Scientific and program committee 2021
Magnus Gisslén
Sweden (Chair)
Magnus Gisslén is professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He shares his time between clinical work with HIV patients as head of the HIV unit at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, and clinical HIV research, holding a research position at the Swedish Research Council. The main interest of his current research is HIV persistence and latent reservoirs, mainly focusing on the HIV infection of the central nervous system. He also serves as HIV consultant in 20 Infectious Disease Clinics around Sweden.

Nina Weis
Denmark (Chair)
Nina Weis is associate professor and senior physician at Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark. She is Head of DANHEP, the Danish Database for Hepatitis B and C, with chronic viral hepatitis being the main topic of her research; both investigator initiated and in clinical trials of direct acting antiviral therapy of hepatitis C.
Anders Sönnerborg
Sweden (Co-Chair)
Anders Sönnerborg is professor of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Virology at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. He shares his time between clinical work with HIV patients, responsibility for clinical molecular-virology diagnostics for HIV and hepatitis, and clinical/
translational research on HIV and hepatitis C virus. The main interest of his current research is HIV cure including persistence and latent reservoirs and consequences of microbial translocation/
immuneactivation as well as HIV infection in low-middle income countries.
Soo Aleman
Soo Aleman, MD, PhD, assoc prof is working as hepatologist at department of Infectious Diseases and department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden. The main focus of her current research is to assess the risks and risk factors for hepatocellular cancer after hepatitis C treatment with sustained virological response in clinical cohort studies. She has also research collaborations about clinical and translational studies about hepatitis B/D/C nationally and internationally. She is currently the main investigator of a genomic study of hepatocellular carcinoma developed after hepatitis C cure in an international network from Europe, USA and Canada.
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Christina Carlander
Christina Carlander is a senior consultant of Infectious Diseases at Västmanland County Hospital, Västerås.
She is a senior researcher at the Dep. of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet and also affiliated to the Dep. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet and to the Centre of Clinical Research, Västmanland County Hospital.
Christina’s research is focused on registry-based epidemiological studies of the Swedish HIV cohort. In her thesis she studied incidence and risk of HPV-related cervical cancer and precancer in women living with HIV in Sweden, with particular focus on migrants. Her present studies continues in the field of HPV related cancer in people living with HIV but also involves other HIV/cancer-comorbidity as well as studies in the field of social medicine such as connection to the labor market depending on HIV status.
Leo Flamholc
Leo Flamholc is a specialist in infectious diseases and a senior consultant at the Department of Infectious Diseases Skane University Hospital in Malmo Sweden. He has been active in HIV care since the early days of the epidemic and has participated in numerous clinical trials within the HIV and hepatitis C area. He has also been involved in international projects and worked with HIV care in resource limited settings.
Jan Gerstoft
Jan Gerstoft is professor of clinical virology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He works at the department of infectious diseases at Rigshospitalet where he is heading the outpatient clinic that primarily takes care of HIV and hepatitis patients. His research has mainly been focused on HIV, since he described the first European AIDS patients in 1981. His research has involved clinical trials of antiviral agents, resistance and cohort studies of co-morbidities. The research has been published in more than 400 papers often in high impact journals.

Magnús Gottfreðsson
Magnús Gottfreðsson is professor of Infectious Diseases at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland and chief, Department of Science at Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik. He divides his time between clinical teaching, research and administration. His diverse research interests include HIV and viral hepatitis, including elimination of hepatitis C in Iceland, as well as genetic determinants of host susceptibility to infectious diseases. He is the current president of the Nordic Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NSCMID).
Annika Karlsson
Annika Karlsson
Have been working as an independent researcher and group leader at Karolinska Institutet since 2005, after completing her postdoctoral
training at Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. Dr Karlsson’s research group are using a translational approach with basic studies linking viral evolution and immunological patterns in clinical samples to understand the underlying mechanisms of HIV specific T cell function and pathogenesis. Specifically, they aim to unravel basic immunological and virological dynamics so that immunological approaches can be developed to restore T cell function and thereby provide a framework to rationally design a prophylactic or therapeutic vaccine.
Helene Mens
Helene Mens
(MD 2002, Ph.D. 2009) A fellow in infectious diseases at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has 4 years as Ph.D. and post.doc at
the HIV Drug Resistance Program at NCI-Frederick, Frederick, MD, USA, under the supervision of Dr. John Coffin. Her research centers on investigating evolution and population dynamics in HIV and HCV during different host/drug pressure.

Dag Henrik Reikvam
Dag Henrik Reikvam is an infectious diseases specialist working as a senior consultant and clinical investigator at Dep. of Infectious Diseases at Oslo University Hospital, campus Ullevål. He holds a PhD in basic mucosal immunology and his current scientific scope is gut mucosal immune function in chronic viral infections, foremost HIV and hepatitis B.

Aylin Yilmaz
Aylin Yilmaz is associate professor and senior physician at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research mainly focuses on HIV-infection and the central nervous system.

Jussi Sutinen
Jussi Sutinen is a specialist in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He works at the Infectious Disease Clinic of Helsinki University Hospital. His research interest focuses on metabolic complications such as hepatosteatosis and insulin resistance of HIV-infected patients.