What is PentaTr@ining

15 Mar, 2022

PentaTr@ining (formerly ‘Tr@inforPedHIV’) is a groundbreaking training platform for healthcare professionals caring for children, adolescents and pregnant women living with infectious diseases – with a particular focus on HIV and congenital infections. Unique at its inception in 2005, it was established in the framework of the partnership between Penta and the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). The course was initially designed to address topics related to the treatment of children with HIV/AIDS in Western and Eastern Europe. However, the great success of those first experiences has led Penta to adapt and export its training programmes to other resource-limited settings around the globe, including Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Led by a well-established teaching faculty, Penta has developed a scientifically rigorous and patient-centred training model. Our course speakers comprise a mixture of international, regional, and national experts to provide the best expertise and local knowledge. Through PentaTr@ining, healthcare workers are empowered by high-quality training from experienced frontline professionals in the management of HIV and other infectious diseases, and in teaching the clinical aspects of paediatric care. A key strategic aim of our courses is to enhance international networking and forge lasting links of benefit to healthcare providers and their patients, fostering future collaborations and support for clinical care and research.

To date we have carried out some 75 training courses, reaching over 6,000 healthcare workers in 37 countries. Training content has also been translated from English, and courses delivered across a variety of languages – namely Russian, Spanish, French, Georgian and Portuguese. We are currently expanding our teaching curricula on other clinical areas of our research activity (including microbial infections, fungal infections, hepatitis and COVID-19).

Early-bird rates are still available for our upcoming course ‘HIV & other Congenital Infections’. Don’t miss it, sign up here today! 

For more information about PentaTr@ining please visit our dedicated webpage or email us at: pentatraining@pentafoundation.org