Sunday 26th August

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 St. Lucia
6:35 pm: Opening Prayer
6:40 pm: Welcome: Clive Landis, Chairman, CCAS
6:50 pm: Greetings: César Núñez, Director UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Latin America and the Caribbean
7:10 pm: CCAS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Addressing the Nexus of Risk Behavior and Gender Inequalities in the Continuum of Care Model for Women – Wendee Wechsberg, University of North Carolina, USA
7:50 pm: Vote of Thanks: Valerie Wilson. CMLF
8:00 pm: Entertainment / cocktails

Monday 27th August

Expert Summit Session 1: Cure
Chair:  Clive Landis
8:30 am: Biological mechanisms underlying HIV-1 eradication: lessons learnt from the ‘Mississippi baby’ – Deborah Persaud, Johns Hopkins, USA
9:15 am: Towards treatments to cure HIV infection: developing to tools for HIV latency reversal and clearance – David Margolis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Coffee break 10:00 - 10:30 am

Expert Summit Session 2Cure 2
Chair:  Wendee Wechsberg
10:30 am: The CNS in the Cure– Kevin Robertson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

11:15 am: Blue skies thinking on viral elimination strategies – Phil McCoy, NIH, USA

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm:  

Expert Summit Session 3:
Chair: David Margolis
1:00 pm: Detecting, Investigating, and Responding to HIV Transmission Clusters – Mo O’Gorman, University of Southern California, USA  
1:45 pm: Elimination of MTCT – Cuba leads the way – TBA

Tea break 2:30 - 3:00 pm

Expert Summit Session 4:Integrated services
Chair: Deborah Persaud
3:00 pm: GHESKIO’S Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Centre – Vanessa Rouzier GHESKIO, Haiti
3:45 pm: Implementation Science of the Women's Health Co-Op in Clinical Care settings: Challenges and Barriers– Wendee Wechsberg, University of North Carolina, USA

4:30 pm End of Day 1

 

Tuesday 28th August

Expert Summit Session 5: Caribbean Focus
Chair: Eric van Gorp
8:30 am: PreP in the Caribbean: A progress report – Anton Best, Ministry of Health, Barbados
9:15 am: Test, Treat, Defeat in Caribbean Advocacy– Dereck Springer, PANCAP

Coffee break 10:00 - 10:30 am

Expert Summit Session 6: Drug availability
Chair: César Núñez
10:30 am: ARV procurement in the OECS: A success story – Francis Burnett, OECS Pharamceutical Procurement Service, St. Lucia
11:15 am: Drivers of substandard and falsified medicines – Elizabeth Pisani, Ternyata Ltd, UK

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Expert Summit Session 7: Judicial Reform
Chair: Elizabeth Pisani
1:00 pm: Judicial reform for the protection of adolescent women in juvenile detention – Alison Denham, University of Oxford, UK

1:45 pm: Successes and challenges of implementing juvenile detention reforms: The Grenada experience – Melisse Ogilvie, Child Protection Authority, Grenada

Tea break 2:30 - 3:00 pm


Expert Summit Session 8
Chair: Mo O’Gorman
3:00 pm: TBA – Cesar Núñez, UNAIDS
3:45 pm: Know your virus – Eric van Gorp, Erasmus MC, Holland

4:30 pm End of Day 2


Wednesday 29th August

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

Caribbean reports: Elimination of mother to child transmission
Chair: Dereck Springer
1:15 – 2:30 pm


Tea Break 2:45 – 3:15 pm


Thursday 30th August

Plenary Session: Latin America and the Caribbean
Chair:
8:30 am: Feedback from the IAS: The Caribbean HIV Care Meeting, Amsterdam 2018 – Clive Landis, The University of the West Indies, Barbados
9:00 am: Caribbean regional strategic framework: beyond 2018 – Derek Springer, PANCAP
9:30 am: Strategies for Elimination if TB and HIV in the OECS – Cleophas D'Auvergne OECS Commission, St. Lucia

Coffee break 10:00 – 10:30 am

Plenary Session: Latin America and the Caribbean
Chair:
10:30 am: The therapeutic value of cannabis in HIV management – Marcus Day, Caribbean Drug and Alcohol Research Institute, St. Lucia

12:00 am:The OECS Health Unit– Carlene Radix, OECS Commission, St. Lucia

12:30 pm: TBA


Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Plenary Session: Research in Latin America and the Caribbean, continued
Chair:
1:00 pm: Regional Research: abstract - 1
1:30 pm: Regional Research: abstract - 2
2:00 pm: Regional Research: abstract - 3


Tea break 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Plenary Session: Research in Latin America and the Caribbean, continued
3:00 pm: Regional Research: abstract - 4
3:30 pm: Regional Research: abstract - 5
4:00 pm: Regional Research: abstract - 6

4:30 pm: End of Day 4