INTEREST 2018 – Presentations

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018

 Welcome from the conference co-chairs
 Nsanzimana, Sabin 2017Sabin Nsanzimana, MD, MSc, PhD(c)
(Not yet available)

Rwanda Biomedical Center, Rwanda
 Hankins, Catherine 2012Catherine Hankins, MD, PhD, FRCP, CM
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, The Netherlands / Canada
 Katabira, Elly 2009 kleinElly Katabira, MD, FRCP
(Not yet available)

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
 Official opening session - Collaborate and Share Best Practice
 Current status of HIV in Rwanda
Jeanine Condo, MD, PhD
Rwanda Biomedical Center, Rwanda
 Umutesi, Geraldine 2018 120x180Community perspective on progress in Rwanda
Geraldine Umutesi, BSc
Imbuto Foundation, Rwanda
 Kiragu, Karusa 2018The Road to 90-90-90: Progress in HIV prevention and treatment scale-up in sub-Saharan Africa
Karusa Kiragu, PhD
UNAIDS Country Director, Uganda
 Session 1 - Susceptibility to HIV and novel HIV prevention technologies
 Jaspan, Heather 2018 120x160HIV risk in young women: vaginal microbiome, inflammatory cytokines, and structural and behavioural determinants
(Not available)

Heather Jaspan, MD, PhD
Seattle Children’s Research Institute / University of Cape Town, USA / South Africa
 Mugo, Nelly 2015_120Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis
Nelly Mugo, MD, MBCH, MMed, MPH
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
 Mgodi, Nyaradzo 2018Novel HIV prevention methods for women
Nyaradzo Mgodi, MBChB, MMed
University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
 Oral Abstract presentations I
 Facility-based HIV self-testing for outpatients dramatically increases HIV testing
in Malawi: 
a cluster randomized trial
(Not yet available)

Frackson Nuka
Shaba, Malawi
 Equity not equality of services: Case of HIV Differentiated Service Delivery Model (DSDM) in Rwanda
Muhayimpundu Ribakare,
Rwanda
 PrEP uptake among pregnant and postpartum women: results from a large implementation program within routine maternal child health (MCH) clinics in Kenya
(Not yet available)

John Kinuthia,
Kenya
 Leave no stone unturned: multiple structural response for KP programming
in Swaziland

Bhekizitha Sithole,
Swaziland
 Session 2 - Implications for HIV prevention and treatment
of projected demographic shifts in Africa

 20160908 Med 0102At the precipice: demographics and the risk of losing control of the HIV epidemic
Mark Dybul, MD
Georgetown University / Joep Lange Institute, USA
 Opening Day Formal Debate - Resolved: It is the responsibility of research funding organizations and researchers to ensure access, uptake, and adherence to free, onsite oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis as the standard of care for all participants at risk for HIV infection in all HIV prevention clinical trials.
 Rees, Helen 2018 120x160First Speaker for the proposition
Helen Rees, MD, MA, MRCGP
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa
 First Speaker against the proposition
Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTMH, DCH, FCP (SA), PhD
South African Medical Research Council, South Africa

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

 Session 3 - Update on HIV vaccines and the promise of a cure
 HIV vaccine pipeline and progress
(Not available)

Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTMH, DCH, FCP (SA), PhD
South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
 Williamson, Carolyn 2018HIV cure: current status and implications for the future
Carolyn Williamson, PhD
University of Cape Town / National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa
  Session 4 - Factors influencing progress towards 90-90-90 across Africa
 Allen, Susan 2018 120x180HIV Testing (including early infant diagnosis)
Susan Allen, MD, MPH
Emory University / Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, USA
 Ford, Nathan 2018_120x160Antiretroviral treatment initiation and retention
Nathan Ford, MPH, PhD, FRCPE
World Health Organization, Switzerland
 Ondoa, Pascale 2018 120x160Improving access to and utilization of viral load testing for better patient management
Pascale Ondoa, MD, MSC, PhD
African Society for Labatory Medicine, The Netherlands

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018

 Session 5 - Co-infections
 Muhwa, Chakaya Jeremiah 2018 120x160Tuberculosis epidemiology and prospects for control
Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa, MD
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
 Padayatchi, Nesri 2018Contrasting cultures of TB and HIV
Nesri Padayatchi, MBChB, DCH, DTM&H, DPH, DHSM, MS, PhD
Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa
 Oyeleke, Ganiyat 2018 120x160Hepatitis elimination in SSA: what will it take?
Ganiyat Oyeleke, MD
Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
 Session 6 - Mentoring the next generation of African scientist
 Kateera, Federick 2018 120x160Frederick Kateera, MD, PhD
Partners In Health, Rwanda
 Bukusi, Elizabeth 2012Elizabeth Bukusi, MBChB, MMed, MPH, PhD, PGD, MBE
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
 Utumatwishima, Jean 2018 120x160Jean N. Utumatwishima, MD, MPH
Ruhengeri Referral Hospital, Rwanda
 Uwineza, Annette 2018 120x160Annette Uwineza, MD, PhD
University of Rwanda, Rwanda
 Oral Abstract presentations II
 Pilot implementation of point of care early infant hiv diagnosis in Kenya
Collins Odhiambo,
Kenya
 A cross-country unit cost analysis of community-based HIV selftest kit distribution in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Collin Mangenah,
Zimbabwe
 Secondary distribution of HIV self-tests as a way to promote HIV testing among male partners of young women: subgroup analysis from a randomized trial
Kawango Agot,
Kenya
 School health nursing programme for adolescents
Nadia Ahmed,
South Africa
 Session 7 - Ending AIDS in Rwanda - political and financial considerations
 Patrick Ndimubanzi, Honorourable Minister of Public Health and Primary Health Care
(Not yet available)
Rwanda
 Jean-Marie Vianney Gatabazi, Governor Northern Province of Rwanda
(Not yet available)

Rwanda
 Sage Semafara
(Not yet available)

Rwanda

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018

 Session 8 - Implementation science and Integrated strategies:
What success looks like

 Implementation science methods and approaches to introduction of novel tools and programmes
Nicolette Naidoo, MPH, PhD(c)
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa
 Njeuhmeli_Emmanuek, 2018 120x160Mathematical modelling and prioritisation strategies for cost-effective voluntary medical male circumcision in Africa
Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, MD, MPH, MBA
USAID, Swaziland 
 Reflections by the Chairs of the 12th INTEREST Conference
 Nsanzimana, Sabin 2017Sabin Nsanzimana, MD, MSc, PhD(c)
(Not yet available)

Rwanda Biomedical Center, Rwanda
 Hankins, Catherine 2012Catherine Hankins, MD, Phd, FRCP, CM
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, The Netherlands/ Canada
 Katabira, Elly 2009 kleinElly Katabira, MD, FRCP
(Not yet available)

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda