TasP Africa Agenda

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We regret that due to technical difficulties, not all talks were recorded

Workshop Program

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

17:00-18:30 Registration Gaborone Sun Hotel
17:30-18:30 Opening Reception
18:30-20:30 Welcoming Dinner

Director of Ceremonies: Dr. Joseph Makhema
Prayer: Dr. Anthony Ogwu
Welcoming Remarks: Chargé d’Affaires Michael Murphy
Remarks: Justice Unity Dow
Guest of Honor: Dr. K.C.S. Malefho
Vote of Thanks: Dr. Max Essex

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Chair of the Day: Mompati Mmalane
8:40-9:00 Introductory Remarks: Max Essex PDF presentation
9:00-10:30 Treatment as Prevention in Africa: Why now?

Discussion (30 min)

10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Update on Scale-Up of Treatment Programs in Africa

Discussion (20 min)

12:00-12:30 Update on TasP Trials in Africa

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Update on TasP Trials in Africa (continued)

Discussion (30 min)

15:00-15:30 Design & Implementation of TasP Programs in Africa: Part 1

15:30-15:45 Break
15:50-17:30 Design & Implementation of TasP Programs in Africa: Part 1 (continued)

Discussion (30 min)

19:00 Dinner for Out-of-Town Guests

Friday, May 2, 2014

Chair of the Day: Scott Dryden-Peterson
8:40-10:00 Design & Implementation of TasP Programs in Africa: Part 2 (continued)

Discussion (30 min)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 ARVs for Prevention in Uninfected Exposed Populations

Discussion (20 min)
11:00- 12:30 Panel: Practical Aspects of Drug Selection and Supply
Moderator: Tendani Gaolathe
Hermann Bussmann, Josh Mugo, Alex Rinehart Bussmann PDF presentation
Topics covered include:

  • Choosing ARVS
  • Predicting demand
  • Insuring reliable supply
  • Role of generics
  • Drug resistance

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Panel: Costs, Cost-Effectiveness, and Financing
Moderator: Till Bärnighausen PDF presentation
Scott Dryden-Peterson, Mosepele Mosepele, Khumo Seipone Dryden-Peterson PDF presentation Mosepele PDF presentation
Topics to be covered include:

    • Relative cost-effectiveness of different versions of TasP
    • Treatment for all
    • Clinical linkage
    • Viral Load criteria
    • Targeted populations
    • Implications for increased rates of chronic disease

15:30 Buses to Mokolodi Nature Reserve
16:30 Sunset Game Drive
18:00 Bush Braai Dinner

      with Mokolodi dancers

20:30 Buses back to Hotel

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Chair of the Day: Scott Dryden-Peterson
9:15-10:30 Projections for 2020 – Reality Check for Southern Africa
Discussion Leaders: Wafaa El-Sadr, Max Essex
Topics to be covered include:

  • Research results
  • Role of TasP
  • Role of microbicides
  • Role of vaccines
  • Projections of AIDS deaths
  • Projections of incidence
  • Governmental action
  • Funding (Western governments vs. African regional/national)

10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Concluding Panel
Richard Hayes, Joseph Makhema, Nancy Padian, Velephi Okello

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