CREIDU Colloquium: HIV and HCV treatment as prevention

Hosted by Burnet Institute, the annual Colloquium for the Centre for Research Excellence into Injecting Drug Use (CREIDU) will focus on ‘treatment as prevention’ – using treatment as a method of preventing the spread and harms of HIV and hepatitis C in people who inject drugs.

With an interactive format and exciting mix of speakers, the Colloquium is designed to draw together researchers, affected communities, policy makers and practitioners to discuss this exciting topic.

Among the key speakers are:

  • Professor Gregory Dore

Head, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW, Australia.

  • Professor Lisa Maher

Program Head and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW, Australia.

  • Professor Frederick L. Altice

Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health; Director of Clinical and Community Research;
 Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health; Section of Infectious Diseases, AIDS Program and Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, USA.

  • Niklas Luhmann

Harm Reduction and HIV/AIDS Advisor, Médecins du Monde, France.

  • Ms Annie Madden

Executive Officer of the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL), Australia.

  • Professor Peter Vickerman

Professor in Infectious Disease Modelling at the University of Bristol and a member of LSHTM’s Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group and the Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour (Faculty of Public Health and Policy), UK.

  • Professor Margaret Hellard

Head, Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute; Burnet Associate Director; Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM, Australia.

  • Professor Andrew Lloyd AM

Director Inflammation and Infection Research Centre, UNSW; Visiting Medical Officer, Justice Health, New South Wales.

  • Mr Jack Wallace

Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, Executive Member of the Coalition for the Eradication of Viral Hepatitis in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Dr Nicolas Clark

Medical Officer, Management of Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Date & Time

Wednesday, 16 July, 2014
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM AEST


AMREP Lecture Theatre
75 Commercial Road
Melbourne Vic

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FREE event but registration essential. Register online.

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Liz Nicol

Personal Assistant