Welcome to Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine
January 14-15, 2021

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  • THURSDAY JANUARY 14 (08.30-17.00 hr)
    • SESSION 1: Plenary session - COVID-19
      Moderator: Stephen Kerr, PhD
    • 08.30-08.45 hr
      Short opening session with directions on navigating the symposium
      • Anchalee Avihingsanon, MD, PhD
      • Stephen Kerr, PhD
    • 08.45-09.15 hr
      Prof. David Cooper Memorial Lecture: Update on COVID-19 (including vaccines)
      Sharon Lewin, FRACP, PhD, FAAHMS
    • 09.15-10.15 hr
      Panel Discussion: HIV prevention and care in the age of COVID - regional update
      Moderator: Donn Colby, MD, MPH
      • Sharon Lewin, FRACP, PhD, FAAHMS
      • Evy Yunihastuti, MD, PhD
      • Htin Aung Saw, MD
      • Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, MD, MHS
    • 10.15-10.30 hr Break
    • SESSION 2: HIV Prevention and key populations
      Moderator: Stephen Kerr, PhD
    • 10.30-11.00 hr
      Prof. Joep Lange Memorial Lecture: New drugs for HIV prevention through key populations lens
      David Burger, PharmD, PhD
    • 11.00-11.30 hr
      Key population led health services
      Rena Janamnuaysook, MBA
    • 11.30-12.00 hr
      Prevention of STI and HIV in youth
      Wipaporn Natalie Songtaweesin, MD
    • 12.00-13.00 hr
      Symposium Lunchtime by ViiV GSK
      Why 2DRs: the evolution of HIV treatment optimisation
      Charles B Hicks, MD
    • SESSION 3: Comorbidities
      Moderator: Stephen Kerr, PhD
    • 13.00-13.30 hr
      HIV and NAFLD
      Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, MD, PhD
    • 13.30-14.00 hr
      Managing Cardiovascular comorbidities in people with HIV
      Turner Overton, MD
    • 14.00-14.30 hr
      Management of HCV in prisoners and drug users
      Marianne Martinello, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
    • 14.30-15.30 hr
      Industrial Symposium by SYSMEX
      Advancing HCV care at point of service – using technology at the right place for the right patient
      Moderator: Tan Swee Jin, PhD, PMP
      Speaker: Mark Sonderup, B Pharm MBChB FCP (SA) MMED FRCP
      Panellists: Ekta Gupta, MD, MBBS and Tanyaporn Wansom, MD, PhD, MPP
    • 15.30-15.40 hr Break
    • SESSION 4: Pediatric and Adolescents
      Moderator: Wipaporn Natalie Songtaweesin, MD
    • 15.40-16.00 hr
      Care for children living with HIV
      Thanyawee Puthanakit, MD
    • 16.00-16.20 hr
      Crafting adolescent HIV care programs using an implementation science approach
      Stefan Baral, MD, MPH
    • 16.20-16.40 hr
      Large-scale PrEP implementation in the Asia-Pacific Region in adolescents and young adults
      Heather Marie Schmidt, BMEDSC (HON), MPH, PHD
    • 16.40-17.00 hr
      Implementation of large-scale HIV self-testing in the Asia-Pacific Region in adolescents and young adults
      Shih Tse Benny Huang, MD
  • FRIDAY JANUARY 15 (08.45-17.10 hr)
    • SESSION 1: TB
      Moderator: Sivaporn Gatechompol, MD
    • 08.45-09.15 hr
      Latent TB treatment
      Amita Gupta, MD
    • 09.15-09.45 hr
      TB vaccine update
      Frank Cobelens, MD, PhD
    • 09.45-10.15 hr
      Management of patients presenting with advanced HIV
      Todd Pollack, MD
    • 10.15-10.30 hr Break
    • SESSION 2: Pharmacology/Toxicology
      Moderator: Sivaporn Gatechompol, MD
    • 10.30-11.00 hr
      New ART and ART formulations
      Charles Flexner, MD
    • 11.00-11.30 hr
      Weight and metabolic changes and ART
      Mark Boyd, BA, BM, BS, MD, FRACP
    • 11.30-12.00 hr
      TLD (TDF/LAM/DTG) transition in our region
      Nagalingesawara Kumarasamy, MD, MBBS, PhD
    • 12.00-13.00 hr Lunchtime break
    • SESSION 3: Mental Health/Psychosocial support
      Moderator: Hay Mar Su Lwin, MD
    • 13.00-13.30 hr
      Managing mental health conditions in PLHIV
      Paul Thisayakorn, MD
    • 13.30-14.00 hr
      Broadening the donor base: inclusion of LGBT populations in blood donations
      Brian Custer, PhD, MPH
    • 14.00-14.30 hr
      Overcoming HIV Stigma
      • Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD
      • Thitiwatt Sirasejtakorn
    • 14.30-15.30 hr
      Industrial Symposium by GILEAD
      Modern triple therapy: A standard of care for people living with HIV
      Opass Putcharoen, MD
    • 15.30-15.40 hr Break
    • SESSION 4: Innovative models for integrating HIV care and delivery
      Moderator: Hay Mar Su Lwin, MD
    • 15.40-16.10 hr
      WHO’s guidelines and recommendations for integrated service delivery
      Mukta Sharma, MD
    • 16.10-16.30 hr
      CASE STUDY: Integrating care for HIV and mental health and non-communicable diseases in Hong Kong
    • 16.30-16.50 hr
      CASE STUDY: Integrating TB and HIV care in pediatric and adult services in their hospital
      • Vidya Mave, MD, MPH
      • Shashikala Sangle, MD
      • Aarti Kinikar, MD
    • 16.50-17.10 hr
      Integrated blood borne virus care and harm reduction for vulnerable populations
      Phillip Read, MD, PhD