6th South African HIV & TB Drug Resistance and Treatment Monitoring Workshop, University of Botswana, 7 to 8 November 2011, Gaborone, Botswana.

The Southern Africa Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN) training programme invite you to participate in the 6th South African HIV & TB Drug Resistance and Treatment Monitoring Workshop. This workshop is funded in collaboration with the Free State Initiative on Resistance, Surveillance, and Treatment (FIRST) Study, a research project funded by European Union and the International Development Research Center (IDRC), the University of the Western Cape CDC/PEPFAR program, the Africa Centre/CAPRISA CDC program and the Botswana Ministry of Health, Botswana.

This was a large and very successful workshop, which was attended by 225 participants.

Please visit the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN) website for more information on our activities. If you are interested in HIV and TB drug resistance , molecular epidemiology and bioinformatics courses in Africa, please visit our training section.

We have also a blog on this successful HIV & TB drug resistance workshop in Botswana  and  can also see the press coverage on our work on HIV & TB drug resistance in Africa.


The workshop programme will follow the same successful format held at the University of the Western Cape in 2008 and at the University of the Free State in 2009 and 2010 and will include presentations of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment programmes and clinical cases management in the developing world, including South Africa, Botswana and Brazil. This year, we have expanded to cover TB resistance.

The workshop is targeted at clinicians, clinical virologists, nurses, medical students and researchers working in the public and private sector who are currently involved in the treatment of patients with HIV and TB in Southern Africa.

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Please submit application forms to:
Ms Anthea van Blerk
Tel: +27 21 938-0851
Fax: +27 21 938-0526
Email: Anthea.Van.Blerk@mrc.ac.za

Costs: Attendance at the Workshop is Free*
*However applicants are responsible for all accommodation and travel costs. A limited number of travel sponsorships will be available to clinicians that can not afford the travel costs and who will contribute to the workshop.

Organizers: Ava Avalos, Madisa Mine, Tendani Gaolathe, Cloete Van Vuurren, Chris Seebgrets & Tulio de Oliveira

Sponsors: the CDC/PEPFAR program at the Africa Centre/CAPRISA and at the University of the Western Cape, the European Commission (EC) program at the South African MRC.

The workshop is organized by: The Botswana/Harvard Partnership, the Botswana Ministry of Health, the South African Medical Research Council and the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Workshop presenters:

Prof. Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Rega Institute, Belgium

Prof. Amilcar Tanuri, UFRJ/Columbia, Brazil/United States of America

Dr. Ava Avalos, Ministry of Health, Botswana

Dr. Catherine Orrell, UCT, South Africa

Prof. Chris Seebregts, MRC, Jembi, South Africa

Dr. Cloete Van Vuuren, UFS, South Africa

Prof. David Katzenstein, Stanford, United States of America

Dr. Diana Dickinson, LSHTM / Botswana HIV Clinicians Society, Botswana

Dr. Dominique Goedhals, UFS, South Africa

Dr. Francesca Conradie, Wits, South Africa

Dr. Gert Van Zyl, Stellenbosh, South Africa

Dr. Gillian Hunt, NICD, South Africa

Dr. Henry Sunpath, MacCord, South Africa

Dr. Krista Dong, iTEACH, South Africa

Dr. Madisa Mine, Botswana/Harvard Partnership, Botswana

Prof. Mark A. Wainberg, McGill University, Canada

Prof. Max Essex , Harvard, United States of America

Dr. Michael Jordan, WHO, Switzerland

Dr. Michelle Gordon, HPP/UKZN, South Africa

Prof. Peter Godfrey-Faussett, LSHTM, United Kingdom

Dr. Ricardo Camacho, Egas Moniz, Portugal

Dr. Richard Lessells, LSHTM / Africa Centre, United Kingdom/South Africa

Dr. Soo-Yon Rhee, Stanford, United States of America

Dr. Tendani Gaolathe, Botswana/Harvard, Botswana

Prof. Thumbi Ndung’u, HPP/UKZN, South Africa

Dr. Tulio de Oliveira, Africa Centre, South Africa

Prof. Vladimir Novitsky, Harvard, United States of America

Prof. Wendy Stevens, Wits/NHLS, South Africa

Links to web-resources

Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN) website at bioafrica.net/saturn

Comprehensive links to HIV treatment, ARVs and drug resistance at HIVDB.

Comprehensive information on antiretroviral therapy in South Africa at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) website.

Page last updated by Tulio de Oliveira, Lungani Ndwandwe and Justen Manasa