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    New Zealand Annual HIV Update

    Inflammation, HIV and the role of antiretroviral therapy

    Friday May 13th 2016, Clinical Education Centre, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, NZ

    The 2016  New Zealand HIV update is scheduled for Friday May 13th 2016 and will build upon the hugely successful 2015 HIV update - our largest meeting yet. We are delighted to host Professor Steven Deeks (University of California, San Francisco) a world renowned clinician and researcher in the field of HIV/AIDS.
    Prof Deeks will lead the theme of “Inflammation, HIV and the role of antiretroviral therapy”.  He will be joined as a plenary speaker by Adj. Prof Chris Kenedi (Duke University and University of Auckland) who will discuss the role of inflammation in neuropsychiatric illness among people living with HIV; and by Associate Professor Nigel Dickson (University of Otago) who will discuss the epidemiology of HIV in NZ.    

    The HIV update meeting will close with a networking session over refreshments and canapés. ​

    View the save the date here.

    The website will be updated on a regular basis with more information about the meeting.

    Program Highlights and Speakers*

     *Please note the program is subject to change at any time. 


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    Case Presentations
    4.00pm          Dr Nicky Perkins, Auckland Regional Sexual Health Service
    4.20pm          Dr Rupert Handy, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland DHB
    4.40pm          Dr Massimo Giola, Tauranga Hospital, Bay of Plenty DHB

    Trainee Session 

    An Infectious Disease and Sexual Health Trainees' session will be held at the Auckland Hospital in the afternoon of Thursday May 12th, this session will be followed by an informal dinner. Please email Dr Stephen Ritchie at if you are interested in attending the trainee session.

    Registration Details

    Registration is complimentary to attendees thanks to unconditional educational grants provided by our sponsors.

    Please do ensure that if you have registered but can no longer attend you advise the secretariat as soon as possible so that meals and other arrangements are not made for you.


    Organising Committee

    Dr ​Joan Ingram​Auckland City Hospital
    ​Dr ​Nicky PerkinsAuckland Regional Sexual Health Service
    Dr ​Stephen Ritchie Auckland City Hospital
    ​Kate RossASHM



    Great rates have been negotiated for conference delegates at The Langham, Auckland. For more information on the accommodation available and the room rates, please view the accommodation page on the meeting website. You can book accommodation when registering for the conference.

     Executive King Room

    A number of Executive King Rooms have been reserved for conference delegates. Located on levels 5 - 8, these well appointed rooms are decorated in tones that compliment the pleasingly light-hued furniture.

    Room Rate: NZ $189 per night

    Breakfast: NZ $39.50 per person

    Features & Amenities:

    • Room size: 301ft2/28m2
    • Bed type: King or Twin
    • 32-inch LCD flat screen television
    • Generously sized business desk
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Complimentary internet access
    • Hush window glass for extra noise reduction
    • Marble bathroom with combined shower and bath
    • Blackout curtains
    • Iron and ironing board
    • In-room safe
    • Non-smoking

    For more information please visit The Langham website 


    The Langham is only a short 10 minute walk from the conference venue.



    A limited number of travel and accomodation scholarships are available. Contact for further information.



    This event has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for CME for the General Practice Educational Programme Stage 2 (GPEP2) and the Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purpose.

    The event has been approved for up to 6.25 credits CME for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.


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