On Thursday 24 November, the Kirby Institute held its 6th Brett Tindall Memorial Lecture, our annual lecture awarded to a world leader in infectious disease research.
The event was opened by Professor Andrew Grulich, and Associate Professor Garrett Prestage shared a few words in memory of Brett Tindall, who was one of the Kirby Institute’s first researchers in the 1980s and died of AIDS in 1994.
The Brett Tindall Memorial Lecture was presented by Professor Jean-michel Molina from the University of Paris 7; Department of Infectious Diseases at the Saint-Louis Hospital; and ANRS (French Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis). His talk, titled “On-Demand PrEP: only for Europe?”, focussed on the prevention of HIV infection in high-risk individuals using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with TDF/FTC, and presented the results of the Ipergay trial using on demand PrEP.
Following Professor Molina’s presentation, Professor Grulich led a panel discussion, which included Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Health; Dr Robert Finlayson, Taylor Square Private Clinic; Professor Rebecca Guy, Kirby Institute; Professor Jean-michel Molina, University of Paris 7, Saint-Louis Hospital and ANRS; and Ms Karen Price, ACON. The discussion centred around on-demand PrEP in the Australian context.
Thank you to Professor Molina and all our wonderful panellists for speaking at our event. We also want to thank the guests who made it a huge success. Please enjoy the photos from the evening below.