We share our expertise and cultivate relationships with key decision-making bodies, government departments, and NGOs to collaboratively develop policies, strategies and interventions in health and development. We facilitate opportunities for cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary networking and knowledge exchange to maximize local and global impact. Highlights of current roles include:
Frank van Leth: Chair of the European clinical research consortium TB-Net
TBnet is a European research collaboration consisting of over 650 members dedicated to collaborative basic, translational, clinical, and applied TB research. TBnet’s current international collaborations include Padjadjaran University, Jakarta, Indonesia, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, and Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand. The network has an impressive research output including publications in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Aside from research, TBnet engages in training early career clinicians and researchers in the field of TB, as exemplified by the annual TBnet Academy and the European Advanced Course in Clinical Tuberculosis.
Peter Reiss: Local Co-Chair of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)
The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, this conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 22-28 July 2018 and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.