in collaboration with the 2000HIV consortium

22-25 September, Ghent, Belgium


The HIV Cure Research Center Ghent is very pleased to invite you to the 10th HIV Cure Symposium that will be held in the beautiful city of Ghent, Flanders, Belgium on September 22-25, 2024.

This HIV Cure symposium offers a broad view of the different aspects associated with HIV reservoir assessment and HIV cure. HIV stably integrated within the host cell genome is considered the final hurdle to cure one of the most important infectious diseases mankind has ever faced. The latent HIV reservoir is able to refuel infection once treatment is stopped and therefore a better understanding of both the composition and the size of this reservoir will be important to aid the development of cure strategies as well as to monitor the efficacy of therapeutic interventions to reduce the HIV reservoir. The HIV Cure Symposium will comprehensively summarize the state of the art in HIV cure strategies and tools to monitor therapeutic interventions. New this year is that we extend our symposium with key findings from the 2000HIV study, a large international collaboration that aims to discover new biological pathways and biomarkers that play a role in inflammation and ageing, non-AIDS comorbidities, extreme clinical phenotypes and the HIV reservoir.

The symposium will take place in the picturesque city of Ghent, Belgium, where an international expert panel will guide you through the newest developments in the HIV cure field, focusing on reservoir characterization and novel clinical strategies to achieve HIV cure.

Location and Venue

The HIV Cure Symposium will take place in Ha Concerts, Kouter 29, Gent, Belgium

How to get there:

From Sint-Pietersstation – Ha Concerts: 2.3 km

From the trainstation you can take:

  • Tram 1 stop Korte Meer or Tram 2 stop Zonnestraat, both 15 min from station Gent-Sint-Pieters.

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Closes: Monday, JULY 17, 2024

Late Bird Registration Closes: Sunday, September 15, 2024

Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Organizing Committee

                      Prof. Dr. Linos Vandekerckhove – Head of the HIV Cure Research Center – Ghent University Belgium


                      Prof. Dr. Sarah Gerlo – PI HIV Cure Research Center – Ghent University – Belgium


                      Prof. Zeger Debyser – Head of the Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy Unit – KU Leuven – Belgium


                      Prof. Carine Van Lint – Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Virology – University Of Brussels


                     Karen Vervisch – Lab Manager HIV Cure Research Center – Ghent University Hospital – Belgium 


                     Dr. Evy Blomme – Project Manager HIV Cure Research Center – Ghent University – Belgium 


                      Dr. Maartje Jacobs-CleophasProject manager 2000HIV-Study – Radboudumc Nijmegen – The Netherlands


                      Prof. André van der Ven – Radboudumc Nijmegen – The Netherlands


Karen Vervisch
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