HONG KONG   26-27 JUNE 2019




ON 26-27 JUNE 2019 PRIOR TO APACC 2019!


This state-of-the-art program provides challenging plenary lectures (in English) followed by ample time for Q&A and debate, stimulating interaction in order to bridge the knowledge gap between experts and the HIV treating community in Asia Pacific region. The program includes clinical case presentations to discuss real life challenges. And there will be plenty of opportunity to interact with key experts in the field during the meeting as well as during the networking dinner!

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The HIV CLINICAL FORUM is developed as part of a series of interactive programs that provide independent medical education on emerging topics in HIV. The program features International and regions experts in order to provide HIV clinicians and allied healthcare professionals with updates on the latest developments related to HIV management, providing opportunities for sharing of clinical experience and presenting results from ongoing and completed cohorts/research programs.


Charles Boucher 

Erasmus Medical Center,

The Netherlands

Jonathan Schapiro

Sheba Medical Center,


Patrick Chung-Ki Li, MBBS, FHKCP, FHKAM, FRCP
Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital,

Hong Kong

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Asia Pacific HIV Clinical Forum

Hong Kong | 26-27 June 2019



11.30h    Welcome

               Patrick Chung-Ki Li, MBBS, FHKCP, FHKAM, FRCP - Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Hong Kong

11.35h    Introductions and Goals

               Jonathan Schapiro, MD - Sheba Medical Center, Israel

12.05h    Barrier to Resistance and Implications for Treatment

               Jonathan Schapiro, MD - Sheba Medical Center, Israel    

12.25h    The impact of antiretroviral drug resistance in Taiwanese HIV-1-infected MSM population between 2015 and 2018

               Yen-ju Chen, National Yang-ming University, Taiwan

12.35h    Trends of Genotypic Sensitivity Scores of HIV-1 in Taiwan: Potential Application in the Selection of Single-Tablet               

               Antiretroviral Regimens

               Kuan-Yeh Lee, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan

12.45h    Discussion    

13:00h    Lunch 

Session 2 - Clinical Utility of Integrase Inhibitors

Chairs: Saye Khoo & Grace Lui

14.00h    Clinical experience INSTI in Japan

               Shinichi Oka, MD, PhD - National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan   

14.20h    Clinical experience INSTI in Korea

               Bumsik Chin, MD - National Medical Center/Center for Infectious Diseases, South Korea

14.40h    Clinical experience INSTI in Thailand

               Kiat Ruxrungtham, MD - Chulalongkorn University, Thailand     

15.00h    Transmitted drug resistance to integrase inhibitors is uncommon in both acute and chronic HIV infection in Bangkok

               Donn Colby, Thai Red Cross, Thailand

15.10h    Starting PrEP during acute HIV infection: what is the risk for antiretroviral drug resistance?

               Donn Colby, Thai Red Cross, Thailand

15.20h    Dolutegravir plus Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/ Emtricitabine as HIV post-exposure prophylaxis: efficacy and safety

               results from real world study

               Chongxi Li, Yunnan Third People's Hospital, China

15.30h    Discussion

16:00h    Coffee break

Session 3 - Drugs to Address Challenging Populations

Chairs: Jonathan Schapiro & Bumsik Chin

16.55h    Clinical Utility of INSTIs in patients with multiple co-morbidities

               Jun Chen, MD, PhD - Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, China 

17.20h    Challenges in caring for HIV-TB coinfected patients

               Grace Lui, MBCHB (HONS), FHKCP, FHKAM - The Chinese University of Hong Kong  

17.35h    Clinical case: HIV/TB Co-infection

               Saye Khoo, MD, PhD - University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

18.40h   Depart for Networking Dinner


Session 4 - Next generation of Antiretroviral Treatment Strategies

Chairs: Charles Boucher & Shinichi Oka

09.00h    Reduced drug regimens

               Pedro Cahn, MD, PhD - Fundación Huésped, Argentina    

09.30h    Update on long acting antiretroviral drugs

               Saye Khoo, MD, PhD - University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

10.00h    INSTI Research in Asia - What are the remaining Gaps?

               Mark Boyd - University of Adelaide, Australia

11.00h    Registration, Reception, Coffee

Session 1 - Integrase Inhibitors: State of the Art

Chairs: Patrick Li & Kiat Ruxrungtham

11.45h    Selected INSTI Highlights - CROI 2019

               Charles Boucher, MD, PhD - Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands

10:30h    Closure of the workshop

               Charles Boucher, MD, PhD - Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands


Are you doing research on one of the topics below and have data that you would like to share and/or discuss with your colleagues?

Then we encourage you to submit your abstract. Co-submission to the APACC is allowed.


Please note that those with accepted abstract will be offered a Conference Participation Grant (guaranteed). The number of available grants is limited.

Abstract topics:
•    Basic Virology
•    Resistance
•    Pharmacology and Drug interactions
•    Toxicity
•    Reduced Drug Regimens
•    Clinical Trials
•    Informative case reports




Registration is free of charge for all healthcare practitioners*. A registration fees applies to other individuals.

*Healthcare practitioners are defined as professionals that provide any type of health care service to patients living with HIV. If you are not sure, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@virology-education.com.



Closing date: 15 April 2019

Virology Education (VE) is offering Conference Participation Grants (CPGs) for the Asia Pacific AIDS & Co-infections Conference (APACC) to HIV healthcare professionals from the Asia Pacific region. With this grant you can also attend the Asia Pacific HIV Clinical Forum and other pre-/post-APACC programs. Please note that the number of available grants is limited.

What does the CPG cover?
  1. Registration to the Asia Pacific AIDS & Co-infections Conference (APACC) & Asia Pacific HIV Clinical Forum & other pre-/post-APACC programs

  2. Support for travel of up to EUR 500  

  3. Hotel accommodation for up to 4 nights



  1. All arrangements will be made by VE.

  2. Applicants must attend the entire Conference.

  3. Applicants will be responsible for all other costs associated with Conference attendance.

  4. Please see the Conference website for further details about the Conference.

What is expected from the CPG recipients?
  1. Recipient will be onsite at the Conferences (APACC 2019, Asia Pacific HIV Clinical Forum 2019 and other pre-/post-APACC programs), attend all sessions and participate actively for the duration of the Conferences (26-29 June 2019). A sign-in/sign-out sheet will be available on all days and grantees will be required to sign the sheet AM/PM as part of the CPG conditions.

  2. Recipient will provide a post-meeting feedback and summary about his/her Conference experience within 1 month after the end of the Conference. The feedback questionnaire will be an online survey with the recipient providing feedback on their experience at the conference, CPG procedure and how they will implement the knowledge acquired at the meeting in their daily practice. The questionnaire will be send to each recipient by email within one week after the conclusion of the conference.

  1. The applicant must be a Healthcare Professional.

  2. The applicant must be willing to share his/her experience at the Conference within his network.

  3. The applicant must be eligible to obtain a visa for travel.

  4. The applicant must declare that she/he is able and willing to fund all other costs beyond the grant that are involved in attending the Conference, e.g. all other hotel, travel and subsistence expenses NOT covered by the CPG.

  5. The applicant must declare to take out her/his own insurance policies (for travel, liability, illness and/or other necessary insurances in relation to her/his participation to the Conference).

Application procedure:
  1. Your application will include the following:

  • Your contact details (e.g. name and email address)

  • CV

  • Motivation letter consisting of a written statement of up to 200 words, on

    • how attending the Conference will benefit you in a professional capacity

    • how you intend to apply the benefits that you have outlined in a practical way after the Conference

  • Recommendation letter(s) (optional)

  • Abstract(s) (optional)

  • A declaration that you agree with the terms & conditions for application

  1. Your application must be received by 15 April 2019.

  2. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

  3. All applications will be reviewed by an independent CPG Review Committee based on the following Grant Selection Criteria:

    • Professional background

    • Strategy of knowledge dissemination

    • Recommendation by the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the meeting

    • Quality of the Abstract (if accepted)

    • Young/ Early Career Investigator

  4. All applicants will receive notification of the application status no later than 15 May 2019.


Please submit your application through the CPG Application Portal on the Conference website. We humbly request your support in encouraging healthcare professionals to apply by forwarding this information to your colleagues.


  • Download the PDF document with the terms & conditions for the CPG application

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Retrospective applications will not be considered.

  • Applications will be considered until the exhaustion of funds.

  • VE cannot guarantee awarding the CPG to prospective Grantees until the confirmation of available funds. In the event that sufficient funding for the CPG is not available, Virology Education will not be liable for any expenses or damages incurred by the Prospective Grantee with regards to the CPG Application and/or preparation for the meeting.

  • Applicants will be notified of the decision by email. Successful applicants will be notified with further instructions.

  • Conference Participation Grants are non-transferrable.

  • Virology Education will not be liable for any injury, death, damage, loss, delay, cost, expense, or inconvenience, causes of action claims and suits for property damage, theft of property or personal injury (including death) arising in connection with the CGP and participation in the Conference

  • Virology Education cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information that is submitted through the CPG application portal.

  • Virology Education reserves the right to make the final decision regarding all applications, which cannot be disputed.

  • You are committed to attend the meeting in person. If you fail to do so, you will be charged the full amount of the travel and accommodation costs incurred and will be excluded from applications for future conference participation grants of Virology Education.



The Asia Pacific HIV Clinical Forum 2019 is supported by an independent educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

ViiV Healthcare was not involved in the development of content or selection of faculty for this educational activity.





Practical Information

We trust that the following information (in alphabetical order) will assist you in organizing your registration and stay in Hong Kong.


Accommodation for grantees will be arranged at the Harbourview Hotel, conveniently located within walking distance from the meeting venue.

Harbourview Hotel

4 Harbour Road, Wan Chai 

Hong Kong

T: (852) 2911 1358

E: reservation@theharbourview.com.hk

W: https://www.theharbourview.com.hk



All participants are requested to wear the badge at all times during the conference to ensure admission to the meeting.


Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be sent by e-mail after the workshop.


Conference materials

Conference materials can be obtained upon registration at the registration desk at the Conference Venue starting 11 AM on 26 June 2019.


Conference language

The official conference language is English.



This workshop is intended for educational purposes only and aims to offer participants the opportunity to share information. The Organizing Secretariat of this workshop, Virology Education, cannot accept any liability for the scientific content of the sessions or for any claims which may result from the use of information or publications from this workshop. Virology Education disclaims all liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by individuals attending the workshop.

Liability and insurance

By registering for the conference participants agree that the organizers do not accept responsibility for medical-, travel- or personal insurance. Participants are advised to take out their own insurance policies.


Media representation

For rates and conditions, please visit the registration page of this conference.


Meeting venue

The meeting will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

T: +852 2582 8888

E: info@hkcec.com

W: https://www.hkcec.com/

Internet access

Information on internet access in the venue will follow shortly.


Payment and procedure of on-line registration

Your registration is free of charge for all healthcare practitioners. You will get a confirmation of the registration within two weeks. If you did not receive a confirmation, please contact the organizing secretariat email: info@virology-education.com.


Photographs, audio and video recording

Photographs as well as audio and video recordings are not permitted at the official meeting sessions. Only the official medical writer, appointed by the organization, may make recordings. All presentations, will be posted on the workshop website (under Workshop Materials) as soon as possible after the workshop is finished, provided the speaker has given permission to do so.


Related meetings

The Asia Pacific HIV Clinical Forum will take place on 26-27 June 2019, prior to the 4rd Asia Pacific AIDS & Co-infections Conference (APACC) scheduled to take place on 27-29 June 2019 in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit the website.



For any inquiries or questions, please contact Virology Education at info@virology-education.com or call +31 (0)30 230 7140. You can also contact us by filling out the contact form.

Vanessa Reuter

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