[Ip-health] MSF Satellite in Vienna - Thursday 6:30-8:30

Judit Rius Sanjuan judit.rius at keionline.org
Tue Jul 20 06:33:24 PDT 2010


MSF has asked us to circulate with ip-health readers details about MSF's satellite session in Vienna this week.

CLOSE THE GAPS
Prospective game changers and countering the retreat from HIV treatment scale-up

SATELLITE MEETING AT THE XVIII INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE, VIENNA
	Organized by Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF)

Thursday, 22 JULY 2010
18:30 - 20:30 in Session Room 7
Messe Wien, Vienna

INTRODUCTION

The past decade has shown that providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) makes
clinical, social and economic sense.  ART is bending all epidemiological
curves, resulting in reduced morbidity and mortality, and recent research
now shows that treatment also reduces HIV incidence.  Despite this
evidence, donors are shifting their focus away from AIDS just as efforts
should be ramped up.  This will have the effect of freezing in time the
progress made on scale up, models of care and recommended quality of care
improvements for patients in endemic countries.

This satellite session will focus on ways to counter the retreat and build
upon the lessons of the last ten years with a vision for the future, while
looking at interventions that could additionally bend the cost curve, by
encouraging efficiencies that do not sacrifice quality, successful
treatment strategies and scale up as a whole.  It will discuss options for
different levels of ARV dosing, identify promising ARVs in the pipeline
that could be produced at relatively low cost if patents were put in the
newly-established Medicines Patent Pool, and measures to encourage R&D for
needed tools to simplify and improve care.  At the same time, the session
will look at urgent steps that must be undertaken by the international
community to ensure that the progress won over the last decade is not lost
because of the donor retreat from HIV/AIDS.

PROVISIONAL AGENDA

6:30	WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION (Dr Tido von Schoen-Angerer, MSF)

	Video: Rapid responses from interviewees on their operational vision for the delivery of ART in 2015-20

	Opening remarks by Dr Carl Dieffenbach, NIH

6:45	BENDING THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CURVES: THE CHOICES FACING POLICY MAKERS
Moderator: Mit Philips, MSF

	Potential for bending the epidemiological curves in next decade (Dr Reuben Granich, WHO)
	Lessons and consequences of ART delayed, deferred, and denied (Nathan Ford, MSF)

Question and Answer: 15 minutes

7:30	FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR RADICAL SIMPLIFICATION OF CARE & OTHER GAME CHANGERS
Moderator: Sharonann Lynch, MSF

	Optimizing and simplifying the toolkit (drugs, dosing, and diagnostics) and delivery of ART (Dr Eric Goemaere, MSF)
	Threats & opportunities: the current policy landscape (Olayide Akanni, Journalist Against AIDS, Nigeria)

Question and Answer: 15 minutes

8:20	Closing remarks: Dr Peter Mugyenyi, JCRC

8:30	CLOSE





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