Stellenbosch University
Paediatrics & Child Health
Mark is outgoing president of WSPID. He has been a board member since 2013. He is an internationally acclaimed specialist in paediatric infectious diseases with extensive experience in managing children living with HIV. He has led the Children's Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (KidCru) (renamed the Family Center for Research with Ubuntu [FAMCRU]) in randomised clinical trials in children, including antiretroviral therapy (ART) strategy, isoniazid prophylaxis and antiretroviral (ARV) pharmacokinetics in children. He completed a three year fellowship in paediatric infectious diseases at the University of Colorado-Denver, and also conducted laboratory-based research on apoptosis in paediatric HIV supervised by Dr Terri Finkel at the National Jewish Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Immunology. On return to Stellenbosch University, he completed a PhD on the role of apoptosis in paediatric HIV infection. He has since been conducting multicentre trials focusing on Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in children. He is affiliated to the International Maternal Paediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) and Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA) networks and has provided technical support for the World Health Organisation initiatives since 2004 on the Classification for HIV, antiretroviral guidelines and TB-HIV co-infection. He is co-principal investigator for the Stellenbosch University Clinical Trials Unit (SUN-CTU) with special focus on TB and HIV.

Moderator Of 1 Session

Session Type
World/ Special Lecture
Date
Wed, 23.02.2022
Session Time
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Room
WSPID On Air
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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A

Presenter Of 4 Presentations

Welcome by the WSPID President

Session Type
Opening / Closing Ceremony/Social Event
Date
Tue, 22.02.2022
Session Time
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Room
WSPID On Air
Lecture Time
12:31 PM - 12:34 PM

Reflections on a Research Career in HIV and How It Developed

Session Type
Workshop
Date
Sun, 20.02.2022
Session Time
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Room
Sala A
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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Lecture Time
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Introduction (in English)

Session Type
World/ Special Lecture
Date
Wed, 23.02.2022
Session Time
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Room
WSPID On Air
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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Lecture Time
02:00 PM - 02:01 PM

Closing words by the WSPID President

Session Type
Opening / Closing Ceremony/Social Event
Date
Thu, 24.02.2022
Session Time
05:45 PM - 06:00 PM
Room
WSPID On Air
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On Demand
Lecture Time
05:45 PM - 05:50 PM