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Falch Lecture 2018

Welcome to the Falch Lecture 2018 by Philippe Van de Perre.

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Professor Philippe Van de Perre from the University Montpellier, France is professor of medicine and virology and head of Department of bacteriology-virology and vice-president of the directorate of the University Teaching Hospital in Montpellier. He is also the director of the INSERM research unit “Pathogenesis and Control of Chronic Infection”.

Philippe Van de Perre is involved in HIV research since 1982. As long-term resident in Rwanda – where he conducted the first cohort study demonstrating the transmission of HIV by breastfeeding (NEJM 1991) - and in Burkina Faso, he has focused mostly on translational research on mechanisms of transmission of HIV and associated infections. He has served in multiple expert consultations for WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and EU/EDCTP, mainly on breastfeeding and HIV prevention. He has authored over 450 scientific articles and chapters, with more than 14,000 citations and an H index of 65.

Over the last 15 years, he has had a close collaboration with the Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen on the prevention of transmission of HIV-1 by breastfeeding.

The title of the lecture is: "Mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1" and it's part of the Faculty Day 2018. Read more about ithere: https://www.uib.no/en/med/117882/faculty-day-2018

The lecture will be followed by a light lunch.