NCHIV 2011 – The platform for discussion on developments in HIV research

08 September 2011

The 5th Netherlands Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment (NCHIV 2011) will take place this year on Tuesday, 29 November at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. On the same day, Stichting HIV Monitoring will also publish it’s yearly Monitoring Report and Frank de Wolf, Director SHM, will present the main points and conclusions during the Epidemiology session of the conference.

This year’s conference features leading national and international speakers. Delivering the Keynote, Richard Koup from the Vaccine Research Center at the US National Institutes of Health will focus on HIV vaccines. Dr. Koup has spent his career studying the protective role of HIV-specific cellular immunity. 

During the Treatment session, we are fortunate to have both Steven Deeks from the AIDS Research Institute at the University of San Francisco and Henry de Vries from the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam presenting. Dr. Deeks is a recognized expert in the immunopathogenesis of HIV and Prof. de Vries is a dermatologist with expertise in infectious skin diseases. 

Martine Peeters from the Institute of Research and Development (IRD) in Montpellier, France will present during the Pathogeneses session. Dr. Peeters leads the IRD’s programmes on “genetic diversity of HIV” and “emergence of retroviruses and other pathogens”. 

During the Prevention session, Linda-Gail Bekker from the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre in Cape Town, South Africa will present. Her research interests focus on HIV, tuberculosis and related diseases. Hanneke Schuitemaker, Senior Vice-President Vaccine Research at Crucell and Professor in Virology at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam will also present during the Prevention session.

Additionally, each session includes at least two oral poster presentations that will be selected from the poster abstracts submitted. Of particular interest are young researchers presenting their results and PhDs and post doctorates are encouraged to submit an abstract. Again this year there will be an award for the best abstract submitted by a young scientist - the ‘Young Scientist Abstract Award’.

Abstracts should be submitted via the conference website, All abstracts must be submitted no later that 21 September 2011. The abstract submission section of the website closes at noon (12:00) that day.

Registration for the event is also via the conference website,, using the online registration form. Early registration closes on 21 September 2011 at noon (12:00) so be sure to register before then to receive the early registration fee of € 75.

For a detailed programme and further information about the conference, please visit