Pre-Educational Course

The Pre-Educational Course, led by Dr Mike Youle, is a very popular one-day event held immediately prior to the EACS main meeting, the biennial European AIDS Conference. The focus is on providing practical clinical skills and advice.

The style has evolved over the years from didactic lectures to the use of contemporary case studies followed by an explanatory talk. The subject matter is continually updated to reflect emerging trends. For example, ‘chemsex’ or the use of recreational drugs by MSM and the role these have in HIV infection will be addressed this year.


Once the course content is approved by the EACS, a broad team of junior and senior doctors is mobilised. They take part by either presenting a case study or by providing subject overviews. The presentations are honed to deliver a compelling mix of interesting topics with relevant clinical messages. The course typically attracts around 400 participants.


This year, the Pre-Educational Course took place on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 and was chaired by Tristan Barber, Laura Waters, and Mike Youle.


"It has been great to see course participants develop in seniority, both as clinicians and as EACS members working on projects within the Society.”
Dr Mike Youle

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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