Clinton, Geldof and Sidibé to present at AIDS 2014

Burnet Institute

25 June, 2014

Former US President presenting at AIDS 2012 in Washington. Photo courtesy IAS/Ryan Rayburn.

Former US President, Bill Clinton, political activist Sir Bob Geldof and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé are coming to Melbourne to deliver keynote presentations at AIDS 2014.

World-renowned HIV researcher and Co-Head of Burnet’s Centre for Biomedical Research, Professor Sharon Lewin is Local Co-Chair of AIDS 2014.

“Having such leaders in attendance shows that HIV and AIDS remains a global challenge which needs strong political and scientific leadership,” Professor Lewin said.

Burnet Institute Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb said Burnet has played a significant part in showing leadership in HIV prevention in Australia.

“AIDS 2014 presents a terrific opportunity for us to demonstrate to a broad and diverse group our leadership in HIV research and public health, and to engage with many of our international collaborators and friends,” Professor Crabb said.

Mr Clinton, also founder of the Clinton Foundation, a not-for profit organisation focused on capacity building, Mr Clinton will give the keynote address on 23 July.

Musician, entrepreneur and political activist, Sir Bob will be the guest speaker at a session on 24 July, sharing his views on the challenges ahead for defeating HIV in the developing world, and also deliver a speech at the closing session on 25 July.

Stay tuned to Burnet Institute’s website for all the AIDS 2014 news, including updates on our researcher’s involvement in the conference.

CLICK HERE to see the full AIDS 2014 program.

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in Melbourne for World AIDS Day in 2013.

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Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)




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