Event Schedule

Co-Chairs: Marianne Mureithi & - -
9:00 – 9:30 AM Opening ceremonies - Greetings from College of Health Sciences, Univ. Nairobi – Principal CHS (to be confirmed) - Official opening – Vice-Chancellor, Univ. Nairobi (to be confirmed) - Greetings from Univ. Manitoba o Dr. D. Bernard – President, Univ. Manitoba o Dr. D. Jayas – Vice-President, Research
Co-Chairs: Dufton Mwaengo & Stephen Moses -
9:30 – 10:45

Presentations from:

                        Herbert Nsanze            Allan Ronald                King Holmes               

                        Peter Piot                      Frank Plummer            Grace John-Stewart

                        Marleen Temmerman   Keith Fowke                Ruth Nduati                

                        Member of the community 

10:45 – 11:30

Coffee / Tea Break

Co-Chairs: Marianne Mureithi & Keith Fowke -
11:30 – 11:50

Update – the Current HIV/AIDS Situation in Kenya (Nduku Kilonzo – NACC)

11:50 – 12:10

Thirty years of controversy regarding contraceptive use and HIV acquisition risk: results and next steps from the ECHO Trial (Jared Baeten – Univ. Washington)

12:10 – 12:30

The South African FRESH cohort (Thumbi Ndung’u – AHRI)

12:30 - 12:50

The potential of live biotherapeutic trials to prevent bacterial vaginosis and HIV infection in women (Craig Cohen – UCSF)

12:50 – 1:00

Discussion

1:00 - 2:00

Lunch

Co-Chairs: Kennedy Serem & Carey Farquhar -
2:00 – 2:15

Estimated cost of male circumcision in integrated health facilities in Kenya (Kennedy Serem – PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Min Health – NASCOP, Centre for Economic and Social Research, AFYA Ziwani, ICAP

2:15 – 2:30

Real life effect of “Treat All” on ART initiation within 30 days of enrollment in HIV Care (Benard Samba – FACES, Kisumu County Dept. Health, UCSF, KEMRI) 

2:30 – 2:45

Preliminary outcomes of an HIV-RNA testing and care cascade intervention in private and public health settings in coastal Kenya (Susan Graham – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi) 

2:45 – 3:00

Effects of longitudinal follow-up of newly-diagnosed HIV positive clients on linkage in Siaya County (Stella Wanjohi – Centre for Health Solutions Kenya)

3:00 – 3:15

Association of C-reactive protein and cardiovascular disease risk among HIV-positive and negative adults in Kisumu (Sarah Musyuko – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

3:15 – 3:30

Lung co-infections in HIV infected individuals with pneumonia: Time to think beyond opportunistic infections (Zulma Rueda – Univ. Manitoba)


3:30 – 3:45

Coffee / Tea Break

3:45 – 4:00

Risk factors associated with virologic failure among HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women receiving antiretroviral therapy: a case-control study in Kisumu, Kenya (Benard Samba – FACES, Kisumu County Dept. Health, UCSF, KEMRI Colorado School of Public Health) 

4:00 – 4:15

HIV viral suppression in adolescents and young adults: a national survey in Kenya (Irene Njuguna -  KNH, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi, Seattle Children’s Hospital, KEMRI, Min Health – NASCOP) 

4:15 – 4:30

Viral load outcomes at 12 months follow-up visit in a public health implementation science setting: results from an assisted notification partner services (aPNS) scale-up study (Edward Mwrichia – PATH Kenya, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi, Min Health)

4:30 – 4:45

Exploring time to and factors associated with virologic failure among children and adolescents living with HIV in Siaya County (Jared Ombagi – Centre for Health Solutions Kenya) 

4: 45 – 5:00

HIV viral load suppression in male and female sex workers enrolled in the Nairobi Sex Worker Outreach Programme (SWOP) (Francois Cholette – Public Health Agency of Canada, Univ. Manitoba, CAPRISA, Univ. Nairobi)

5:00 – 5:15

Where are they? Finding and determining the care status of lost to follow-up patients living with HIV in Kisumu County (Benard Samba – FACES, Kisumu County Dept. Health, UCSF, KEMRI)

5:15 – 5:30

A pilot randomized trial of a theory-informed mHealth intervention to support ART adherence in HIV-positive high-risk women in Mombasa (George Wanje – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

5:30 – 5:45

Patient preferences for HIV service delivery models among ART patients in Kisumu County (Benard Samba – FACES, Kisumu County Dept. Health, UCSF, KEMRI)

6:00 – 9:00

Reception – open to all – Southern Sun poolside

Co-Chairs: Rupert Kaul & Julius Oyugi -
8:15 - 8:30

Impact of penile circumcision on the immunology and microbiome of the urethra (Rupert Kaul – Univ.Toronto, Univ. Nairobi)

8:30 – 8:45

The rectal microbiome in Kenyan MSM: associations with sexual behaviour and inflammation in the rectum and blood (Lyle McKinnon – Public Health Agency of Canada, CAPRISA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi) 

8:45 - 9:00

Characterising the impact of penile-vaginal sex on HIV-susceptible CD+ T cell subsets in the female genital tract (Rupert Kaul – Univ. Toronto, Univ. Nairobi)

9:00 – 9:15

Inducing an HIV-resistant phenotype to protect from HIV infection: the effect of Aspirin on T regulatory cells (Monica Kowatsch – PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

9:15 -9:30

Cervical MAIT cells – beneficial immune mediators in HIV infection? (Annelie Tjernlund – Karolinska Inst., KNH, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

9:30 – 9:45

Use of flow cytometry and imaging mass cytrometry to dissect IgA+ plasma cells in the intestinal mucosa in a healthy Kenyan cohort (Salma Sheikh-Mohamed - Univ.Toronto, Univ. Nairobi) 

9:45 – 10:00

Utilising correlative PET/CT and multiscale imaging to define the dynamics of SIV-infected cells from early ART initiation to the rebound after analytic treatment interruption (Thomas Hope – Northwestern Univ., New Iberia Research Center, Univ. Louisiana at Lafayette, Georgia Tech) 

10:00 – 10:15

PCS peptide-specific T regulatory cells and CD8+ T cells correlated with vaccine induced protection against pathogenic SIVmac251 intravaginal challenge (Ma Luo – 

Public Health Agency of Canada, Univ. Manitoba)

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee / Tea Break

Co-Chairs: Grace John & Ruth Nduati -
10:45 – 11:00

Triple elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and HIV (Marc Bulterys - CDC)

11:00 – 11:15

Early diagnosis in infants born to HIV-positive adolescents compared to adult mothers in Kisumu (Margaret Mburu – FACES, Univ. Washington, KEMRI) 

11:15 – 11:30

Assessment of birth outcomes among infants born to ART-treated HIV-positive versus HIV-negative women in Nairobi (Emily Begnel – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

11:30 – 11:45

Infant transmission in the era of access to services; where are the gaps along the cascade of care? (Clare Manana - Institution?) 

11:45 – 12:00

Barriers to Retention in HIV Positive Mothers; A Qualitative exploration in Siaya County, Western Kenya (Everlyne Oyar – Institution?)

12:00 – 12:15

HIV drug resistance in infants newly diagnosed with HIV (Catherine Wexler – Univ. Kansas)

12:15 – 12:25

Community health workers for eMTCT of HIV among remote fishing communities in Uganda (Ali Ssetaala – Univ. Ghent)

12:25 – 12:35

Examining the impact of SMS on EID service retention in Kenya (Catherine Wexler – Univ. Kansas)

12:35 – 12:45

Integrating verbal autopsy procedures into research among mother-infant pairs in Western Kenya: lessons learned from an ongoing study (Ben Odhiambo – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

12:30 – 1:30

Poster presentations 

1:00 - 2:00

Lunch Break

3:45 – 4:00

Update and broader direction of an Indo-African pathogen genomics initiative (Pratik Lakhani – National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India)

Co-Chairs: Moses Masika & Eduard Sanders -
2:00 – 2:15

Infant TB Infection Prevention Study (iTIPS): A randomized controlled trial of isoniazid to prevent M. tuberculosis infection in Kenyan HIV-exposed uninfected infants (Sylvia LaCourse – Univ. Washington)

2:15 – 2:30

Public Private Mix (PPM) Initiative to Enhance Contribution of Unengaged Standalone Formal and Informal Private Health Providers in Finding Missing People with Tuberculosis in Kenya (John Munga – AMREF Health Africa)

2:30 – 2:45

Using Plan Do Study Act Cycle to improve Global Fund TB program data management among 27 sub-recipients in Kenya (Saida Kassim – AMRF Health Africa)

2:45 – 3:00

Schistosomiasis infection among female sex workers in Nairobi: a brief epidemiological enquiry (Tara Beattie -  PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, LSHTM, Univ. Toronto, Univ. Nairobi)

3:00 – 3:15

Schistosomiasis is associated with rectal mucosal inflammation among Kenyan MSM (Supriya Mehta – Univ. Illinois Chicago, Univ. Nairobi) 

3:15 - 3:30

Characterising emerging virus circulation and spillovers in West and Central Africa (Jaon Kindrachuk – Univ. Manitoba)

3:30 – 3:45

Coffee / Tea Break

4:00 – 4:15

A OneHealth Approach in Combating Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses in Kenya (Moses Masika - KAVI, Univ. Nairobi)

4:15 – 4:30

O’nyong’nyong virus – reservoir, prevalence and transmission (Olivia Lwande – Umeå Univ., Kenya Wildlife Service, National Museums of Kenya) 

4:30 – 4:45

O’nyong-nyong virus surveillance in patients, small mammals and mosquitoes in Kenya (Magnus Evander - Umeå Univ.)

4:45 – 5:00

Prevalence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in Kenya (Sheila Ommeh – JKUAT)

5:00 – 5:15

Preparedness for bat and rodent-borne infectious diseases (Tarja Sironen – Univ. Helsinki)

5:15 – 5:30

Discussion

Co-Chairs: Marleen Temmerman & Gloria Gakii -
8:15 – 8:30

Impact of preconception vaginal microbiota and women’s risk of spontaneous preterm birth – a case-cohort study in Nairobi and Mombasa: study design and progress to date (Eric Lokken – KNH, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

8:30 – 8:45

Assessment of safer conception services for HIV-serodiscordant couples in KNH (Anne Kaggiah – KNH, Univ. Nairobi)

8:45 - 9:00

Clinical evaluation of daily application of Nestorone (NES) and Testosterone (T) combination gel for male hormonal contraception (Anne Kaggiah – KNH, Univ. Nairobi)

9:00 – 9:15

Long-acting reversible contraception use and HIV behavioural risk factors among Kenyan adolescent girls and young women seeking contraceptive services (Omboga Nyaboe – KEMRI, KNH, Univ. Washington, Univ.Nairobi)

9:15 – 9:30

Factors affecting modern family planning uptake among Female Sex Worker at SWOP Clinics (Gloria Gakii – SWOP Kenya, PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

9:30 – 9:45

Depression and HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women seeking routine family planning services in Western Kenya (George Owiti – KNH, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi) 

9:45 - 10:00

Legal outcomes of sexual and gender-based violence cases: Data from the Gender Based Violence and Recovery Center at Coast General Teaching & Referral Hospital Mombasa (Abigael Kenga –ICRH, Univ. Nairobi) 

10:00 -10:15

Utilisation of cervical cancer prevention services in the HIV care and treatment centre at KNH (Jame Kang’ethe – KNH, Univ. Nairobi) 

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee / Tea Break

Co-Chairs: Supriya Mehta & Peter Cherutich -
10:45 – 11:00

Feasibility and utility of implementing dual HIV and syphilis testing in ANC (Nancy Ngumbau – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

11:00 – 11:15

Genital Chlamydia amongst symptomatic female sex workers attending a sex workers outreach program (SWOP) clinic in Nairobi (Priska Bwana – KEMRI, JKUAT, PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

11:15 – 11:30

Incidence and predictors of urethral and rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrheoa among MSM taking PrEP in Kenya (Supriya Mehta – Univ. Illinois Chicago, Univ. Nairobi)

11:30 – 11:45

Verification of the Cepheid GeneXpert CT/NG Assay compared to Abbot m2000 RealTime CT Assay for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoea in urine and endocervical swabs samples (Emily Omwenga – CDC, KEMRI)

11:45 – 12:00

Changes in key vaginal bacteria, Nugent score, and bacterial diversity among women initiating DMPA (Alison Roxby – KEMRI, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi) 

12:00 – 12:15

Effect of contraceptives on the vaginal microbiome of lower risk women in Nairobi (Haley Dupont – McMaster Univ., Univ. Nairobi)

12:15 – 12:30

Baseline characterization of the vaginal microbiome among secondary schoolgirls enrolled in the Cups and Community Health (CaCHe) Vaginal Microbiome Study (Supriya Mehta – Univ. Illinois Chicago, Univ. Nairobi)

12:30 – 12:45

Low prevalence of vaginal dysbiosis in Kenya adolescents, and rapid incidence after sexual debut (Alison Roxby – KEMRI, JKUAT, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

12:30 – 1:30

Poster presentations

1:00 – 2:00

Lunch Break

Co-Chairs: Rose Bosire & Dalton Wamalwa -
2:00 – 2:15

HIV testing coverage among adult outpatients in coastal Kenya (Clara Agutu – KEMRI/Wellcome Trust)

2:15 – 2:30

Bridging the gap: reaching non-testers and infrequent testers with HIV Self-testing; a case of MAAGO MSM HIV self-testing intervention program in Kisumu Country (Memory Otieno – PHDA, Men Against AIDS Youth Group, Univ.Manitoba, Min. Health – NASCOP) 

2:30 – 2:45

Low-hanging fruit!: High uptake and yield on offering HIV testing to untested children accompanying HIV-positive adults during their HIV clinic visit (Irene Njuguna – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

2:45 – 3:00

Effectiveness of assisted partner notification services to HIV test and treat men in Western Kenya (Aps Scale-up Study) (Harison Lagat – Univ. Washington, PATH Kenya, Min. Health, Univ. Nairobi) 

3:00 – 3:15

HIV self-testing technologies and reimagining “the social”: MSM perspectives on OraQuick kits in Kenya (Bernadette Kombo – PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

3:15 – 3:30

Perception that an untested child is HIV-positive is a barrier for seeking medical care for the child by caregivers (Irene Njuguna – KNH, Kenya Pediatric Research Consortium, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

3:30 – 3:45

Coffee / Tea Break

3:45 – 4:00

Time to uptake of HIV testig services by male sexual partners elicited in implementation of assisted partner services (aPS) in Western Kenya (George Otieno – PATH Kenya, Univ. Washington, Min Health, Univ. Nairobi)

4:00 – 4:15

Use of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) to characterize healthcare workers perspectives on financial incentives to increase paediatric HIV testing (Irene Njuguna  -  Irene Njuguna – KNH, Kenya Pediatric Research Consortium, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

4:15 – 4:30

Interim results of a cluster randomized trial testing an implementation strategy to increase rates of HIV counseling and testing in family planning clinics in Mombasa County (McKenna Eastment – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

4:30 – 4:45

Untested children reached through index case testing often have previously tested siblings and poor historic PMTCT engagement (Irene Njuguna – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

4:45 – 5:00

Discussion

Co-Chairs: Lyle McKinnon & Omu Anzala -
8:15- 8:30

Haplotype reconstruction of cytomegalovirus genomes from mother-infant pairs reveals compartmentalisation, reinfection and viral genotypic differences by route of transmission (Soren Gantt – UBC, University College London, Univ. Washington, WHO, Univ. Nairobi)

8:30 – 8:45

Endothelial Activation Is Related to Monocyte Activation in Antiretroviral Treated HIV-infected and Uninfected Men and Women in western Kenya (Tecla Temu – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

8:45 - 9:00

The breastmilk microbiome/virome is not altered by immunosuppression in HIV+ Kenyan women (Dara Lehman – KNH, UNICEF, Arizona State Univ., Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)


9:00 – 9:15

Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate counteracts sex work-induced low immunce activation (Kenneth Omolo – PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

9:15 – 9:30

Frequencies and correlates of endocervical regulatory T cells (Treg) amongst HIV seronegative female sex workers (FSWs) in Nairobi (Aloysious Ssemaganda – CAPRISA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

9:30 – 9:45

Genome-wide analysis of 3,800 African genomes identifies CHD1L as a novel HIV restriction factor (Paul McLaren - Public Health Agency of Canada, Univ. Manitoba, Wellcome Trust , Univ. Cambridge, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics) 

9:45 – 10:00

Improving pre-analytical processes of HIV viral load and early infant diagnosis services through laboratory-clinical interface (Valarie Opollo – KEMRI, CDC, Univ. Maryland)

10:00 – 10:15

Evaluation of the kinetics of systemic distribution of IV injected monoclonal antibodies modified to alter host-mediated Fc interaction in the rhesus macaque model (Ann Carias - Northwestern Univ., New Iberia Research Center, Georgia Inst of Technology, Tulane National Primate Research Center) 

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee / Tea Break

Co-Chairs: Robert Bailey & Joshua Kimani -
10:45 – 11:00

Emerging key population subtypes with special needs: developing guidelins for programming with women who use drugs, young key populations and transgender persons in Kenya (Janet Musimbi – PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Min Health – NASCOP)

11:00 – 11:15

Closing the gap: Using the PLHIV Tracker to enhance linkage, retention and viral load monitoring for key populations in Kenya (Haggai Wanyungu – FHI360 Linkages) 

11:15 – 11:30

Targeted peer mobilization and assisted partner notification services among gay, bisexual and transgender people in coastal Kenya (Makobu Kimani - Public Health Service Amsterdam, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Univ. Washington, Univ Oxford,   Amsterdam Inst. for Global Health and Development) 

11:30 – 11:45

Acute and early HIV infection screening among MSM, a systematic review and meta-analysis (Maartje Dijkstra – KEMRI)

11:45 – 12:00

High reported adherence but low PrEP levels among Kenyan MSM (Susan Graham – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

12:00 – 12:15

The Shauriana Project: a community-driven intervention to address low levels of PrEP adherence among gay, bisexual and other MSM in Kisumu (Susan Graham – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

12:15 – 12:30

Understanding the health and HIV/STI needs of transgender women in Kenya; a qualitative study among transgender persons in Mombasa (Melanie Abongo – ICRH)

12:30 – 12:45

The Tatu Pamoja Study – a demonstration study to assess HIV-1 incidence and retention among HIV-negative MSM and transgender women in Kisumu, Nairobi and Kilifi (Elizabeth Wahome, Joshua Kimani – PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Nyanza Reproductive Health Society, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust, IAVI, Univ. Washington, Univ. Illinois Chicago, Univ. Nairobi) 

12:30 – 1:30

Poster presentations

1:00 – 2:00

Lunch Break

2:00 – 2:15

Index characteristics associated with partner notification yield for Kenyan people who inject drugs (Brandon Guthrie – Univ. Washington, Min Health – NASCOP, Univ. Nairobi)

2:15 – 2:30

“Kuwapa tumaini kwa maisha / Giving them hope on life”: occupational roles and risks of community-embedded peer educators providing HIV, hepatitis C and addiction services to persons who inject drugs in Nairobi (Aliza Monroe-Wise – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

Co-Chairs: Jared Baeten & Nelly Mugo -
2:30 – 2:45

High HIV stigma may prevent PrEP uptake at public HIV clinics in Kenya (Katrina Ortblad – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

2:45 – 3:00

Perceptions of HIV self-testing to support PrEP delivery among Kenyan PrEP users (Nicholas Thuo – CDC, KEMRI)

3:00 – 3:15

Low PrEP uptake among Kenyan adolescent girls at risk of HIV infection (Linda Oluoch – CDC, KEMRI)

3:15- 3:30

HIV risk perceptions and receptiveness to PrEP among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) accessing post-abortion care (Edinah Casmir – CDC, KEMRI)

3:30 – 3:45

High awareness, yet low uptake of PrEP for HIV prevention among Kenyan adolescent girls and young wome within routine family planning clinics (Joseph Sila – KNH, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

3:45 – 4:00

Coffee / Tea Break

4:00 – 4:15

“I did not want him to see me take them”: Understanding contexts of PrEP non-adherence among young women in Kenya (Vallery Ogello – KEMRI, Univ. Washington, Harvard Univ.) 

4:15- 4:30

Pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence and persistence in Kenyan MSM and transgender women (Makobu Kimani – KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Univ. Amsterdam, Dept. of Health Kilifi County, Univ. Washington, Brown Univ., Oxford Univ.)

4:30 – 4:45

HIV-incidence, PrEP uptake and adherence among Kenyan MSM (Makobu Kimani – KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Univ. Amsterdam, Dept. of Health Kilifi County, Univ. Washington, Brown Univ., Oxford Univ.)

4:45 - 5:00

Frequent detection of tenofovir-diphosphate among young Kenyan women in a real-world PrEP implementation program (Felix Otieno – KNH, Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

5:00 – 5:15

Discussion

Co-Chairs: Parinita Bhattacharjee & Maureen Akolo -
8:15 – 8:30

Phylogenetic evidence of HIV-1 mixing between key risk groups in coastal Kenya (Makobu Kimani –KEMRI/Wellcome Trust, Univ. Washington, Lund Univ., Univ. Oxford)

8:30 – 8:45

Decreased HIV prevalence in female sex workers enrolling in the Sex Workers Outreach Program (SWOP) in Nairobi over a 10 year period (Lyle McKinnon – PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

8:45 – 9:00

Improving HIV case finding among key populations in Mombasa and Kwale Counties using Surge Strategies (Patricia Owira – ICRH, Univ. Nairobi)

9:00 – 9:15

Association between hazardous or harmful alcohol use and detectable viral load among HIV-positive female sex workers in Kenya (Jessica Long – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)

9:15 – 9:30

Impact of alcohol on adherence among female sex workers in Nairobi: a case study of the SWOP Clinics (Gloria Gakii – SWOP Kenya, PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

9:30 – 9:45

A qualitative study of intimate partner violence experiences and coping strategies used by HIV-positive Kenyan female sex workers (George Wanje – Univ. Washington, Univ. Nairobi)


9:45 – 10:00

Conducting research on violence and mental health: lessons learned from the Maisha Fiti Study (Rhoda Kabuti – PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, LSHTM, Univ. Toronto, Univ. Nairobi)

10:00 – 10:15

Prevalence and correlates of mental disorders among female sex workers in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Tara Beattie – - PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, LSHTM, Univ. Toronto, Univ. Nairobi)

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee / Tea Break

10:45 – 11:00

Perceptions and experiences of female sex workers in Nairobi: preliminary qualitative findings from the Maisha Fiti Study (Pooja Shah - PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, LSHTM, Univ. Toronto, Univ. Nairobi)

11:00 – 11:15

Be Your Sister’s Keeper – A short film and discussion (Tara Beattie –  PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, LSHTM, Univ. Toronto, Univ. Nairobi)

11:15 – 11:30

An assessment of the impact of a Healthy Activity Program (HAP) on ART adherence among female sex workers in the SWOP Clinics, Nairobi (Joseph Ouko – SWOP Kenya, PHDA, Univ. Manitoba, Univ. Nairobi)

Co-Chairs: Larry Gelmon & - -
11:30 – 11:40

The CFAR Program – Grants and funding (Jared Baeten – Univ. Washington)

11:40 – 11:50

Training opportunities at the University of Manitoba (Keith Fowke – Univ. Manitoba)

11:50 – 12:05

The Canadian Institute for Health Research – programs and opportunities (Charu Kaushic – McMaster Univ.)

12:05 – 12:20

Evaluating the impact of the Afya Bora Fellowship on Global Health Leadership on HIV/AIDS (Jarim Omogi – Univ. Washington)

12:20 – 12:35

Utilization of Electronic Medical Records for Research in Kenya: Lessons from a Clinical Trial Evaluating Adolescent HIV Care (Kate Wilson - Univ. Washington)

12:35 – 12:45

Enabling Health, Offering Hope: the Beacon of Hope Program (Jane Wathome – Beacon of Hope)

12:35 – 12:45

Enabling Health, Offering Hope: the Beacon of Hope Program (Jane Wathome – Beacon of Hope)

12:30 – 1:30

Poster presentations

1:00 – 2:00

Lunch Break

Co-Chairs: Craig Cohen & Elizabeth Bukusi -
2:00 – 2:15

Self-disclosure of HIV status by Adolescents and Young Adults is Associated With Higher Levels of Enacted and Internalized Stigma (Irene Njuguna – KNH, Univ. Washington, KNH, Univ. Wisconsin, Univ. Nairobi)

2:15 – 2:30

Healthcare workers experiences following participation in a standardized patient actor training program in adolescent and young adult HIV care in Kenya (Hellen Okinyi – Univ. Nairobi)

2:30 – 2:45

The impact of a peer-led life skills programme on improving sexual and reproductive health knowledge to prevent commercial sexual exploitation of children among schoolchildren (Norah Mwangi – ICRH, Univ. Nairobi)

2:45 – 3:00

Measuring the prevalence of sexual violence and attitudes towards sexual violence among school-going children (12-17 years) in Kenya: preliminary findings from the Sexual Violence Measurement Study (Griffins Manguro – ICRH, Univ. Nairobi)

3:00 – 3:15

Comprehensive services to prevent commercial sexual exploitation of children and identify and support survivors of commercial sexual exploitation of children (Mercy Mwangea – ICRH, Univ. Nairobi)

3:15- 3:30

Assessment of sexual, reproductive and mental health services and practices among university students (Lisbeth Kageni – Choose Life Africa, NACADA, CDC, Univ. Nairobi)

3:30 – 3:45

Adolescents and young adults in Kenya demonstrate good comprehension of risks and benefits of participating in HIV research (Jessica Dyer – Univ. Washington)

Co-Chairs: - & - -
3:45 – 4:00

- Summing up – Allan Ronald, Keith Fowke, Robert Bailey, Marleen Temmerman

- Closing remarks – Dean, School of Medicine (to be confirmed)