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Nov, 2018

The EPIICAL 2nd General Assembly was a fabulous success!

 

Held at the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón on 14th to 16th November 2018, the 2nd EPIICAL General Assembly welcomed around 50 scientists and healthcare professionals working together to establish new scientific efforts leading to HIV remission in children.

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Nov, 2018

2nd EPIICAL General Assembly meeting, 14-16 November 2018, Madrid

 

Madrid will play host to the 2nd EPIICAL General Assembly meeting from November 14th to 16th 2018. We look forward to welcoming our project partners from 26 organisations across 4 different continents for a stimulating and engaging 3 days together. ViiV Healthcare, who finances the milestone project, will also be represented.

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Oct, 2018

ZIKAction Consortium meeting in Rio de Janeiro, 3-5 November, 2018

 

On November 3rd-5th the annual ZIKAction Consortium meeting will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Around 40 researchers, health professionals and project managers from partner organizations are planning to participate in the meeting which aims at overviewing the ongoing project studies and setting goals for the upcoming year.

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Oct, 2018

CHAPAS team win EDCTP Outstanding Research Team Prize

 

Congratulations to the CHAPAS paediatric HIV trials team! It has been awarded the prestigious European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) prize for Outstanding Research Team. The EDCTP prize recognises the team’s scientific excellence, and their major contribution to strengthening clinical research capacity in Africa, and networking between the partners. The CHAPAS (Children with HIV in Africa – Pharmacokinetics and Acceptability of Simple antiretroviral regimens) team has worked together for over a decade. It includes partners in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, the Netherlands and the UK. Their research focuses on […]

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Oct, 2018

SMILE clinical trial: Perinatal HIV Research Unit is first African site to open for recruitment

 

A warm welcome to the PHRU based in Soweto, South Africa, as the SMILE clinical trial’s first African site. In the few days they have been recruiting: Dr Avy Violari (Principal Investigator) and colleagues have already screened three trial participants. We wish them the best success in achieving their goal of 50 children joining SMILE from the greater Johannesburg area in the coming months.

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Oct, 2018

EPIICAL: enrollment has completed in the CARMA study!

 

September saw the CARMA study complete its enrollment target of 40 patients. Reservoir size assays have been performed, and primary statistical analyses are ongoing. Over the coming weeks, some results relating immunological and virological assays will be released and discussed internally within the EPIICAL Consortium at General Assembly meeting in November.

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Sep, 2018

Venetonight 2018 – The European Researchers’ Night

 

On 28th September, in over 340 cities all across Europe and in neighbouring countries, EU-funded scientists will present their work to the public through fun learning activities. European Researchers’ Night is an open science event that makes science and the work of scientists familiar to audiences all over Europe. Over the course of the day and throughout the night, children, adolescents, adults, older people, students and entrepreneurs can get to know more about science through workshops, meetings with researchers, lectures and laboratory visits.

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