EACS 2019: European AIDS Conference, Basel

About EACS 2019

The European AIDS Conference unites HIV specialists from across Europe. Taking place every two years, EACS is a not-for-profit organization that aims to reduce the burden that HIV creates on people living with the virus in Europe. EACS 2019 marks the 17th meeting of it’s kind, taking place in Basel, Switzerland from 06-09 November.

“We are looking forward to joining our scientific and community partners at EACS 2019 in Basel.

We are very proud of the progress we have made together in challenging HIV treatment paradigms and we know we still have more to do.

For ViiV Healthcare, this is an important opportunity to share key data that support our commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse HIV population and continue the dialogue with the broader HIV community on how we can bring a more holistic approach to HIV care.”

Tim Tordoff, Senior Vice President and Head of the Europe Region, ViiV Healthcare

ViiV Healthcare at EACS 2019

This year at EACS, we’ll be hosting a variety of events, ranging from new data presentations and scientific engagements; to open workshops and community events, run in partnership with some of Europe’s leading HIV patient advocacy groups.

If you’re attending EACS 2019 in person then please come and say hello. You can find us at Booth 12.

For those interested in the conversation online, you can keep up to date with Basel by following us across Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Sponsored symposium

Discover how our recent evidence is being put in to practice through data presentation and case study discussion:

ViiV Healthcare Sponsored Symposium
12:15 – 13:30, Thursday 7 November
San Francisco Room, Congress Centre Basel
This event will discuss products and is for healthcare professionals only.

In addition to the sponsored symposium, we will be presenting 17 abstracts showing the latest scientific breakthroughs in HIV research.

Implementation Science workshop

Ahead of EACS, we'll be running a free Implementation Science workshop, exploring how we can begin to bridge the gap between clinical data and real-world outcomes. During the four-hour workshop, we’ll help demystify the world of Implementation Science and support participants as they master the basics of ImpSci in order to apply in their day-to-day practice.

08:00 - 12;00, Wednesday 6th November
Boston 1-3, Congress Centre Basel
This event is free to attend for all EACS 2019 attendees

Read more about our approach to Implementation Science:

Community Panel: #HIVhaschanged

Thanks to treatment advances, the HIV epidemic has been transformed over recent decades; yet there is more to do.

At EACS 2019, we’ll be focusing on the challenge that remains for the HIV response in attaining not just viral suppression, but quality of life for people living with HIV; and asking the question: how can we evolve our expectations of life with HIV – from not just ‘surviving’ but ‘thriving’ with HIV.

18:30 - 21:00, Friday 8th November
Helvetia 1 and 2, Swissotel Le Plaza, Basel
This event will be a closed event - but please visit our unbranded Booth 12 to share your view on how HIV has changed and what more needs to be done!

Join our live Twitter Q&A during EACS 2019!

15:00 - 16:30, Friday 8th November

We are also hosting a live Twitter Q&A during EACS This will focus on general issues to do with health-related quality of life with HIV e.g. patient empowerment, healthy living etc.' There, our expert panel will answer your questions about how #HIVhaschanged and how we can live well with HIV

This will include some issues related to living longer such as stigma, loneliness and navigating the healthcare system in the context of how to involve PLWH in the overall care rather than any focus on treatment decisions; as well as challenging our current thinking to evolve towards a more holistic approach to HIV care.

This holistic approach to HIV care involves:

  • People living with HIV being empowered to have a more active role in their care decisions through an open and active dialogue with their healthcare professionals to ensure both their physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Encouraging and supporting people living with HIV to plan for their long-term health related quality of life

Today this shift is more pressing as the HIV population aging and will need to evaluate their care at each step along their HIV journey.

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