WSPID recognizes and mourn the untimely loss of Dr Charles Boucher, scientific director of Virology Education.
Charles began his career as an HIV researcher who contributed enormously to the field of antiretroviral resistance at the start of antiretroviral therapy. He co-founded Virology Education in 1998, realizing the importance of educating clinicians and researchers in the field.
I was privileged to get to know Charles when he and his team collaborated with clinicians and researchers in establishing the International Workshop in HIV Pediatrics, held annually since 2009. We benefitted from his insights and collegiality to establish a forum for HIV clinicians that is engaging, informative and an ideal forum for networking for those in the field.
His leadership in combining scientific inquiry with commitment to education, underpinned by collegiality is an enduring model that will benefit all of us.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the presentations and Q&A on 'The changing epidemiology of respiratory viral infections in the COVID-19 pandemic', with our special guest speaker - Nobel Laureate, Professor Peter Doherty, Australia. If you missed the live webinar, the recording is now available.Click here for recording
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
After much thought and deliberation, the WSPID Board, together with the International Scientific Committee (ISC), has decided to move to a virtual meeting taking place from 22 February to 24 February, 2022, instead of the face to face meeting planned in Cancun, Mexico this coming December.
This decision was an extremely difficult one as we were all looking forward to catching up with you all in person and enjoying some of that famous Mexican hospitality. We sincerely thank the ISC and local organisers for their understanding and continued commitment to WSPID.
More details and information will be available in the coming months how this virtual experience will look, but rest assured, the scientific exchange and networking will still be superb and have that unique WSPID feel.