Micrograph image of gold coloured HIV cells on black background. Credit: Kirby Institute/Stuart Turville

Special Seminar: Progress towards ending HIV/AIDS

Join us for this special online seminar ahead of IAS2023 in Brisbane, the world's largest influential meeting on HIV research.

Event date
Thursday 20 July 2023
Event time
9:00 AM
Event address
Online event


Director of the Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections Programmes at the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Meg Doherty will share her insights into global infectious disease epidemics, and progress towards WHO targets.

And for the first time, the latest 2022 HIV data will be presented by the Kirby Institute's Dr Skye McGregor, providing new insights into how Australia is tracking towards ending HIV transmission.

This is an online livestream only, and is part of an all day event hosted at the Kirby Institute. People registered for the all day symposium do not need to register to attend this talk.


Meg Doherty

Dr Meg Doherty

Meg Doherty has been the Director of the Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections Programmes at WHO since February 2020. Dr Doherty was previously the Coordinator of Treatment and Care in the Department of HIV at WHO Headquarters. She has more than 25 years of experience in HIV and infectious diseases, including leading WHO’s normative and programmatic work on expanding HIV treatment to all and reducing inequalities in access to the most effective antiretrovirals for people living with HIV. Dr Doherty spent 10 years in low- and middle-income countries, advising ministries of health and international partners on implementing comprehensive HIV and infectious disease programmes.

Skye McGregor

Dr Skye McGregor

Skye McGregor is an epidemiologist and lead of the Surveillance Innovation Research Group at the Kirby Institute. She is an emerging national leader in the development, analysis, and interpretation of national sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) surveillance datasets. Her research group leads production of the national STI and BBV annual surveillance reports for Australia, which provide a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia. Skye has more than 10 years’ experience in undertaking innovative surveillance research, with a focus on treatment, prevention and health equity. 


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