Prior to BHIVA Autumn Conference 2019



The Nurses & Pharmacists HIV Clinical Forum provides an independent scientific program involving the world’s leading experts and is especially designed for HIV nurses, pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals from Europe. The meeting is scheduled to take place prior to the BHIVA conference in 2019, which will allow nurses to combine both meetings in one trip thus limiting travel time and the number of days away from the clinic.


This state-of-the-art program provides challenging plenary lectures followed by ample time for Q&A and debate, stimulating interaction and the sharing of knowledge within the HIV treating community (specifically the nurse and pharmacist community). Additionally, the program includes clinical case presentations and abstract presentations.


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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 regional 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.


Furthermore, the HIV CLINICAL FORUM encourages skills building for optimal interpretation of research results, developing  collaborations and initiating research projects.


Charles Boucher

Erasmus Medical Center,

The Netherlands

Jonathan Schapiro

Sheba Medical Center,



Laura Waters

Central & North West London NHS Trust,

United Kingdom

Shaun Watson

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust,

United Kingdom

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Nurses & Pharmacists HIV Clinical Forum

London | 2 October 2019



09.00h    Introduction and Goals

09.05h    Distinguished Guest Lecture

               Tom Hayes - Beyondpositive, UK

09.20h    An overview of HIV & STI prevention 

               Rachel Jones, MD - Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK

09.45h    STI prevention – Key challenges at the clinic level (Case based – Nurse)

               Michael Spall-Hancy, BSc (Hons) - Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

10.05h    Long-term PrEP – what do we need to monitor and how best to do it (Case based Pharmacist)

               Fiona Marra, PhD - University of Liverpool and Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Trust, UK  

10.25h    Discussion and session evaluation

10.40h    Needs assessment (Online)

10.45h    Coffee break

Session 2 

Chair: Shaun Watson

11.05h    Women’s Health and Pregnancy in HIV Care

                Yvonne Gilleece, MD- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK                  

11.30h    Clinical Case 

               Sheila Morris - NHS Lothian, UK

11.50h    Switching patients to new regimens – the role of the pharmacist

               William Hickey, Mpharm - University College London Hospital, UK 

12.10h    Panel discussion: The role of the nursing staff

               Moderator: Shaun Watson - Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, UK

               Panellists: Catarina Esteves (Portugal), Darran McAteer (UK), representative from the Netherlands.

12.30h    Group photo


12.40h    Lunch 

Session 3 

Chair: Laura Waters

13.40h    Long-Acting ARVs – Update on recent clinical data

               Marta Boffito, MD, PhD - Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK

14.05h    Long Acting ARV’s – which patients and how? (Case based – Nurse)

               Darran McAteer - The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

14.25h    Discussion

14.40h    Coffee break

Session 4

Chairs: Laura Waters and Shaun Watson

15.00h    New Treatment Strategies in HIV Care

               Laura Waters, MD - Central & North West London NHS Trust, UK

15.25h    Meeting evaluation

               Closing remarks

08.30h    Registration

Session 1 

Chairs: Laura Waters & Shaun Watson


Registration is free of charge for all nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals*. A registration fee 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



Deadline - 15 September

Virology Education (VE), with generous support by ViiV Healthcare is offering Scholarships for the Nurse & Pharmacists HIV Clinical Forum to nurses and pharmacists from Europe. (Please note: any applications from outside Europe will automatically be declined).

What the Scholarship covers
  1. Registration to the meeting

  2. Travel support within Europe 

  3. Hotel accommodation for 1 night on 1 October

a)    All arrangements will be made by Virology Education
b)    Applicants must attend the entire Conference.
c)    Applicants will be responsible for all other costs associated with Conference attendance. 
d)    Please see the Conference website for further details about the Conference. 

What is expected from you:
  1. Recipient will be onsite at the Conference, attend all sessions and participate actively for the duration of the Conference. Recipient must sign in to each session as requested by VE. 

  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, Scholarship 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 nurse or a pharmacist.

  2. The applicant must be from Europe.

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

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

  5. 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 Scholarship.

  6. 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 Thursday 15 September

  2. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

  3. All applications will be reviewed by an independent Scholarship 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 25 September 2019.


Please submit your application through the Scholarship Application Portal on the Conference website.  

We humbly request your support in encouraging healthcare professionals to apply by forwarding this information to your colleagues.



This program has been made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from ViiV Healthcare

Scholarships provided by ViiV Healthcare | The Netherlands | Spain | United Kingdom | Portugal



Practical Information

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


Accommodation for grantees will be offered at the meeting venue:

London Marriott Maida Vale

Plaza Parade, Maida Vale

London NW6 5RP


Phone: +44 20 7543 6000

Fax: +44 20 7543 2100




Make sure to pick up your badge at the Registration Desk. All participants are requested to wear the badge at all times during the conference to ensure admission to the meeting and venue.


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 meeting room starting 9:30 AM on 2 October 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 venue for this meeting will be London Marriott Maida Vale.

London Marriott Maida Vale

Plaza Parade, Maida Vale

London NW6 5RP


Phone: +44 20 7543 6000

Fax: +44 20 7543 2100


Internet access

Information on internet access in the venue will follow shortly.

Payment and procedure of on-line registration

Registration can be done through the following link.


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.



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

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Logistics Manager

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