Tr@inforPedHIV 2016

Tr@inforPedHIV 2016

The course took place from Wednesday 2nd November – Friday 04th November 2016 at Frenchman’s Cove, Port Antonio, Jamaica.

52 delegates attended from various regions in Jamaica plus 2 delegates from Trinidad. There were a mixture of nurses, clinical officers, medical officers, research, site or clinic coordinators, paediatricians, pharmacist and nutritionists.

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.

“excellent; awesome; very good; Some information we could probably try locally; excellent presentation and video; an interesting view; insightful”…

“Group sessions were informative. Cases were discussed and valuable insight was shared. This was a wonderful course and beneficial not only to me as a professional giving care but to my patients and to our country. Thank you”…

“Group work was very interactive and informative, the views discussed were eye opening. The course was very necessary and the topics presented were done by knowledgeable people who presented remarkably”…

“very well organised, loved every moment of it; communication was efficient; great willingness to answer questions; very interactive, great team spirit; organisers were available and accessible, easy to talk to; excellent workshop overall”…

“Thanks to Steve, Charlotte, Carlo and the PENTA Foundation for organising, implementing and facilitating… It was a tremendous learning experience”…

Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 9.3, content covered 9.4 and usefulness 9.4 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores being 9.3.

 

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The course took place from Wednesday 19th October – Friday 21st October 2016 at the Urbaniana University, Rome, Italy.

45 delegates from 18 countries participated in Tr@inforPedHIV 2016. 33 took part in Residential (Residential only or Online + Residential) and 12 completed the online only part with 8 transferring their residential course attendance to 2017.

Presentations were rated highly; the main comments were interesting; useful talks and excellent, engaging presenters.

“fantastic course – thanks very much. Brilliant mix of lectures and seminars/group work and ‘audience’ participation in a non-threatening manner. Feel that I have learnt SO much, so glad I was able to do the course”…

“Dear course organisers, thank you for a fantastic course in a fantastic setting with impressive speakers”…

“overall a very educational and engaging course on paediatric HIV. I have learnt a lot from all the speakers and experts both from the online case discussions as well as course lectures”…

“excellent course. very practical. Good faculty – very approachable and keen to answer questions”…

“Lectures of excellent quality. The lecturers all very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about topics… the course is very useful for nurses working with children with HIV”…

Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations 8.7, content covered 8.8 and usefulness 8.7 all out of a possible 10.

Delegates were complimentary of the venue and location of the course in Rome.

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The course took place from Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd April 2016 at the Plaza San Martin Hotel, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

57 delegates attended from 6 countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).

The delegates commented that the talks were clear, interesting, useful and enjoyable, the information was accessible and topics were relevant.

“Very beautiful, congratulations. It let us know each drug has its pros and cons”…

“High quality. Very good presentation, simple but very clear”…

“It has let us know the difficulties that the patient and the doctor face in each one of the steps of the illness”… 

“Many thanks for the support, a great experience to share experiences with colleagues from all around the world”…

“Excellent very helpful. Congratulations, very good content”…

Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They overall rates were 9.7/10 for presentations, 9.8/10 for content covered and 9.8/10 for usefulness for their practice.

They were mostly complimentary of the hotel and location of the course.

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The course took place from Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th March 2016 at the New Dodoma Hotel, Dodoma, Tanzania.
67 delegates attended from various regions in Tanzania plus 3 delegates from Zambia.
Delegates thought talks were interesting and informative, and the group sessions were valuable as they allowed everyone to share their experiences.

“good adult learning teaching skills and methods i.e video form”… 

“quizzes were educative and helped us to recall and remember learned topics”… 

“very useful for me and I am going to use and disseminate the knowledge to others”…

There were a mixture of nurses, clinical officers, medical officers, research, site or clinic coordinators, paediatricians, pharmacist and nutritionists.Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 9.1, content covered 9.1 and usefulness 9.3 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores being 9.2.

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The course was held on Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th January 2016.
78 delegates attended from all over India. Overall, feedback was very positive:

“it was a good interaction and I can understand the work being done globally against HIV transmission”…

“overall CME was very educative and good practical tips were given”…

“wonderful workshop, really got a global view, more emphasis on situation in India is needed”…

There was a mixture of Paediatricians, Infections Disease consultants, Doctors and Programme Leaders.
Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 8.3, content covered 8.3 and usefulness 8.2 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores being 8.3.
Delegates thought talks were interesting and informative and the group sessiones were valuable as they allowed everyone to share their experiences.

india

The course was held from Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th September, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel, Ufa, Russia.

91 delegates attended from 23 regions in Russia.

Delegates commented that the lecturers gave informative talks and had positive attitudes. Working groups and quizzes were praised for being interactive and keeping delegates focused.

“Wonderful course, perfect organisation, very comfortable environment, interesting social interactions with colleagues”…

“I appreciated the level of organisation, lectures communicated freely with audience and provided very accessible information, I would like to attend this course next year”…

“Thank you very much for giving this opportunity to interact with world experts, alternating lectures and working groups is a very good way to help digest information; we would like to have this course more often”…

“Special thanks to the translators for the excellent work, it was very clear, not monotonous; especially useful topics were disclosure of HIV status and transition of adolescents to adult care”…

“I enjoyed it VERY much. Not a single previous conference has given me so much satisfaction. Everything was luxurious, many thanks”…

Delegates were provided with a course evaluation sheet where they scored between 0-10 on the presentation, content and usefulness.

The overall rates were 9.8/10 for presentations, 9.8/10 for content covered and 9.8/10 for usefulness for their practice.

The delegates also provided useful feedback that we will take into account for planning future training course:

– To include a talk and workshops, covering aspects of work with mothers who refuse treatment for their children

– To include more information on current approach to diagnostics on opportunistic infections (CMV, HSV, toxoplasmosis and PCP)

 

Funding has been agreed for 2 further courses in the region during 2017, and provisionally for 4 more during 2018-9.

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