TOKYO, JAPAN     7-8 May 2019


7-8 MAY 2019! 

This state-of-the-art program provides challenging plenary lectures (in Japanese and English) followed by ample time for Q&A and debate, stimulating interaction and the sharing of knowledge within the HIV-treating community in Japan. Additionally, the program includes clinical case presentations, in which the medical community shares their clinical experience by presenting and discussing real-life cases. And there will be plenty of opportunity to interact with key experts in the field during the 1.5-day meeting as well as during the networking reception!


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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.


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

Local Chair & Co-Chair
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Hiroaki Mitsuya


National Center for Global Health and Medicine/National Cancer Institute,

Shinichi Oka


National Center for Global Health and Medicine,

Program Chairs

Charles Boucher

Erasmus Medical Center,

The Netherlands

Jonathan Schapiro

Sheba Medical Center,




10:00        Registration, Reception, Coffee

10:30        Welcome, Introduction and Goals

                 Hiroaki Mitsuya, MD, PhD - National Center for Global Health and Medicine Research Institute, Japan

11:00      Trends of HIV-1 infection and AIDS in Asia

               Kiat Ruxrungtham, MD - Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

11:30      Perspective of HIV-1 infection and AIDS in Japan

               Takuma Shirasaka, MD - NHO Osaka National Hospital /AIDS Medical Center, Japan            

12:00      Non-AIDS defining cancer in HIV-1 infected patients in Japan

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

12:30      Lunch

Session 2  -  Clinical management of HIV infection

Chairs: Hiroaki Mitsuya & Takuma Shirasaka

14:00      Pharmacology of INSTI's

               David Back, PhD - University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

14:30      Resistance to INSTI's

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

15:00      HIV Therapy in 2019 

               Jonathan Schapiro, MD - Sheba Medical Center, Israel

15:30      Aging issues including BMD loss

               Chien-Ching Hung, MD, PhD - National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan

16:00      Coffee break

Session 3  -  Special consideration, comorbidities, and co-infections

Chairs: Shinichi Oka & Chien-Ching Hung

16:20      Amoebiasis in HIV infected patients in Japan

               Koji Watanabe, MD, PhD - National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

16:50      HIV and CKD in Japanese patients

               Takeshi Nishijima - National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

17:20      Clinical Case

               Hiroyuki Gatanaga - National Center For Global Health And Medicine, Japan

17:40      Clinical Case

               Junko Tanuma, MD, PhD - National Center for Global Health and Medicine Research Institute, Japan

18:00      End of Day 1


Session 4  -  Novel Treatment Strategies and Prevention

Chairs: Junko Tanuma & Kiat Ruxrungtham

8:30        PrEP in Japan

               Daisuke Mizushima, MD, PhD - National Center for Global Health and Medicine Research Institute, Japan

9:00        PrEP in the world

               Toshibumi Taniguchi, MD - Chiba University Hospital, Japan

9:30        Syphilis in HIV patients and emerging trend of syphilis in Asia

               Takeshi Nishijima - National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

10:00     Coffee break

Session 5  -  Future of HIV clinical management

Chairs: Charles Boucher & Jonathan Schapiro

10:30      Progress and Challenges in HIV Cure

               Daniel Kuritzkes, MD - Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA

11:00      Long-term Management of HIV-1 Infection

               Shuzo Matsushita, MD, PhD - Japanese Society of AIDS Research, Japan

11:30      New drugs in the pipeline

               Hiroaki Mitsuya, MD, PhD - National Center for Global Health and Medicine Research Institute, Japan

12:00     Closure of the workshop

              Hiroaki Mitsuya, MD, PhD - National Center for Global Health and Medicine Research Institute, Japan

Session 1 - State of the Art: HIV-1 infection and AIDS in Japan

Chairs: Shuzo Matsushita & Hiroyuki Gatanaga



Registration is free of charge for all healthcare practitioners*. 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




Closing date: 24 April 2019

Virology Education (VE), with generous support by Gilead Sciences is offering Conference Participation Grants (CPGs) for the Tokyo HIV Clinical Forum to HIV healthcare professionals from Japan(Please note: any applications from outside Japan will automatically be declined)

What does the CPG cover?

  1. Registration to the Tokyo HIV Clinical Forum

  2. Support for travel of up to EUR 450  

  3. Hotel accommodation for 2 nights on Monday 6 May 2019 and Tuesday 7 May 2019



  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 (Tokyo HIV Clinical Forum 2019), attend all sessions and participate actively for the duration of the Conferences (7-8 May 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 31 March 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 8 April 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.



This program has been made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Gilead Sciences




Practical Information

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


Accommodation for grantees will be arranged at Dai-ichi Hotel Annex, conveniently located within walking distance from the meeting venue.

Dai-ichi Hotel Annex

1-5-2, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo, 100-0011


T: +81-3-3503-5611





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 10:00 AM

on Tuesday 7 May.


Conference language

The official conference languages are Japanese and 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.


Meeting venue

The meeting will be held at Imperial Hotel, located in the center of Tokyo.

Imperial Hotel Tokyo

1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo 100-8558


T: +81-3-3504-1111




Internet access

Free WIFI will be available in the meeting room. Access codes will be made available on the first day of the meeting.

Payment and procedure of on-line registration

Registration is free of charge for all healthcare practitioners. Your registration will be confirmed as soon as possible. If you do not receive a confirmation within three days after your registration, please contact the organizing secretariat email:


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.

Vanessa Reuter

Sr. Project Manager

Inna Prokopenko

Project Manager

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