PROGRAM

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CME
A submission will be made to the Barbados Medical Council for Continuing Medical Education accreditation

Sunday 27th August, 2017

Registration 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

Opening Ceremony
Master of Ceremonies: Vera Layne, President, Caribbean Cytometry & Analytical Society (CCAS)
6:30 pm: National Anthem of Barbados
6:35 pm: Opening Prayer
6:40 pm: Welcome: Clive Landis, Chairman, CCAS
6:50 pm: Greetings: Cesar Núñez, Director UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Latin America and the Caribbean
7:10 pm: CCAS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Social and economic vulnerability of women: a nexus of risk – Deanna Kerrigan, Baltimore, USA
7:50 pm: Vote of Thanks: Valerie Wilson. CMLF
8:00 pm: Entertainment / cocktails


Monday 28th August, 2017
Expert Summit Session 1
Chair: Clive Landis
8:30 am: A bumpy journey: from lipodystrophy to PrEP – Réjean Thomas, Montreal, Canada
9:15 am: CD4: a marker in time – George Janossy, London, UK

Coffee break 10:00 - 10:30 am

Expert Summit Session 2
Chair: Eric van Gorp
10:30 am: An explosion of technology innovation ... driven from the South – Phil McCoy, NIH, USA
11:15 am: Quality diagnostics at the point of care – Bharat Parekh, CDC, USA

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Expert Summit Session 3
Chair: Réjean Thomas
1:00 pm: Treatment as prevention: is anyone watching? – Thomas Quinn, Baltimore, USA
1:45 pm: Treatment as prevention a decade later: ‘The scientific discovery of the year’ – Sten Vermund, New Haven, USA

Tea break 2:30 - 3:00 am

Expert Summit Session 4
Chair: George Janossy
3:00 pm: A generation of children without HIV: dream or reality? – Mo O’Gorman, Los Angeles, USA
3:45 pm: An opportunity to re-cast the HIV message on stigma and discrimination: the self-interest theory - Clive Landis, The University of the West Indies, Barbados

4:30 pm: Join us for a cocktails symposium sponsored by Alere
“From screening to monitoring, a complete solution”

Tuesday 29th August, 2017

Expert Summit Session 5
Chair: Sten Vermund
8:30 am: Mind over matter: challenges in neurocognition – Kevin Robertson, Chapel Hill, USA
9:15 am: Against all odds: Haiti leads the way – Patrice Joseph, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Coffee break 10:00 - 10:30 am

Expert Summit Session 6
Chair: Patrice Joseph
10:30 am: South Africa Abriendo Puertas: Scaling up a multi-level intervention for female sex workers living with HIV in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Yeycy Donastorg, Latin American Social Sciences Institute, Dominican Republic
11:15 am: Stigma, the greatest hurdle to ending AIDS – Alexander Pastoors, Dutch Association of PLWHIV, The Netherlands

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Expert Summit Session 7
Chair: Thomas Quinn
1:00 pm: Ten year retrospective on HIV capacity building in the Caribbean – Valerie Wilson, Caribbean Med Labs Foundation
1:45 pm: What is the point? A cure without access – Edward Greene, United Nations

Tea break 2:30 - 3:00 pm

Expert Summit Session 8
Chair: Mo O’Gorman
3:00 pm: Emerging infections and lessons from the HIV pandemic; how to predict, prepare, adapt and respond – Eric van Gorp, Rotterdam, Holland
3:45 pm: From care to cure: has the paradigm shifted? – Akin Abayomi, Cape Town, South Africa
4:30 pm End of Day 2

Wednesday 30th August, 2017

Caribbean Country Reports
Chair: Valerie Wilson
8.30 – 10.00 am

Coffee break 10:00 – 10:30 am

Caribbean country reports ... continued
Chair: Valerie Wilson
10.30 – 12.00 am

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Research in the Caribbean
Chair: Eddie Greene
1:00 pm: A Single Thread – Jamonn Roberts, Revolt Visuals
1:30 pm NCDs in PLHIV, their Care and Treatment: a Public Health Concern – Carmeta Douglin, The University of the West Indies
2:00 pm: The Barbados Aging with HIV Study – Damani Piggott, Johns Hopkins University

Tea Break 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Industry sponsored talks:
Chair: Phil McCoy
3:00 pm Alere
3:15 pm Beckton Dickinson
3:30 pm Beckman Coulter
3:45 pm Roche
4:00 pm Ryvex
4:15 pm Sysmex

4:30 pm: End of Day 3

Thursday 31st August, 2017

Plenary Session: violence and vulnerability of women in the Caribbean
Chair: Kevin Robertson

8:30 am: ‘Governing’ violence: language, ‘colonial’ gender and change – Halimah DeShong, The Universty of the West Indies
9:00 am: The personal experiences and opinions of the girls from the Government Industrial School of Barbados: a qualitative study – Jacoline Bergman, Rotterdam University
9:30 am: Correlates of sex work stigma among female sex workers living with HIV in the Dominican Republic – Tahilin Karver, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Coffee break 10:00 – 10:30 am

Plenary Session: Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Chair: Brendan Bain
10:30 am: Guyana key population size estimation validation – Nastassia Rambarran, Society against sexual orientation discrimination
11:00 am: Urbanization, the Built Environment and the Sexual Geography of HIV/AIDS – Paul Burns, IT Shows, Inc
11:30 am: Adapting a multi-level intervention to promote HIV prevention, care and treatment outcomes for Transgender women sex workers in the Dominican Republic – Martha Perez, Latin American Social Sciences Institute, Dominican Republic

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Plenary Session: Research in Latin America and the Caribbean, continued
Chair: Akin Abayomi
1:00 pm: Integrating substance use support and referral into a multi-level intervention for female sex workers living with HIV in the Dominican Republic – Hoisex Gomez, Latin American Social Sciences Institute, Dominican Republic
1:45 pm: "Son unas perras, eso es lo que dicen": a qualitative study of sex work stigma among women living with HIV in the Dominican Republic – Clare Barrington, University of North Carolina

Tea break 2:30 – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm : Review and the way forward – Brendan Bain, CCAS
4:00 pm: End of Day 4

Notice
Event: Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) LQMS-SIP - LQSI adjunct workshop to Caribbean Cytometry and Analytical Society (CCAS) Meeting
Date: August 31st – September 1st, 2017
Venue: Almond Beach Resort, Barbados
Facilitated by DATOS (Netherlands)
This workshop will provide participants with training in the use of the online WHO Laboratory Quality Systems Improvement (LQSI) tool to implement Tier 1 of the Caribbean Laboratory Quality Management Systems – Stepwise Improvement Process (LQMS-SIP).
The goal of this two-day workshop is to:
• Introduce participants to the Linkage of LQMS-SIP to the LQSI tool reference document
• Train participants in use of the LQSI tool to support implementation of Tier 1 requirements of LQMS-SIP
• Agree on a common implementation workplan to meet Tier 1 requirements within 16-18 months
• Agree on indicators to monitor success of quality management system implementation using the LQMS-SIP approach and the LQSI tool.
This activity is conducted as part of the laboratory strengthening component of the CMLF OECS Global Fund project.


Confirmed key note speakers:
Elizabeth Pisani, Indonesia
The making of an Epidemic

George Janossy, London, UK
CD4: a marker in time

Réjean Thomas, Montreal, Canada
A bumpy journey: from lypodystrophy to PrEP

Phil McCoy, NIH, USA
An explosion of innovation…..driven from the south

Thomas Quinn, Baltimore, USA
Treatment as prevention: is anyone watching?

Sten Vermund, Boston, USA
Treatment as prevention a decade later. ‘The scientific discovery of the year’

Eric van Gorp, Rotterdam, Holland
Care versus cure: different pathways for zika and HIV

Mo O’Gorman, Los Angeles, USA
A generation of children without HIV: dream or reality?

Bharat Parek, CDC, USA
Quality diagnostics at the point of care

Kevin Robertson, Chapel Hill, USA
Mind over matter: Challenges in neurocognition

Eddy Greene, United Nations
What is the point? A cure without access

Patrice Joseph, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Against all odds: Haiti leads the way

Valerie Wilson, Trinidad
Ten year retrospective on HIV capacity building in the Caribbean

Stef Baral, Baltimore, USA
Reaching the most in need

Akin Abayomi, Cape Town, South Africa
From care to cure: has the paradigm shifted?