Meetings & Events

To develop, test and implement innovative and efficient methods for routine HIV measurement and surveillance, members of the MeSH Consortium attend, contribute to, run a number of meetings, workshops, and conferences


MeSH Scientific Symposium: Tallinn October, 2016 – an expert group of public health practitioners gathered to consider the challenges ahead, identify innovative and efficient methods for routine HIV measurement and surveillance, and agree on the next steps for moving to and beyond 2020. Based on the presentations and discussions over the two days, proposals for priority setting were made.

MeSH Tallinn Symposium Report


MeSH Key Population Size Estimation workshop in Tallinn & Strategies for MSM Sampling at Venues meeting at UNC Chapel Hill – both in October, 2016– the Tallinn workshop was attended by experts in the field of size estimation from John Hopkins, UNC Chapel Hill, LSHTM, CDC, and CeSSHAR Zimbabwe –  the Chapel Hill meeting involved MeSH colleagues from both John Hopkins and UNC


WHO Global HIV Cascade workshop: Dubrovnik October, 2016 – the MeSH Consortium provided technical assistance throughout the four days of the workshop


UNAIDS GARPR Key Population Indicator review: Geneva October, 2016 – consortium partners worked closely with UNAIDS and WHO partners to identify a key population indicator set for inclusion in GARPR (since renamed GAM – Global AIDS Monitoring)


WHO HIV Case Based Surveillance and Patient Monitoring System Consultation: Geneva September, 2016 – the MeSH Consortium contributed to the development of guidelines on HIV Case Based Surveillance and Patient Monitoring Systems


WHO Scaling Effective Approaches to Unique Patient Identification and Patient Reporting steering group meeting: Geneva September, 2016 – the MeSH Consortium contributed to discussions to improve data linkage and better monitor care cascades


21st International AIDS Conference: Durban July, 2016 – at our Satellite Symposium, our prestigious Bridging Session, and our booth (shared with IeDEA, ALPHA and the HIV Modelling Consortium), members of the MeSH Consortium successfully led discussions on maximising routinely collected data to measure and monitor HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. Presentations from our sessions are available on request (contact brian.rice@lshtm.ac.uk)

Bridging session: Adopting Routine Patient-level Data to Track the HIV Epidemic and Inform HIV Prevention and Treatment Strategies: A Focus on Eastern and Southern Africa and Haiti

Satellite Symposium: Knowing Your Epidemic and Knowing Your Response – Maximising Routinely Collected Data to Measure and Monitor HIV Epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa 


UNAIDS Reference Group Meeting: Geneva May, 2016 – areas of focus of the MeSH Consortium were presented and discussed


White House Conference on HIV Stigma Reduction: Washington March, 2016 – the Director of the MeSH Consortium, Dr James Hargreaves, made a presentation at the conference and contributed to discussions on best practices for measuring and monitoring HIV stigma and methods for reducing and / or overcoming stigma


UNAIDS / Global Fund Key Populations meeting: Geneva March, 2016 – the MeSH Consortium contributed to discussions on unique identifiers and population estimation


MeSH Consortium & MeSH Steering Committee Meeting & CROI: Boston February, 2016 – the Consortium successfully held its second annual meeting in Boston; the meeting report is available on request


MeSH Consortium Case Based Surveillance working group Kenyan SWOT: Nairobi and Kisumu February, 2016


UNAIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG) Indicator Working Group: Geneva January, 2016 – the MeSH Consortium  contributed to discussions on the global indicator review


WHO Working Group on HIV Incidence Assays: Glion December, 2015 – areas of focus of the MeSH Consortium were presented and discussed


MeSH Consortium Case Based Surveillance working group South African SWOT: Cape Town & Johannesburg December, 2015


Global HIV Cascade Workshop Measuring and Tracking People Along the HIV Health Sector Cascade: Marrakech November, 2015 – the MeSH Consortium provided technical assistance throughout the four days of the workshop


MeSH-ALPHA-IeDEA meeting on mortality: Bern November, 2015 – several streams of joint research were discussed


UNAIDS Reference Group Meeting: London October, 2015 – areas of focus of the MeSH Consortium were presented and discussed


MeSH Case Based Surveillance WG East and South Africa Regional Meeting and SWOT: Dar es Salaam September, 2015 – presentations and discussions relating to HIV case based reporting in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Mozambique. SWOT analysis conducted in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza


The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research: Brisbane September, 2015 – several streams of MeSH research were presented and discussed including, a new method to estimate the national prevalence of HIV among female sex workers in Zimbabwe


WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Surveillance – HIV Prevention and Treatment Cascade Analysis: Zagreb June/July, 2015 – participants were trained to analyse the HIV test–treat–retain cascade


Third global consultation meeting on HIV surveillance: Bangkok May, 2015 – the aims and objectives of the MeSH consortium, and on-going research among female sex workers in Zimbabwe, were presented and discussed


Initial MeSH Consortium and MeSH Steering Committee meeting: Seattle February, 2015


 

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