Five Nations Conference on HIV and Hepatitis - Detailed post-conference report

The British HIV Association (BHIVA) has held an annual HIV/Hepatitis Co-infection Conference in the Autumn in London for the last six years. This annual conference has brought together those directly involved in the care of HIV-infected patients co-infected with hepatitis B or C, as well as those who have a clinical or research interest in the epidemiology, natural history or basic science of viral hepatitis.

This year we were delighted to announce that a number of UK/European organisations have agreed to join the British HIV Association (BHIVA) as partners for this forthcoming event. The Conference has been led by a Programme Committee comprising representatives from all partner organisations from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK:

  • French National Agency for AIDS Research (ANRS)

  • British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL)

  • British Viral Hepatitis Group (BVHG)

  • German AIDS Society (DAIG)

  • Hepatitis Research Group, Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (GEHEP)

  • Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT)

The inaugural Five Nations Conference on HIV and Hepatitis was held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in the heart of London on 8-9 December 2014. The conference was considered extremely successful and received very positive feedback from delegates.

'Thank you for a very informative and successful meeting'

'Thank you for a well organised conference'

'Please continue this conference!'

'Excellent conference, thank you for organising it'

'Very valuable presentation quality'

Five Nations Conference on HIV and Hepatitis 2014

Dr Ranjababu Kulasegaram

Dr Ranjababu Kulasegaram,
Chair, Five Nations Steering Committee
Dr Mark Nelson

Dr Mark Nelson,
Chair, Five Nations Programme Committee


A Welcome Reception was held on the Monday evening of conference and this event was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Five Nations Conference on HIV and Hepatitis 2014

Prizes and Awards

Difficult HIV and hepatitis case presentations

This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best Difficult HIV and hepatitis case presentation during the conference. A total of 15 case presentations were submitted for consideration at the conference and reviewed by the Five Nations Conference Steering Committee. The Committee judged the applications and selected three clinical cases to be presented during the clinical case presentation session on Monday 8 December 2014.

The three cases were judged by a Five Nations Conference-appointed judging panel and a prize was awarded to the best Difficult HIV and hepatitis case presentation.

Dr Binta Sultan

Dr Binta Sultan,
Mortimer Market Centre, London, UK
Dr Elisa Biliotti

Dr Elisa Biliotti,
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Dr Ivana Carey

Dr Ivana Carey,
King's College Hospital, London, UK

'Once, twice, three times a virus...'

Dr Binta Sultan
Mortimer Market Centre, London

Dr Binta Sultan