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TasP PrEP Evidence Summit 2012: June 11-12, 2012 - Royal Garden Hotel, London

Registration is free-of-charge. Click here to register online.

February 6, 2012 - The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) invites you to an evidence summit featuring the presentation of data related to and discussion about the implementation of treatment as prevention (TasP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in clinical settings.


Developed by an independent planning committee comprised of HIV-treating clinicians from Europe and The Americas, the evidence summit program will consist of a keynote address, 14 plenary sessions, and seven panel discussions.

A full-day will be devoted to the issue of TasP, a half-day to PrEP, and a half-day to the cross-cutting challenges to implementing both TasP and PreP. In addition to reviews of current TasP and PrEP data, following are some of the topics to be covered at the summit:

  • Perspectives from the Vancouver TasP Workshop
  • Community Perspectives on TasP
  • Implementing TasP - Addressing Clinical and Other Concerns
  • TasP Conundrum - How Will We Test for HIV?
  • Antiretroviral Pharmacology of PrEP
  • Behavior and PrEP - Risk Compensation and Other Concerns
  • Managing PrEP-Related Safety Concerns
  • Adherence - Addressing the Achilles' Heel of TasP and PrEP
  • Implementation Science - Building the Prevention 2.0 Ship as We Sail Her

Visit to review the evidence summit's program.


The evidence summit will be co-chaired by Brian Gazzard, MD (Chelsea & Westiminster Hospital, London) and Kenneth Mayer, MD (Harvard University).


Among the confirmed faculty members (as of February 1, 2012) are:

  • George Ayala, PsyD (Global Forum on MSM & HIV)
  • Gus Cairns (European AIDS Treatment Group)
  • Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Linda Gail-Bekker, MBChB, PhD (University of Cape Town)
  • Victor de Gruttola, ScD (Harvard University)
  • Richard Hayes, MSc, DSc (London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine)
  • Craig Hendrix, MD (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Gottfried Hirnschall, MD (World Health Organization)
  • Sheena McCormack, MSc (Medical Research Council, London)
  • Veronica Miller, PhD (Forum for Collaborative Research, Washington, DC)
  • Julio Montaner, MD (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Bernard Schwartlander, MD (Joint United Nations Program on AIDS)
  • Bruno Spire, MD, PhD (INSERM U912, Marseille, France)

Visit to review the full faculty roster.


Registration is free-of-charge. Registration closes May 15, 2012.

Visit to register online today.

Discounted Accommodations

IAPAC has reserved a block of discounted hotel rooms at the evidence summit's venue, the Royal Garden Hotel. To reserve your room, visit to download an Accommodation Booking Form and return it to the Royal Garden Hotel no later than May 11, 2012. You may also call + 44(0) 207 937 8000 and reference group code 100612INTE

Discounted Airfare

If you are traveling to London, you may take advantage of a special discount afforded to IAPAC by American Airlines. Visit to purchase your airline tickets and enter the following code when prompted: 7862DJ .


Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare have provided educational grants in support of this evidence summit at the Lead Sponsor and Major Sponsor levels, respectively. Additional grant applications are currently pending with other pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as government and foundation donor agencies.

IAPAC is responsible for control of the evidence summit's content and faculty selection. In awarding educational grants, all sponsors agree that they will have no involvement in the content of the program or the selection of presenters and moderators.


The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) is a non-profit medical association representing more than 13,000 physicians and allied health care professionals in over 100 countries. Its mission is to expand access to and improve the quality of care, treatment, and support for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. Visit for more information.

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