Dear Friends,

Welcome to the 18th Cohorts Workshop website!

Workshop's mission

The objective of this conference is to bring together junior and senior researchers from both developed and developing countries working on cohorts of patients with HIV, to present in an informal, closed-meeting format their latest findings and work in progress and allow open discussions on common issues of cohort methodology, techniques and statistics. This conference aims at pursuing new findings or analyses and facilitating scientific debates of methods, results, and clinical and epidemiological implications of the HIV epidemic in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We are once again aiming to include attendees representing cohort studies from all regions. As in the past, we encourage discussion of work in progress, this thus is a closed meeting and all data presented will not be publicized outside of the workshop, this includes the program not being distributed prior to or after the meeting.

Workshop at a glance

  • 2 day meeting, beginning midday on Thursday 27th March 2014 and ending midday on Saturday 29th March 2014
  • The program is based on abstract selection by the Scientific Committee
  • Attendance is contingent on submission and acceptance of abstract

Timelines

  • Call for abstract invitation: 1 October 2013
  • Abstract submission opens: 30 October 2013
  • Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 18:00 UK time
  • Abstract selection and final program by Scientific Committee: mid January 2014
  • Abstract status will be notified starting the first week of February 2014

Ongoing and New Collaborations
If you and your collaborators are interested in holding a side meeting at the workshop, please communicate with your colleagues directly, and contact Dolores O'Sullivan (dosullivan@visualresponse.com) from Visual Response to arrange for a time slot and a meeting room at the hotel as soon as possible and no later than October 2013.

Financial Assistance
We continue to strongly encourage abstract submissions from resource-constrained settings. Recognizing that the additional expenses may deter some from attending the meeting, we will try to offer financial assistance for delegates from resource-constrained settings, particularly those with student status, whose abstracts have been accepted. Please contact the Secretariat for details (IWHOD-ScSecretary@isped.u-bordeaux2.fr).

17th IWHOD - Best Poster Award
We are delighted to announce that the 17th IWHOD, Cavtat 2013 Best Poster Award was granted to Andreas Haas for his poster presented on behalf of the Malawi National ART Cohort and IeDEA Southern Africa.

Past awards:

16th IWHOD, Athens 2012 Best Poster Award: Deborah Ford on behalf of the DART (Development of AntiRetroviral Therapy in Africa) Trial Cohort

15th IWHOD, Prague 2011 Best Poster Award: Alexandra Scherrer on behalf of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study

14th IWHOD, Sitges 2010 Best Poster Award: Jannie Van der Helm on behalf of CASCADE collaboration

The 18th Workshop on HIV Observational Databases is organised by EuroCOORD, a consortium of 4 European collaborations (CASCADE, COHERE, EuroSIDA and PENTA), which receives funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under EuroCoord grant agreement n° 260694. To the purpose of organising this workshop, EuroCOORD has launched IWHOD, a non-for-profit society, with registered office based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and secretariat in Bordeaux (France). 
 

European HIV cohorts registry
EuroCoord would like to keep an updated registry of all cohorts or clinical databases of people with HIV in Europe. If you know of a cohort or clinical database apart from those listed here then please submit the details here. EuroCoord will verify these details with the cohort/database investigators and add to the registry.

For further information email: IWHOD-ScSecretary@isped.u-bordeaux2.fr