1st EPIICAL General Assembly – a thank you note from the Project Management Team and the EPIICAL Coordinating group

The First EPIICAL General Assembly meeting was held in Rome from November 9 to November 11, 2017.  The meeting saw the participation of all the 27 partners from 12 countries from 4 continents. ViiV Healthcare, who finances the project, was also represented.

The meeting focused very much on the results of the first year-and-a-half of the project for each work package, with presentations showing the high scientifc value of the research that is being conducted. To complement this, three lectures on future perspectives for HIV research by world-wide known speakers were held, including by members of the Independent Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), who in this occasion joined the EPIICAL Consortium for the first time and contributed very actively and significantly to high-level scientific discussions.

The meeting was also an occasion to start discussing the ‘future’ of EPIICAL, in terms of future strategies and perspectives.

Both ViiV Healthcare and ISAB congratulated the EPIICAL leadership and the entire consortium on a fantastic and hugely important portfolio of work and an enormous accomplishment after such a short period of time.

A big Thank You to all participants for all their dedication to this challenging project and in particular for all contribution to this successful meeting.

 The Project Management Team and the EPIICAL Coordinating group.