The 7th Nordic HIV conference.

Preliminary Program:
5th and 6th November 2008

Wednesday, November 5:

18:00: Registration / Welcome
18:30: Informal Get together with snack buffet
19:00: Presentation Nina Schjeide (N)
20:00: Update on Stamp out Stigma campaign and TV advertisements Noel Walsh (IRL), Ciaran McKinney (IRL)


Thursday, November 6:

Ronald Brands, Policy Officer Dutch HIV Association, Chairman

09:00: Opening Presentation
09.15: Five minute presentation by each of the 3 moderators
Ronald Brands LL M (NL), Kim  Fangen (N), Noel Walsh (IRL)

09:30: Topic: DISCLOSURE
1. Personal experience of disclosure
Willy Shanti (N), Else Aasegg (N)
2. When and how to disclose: PlusMinus
Ronald Brands(NL)
Questions and Mentometer session

10:30: Coffee break

1. Your Mental and Sexual Health
Walther Heidkampf (S)
- Advice for new diagnoses, how to cope
Peace Kabuchenka (DK)
2. Leadership with HIV
Danny West (IRL)
- Empowerment and Leadership for HIV positive people
Questions and Mentometer session

12:00: Lunch

1. Human rights law perspectives on HIV Criminalisation
Marius Emberland, Phd (N)
2. Steps to Address - what is being done
Ronald Brands (NL
Questions and Mentometer session

14:30: Workshops and coffee - 5 topics
1.       Mental and Sexual Health
2.       Decriminalisation
3.       Prevention and Education
4.       Leadership
5.       Disclosure

15:45:  Medical Update Forum
Dr Paddy Mallon (IRL)
-  Cancer
-  Cardiovascular
-  General Medical Update
-  Questions and Answers

16:35: Panel feedback on questions from workshops
-  all presenters on stage to review main questions from workshops

17:00 The conference ends. Snacks and drink