A UKZN panel discussion: Bringing the 'I' into HIV - New approaches in developing person-centred interventions to fight the HIV epidemic

A UKZN panel discussion on 26 November 2013: 'Bringing the 'I' into HIV - New approaches in developing person-centred interventions to fight the HIV epidemic' as part of World AIDS Day 2013 activities.

The event will take place on Tuesday 26 November 2013 from 12h00-14h00 in the new lecture theatre L7, 3rd floor, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Umbilo Road.

Professor Rob Slotow, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Health Sciences at UKZN, will be the programme director, and our confirmed panelists include:

Professor Alan Whiteside, Executive Director of HEARD

- Prevention is key to stop AIDS: We can't treat our way out of the epidemic

Professor Thumbi N'dungu, K-RITH Investigator

- An HIV-1 vaccine is possible

Professor Salim S Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA

- Promising HIV/AIDS research and implications for health policy and guidelines

Dr Themba Moeti, CEO of Health Systems Trust

- Reflections on patient and community perspectives of translating research innovations into policy and practice

Professor Tulio de Oliveira, Research Professor: College of Health Sciences

- DNA sequencing and bioinformatics for the study of the explosive HIV epidemic in Southern Africa

At the end of the debate, the panellists will be invited to light a candle and pose for a photograph.

An information desk will be set up outside the venue where each organisation will display promotional material.

We are all looking forward to an exciting, informative and energetic debate.

Warm regards

The Organising Committee:

MaryAnn Francis, UKZN; Judith Annakie-Eriksen, CAPRISA; Shela McCullough, HEARD; Linda Mtambo, HEARD; Judith King, Health Systems Trust; Wendy Jasson da Costa, Health Systems Trust; Emma Mackie, K-RITH; Notokozo Majozi, National Health Laboratory Service

News date: 2013-11-08



KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira