The International Symposium on HIV and Infectious Diseases 2014 Congress
The ISHEID will focus on major subjects about HIV/AIDS and emerging infectious diseases.21 May 2014 to 23 May 2014 | Marseille, France
The ISHEID Congress offers you a comprehensive three-day program focused on current 'hot topics' with:
- Scientific sessions on major subjects about the HIV/AIDS and the emerging infectious diseases, addressed by international leading AIDS specialists and young researchers who will present unpublished data as yet.
- Symposia proposed by institutional and industrial sponsors.
- Practical workshops adapted to the health care professional's needs, and adapted to their daily practice.
- A display of scientific posters and a rich and varied exhibition.
Launched as a “regional meeting on HIV infection and AIDS”, the ISHEID has now largely increased. It was when the epidemic first struck the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur causing many deaths. The first annual meeting focused on epidemiologic and clinical aspects of this new disease, and management of the associated opportunistic infections. 1992 saw the simultaneous launch of Toulon’s new “Palais des Congrès” Convention Centre and a special Medical Unit at the hospital, led by MD. Alain Lafeuillade. At that time, the “regional meeting” was upgraded to a “Mediterranean Symposium” and welcomed its first oversea speakers.
In 1993, the event had evolved to a specialist HIV/AIDS Symposium in its own right. In recognition of its pioneering spirit, the 1995 edition attracted nearly 500 participants and included the first pharmaceutical industry satellite symposia and parallel sessions.
Between 1995 and 2010, ISHEID welcomed most of the world’s leading AIDS specialists, such as Professors Robert Gallo, Antony Fauci, Davod Ho, Douglas Richman, David Back, Roger Pomerantz, Brian Gazzard, Guiseppe Pantaleo, Brigitte Autran, Françoise Brun-Venizet, Julio Montaner and Pedro Cahn. The Steering and Scientific Committees were joined by dynamic European personalities such as Professors Stefano Vella, José Gatell and Jean-François Delfraissy.