EACS News

July 20, 2014

In memoriam

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.

 

July 7, 2014

Standard of Care for HIV and co-infections in Europe EACS meeting

EACS Meeting Standard of Care for HIV and COINFECTIONS in EUROPE
The European AIDS Clinical Society announces with great pleasure the EACS Meeting on Standard of Care for HIV and coinfections in Europe, organized in Rome on November 25-26.

 

This meeting provides a unique opportunity to share data and dialogue beween leading clinicians and researchers from Europe with all those involved in AIDS and liver disease care.

 

This meeting is organized in collaboration with the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Health.

April 27, 2014

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.

March 26, 2014

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.

The application deadline is April 21, 2014.

March 17, 2014

4th International Conference on Viral Hepatitis

March 17-18, 2014

New York, New York, USA
Up to 25 complementary registrations have been made available to EACS members to attend the 4th International Conference on Viral Hepatitis (ICVH), which will take place on March 17-18, 2014, at Fordham University (Lincoln Center) in New York, NY. If you are interested in attending the conference and wish to take up the offer of free registration, please reply to this mail with your name, affiliation and contact details by January 24 17:00 CET. We will then send you a registration code. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. After January 24, any remaining complimentary registrations will be posted on the EACS website and open to all EACS members.

The conference is jointly sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in partnership with the International Association for the Study of Liver (IASL). The conference Co-Chairs are Dr. Douglas T. Dieterich (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA), Dr. Mario U. Mondelli (University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy), and Dr. Mark R. Nelson (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, England).

 

To obtain the registration code, contact the EACS Secretariat at info@eacsociety.org

 

January 7, 2014

EACS Summer Courses

14th Advanced HIV Course, 3-5 September, 2014

4th European Clinical Research Course (ECReCo), 7-9 September 2014

 

EACS will run its summer courses in Aix-en-Provence, South of France.

A unique opportunity to meet a faculty of professors from throughout Europe, to hear about the latest news during high-level plenaries, to discuss clinical cases or to be taught basic research skills by a team of renowned statisticians and clinicians. 

 

Registration will open early 2014.

January 6, 2014

EACS Education Programme: New Dates!

The dates of the courses have changed. Mark the new dates on your calendar!

  • 4th ECReCo (European Clinical Research Course)
    31 August-3 September 2014, Aix-en-Provence, France
    For more information

Don't miss the online applications

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014
*Applicants must be eligible for a Schengen visa

December 1, 2013

New Team

Our new Executive Secretary, Joëlle Verluyten, has joined the team as per December 1. Many have already met her at the Brussels conference in October.  

Sylvie Chatelin is now working in Brussels too. Fiona McBrearty has left the EACS, although she is completing some work this month. 

Welcome Joëlle, and thank you Fiona for your work and supporting the Society

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Educational Programme

Training and educating the next generation of clinicians and researchers is an EACS core activity.

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EACS Treatment Guidelines updated

The EACS Treatment Guidelines 8.1 and the app are available for free on

Apple Store and Google Play Store

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16th European AIDS Conference

Online registration, abstract submission, scholarship applications, and accommodation booking are open.

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