Conference committees

An open letter from your AIDS 2020 Conference Coordinating Committee

We are proud of the communities we are – people living with HIV; men who have sex with men, transgender people, and other LGBTQI people; racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous people, immigrants and refugees; sex workers and people who inject drugs. We are scientists, clinicians and community advocates. We represent an international community, a United States and other countries around the globe that are resisting divisive politics and united in this historic and collective fight to end the HIV epidemic. Read the full letter here.

  • Conference Coordinating Committee
  • Community and Leadership Programme Committee (CLPC)
  • Scientific Programme Committee (SPC)

Co-Chairs

AIDS 2020 International Chair
Anton Pozniak, United Kingdom
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust
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AIDS 2020 Local Co-chair, Oakland
Cynthia Carey-Grant, United States
formerly Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases
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AIDS 2020 Local Co-chair, San Francisco
Monica Gandhi, United States
University of California, San Francisco
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IAS Representatives

IAS President-Elect
Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Malaysia
University of Malaya
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IAS Regional Representative
Marina Klein, Canada
McGill University Health Care
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IAS Executive Director
Kevin Osborne, Switzerland
International AIDS Society
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UN Joint Programme Representatives

UN Joint Programme
Andrew Ball
World Health Organization
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UN Joint Programme
Mandeep Dhaliwal
United Nations Development Programme
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UN Joint Programme
Morten Ussing
The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS
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Civil Society Partners

Erika Castellanos, The Netherlands
Global Action for Trans Equality
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Rico Gustav, Netherlands
The Global Network of People Living with HIV

Jessica Whitbread, Canada
International Community of Women with HIV/AIDS (ICW)
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Mary Ann Torres, Canada
International Council of AIDS Service Organizations
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Trevor Stratton, Canada
International Indigenous HIV and AIDS Community
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Local and Regional Partners

Local Scientific Partner
Judith Auerbach, United States
University of California, San Francisco
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Regional Scientific Partner
Chris Beyrer, United States
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Local Community Partner
Joe Hollendoner, United States
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
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Regional Community Partner
Kathie Hiers, United States
AIDS Alabama
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Local Leadership Partner
Hyman Maurice Scott, United States
San Francisco Department of Public Health
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Regional Leadership Partner
Bruce Richman, United States
Prevention Access Campaign
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Programme Committee Co-Chairs

IAS SPC Co-Chair
Beatriz Grinsztejn, Brazil
Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Disease – Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
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Local/Regional CLPC Co-Chair
Carole Treston, United States
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
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International SPC Co-Chair
Annette Sohn, Thailand
TREAT Asia/amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research
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Leadership CLPC Co-Chair
Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Thailand
Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health
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Local/Regional SPC Co-Chair
Steffanie Strathdee, United States
University of California, San Diego
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International CLPC Co-Chair
Vuyiseka Dubula, South Africa
Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, Stellenbosch University
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Youth Representative

Manuel Venegas, United States
University of Washington
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Co-Chairs

Carole Treston, United States
Local/Regional Co-Chair
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Carole Treston has been Executive Director of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) since 2017. ANAC supports development, engagement and leadership of nurses in HIV related issues. In Philadelphia in 1988, she co-developed one of the first comprehensive family-centred HIV/AIDS programmes in the US, which led to development of the Ryan White Title IV/Part D programmes. A registered nurse, Carole has served as study nurse/coordinator on numerous NIAID and NICHD protocols, including the PACTG076 study, the initial PMTCT effort. From 2002 to 2006, she was the Director of Operations for the PACTG/IMPAACT Group, where she contributed to expansion of clinical research sites in South Africa, Thailand and Zimbabwe, and facilitated collaboration with the Adolescent Trials Network. More recently, Carole was Executive Director of AIDS Alliance for Children Youth and Families, a policy and advocacy organization; here, she was principal investigator on CDC, HRSA and HVTN/NVREI projects focused on community education and involvement in health literacy and engagement. She has a Master’s in public health/health policy from Columbia University and is certified through the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and an appointed member of the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board.

Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Thailand
Leadership Co-Chair
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Midnight Poonkasetwattana has been Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) since 2011. With many years of experience in multi-sectorial partnerships with governments, donors and the United Nations, Midnight particularly enjoys working with community groups and civil society organizations to build their capacity to better promote the rights of gender and sexual minorities. His work as APCOM’s Executive Director has been globally recognized through various awards and honours, such as the Mark King’s MyFabulousDisease.com’s 16 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2016 and the “IAPAC 150” Pioneers in AIDS Response. Midnight is also a member of various advisory and steering committees, including the global IDAHOT committee, an international advisory group member on the Dignity Network, and a civil society International Steering Committee member of the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund. Previously, Midnight worked for Purple Sky Network, where he engaged with men who have sex with men and transgender communities in the Greater Mekong areas. He previously supported the implementation of HIV and human rights programmes in various countries throughout Asia and Eastern Europe as part of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Midnight completed his Masters in globalization and development in 2009 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola, South Africa
International Co-Chair
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Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola is the Executive Director of the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at the University of Stellenbosch. Previously, she led the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in multiple roles since 2001, including being TAC’s General Secretary (executive director) for eight years. She filled several roles in Sonke Gender Justice from 2014 to 2017, among them Manager of Policy Development and Advocacy and Programmes Director for Community Education and Mobilisation. She served on two high-level Ministerial Advisory Committees on Leadership, Governance and Service Delivery and on the Ministerial Committee on Medicines Procurement. She has been a board member of the Office of Health Standards and Compliance and a member of the UNAIDS High Level Commission on HIV Prevention. She has been openly living with HIV for 17 years, and has been a leader of PLHIV by serving on the South African National AIDS Council. Her many awards include the Global Leadership Award from Acacia Global (2015) and the John Lloyd Foundation Leadership Award (2010), as well as recognition by the University of Oslo as a “courageous leader” (2004). She is currently completing her PhD at the School of Built Environment and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her postgraduate studies at Stellenbosch University focused on HIV/AIDS management in the workplace.

Members

Andrea Weddle, United States
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Andrea Weddle, MSW, is the Executive Director of the HIV Medicine Association, which provides a professional home and advocacy voice within the Infectious Diseases Society of America for HIV medical providers and researchers who practice primarily in the US. In this position, she oversees the association’s education, membership and policy and advocacy activities. She has extensive experience in healthcare financing with a focus on Medicaid, the Ryan White HIV Program and the Affordable Care Act. Andrea has a Master’s in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Professional Writer’s Certificate from Georgetown University’s Professional Development Program.

Andriy Klepikov, Ukraine
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Andriy Klepikov is the Founding and Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Health, one of the largest HIV- and TB-focused NGOs in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe. With over 100 staff members, the alliance implements a comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care programme, as well as programmes on TB, HCV and other diseases. Its portfolio includes nationwide, regional and global projects funded by the Global Fund, PEPFAR, the Dutch Government and France’s 5% Initiative. Andriy manages one of the largest harm reduction programmes globally with field-level NGOs, reaching over 200,000 people who inject drugs annually. He is leading the transition to state funding of the largest opioid substitution therapy programme in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). He manages the TB/MDR TB programme in Ukraine and leads advocacy efforts to access hepatitis C treatment, including managing a direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment programme for key populations with over 98% success. Andriy also supervises the alliance’s regional portfolio, which includes over 20 EECA countries.

Duane Morrisseau-Beck, Canada
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Duane Morrisseau-Beck brings his background in health, social policy, programme development and human rights  to the fight against the HIV/AIDS fight epidemic. As a Métis citizen living with HIV for 27 years, Duane has been involved in HIV education, policy, programme and advocacy initiatives for Indigenous peoples in Canada. In 2016, Duane received the HIV Exceptional Leadership Award for his dedication, passion, leadership and commitment to the Indigenous AIDS movement in Canada. On the international front, Duane became the first Métis citizen to be part of the Indigenous Fellowship Programme offered by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. Duane is the past President of the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Ken Morrison, Mexico
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Ken Morrison is an HIV advocate and policy expert, who also has worked extensively at the community level to understand and address social capital, stigma and discrimination. He has over 30 years of experience in international public health. He is a Senior Fellow at Iris Group and part-time professor at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico. During 10 years at Futures Group (now Palladium), Ken served on the leadership team for USAID flagship health policy projects. He has also worked extensively in organizing HIV-related international and regional conferences. As a consultant working on gender equality and social inclusion, HIV, policy and advocacy and improved service delivery for key populations, he works globally and provides STTA in fluent English, French and Spanish. His expertise includes strategic planning, evidence-based policy development, translating research to programming, combination prevention, M&E, health and human rights, building social capital in marginalized communities and cultural responses to AIDS.

Marsha Jones, United States
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Marsha Jones, a Texas native, is co-founder and Executive Director of The Afiya Center. She holds Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is a graduate of the Black AIDS Institute's African American HIV University (Science and Community Mobilizing Fellowship Program) and Tyndale Theology School. Marsha has served on various boards and capacities in service to and honour of black women. She is a national grassroots organizer, community mobilizer, professional speaker and health educator with a commitment to transforming women and girls’ lives. She is pledged to the development of leadership and engagement of activism among women by challenging harmful systemic and political constructs to advance the economic, health and safety of women and girls.

Phylesha Brown-Acton, New Zealand
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Phylesha Brown-Acton is a trans and community activist who has served LGBTQI and Pasifika communities for over 25 years, in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and the Pacific region. She is the founder and Director of F’INE Pasifika Aotearoa, which provides navigation support services to Pasifika LGBTQI peoples and their families in Auckland. Phylesha plays key roles in global leadership and governance and is a Harvard Business School graduate in Global Women’s Leadership. Phylesha’s governance roles consist of being a board member of ICASO, Auckland Pride Festival and Indigenous Maori & Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation. She is also the Co-Chairperson of the Asia Pacific Transgender Network.

Sophie Dilmitis, Zimbabwe
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Sophie Dilmitis has lived with HIV for 25 years, and her work in HIV, grounded in human rights, has extended beyond founding an NGO in Zimbabwe to regional and international levels. In 2001, Sophie founded the youth-led Choose Life. She developed a comprehensive sexuality education and HIV training programme, implemented in 30 schools and reaching over 7,000 young people. Regionally, Sophie trained young people living with HIV to facilitate workshops on stigma and disclosure and built capacity to deliver prevention programmes. From 2006 to 2011, Sophie worked for the World YWCA and developed and implemented its global strategy on SRHR and HIV. Since 2012, her work has focused on the rights of women living with HIV and how funding supports progress toward gender equality. Sophie is the Global Coordinator for Women4GlobalFund, uniting diverse women’s rights advocates, women living with HIV and women directly affected by TB and malaria to advance gender equality through the Global Fund.

Sudha Balakrishnan, UNICEF
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Sudha is a physician and public health professional from India with over 20 years of experience in the development sector at the country, regional and global level. She has managed large and diverse public health portfolios, convened strategic partnerships and lead several projects and programmes in emergency health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS. She has been with UNICEF for thirteen years and is currently part of the global team reshaping UNICEF's adolescent HIV strategy for programming at scale, with efficiency and equity, harnessing new technologies, products, solutions and novel analytics. She is passionate about combining youth power with the force of digital technologies to transform the way we work with and for adolescents and young people.

Tim Sladden, UNFPA
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Tim Sladden is a technical advisor with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). He has an MPH and has worked as researcher, epidemiologist and disease prevention expert in the UK, Australia, the Pacific and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. His work within UNFPA covers support for key and other vulnerable populations, co-leading the Interagency Working Group on SRHR/HIV Linkages (to strengthen linkages between HIV and broader SRHR programmes) and the Interagency Working Group on HIV and Key Populations (to coordinate community-led programmes with and for key populations). His work focuses on developing human rights-based, people-centred services and community empowerment for reducing risk of HIV infection.

 

Co-Chairs

Annette Sohn, Thailand
International Co-Chair
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Dr Annette Sohn is a paediatric infectious diseases physician and the Director of TREAT Asia, a programme of amfAR in Bangkok, Thailand. She oversees the implementation of TREAT Asia’s portfolio of HIV research, education and training, as well as community advocacy and policy activities. Research is conducted in collaboration with a regional network of adult and paediatric clinical sites in 14 countries and territories that are part of the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Cohort Consortium. Her own research focuses on long-term treatment outcomes of children and adolescents, and transitions from paediatric to adult HIV care. She is a member of the World Health Organization’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee on HIV and Viral Hepatitis and Global Validation Advisory Committee on Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis. She is also a member of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Beatriz Grinsztejn, Brazil
IAS Co-Chair
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Beatriz Grinsztejn is an infectious diseases physician and researcher at the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases-Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the Director of the STD/AIDS Clinical Research Laboratory and principal investigator of the FIOCRUZ HIV Prevention and Therapeutic Clinical Trials Unit at FIOCRUZ. The unit is affiliated to the HIV Prevention Trials Network, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group and the ANRS, and implements prevention and therapeutic clinical trials and cohort studies. Dr Grinsztejn is the Brazilian principal investigator for the Caribbean, Central and South America network for HIV epidemiology of the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS. She is a member of the Brazilian Ministry of Health ART and PrEP Advisory Committees, PAHO Technical Advisory Committee and PrEP Task Force, and the UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel. Dr Grinsztejn is a faculty member of the Masters and PhD Degree Program on Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.

Steffanie Strathdee, United States
Local/Regional Co-Chair
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Steffanie A Strathdee is Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. A Canadian-American, she is also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins and Simon Fraser universities. She co-directs UCSD’s International Core of the Center for AIDS Research and the new Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH). An infectious disease epidemiologist, she has spent the past two decades focusing on HIV prevention in marginalized populations in developing countries and has published more than 600 peer reviewed articles. Currently, she leads a multidisciplinary team of research on HIV risk behaviours among people who inject drugs on the Mexico-US border; in this team, she developed one of the first interventions for female sex workers who inject drugs. In 2009, Dr Strathdee and her team were awarded the Leadership Award in International Collaboration from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which also granted her a merit award for her research in Tijuana.

Track A: Basic and translational research

Denise Hsu, Thailand
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Dr Denise Hsu is a Research Physician at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr Hsu received her medical degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, with first-class honours. She completed fellowships in clinical immunology and allergy and in immunopathology. She received her PhD from UNSW, Sydney, and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Her current research involves both laboratory bench work and clinical trials, focusing on assessing potential HIV cure interventions and investigating the impact of HIV on the central nervous system. Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Melanie Ott, United States
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Dr Melanie Ott obtained an MD degree from the University of Frankfurt in Germany and a PhD from the Picower Graduate School of Molecular Medicine in New York. In 1998, she started her own research group at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany, under the leadership of Nobel laureate Harald zur Hausen to study HIV pathogenesis and a new emerging pathogen at the time, hepatitis C virus (HCV). In 2002, she moved her lab to the Gladstone Institutes, where she continued to work on HIV and HCV pathogenesis and more broadly on the host-virus interface. She has focused much of her work on the role of reversible protein acetylation in HIV transcription, especially the viral Tat protein, and identifying molecular mechanisms controlling viral latency. Dr Ott is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Track B: Clinical research

François Venter, South Africa
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Prof Willem Daniel Francois Venter, FCP (SA), PhD (Wits), Dip HIV Man (SA), DTM&H (Wits) is based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He leads multiple antiretroviral treatment optimization studies and has an active interest in public sector access to HIV services. He is working on new first- and second-line antiretroviral options, patient linkage to care interventions and HIV self-testing projects. He has led large PEPFAR-funded HIV programmes in South Africa and has been represented on South African and regional HIV guidelines for over a decade, having done almost all his training within South Africa. He has been involved in several human rights cases involving HIV within the southern African region.

Roy Gulick, United States
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Dr Roy Gulick is Rochelle Belfer Professor in Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. His research interests include designing, conducting and analysing clinical trials to refine antiretroviral therapy strategies for HIV treatment and prevention and assessing antiretroviral agents with new mechanisms of action. He serves as principal investigator of the Cornell-New Jersey HIV Clinical Trials Unit of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group and the HIV Prevention Trials Network, sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection, a member of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Committee and a board member of the International Antiviral Society-USA. He has presented at national and international meetings and published widely.

Track C: Epidemiology and prevention research

Andrew Grulich, Australia
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Prof Andrew Grulich leads the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is Past President of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, a past board member of the International AIDS Society and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. Prof Grulich leads research on the prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in gay men. He was principal investigator of the Opposites Attract study, one of the cornerstones of the U=U campaign, and co-PI of the EPIC-NSW study of population-based PrEP roll out.

Jared Baeten, United States
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Dr Jared Baeten is Vice Chair and Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the prevention of HIV-1 and other sexually transmitted infections including clinical trials of novel prevention interventions, epidemiologic studies of risk factors for HIV-1 transmission and biobehavioural and implementation science research aimed at optimizing prevention delivery. He led the Partners PrEP Study and MTN-020/ASPIRE, randomized clinical trials that proved the efficacy of tenofovir-based pills and the dapivirine vaginal ring as pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV-1 acquisition.

Track D: Social and behavioural research

Kenneth Ngure, Kenya
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Prof Kenneth Ngure, MPH, MSc, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Global Health and the Chair of the Department of Community Health of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor of the Department of Global Health, University of Washington, and affiliated to the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease of the Kenya Medical Research Institute and visiting scientist at Kenyatta National Hospital. Prof Ngure is a behavioural scientist and a member of the Behavioral Research Group of the Microbicides Trials Network and the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network. Kenneth has been appointed to an expert committee on clinical trials of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya. Kenneth has over 20 years’ public health leadership experience in diverse HIV/AIDS research settings in sub-Saharan Africa, including working as a Program Director for the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (Kenyan Chapter) and has consulted for organizations such as the World Health Organization.

Nabila El-Bassel, United States
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Dr Nabila El-Bassel is a Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Director of the Social Intervention Group, a multidisciplinary centre focused on developing and testing prevention and intervention approaches to reducing HIV, substance use and gender-based violence and disseminating evidence-based solutions to communities. Dr El-Bassel is also the Director of the Columbia University Global Health Research Center of Central Asia She has conducted social behavioural research on HIV, substance use and the opioid epidemic and gender-based violence in areas such as the US, Asia and the Middle East. Her research focuses on couples, families, communities and structural interventions, and targets key populations. She is a principal investigator of a T32 NIDA-funded pre- and post-doc training programme on HIV and substance use implementation science in the criminal justice system and is a PI on an NIMH national training programme on HIV prevention science for research scientists from underrepresented communities. She is the PI on the NIDA HEALing Communities Study.

Track E: Implementation research, economics, systems and synergies with other health and development sectors

Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Vietnam
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Khuat Thi Hai Oanh is a medical doctor with a Master’s in Reproductive and Sexual Health SRH research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She founded the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) in 2010 and is its Executive Director. SCDI focuses on the well-being of the most marginalized populations, including sex workers, people who use drugs and people living with HIV, their children, LGBTQI and undocumented and indigenous people, through community empowerment, enabling environments and impactful programmes. Oanh chairs APCASO’s Council of Representatives and Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP), and serves as Southern CSO alternate on the UHC2030 Steering Committee. In 2017, Forbes Vietnam listed her among the 50 most influential Vietnamese women.

Stefan Baral, Canada
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Stefan Baral is a physician epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Stefan completed fellowship training in community medicine as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and family medicine with the Canadian Council of Family Physicians. In collaboration with others, Stefan has supported studies focused on characterizing the burden and determinants of HIV and effective HIV prevention and treatment strategies for gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender women and female sex workers across western, central and southern Africa.

Track F: Political research, law, policy and human rights

Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, South Africa
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Tshepo Ricki Kgositau’s academic background is in international human rights law and diplomacy from Monash University. Ricki is passionate about legal and policy reform in the Southern Africa region as a means to advancing socio-economic justice and accountability; in 2017, she won a constitutional case seeking legal gender recognition in the High Court of Botswana. She is the former Director of Gender DynamiX, the oldest trans-focused NGO in Africa, and a stalwart in movement building, having co-founded a sub-regional collective of trans organizations, the Southern Africa Trans Forum. Ricki is also a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. She is the Executive Director of Accountability International, making her the first black, young African and transgender woman to head up an international NGO. Accountability International’s work focuses on holding leaders accountable for human rights, international and continental human rights law, and policy and developmental commitments they are signatories to; this is a way to increase accountability towards those still left behind or excluded.

Eric Goosby, United States
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Eric Goosby is a Professor of Medicine and Director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy, Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco. In 2015, the UN Secretary-General appointed him the UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis. Previously, he served in the Obama Administration as Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, overseeing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy. As CEO and CMO of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, he played a key role in the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS national treatment scale-up plans in China, Rwanda, South Africa, and Ukraine. During the Clinton Administration, Eric was Director of the Ryan White Care Act in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and served as Deputy Director of the White House National AIDS Policy Office and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy at HHS.

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