Organizing Committee

Dr. Marina Klein

Dr. Marina Klein

Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Marina Klein is Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada in the Division of Infectious Diseases/Chronic Viral Illnesses. She graduated from McGill Medical School (1991) and received her training in Internal Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. She completed a research fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota in 1998 and then returned to McGill University where she received a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2003).  Her clinical interests focus on treatment of patients with HIV and chronic viral hepatitis. She is a prominent researcher in clinical and epidemiologic aspects of HIV and Hepatitis C co-infection and leads a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded prospective cohort study of over 1200 HIV-HCV co-infected patients to study the interaction of these chronic viral infections. She has also been a principal investigator in several clinical trials of HIV-HCV co-infection. Dr. Klein  is also involved in a number of observational epidemiologic research collaborations (e.g. NA-ACCORD and CANOC) focused on understanding long-term clinical and treatment outcomes in HIV and in HIV-HCV co-infection where she has assumed a leadership role in scientific steering committees. She is currently serving as IAS Governing Council representative for the North American Region. In 2013 she assumed the role of National Co-Director of the CIHR-Canadian HIV Trials Network.

Dr. Jürgen Rockstroh

Dr. Jürgen Rockstroh

Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Jürgen Rockstroh is Professor of Medicine and Head of the HIV Outpatient Clinic at the University of Bonn in Germany. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, and completed his residency in the Department of Medicine also at the University of Bonn. His department treats the world’s largest cohort of HIV-infected hemophiliacs. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Rockstroh is involved in HIV research on: antiretroviral therapy, including new drug classes; the course of HIV disease in haemophiliacs; and HIV and hepatitis co-infection. He has been an investigator in multiple clinical trials of antiretroviral agents and treatments for HIV and hepatitis co-infection. An active member of the HIV/AIDS treatment community, Dr. Rockstroh was the Chairman of the German Clinical AIDS Working Group (KAAD) from 1998 to 2007. From 2007 to 2011, he was elected as the president of the German AIDS Society. He has also been since 2009 a member of the executive committee of the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS). He chaired the organizing committee for the First and Second International Workshops on HIV and Hepatitis Co-Infection in 2004 and 2005 in Amsterdam, and was on the international organizing committee for the First European Consensus Conference on the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B and C in HIV Co-Infected Patients in 2005. He was co-chair of the EACS conference in Cologne in 2009.





Mark Sulkowski

Viral Hepatitis

Baltimore, USA

Convener of HCV therapeutic

Center, John

development theme


Curtis Cooper

The University of

Ottawa, Canada

Co-­‐convener of HCV therapeutic

Ottawa; CTN

development theme

Gail Matthews

Kirby Institute,


Convener of complex issues in

University of New


HCV theme

South Wales

Sanjay Bhagani

Royal Free Hospital

London, UK

Co-­‐convener of complex issues in

HCV theme

Tracy Swan

Treatment Action

New York, USA

Convener of HCV access



Isabelle Andrieux-­‐Meyer



Co-­‐convener of HCV access theme


Jordan Feld

University of

Toronto, Canada

Convener of HBV prevention


and management

Marion Peters

University of

San Francisco,

Co-­‐convener of HBV



therapeutic development theme

Greg Dore

Kirby Institute,


Convener of treatment in

University of New


special populations theme

South Wales

Karine Lacombe

Hôpital Saint-­‐

Paris, France

Convener of Epidemiology


and disease burden theme

Anchalee Avihingsanon



Co-­‐convener of Epidemiology


and disease burden theme

2nd International HIV/Viral Hepatitis Co-­infection Meeting

Friday, July 17 – Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2R9, Canada
(604) 331-1000


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9, Canada
(604) 331-1000

Contact Info

CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network
588 – 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Toll Free: 1-800-661-4664

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