EATG at EACS 2021

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  • 27 - 30 October 2021
  • London (and online)

EATG is present at the 18th European AIDS Conference taking place in London and online from the 27th until the 30th of October. The biennial conference organised by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) is a key event for all stakeholders working in the field of HIV/AIDS in Europe.

This year, EATG is hosting two special sessions at the main scientific programme and is also curating a programme of Pecha Kucha presentations at the Community and Networking Area. At the Exhibition hall delegates can visit EATG’s booth and check out our e-posters.

 

 


Capital Suite 14 (onsite & online)

Thursday, October 28, 12:00 – 13:00

HIV & Mental Health: new perspectives from a community-led initiative

The EATG HIV & Mental Health Project aims to explore the existing knowledge about the interplay of mental health, well-being and HIV and translate it into practical recommendations for both community organizations and healthcare professionals in the European context. The recommendations will advise on how to develop a supportive and integrated framework within the HIV care setting, which provides people living with HIV with access to prevention, screening, treatment, and care for mental health problems.
The workshop will gather clinicians, community and other stakeholders and will focus on the importance of the integration of mental health services in HIV care settings. It will start with a short presentation of the recommendations on access to mental health services for people living with HIV in the WHO European Region that were elaborated by EATG during a workshop and multi-stakeholder meeting organized in January and May 2021, followed by a discussion on countries and community experiences in mental health services for people living with HIV.
Objective: To discuss recommendations for practical interventions in community and healthcare settings to improve access to and quality of HIV prevention, treatment and care services for people living with HIV who face mental health problems.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the use of different approaches of MH service provision to people living with HIV in different WHO European region countries.
2. Describe the importance of integration of MH and other prevention, treatment and care services for people living with HIV
3. Discuss and critique the proposed recommendations for various stakeholders in improving access to MH services for people living with HIV.
4. Agree to follow up actions and processes to implement the recommendations.
This session will be interpreted in Russian.

  • Chair: Tetiana Kyrychenko (Ukraine)
  • Chair: Pieter Vanholder (Belgium)

Mental health and access to mental health services for people living with HIV in the WHO European Region – Recommendations for the healthcare sector

  • Daniel Simões (Portugal)

12:00 – 12:15

Panel discussion

  • Daniel Simões (Portugal)
  • Anton Basenko (Ukraine)
  • Jürgen Rockstroh (Germany)
  • Tatiana Skliar (Ukraine)
12:15 – 12:30

Capital Suite 14 (onsite & online)

Friday, October 29, 12:00 – 13:00

Amplifying the community voice in medicines discovery: PROMs in HIV R&D

Learning objectives The community-led EATG PROMise project is designed to establish a joint framework for the consideration of HIV-specific Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in HIV R&D in collaboration with key stakeholders from community organizations, academia, industry, regulators, and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) bodies. EATG conducted research in 2020 into the use of patient-reported outcome measures in research and development of new HIV medicines. We performed a literature review; conducted a survey with people living with HIV; and engaged stakeholders, including academics, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies. Based on these results, we developed a reference paper and summary documents, which outlined recommendations for each stakeholder, most importantly the need to involved people living with HIV at every step of PROMs development, implementation, and evaluation.
This workshop will present these recommendations, solicit input for improvement, and build consensus among stakeholders for implementation.
Objective: The objective of this session is to examine, validate and improve the recommendations from the PROMise reference paper and create momentum for their implementation by various stakeholders.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the community-driven process that EATG took to develop the PROMise reference paper and highlight the advantages and challenges of such an approach.
2. Describe the use of PROMs in HIV R&D, including the opportunities and challenges of using PROMs as clinical endpoints in R&D study conditions.
3. Describe the importance of involving people living with HIV in the development of PROMs for clinical practice and R&D use.
4. Discuss and critique the proposed recommendations for various stakeholders in advancing the use of PROMs in HIV R&D.
Agree to follow up actions and processes to implement the recommendations.

  • Chair: Ann Sullivan (United Kingdom)
  • Chair: Pieter Vanholder (Belgium)

 

PROMs in HIV R&D – Where are we now and recommendations for moving forward

  • Kevin Moody (Belgium)

12:00 – 12:15

Panel discussion

  • Kevin Moody (Belgium)
  • Caroline Sabin (United Kingdom)
  • Felipe Rogatto (United Kingdom)
  • Ian Hodgson (United Kingdom)

12:15 – 12:40

Summary and conclusions

  • Giorgio Barbareschi (Belgium)
  • Fiona Greenhalgh (Belgium)

12:40 – 13:00


This year at the 18th EACS conference community representatives were invited to share their stories at the Community Corner. Six stories from the UK, Poland, Germany and Ireland will be presented in Pecha Kucha style over two days. The programme has been put together by the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) with the support of UK CAB.

 


RACE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN LIVING WITH HIV

The race to support children living with HIV -co-organised by Life4me+ and EATG- kicks off  at the opening ceremony of the 18th European AIDS Conference held at ExCeL London. The race will end 36 days later on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan on World AIDS Day.

 


RESPECT MY HIV

EATG has endorsed the campaign run by Life4me+ and we are excited to march together with friends and colleagues on the 30th of October in the heart of London!

 

 

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