Lecture on AIDS by the French recipient of Nobel Prize Pr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, the 24th of July, 2013 [fr]
Thirty years after the HIV virus discovery, the Consulate general of France in Hong Kong and Macao will be very honored to welcome Pr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, French recipient of Nobel Prize in the category “Physiology or Medicine” in 2008, to give a lecture to the general public in Hong Kong. Invited by the Pasteur Research Pole of the Hong Kong University (HKU-PRP) and the Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS, she will present a conference about the « Challenges of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment in the 21st century ».
Pr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi venue is also related to the 10th edition of the international virology courses organized by HKU-Pasteur during which renowned specialists will provide courses in virology to 30 selected students from 12 countries.
The two intensive learning weeks will be conclude with a Scientific Symposium on the 26th of July. This public event will be the occasion for about 20 alumni of these courses to present their results in leading research.
With less than 6000 diagnosed cases since 1984, Hong Kong is relatively preserved of the AIDS outbreak. However, the number of recorded cases is increasing, and a record of 139 new cases was registered during the 2013 first quarter. In this context, The Centre for Health Protection, (www.chp.gov.hk) of the Health Department of Hong Kong is calling for a more vigilant attitude against the spread of the virus.
The Consulate general of France in Hong Kong and Macao sustain this call of the CHP and encourage coming to inform yourself about this illness which is still progressing worldwide despite all the improvements in its understanding and in its treatment.
Pr F. Barré-Sinoussi, “Challenges of HIV / AIDS Prevention, Care & Treatment in the 21th Century”
The event will take place :
Date : 24th of July, from 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
Place : Lecture Theatre 1, Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
You can register for free at the following address : http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/hkuevent.aspx?guest=Y&service=24110
Please note that the number of place is limited.