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Dear colleagues and friends,

It is indeed our pleasure to offer a very warm welcome to delegates attending the “CCAS EXPERT SUMMIT: From Care to Cure - Towards the Elimination of HIV”. The summit brings together an array of experts who have been selected not only for their international reputation but also for the vision they bring to their work. Please join us at this exciting juncture in the HIV field as we meet to discuss the state of the art in HIV treatment shifting the paradigm from care to cure.
The summit will review the dramatic advances in antiretroviral therapy and the public health benefits accruing from treatment as prevention. The Caribbean is LEADING THE WORLD in eliminating mother-to-child transmission, with seven (7) Caribbean countries certified by WHO to have eliminated transmission of HIV from infected pregnant mothers to their infant.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and your active participation in this landmark summit.

Please click here for the proceedings of our meeting in 2017:

Shifting the HIV Paradigm from Care to Cure: Proceedings from the Caribbean Expert Summit in Barbados, August 2017


Landis photo   Vera Layne
Professor Clive Landis   Vera Layne
Chairman   President

Caribbean Cytometry and Analytical Society (CCAS)

Confirmed Key Note Speakers

The CCAS expert summit invites abstracts that take into account any aspect of HIV research; including, but not limited to, basic science, clinical management, epidemiology and ethics. A special focus is placed on studies based in the Caribbean; and on International studies whose finding can be translated in a way that is relevant to the Caribbean HIV population and healthcare response.  

Abstracts to the CCAS Expert Summit 2018 must be submitted via the online portal ( which opens on April 1st 2018 and closes on May 15th 2018 at 1159hrs.

Abstract should be written in English and should be formatted to include Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions. The maximum allowable word count is 300 which should be spaced at 1.15 interlines in Times New Roman, 12 point font.

CCAS requires all authors to disclose any potential sources of conflict. If there are none, a statement reflecting such should be included.

Please indicate the corresponding author's name and e-mail at the end of the abstract.

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel comprising members of the Scientific Program Committee. Abstracts may be selected either for oral or poster presentation. You will receive the final decision by email during the first week of June.

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Coco Palm Hotel,
Gros Islet
St. Lucia

The registration fee does not include hotel accommodation. we arranged a special rate of USD 230 per night for single OR double occupancy (All-inclusive-package, incl. all food, all beverages, free wifi, all taxes). Up to two persons are covered under the conference rate of 230 per day. Any additional  persons (i.e. third person) is charged at USD 60 per day adults or USD 45 per day children (2-12yrs)

o   The conference rate extends from Aug. 24 – Sep 01 2018.

o   Booking reference is: “CCAS”

o   Does not include airport transfers

-          Room Reservation:

o   Availability of rooms are not guaranteed. They are allocated on a first come/first serve basis.

o   The booking becomes a firm reservation with payment of a 1 day deposit by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex)

How to arrive

The Hewanorra International Airport is approximately 90 minutes driving distance.


Professor Clive Landis - Chair Organising Committee
Lourdes Soriano Rouco - CCAS Committee Member
Erik Sickmann – Sickmann Congres Organisatie, The Netherlands
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Tel. +31 6 45693847


The official language of the conference is English.


A social program will be organised.


It is recommended to arrange your own health and travel insurance. The meeting organisers are not liable for any injuries or damages that may occur during the meeting.

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Towards treatments to cure HIV infection: developing to tools for HIV latency [ ... ]

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Biological mechanisms underlying HIV-1 eradication: lessons learnt from [ ... ]

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César Núñez, MD, MPH


Dr César Núñez leads the UNAIDS Latin American [ ... ]

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Test, Treat, Defeat in Caribbean Advocacy

Caribbean regional strategic [ ... ]

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Judicial reform for the protection of adolescent women in juvenile detention [ ... ]

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GHESKIO’S Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Centre

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Successes and challenges of implementing juvenile detention reforms: The [ ... ]

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The therapeutic value of cannabis in HIV management

Marcus Day, Doctor [ ... ]

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Drivers of substandard and falsified medicines

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Blue skies thinking on viral elimination strategies

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Detecting, Investigating, and Responding to HIV Transmission Clusters

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