Research in Action – Symposium report

Symposium report

Research in action: from AIDS to global health to impact. A symposium in recognition of the scientific contributions of Professor Joep Lange


On Tuesday 14 October 2014, 850 family members, friends, colleagues, prominent scientists and dignitaries from all over the world gathered in Amsterdam to pay tribute to the lives and legacies of Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren.


The scientific symposium traced Joep’s career, starting in the early eighties with the treatment of the first AIDS patients and the design of antiretroviral therapy for HIV, moving towards the emerging field of global health and ending with his most recent focus: using knowledge derived from scientific research to improve access to quality healthcare in real-world settings.

From Prof. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of HIV, to Prof. Michael Merson, who founded Duke University’s Global Health Institute, the list of presenters reads like a who’s who of people involved at key moments in the history of HIV and global health.


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