20th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine 2018
Welcome to 20th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine 2018
Organized by HIV-NAT
Program
Latest update on July 14, 2017
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17, 2018
07.00 - 08.00
Registration
08.00 - 08.30
Phan Wannamethee
Opening ceremony
Mr.Phan Wannamethee
Secretary General, Thai Red Cross Society
08.30 - 11.00 Chairperson: Professor Peter Reiss, MD, PhD
08.30 - 09.00
Praphan Phanuphak
Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren Memorial Lecture
Can we end HIV?
Professor Emeritus Praphan Phanuphak, MD, PhD
Director of the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre and Director of HIV-NAT, Bangkok, Thailand
  
09.00 - 09.30
Nittaya Phanuphak
Prevention and PrEP
Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD
Chief of SEARCH, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, and Chief of Prevention, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
09.30 - 10.00
Linda-Gail Bekker
HIV prevention and treatment in adolescents and youth
Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, MD
The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, South Africa
  
10.00 - 10.30
Coffee Break
10.30 - 11.00
David Burger
New drug delivery systems and implications for treatment and prevention
Professor David Burger, PhD
Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  
11.00 - 12.00
THE GREAT DEBATE
PrEP is better than condoms in ending AIDS
Annette Sohn
Moderator:
Annette Sohn, MD
Director, TREAT Asia, Bangkok, Thailand; Vice President amfAR, USA
DEBATERS
  • Cons:
    Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn
    Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn, MD, MPH
    Director of the Center for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
    Donn Colby
    Donn Colby, MD, MPH
    Senior Clinical Research Physician, SEARCH, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Pros:
    Rena Janamnuaysook
    Rena Janamnuaysook, BA, MBA
    Transgender Program Coordinator, Tangerine Clinic, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
    Nittaya Phanuphak
    Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD
    Chief of SEARCH, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, and Chief of Prevention, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
12.00 - 13.30
Satellite Lunch Symposium by Johnson & Johnson
HIV care and management in South East Asia: The role of current and future treatment regimens
13.30 - 16.30
WORKSHOP
  • Ballroom:
    Service delivery models for hard to reach populations
    (interactive e-voting)
    Moderators:
    Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD
    Akarin Hiransuthikul, MD
    MSM
    Kimberly Green, PhD
    Chief of Party, PATH, Vietnam
      
    Transgender people
    Rena Janamnuaysook, BA, MBA
    Transgender Program Coordinator, Tangerine Clinic, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
      
    Sex workers
    Surang Janyam, MEd
    Director of the Service Workers in Group (SWING) Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
      
    PWID/PWUD
    Apinun Aramrattana, MD, PhD
    Director, Southeast Asia HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SEA HATTC) Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
      
    Screening/confirmation/same-day STI-treatment
    Eileen Dunne, MD, MPH
    Chief of the Behavioral and Clinical Research Section, Thailand MOPH-US CDC Collaboration (TUC), Bangkok, Thailand
      
  • Meeting room 1-2:
    HCV
    Moderators:
    Anchalee Avihingsanon, MD, PhD
    Nicolas Durier, MD
    HCV regimen simplification
    Associate Professor Teerha Piratvisuth, MD
    Director of NKC Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
      
    Drug resistance: Is resistance associated variants (RAS) important?
    Associate Professor Teerha Piratvisuth, MD
    Director of NKC Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
      
    Drug-drug interactions
    Professor David Burger, PhD
    Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      
    Access to HCV treatment: community perspective
    Giten Khwairakpam, MSW
    Project Manager for Community and Policy, TREAT Asia
      
    Cirrhosis management
    Assistant Professor Piyawat Komolmit, MD, PhD
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
      
    Q&A
  • Meeting room 3-4:
    Pediatric
    (interactive e-voting case studies)
    Moderators:
    Associate Professor Chitsanu Pancharoen, MD
    Associate Professor Thanyawee Puthanakit, MD
    ART options for pediatric patients with HIV drug resistance
    Associate Professor Thanyawee Puthanakit, MD
    HIV-NAT, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, and Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Let's make life easier for perinatally HIV-infected youth! (simplified ARV maintenance regimen)
    Tavitiya Sudjaritruk, MD, ScM, PhD
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Transition of perinatally HIV-infected children to adulthood
    Rangsima Lolekha, MD
    Chief, HIV prevention and care among children, adolescents and family Section, Global AIDS Program Thailand/Asia Regional Office, CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office
    Reproductive health for HIV infected adolescents
    Prof Surasith Chaithongwongwatthana, MD
    Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    How to reach, test, treat and prevent HIV in high risk youth and adolescents
    Quanhathai Kaewpoowat, MD
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University
THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 2018
08.30 - 10.00 Chairperson: Professor Peter Reiss, MD, PhD
08.30 - 09.00
Teerha Piratvisuth
What are the new drugs in HCV and how should they be used?
Associate Professor Teerha Piratvisuth, MD
Director of NKC Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
  
09.00 - 09.30
Frank Cobelens
Obstacles and challenges in diagnosing, treating and eliminating TB
Professor Frank Cobelens, MD, PhD
Director, Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  
09.30 - 10.00
Eugene Kroon
What’s new on acute infection and cure?
Eugene Kroon, MD
SEARCH, The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
  
10.00 - 10.30
Coffee Break
10.30 - 12.00 Chairperson: Professor Frank Cobelens, MD, PhD
10.30 - 11.00
Caroline Sabin
Comorbidity and ageing in HIV: an epidemiological perspective
Professor Caroline Sabin, PhD
Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at University College London (UCL) and is Director of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Blood-Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  
11.00 - 11.30
Susanna Dunachie
The collision of diabetes and HIV: the need for a research agenda
Associate Professor Susanna Dunachie, MD
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  
11.30 - 12.00
Porpon Rotjanapan
Clinical management of aging patients with HIV
Porpon Rotjanapan, MD
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  
12.00 - 13.30
Satellite Lunch Symposium by GSK & ViiV
Integrase Inhibitor: A new strategy to overcome challenges of 90:90:90
13.30 - 16.30
WORKSHOP
  • Ballroom:
    OI and comorbidities
    (Interactive e-voting case studies)
    Moderators:
    Sivaporn Gatechompol, MD
    Carlo Sacdalan, MD, MBA
    Syphilis and HIV
    Professor Christina Marra, MD
    University of Washington
      
    Dealing with patients who have compromised renal function
    Professor Chureeratana Bowonwatanuwong, MD
    Internal Medicine Department, Chonburi Hospital, Chonburi, Thailand
      
    Managing TB-HIV co-infection
    Gompol Suwanpimolkul, MD
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
      
    HIV and malignancy
    Professor Ploenchan Chetchotsakd, MD
    Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
      
  • Meeting room 1-2:
    Epidemiology and statistics
    Moderators:
    Associate Prof Stephen Kerr, PhD
    Professor Caroline Sabin, PhD
    Statistical inference in medical research: P values and confidence intervals
    Associate Professor Cameron Hurst, PhD
    Biostatistics Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
      
    Non-inferiority trials: Issues in design, analysis and interpretation
    Professor Matthew Law, PhD
    Biostatistics and Databases Program, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
      
    Why common statistical errors can undermine the reliability of medical research
    Associate Professor Stephen J Kerr, PhD
    HIV-NAT, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
      
    Bias and confounding
    Professor Caroline Sabin, PhD
    Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, University College London, London, UK
      
    Big Data: do the rules of RCT’s apply?
    Arnond Sakworawich, PhD
    National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand
      
    Respondent driven sampling and other methods for studying hidden populations
    Professor Frits van Griensven, PhD
    Consultant for HIV Prevention, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
      
  • Meeting rooms 3-4:
    Laboratory workshop
    (interactive e-voting)
    Moderator:
    Sasiwimol Ubolyam
    Apicha Mahanontharit
    Updates on HIV testing algorithms
    Point of care testing in STI and HIV
    13.30 - 14.45
    New approaches to increase rates of HIV Testing - Making it easier to have a test
    Associate Professor Philip Cunningham
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales and Chief Operations Officer, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.
    15.15 - 15.45
    HIV Testing algorithms in various clinical trials setting
    Sasiwimol Ubolyam, MSc
    Head of HIV-NAT/Chulalongkorn Clinical Research Laboratory Department, Bangkok, Thailand
    15.45 - 16.15
    HIV Testing algorithms in service
    Sunee Sirivichayakul, PhD
    Head of the Vaccine and Cellular Immunology Laboratory (VCI Lab), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Q&A by Facilitators
    Associate Professor Philip Cunningham
    Sasiwimol Ubolyam
    Apicha Mahanontharit
    Q&A
FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2018
08.30 - 10.00 Chairperson: Professor Emeritus Praphan Phanuphak, MD, PhD
08.30 - 09.00
Kiat Ruxrungtham
Challenges of ART in adults
Professor Kiat Ruxrungtham, MD
Vice President for Research and Innovation, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  
09.00 - 09.30
Anthony Kelleher
Update on vaccines and immunotherapy
Professor Anthony Kelleher, PhD, FRACP, PRCPA
Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program, The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  
09.30 - 10.00
Matthew Avery
Technology-based interventions to improve HIV and TB treatment and prevention cascades
Matt Avery, MPH
Technical Director, FHI 360 LINKAGES, Bangkok, Thailand
  
10.00 - 10.30
Coffee Break
10.30 - 11.30 Chairperson: Annette Sohn, MD
10.30 - 11.30
Symposium: Challenges of Implementing Same-Day ART in the Asia-Pacific Region
Nittaya Phanuphak
Benefits and potential harms of same-day ART (20 minutes)
Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD
Chief of SEARCH, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, and Chief of Prevention, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Linda-Gail Bekker
    How is same-day ART is done in South Africa (20 minutes)
    Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, MD
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, South Africa
      
  • Pich Seekaew
    How same-day ART is done at the Thai Red Cross Anonymous Clinic (20 minutes)
    Pich Seekaew, MPH
    Program Officer, Prevention Department, The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRCARC), Bangkok, Thailand
      
11.30 - 12.00
Panel Discussion on
Challenges for same-day ART
Praphan Phanuphak
Moderator:
Professor Emeritus Praphan Phanuphak, MD, PhD
Director of the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre and Director of HIV-NAT, Bangkok, Thailand
1. Same-day HIV testing
2. Same day referral from HIV testing site to ART site
3. Screening out life-threatening OI before starting ARV
4. What baseline laboratories are critical before starting ARV in stable / healthy patients?
5. Adherence
Panel:
  • Nittaya Phanuphak
    Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD
    Chief of SEARCH, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, and Chief of Prevention, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Linda-Gail Bekker
    Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, MD
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, South Africa


  • Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul
    Professor Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, MD, MHS
    Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Iskandar Azwa
    Iskandar Azwa, MD
    Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Supunnee Jirajariyavej
    Supunnee Jirajariyavej, MD
    Chief, Infection Control & Quality Improvement, Taksin Hospital, Bangkok Thailand
12.00 - 13.30
Satellite Lunch Symposium by Abbott
Point-of-care solutions to fast track 90-90-90: Asia Pacific’s Experience