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Vacant position at CHIP for Public Health Student

CHIP is looking for a public health student to join the team.
Please find full job description and online application site here
Deadline for application is 25 April.

Next Immunologic Colloquim 18 April 2018

The next Immunologic Colloquium will take place 18 April 2018 15.30-16.30 at Rigshospitalet Department of Infectious Diseases.



2 day course on Introduction to Cost-effectiveness Analysis for Infectious Diseases

25th - 26th September 2018 at UCL Royal Free Campus, London

The course is for people working in health care settings, academic environments, industry and governmental and non-governmental organisations who wish to achieve a basic understanding of, and be able to interpret, cost effectiveness analyses in the context of infectious diseases, with particular focus on HIV

Read more about the course and sign up here

CHIP and INSIGHT mourn the loss of Professors David Cooper and Fred Gordin who passed away 18 March

It is with incredible sadness that we have learned of the passing of two pillars of the INSIGHT network, Fred Gordin in Washington DC and David Cooper in Sydney. 

Fred’s leadership in INSIGHT was unparalleled. He directed the Washington International Coordinating Centre, chaired CPCRA, the SMART and currently the START protocol. Fred’s scientific interests focused on pulmonary disease, and his life-long leadership in tuberculosis research is widely acknowledged. 
David led the Sydney International Coordinating Centre of INSIGHT. David was a central figure in global HIV research for more than three decades and in forming INSIGHT’s studies and research output over the years. The Kirby Institute @ UNSW embodies David’s leadership. As former president of IAS and builder of research structures in Bangkok and elsewhere in Asia, David was an inspiring and visionary leader. 

Fred and David will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with their friends and families. 

CHIP and INSIGHT honor their legacy.

New WHO surveillance protocol for viral hepatitis

The World Health Organization calls for better monitoring of viral hepatitis with the launch of a new protocol. The objective of the protocol is to improve the understanding of the link between viral hepatitis and the 2 main consequences: cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Better understanding of linkages between viral hepatitis and liver cancer will be key to improving global and national policies and strategies to reduce deaths caused by both diseases.
The late presentation definition used in the protocol builds on a consensus definition developed in 2017 involving authors from CHIP

Read the full publication here:
Late presentation of chronic viral hepatitis for medical care: a consensus definition. Mauss et al.

Find the new WHO protocol for surveillance of viral hepatitis here

Next Immunologic Colloquim 21 March

The next Immunologic Colloqium will take place 21 March 15:30-16:00 @ Rigshospitalet Department of Infectious Diseases.



HIV training and mentoring programme

CHIP has launched the HIV training and mentoring programme for Ukrainian doctors in collaboration with WHO Regional Office in Ukraine. During this week the Ukrainian doctors will visit different hospitals in Copenhagen Region and other health institutions to meet the infectious diseases specialists who will share their knowledge and present on international standards for HIV treatment and care. 


HIV MEDICINE special issue: Outcomes of the HepHIV 2017 Malta Conference

In February 2018 HIV Medicine launched a special issue on the Outcomes of the HepHIV 2017 Malta Conference. The special issue provides an overview of the results of the HepHIV Conference 2017 organised by HIV in Europe. 
Special Issue

CROI 2018

Conference on Retroviruses and Oppertunistic Infections 4 -7 March 2018.
CHIP will be represented at CROI 2018 with 2 presentations.
Please find all presentations here

Can hypothermia reduce organ dysfunction and mortality in patients with septic shock?


New publication: Results from the Copenhagen Comorbidity in HIV Infection (COCOMO) Study

Marco Gelpi and collegues from the Copenhagen Comorbidity in HIV Infection (COCOMO) Study affiliated with PERSIMUNE recently reported data indicating that even well-treated and in particular older HIV-positive persons remains having a distrinct pro-atherogenic phenotype compared to age and gender matched sections of the general population. This observation renders supports for notions from other sections of research by CHIP and PERSIMUNE, that HIV status is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.  Research focused on identifying mechanisms explaining the development of the phenotype and interventions to contract its likely adverse reactions is underway. 

Vacant position as Research Associate/Statistician

The Centre for Clinical Research, Epidemiology, Modelling and Evaluation (CREME), within the Institute for Global Health, are seeking to appoint a Medical Statistician/Research Associate with a passion and interest in applying statistical methods to clinically relevant questions and helping with interpretation of complex statistical analyses.  The Group contains a large number of statisticians and epidemiologists working on the design and analysis of studies in HIV infection and other infectious diseases. 

Please find job description and apply here

Deadline for application: 12 March 2018


PhD defence Camilla Hatleberg

Camilla Hatleberg will be defending her PhD Thesis on "Cardiovascular disease in HIV-positive persons: Changes and differences in mortality, -interventions and risk factors; the D:A:D Study"
28th February at 14:00 at Nielsine Nielsen auditoriet in the Mærsk Tower Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen

Find more information here

PhD defense: Quality of HIV-Care and Management

Kamilla Grønborg Laut will be defending her PhD Thesis on "Quality of HIV-Care and Management - benchmarking and regional differences across Europe"
1 February at 13:00 -16:00 at Nielsine Nielsen auditoriet in the Mærsk Tower Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen
Find more information here


New Publication on Airflow limitation in people living with HIV

Andreas Ronit and colleagues report findings of airflow limitation in HIV positive and HIV negative populations and identify prior immunodeficiency as a putative risk factor for excess impairment in HIV positive patients. This study represents the largest HIV spirometry study to date.Future studies will focus on specific biological processes related to immune impairment explaining this excess risk. Read publication here

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