HIV Care Round
HIV in Latin America, a Story of Success and Failure
Dr. Pedro Cahn
Professor of Infectious Diseases, Buenos Aires University Medical School
Scientific Director, Fundación Huésped (Argentina)
Senior Consultant, Juan Fernandez Hospital (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
When: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where: Hurlburt Auditorium, Providence Level 2, St. Paul’s Hospital
The HIV Care Rounds are free and are geared towards the needs and interests of health care providers and support workers of HIV-positive individuals.
A light lunch will be served.
This 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit
Dr. Pedro Cahn has been working on infectious diseases for the last 40 years and has been involved in the HIV/AIDS arena since 1982. Dr. Cahn is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Buenos Aires University Medical School. He has served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Juan Fernandez Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is now Senior Consultant. He is Scientific Director at Fundación Huésped, the largest NGO in Argentina serving patients with and at risk of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Cahn´s team has contributed to identify new treatment strategies, in particular promoting research on dual therapy. He also is Co-Chair of CCASANET, the Caribbean, Central and South America network, a cohort part of IeDEA and investigator with the HPTN and HVTN networks. He is also a Past-President of the International AIDS Society. He has served as external advisor for UNAIDS, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), UNITAID and Doctors without Borders. He is as a member of the WHO antiretroviral guidelines panel, Chair of the Treatment Advisory Group at PAHO and a former member of the guidelines panel of the International Antiviral Society-USA. He is part of the Technical Advisory Committee on HIV at the National AIDS Program in Argentina. He has served as external advisor for the ARV guidelines panel in Mexico, South Africa and Uruguay. Dr. Cahn has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.
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