EACS News

July 24, 2015

The Italian HIV Community and EACS mourns the loss of Professor Mauro Moroni - an inspiring physician, mentor and cofounder of the European AIDS Clinical Society

On July 20, Professor Mauro Moroni passed away at the age of seventy seven after a short illness. With his death one of the most charismatic infectious diseases doctors of Italy has gone.

In Italy and especially in his home city of Milan, he was the first pioneer and face during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 80’s and early 90’s. Always engaged in numerous initiatives to fight off HIV/AIDS he was one of the founding members of the European AIDS Clinical Society. Until his retirement in 2009, he was Director of the Infectious Diseases Institute of the University of Milan. But more important, he was a very human person, always open to listen and help.  He had that rare ability to give energy and enthusiasm to those close to him whilst viewing problems sensibly and rationally; to many of us he was a dear colleague, mentor and source of inspiration.

 

His departure leaves an empty space in the HIV/AIDS Italian community. 

 

Prof. Antonella d’Arminio Monforte
EACS Governing Board member

June 1, 2015

JUSTRISLIDE, the official slide archive of the EACS

JUSTRISLIDE is a free, searchable, downloadable database of many thousands of slide presentations on HIV, HEPATITIS, NURSING and TB.  The presentations can be viewed online or downloaded for educational purposes - the site is designed as an open resource for all to use and is the official slide archive of the EACS. Register today and start browsing at www.justrislide.com. Also check out the work of JUSTRI at www.justri.org

May 27, 2015

NIAID announces findings from the START study

Today, May 27th, the results from the START study were announced. START - a major international randomized clinical trial - has found that HIV-positive individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead of waiting until the CD4+ cell count drops to lower levels. Together with data from previous studies showing that antiretroviral treatment reduced the risk of HIV transmission to uninfected sexual partners, these findings support offering treatment to everyone with HIV.

 

See press release and question and answers from NIAID:

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2015/Pages/START.aspx

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/QA/Pages/STARTqa.aspx

 

Other material:

http://insight.ccbr.umn.edu/start/

May 25, 2015

EACS Conference Scientific Programme

21-24 October 2015

 

The Scientific Programme of the 15th European AIDS Conference is now available. 

We created a Day-to-Day overview to provide you with a detailed scientific programme.

With this Day-to-Day programme overview, you can select the sessions you wish to attend and download them in your personal calendar. 

Please visit the Conference website to have a look at this programme and to register to the conference.  

(Early registration fee until June 30, 2015)

May 22, 2015

WAVE – Women Against Viruses in Europe - Promoting the Welfare of HIV Women in Europe

21 October 2015

 

WAVE’s mission is to promote the welfare of HIV positive women in Europe. WAVE will endeavour to promote equality of access to care and excellence of standards of care, and to deliver and support targeted educational programmes. Please apply here to become a WAVE member.

The EACS WAVE workshop will be held on October 21, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:00 at the 15th European AIDS Conference in Barcelona. The workshop is intended for healthcare professionals and community representatives. The course is free of charge for anyone interested.
Registration is required via www.eacs-conference2015.com.

May 22, 2015

EACS Pre-Educational Course

21 October 2015

 

The EACS Pre-Educational Course will take place on October 21, 2015 at the 15th European AIDS Conference, in Barcelona from 9:45 to 17:00.
It is intended for junior physicians managing HIV infection.
Registration is required via www.eacs-conference2015.com.

April 21, 2015

A Tribute to Professor Martin Fisher

21 APRIL 2015

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our colleague Professor Martin Fisher, leading HIV clinician and researcher based in Brighton, the United Kingdom. Through many years of prolific work, Professor Fisher established himself as a firm advocate for high standards of HIV care. He was a talented researcher and a great educator, and gave generously of his talents in many of the EACS activities, in particular as a much appreciated faculty member of the EACS Advanced HIV Course. It is difficult for us to imagine a course, a conference, another EACS event without Martin. We enjoyed his charismatic and warm personality, and will treasure the memories of the many professional and social moments we shared. He will be sorely missed.

 

Prof M. Battegay    Prof F. Mulcahy               Prof AM. Geretti

EACS President      EACS Vice-President    EACS Secretary

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