The course took place on Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th January 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Chennai City Centre, India.
61 delegates attended from all over South India, Thailand, Uganda and Zambia.
Overall, feedback was very positive:
“Very interactive and informative, knowledge sharing and gaining, practical difficulties discussed well”…
“Thanks to NIRT & PENTA, the sessions have been really good, very inspiring. We are going to share our experience with our team & with the adolescents we serve!”…
“Generally good, interesting case discussions & role plays”…
“Group work – enjoyed… good opportunity to learn from different countries, opportunity to be interactive. Very informative, evidence based training. Learnt about the importance of research and how they are changing management of our patients. Thank you for hosting us. Looking forward to further PENTA-NIRT scientific interactions”…
“Extremely useful, could share experience. Learned a lot. Faculty & the group members cooperated very well. Shall try to implement the knowledge gained in my workplace”…
“Excellent work by the PENTA team & NIRT team”…
There was a mixture of paediatricians, other doctors and nurses. Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 8.6, content covered 8.6 and usefulness 8.7 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores was 8.6.
Delegates thought the talks were interesting and informative, and the group sessions were valuable as they allowed everyone to share their experiences. They also commented on how enjoyable and educative the 3 quizzes were.
The course took place on Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th March 2017 at the Playa Paraiso, Playas, Ecuador.
62 delegates attended from all regions across Ecuador.
Overall, feedback was remarkably positive:
“Excellent knowledge taught, very enriching and with updated knowledge. Moreover, the explanations were very clear and simple”…
“The working group was fruitful, I learnt topics I hadn’t seen before and this opens me multiple activities and strategies to implement in my hospital”…
“Excellent presentation of the topics treated. It gave me knowledge about HIV in Latin America. Interesting to compare the national and the international contexts”…
“Participating in simulated scenarios strengthened my capacity to get to know how to face the different issues with patients and families. Working activities in groups were very useful and with knowledge that will be very useful”…
“Thank you for this excellent course. Congratulations, good flow of information. Extraordinary. The fact that all the team spoke Spanish was excellent”…
“Multidisciplinary work is always advantageous for us because we have the opportunity to interact in different topics. Thank you for the knowledge. Active participating dynamic”…
There was a mixture of paediatricians, other doctors, psychologists, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form. The overall rates were 9.6/10 for presentations, 9.6/10 for content covered and 9.6/10 for usefulness for their practice. Presentations were rated very highly. The delegates commented that the talks were clear, interesting, useful, enjoyable, and the information was accessible and topics were relevant.
They were mostly complimentary of the hotel and location of the course in Ecuador.
The delegates also provided useful feedback that was taken into account for planning future training courses.
The course took place from Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th July 2017 at the Bronte Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Over 80 delegates attended from various regions in Zimbabwe plus 3 delegates from Zambia and 3 from Uganda.
Overall, feedback was very positive – delegates thought talks were interesting and informative, and the group sessions were valuable as they allowed everyone to share their experiences.
“Generally very informative, current data being used. It was also good to get experiences from other doctors”
“Very interactive and gave me an opportunity to learn about other practices in other parts of the world”
“Group work was excellent. It gave real life situations and were a good mode of learning as I was able to reflect on some of the difficult cases I have encountered and this really empowered me on management of future cases”
“This was a very comprehensive workshop on HIV & TB. I learnt new things and the knowledge I had was also reinforced…thank you”
Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organizers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 8.8, content covered 8.9 and usefulness 9 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores being 8.9.
They were mostly complimentary of the organization and the content of the course.
The course took place from Sunday 10th – Tuesday 12th September 2017 at the National Archives, Tehran, Iran.
52 delegates attended from all over Iran – mostly paediatricians and adult infectious disease specialists with a few other health professionals.
Overall, feedback was very positive, delegates thought talks were educational and useful, and the group sessions were valuable as they allowed everyone to share their experiences.
“It was a very good experience for me, thank you very much. I think these conferences should be repeated and we should learn to update our information more and more. Also I appreciate if we can make networks between each other in order to communicate more”
“Group work was perfect and I hope to participate in more of them in the future”
“Appreciate the hard work of the team delivering the training”
They were mostly complimentary of the organization and the content of the course.
The course took place from Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th October 2017 in Pontificia Università Urbaniana Rome, Italy.
34 delegates from 18 countries participated in Tr@inforPedHIV 2017. 27 took part in Residential (Residential only or Online + Residential) and 7 completed the online only part.
The delegates commented that the presentations were rated highly, the main comments were: interesting useful talks and excellent engaging presenters.
“A rigorous and comprehensive course. Excellent facilities. Relaxed atmosphere – comfortable discussing and asking questions”
“Some really enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers. Small groups really useful to raise particular questions and queries”
“Thank you very much! I started my HIV journey basically from scratch and learnt a lot…simply a lot…through the entire course”
“Excellent course…thank you very much! I think I’d like to come back again in the future to consolidate the knowledge”
Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations 8.9, content covered 8.9 and usefulness 9 all out of a possible 10.
They were complimentary of the venue and location of the course in Rome
The course took place from Sunday 19th – Tuesday 21st November 2017 at the Boutique City Hotel, Khabarovsk, Russian Federation.
55 delegates attended from the Russian Federation.
Delegates commented that lecturers gave informative talks and were very welcoming. Working groups and quizzes were praised for being interactive and keeping delegates focussed and learning about young people’s experiences were very useful.
“A lot of thanks to the faculty and organisers, it was very interesting and not tiring. A special thanks to the young people, well done – it allowed me to look at my work from a different point of view. Thank you!!”
“Thank you very much to the organisers for inviting me and also many thanks to speakers for informative topical talks. Thank you for warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and for the staff looking after us very well. Everything was great. A separate thank you and appreciation to the international colleagues, you have reached this remote region in Russia and shared your knowledge, thoughts and ideas with your very accessible talks. Please come to Russia more often…”
“Very useful course. many thanks to organisers (Khabarovsk HIV Centre, UNICEF, PENTA!). excellent presentations, huge amount of useful information, wonderful group sessions and quizzes. It was wonderful to have an opportunity for networking, discussion and to exchange experience with colleagues. Friendly environment…great food. Simultaneous translation was great with perfect knowledge of terminology and language. It was good to meet the young people, who were very open, we learnt a lot from them”
“Very interesting conference, I gained a lot of answers to my questions, we really need these in order to meet colleagues and acquire experience from foreign colleagues. Working groups were useful and interesting. Many thanks to organisers for a comfortable stay”
Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form. The overall rates were 9.9/10 for presentations, 9.9/10 for content covered and 9.9/10 for usefulness for their practice.
They were complimentary of the hotel and location of the course.