS community on flight MH17. More than 290 people on board MH17, July 17 2014 were en route, many of them to the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Joep Lange and his partner Jacqueline van Tongeren were among them.
Joep Lange had been an extraordinary pioneer and charismatic leader since the early days of the AIDS epidemic. As past president of the International AIDS Society and as a leading Dutch academic researcher, he fought continously for the dignity of all HIV-infected people across the world. Joep was a strong voice and committed advocate for access to HIV care for all and especially in Asia and Africa. Throughout the years, he was fearless in speaking truth, in particular in taking public officials to task.
Twelve years ago, during the closing ceremony of the XIVth International AIDS Conference in Barcelona, Joep Lange said “If we can get cold Coca-Cola and beer to every remote corner of Africa, it should not be impossible to do the same with drugs."
His words were an inspiration to us. Later, Joep Lange became the driving force behind the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development.
Many of us knew him as a wonderful friend as well as an outstanding scientific colleague. He was broad of expertise and an outstanding and passionate lecturer. This is an unspeakable loss. He was also a dedicated father of five children.
His partner Jacqueline van Tongeren coordinated many HIV/AIDS and health-related projects. She had worked closely with Joep Lange for many years.
Martine de Schutter and Pim de Kuijer who worked for Dutch NGOs were also on board of flight MH17.
The European AIDS Clinical Society expresses its sincere condolences to all relatives, family members and friends of people on board flight MH17.
EACS European Treatment Guidelines updated
The EACS Treatment Guidelines have been updated effective June 1 to version 7.02. Changes are made in "Initial Combination Regimen for ART-naïve Adult HIV-positive persons", "Recommended Regimens", p8. Download version 7.02 in English
EACS European Treatment Guidelines: call for new panel members
With their focus on bedside care and clinical practice, the EACS guidelines have become very successful and respected beyond Europe. The Society wishes to appoint additional members to the above panels.
Find out more about the application requirement and deadline here
The application deadline is April 21, 2014
EACS wins the Best International Congress 2013 Award
On March 27th, the Brussels tourism office held one of its major events, the Visit Brussels Awards.
We are proud to announce that the 14th European AIDS Conference won the International Congress 2013 Award!
It is the first time that a host city rewards EACS for its conference. Of course, it could not have such a successful conference without our partners, sponsors and KIT who worked hand-in-hand with us.
If you want to read more about the VisitBrussels Awards follow the link www.visitbrussels.be
EACS Education Programme
NEW DATES! The dates of the courses have changed. Mark the new dates on your calendar!
12th Advanced HIV Course
27-29 August 2014
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4th ECReCo (European Clinical Research Course)
31 August-3 September 2014
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Don’t miss the online applications at http://react-profile.org/eacs/
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014
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7th International Francophone Conference on HIV/Hepatitis AFRAVIH 2014
The European AIDS Clinical Society is holding a symposium on the European Guidelines at the 7th International Francophone Conference on HIV/Hepatitis AFRAVIH 2014, April 27 to 30, 2014 at the Corum in Montpellier, France. read more ...
16th European AIDS Conference Venue 2017
The EACS members who wish to host a conference in their country are invited to bid for the 2017 European AIDS conference venue.
The biddings must be submitted no later than September 15, 2014.
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EACS Membership Development
EACS members are divided into 5 regions.
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