In October, a team from the Biostatistics and Databases Program visited Indonesia to attend the TREAT Asia (Therapeutics Research, Education, and AIDS Training in Asia) annual meeting.
TREAT Asia is a collaborative network of clinics, hospitals, and research institutions working with civil society to ensure the safe and effective delivery of HIV/AIDS treatments throughout Asia and the Pacific. Funded by NIH (National Institutes of Health) and run by amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, the Kirby Institute manages the adult and paediatric cohorts, TAHOD and TApHOD, by collecting detailed prospective data on ART treatment, outcomes and risk factors on over 8,000 adults and 5,000 children.
In 2017, the TREAT Asia Network meeting was held on 12–14 October in Bali, Indonesia. Kirby Institute staff presented study updates on the adult and paediatric TREAT Asia cohorts and discussed future research ideas for the TREAT Asia Network. The meeting was attended by Program Head Professor Matthew Law, Dr Awachana Jiamsakul, Dr Azar Kariminia, Ms Rimke Bijker and Mrs Dhanushi Rupasinghe.
Following the meeting, Dr Jiamsakul and Dr Kariminia visited the Sanglah Hospital in Bali with members of the TREAT Asia staff. The purpose of the site visit was to allow project investigators and study coordinators the opportunity to discuss in detail any issues related to patient enrolment and for the Kirby staff to ensure that data collection was being performed according to protocol.