Organising Committee

Meeting chairs:

  • Dr. Alan Winston

    Alan Winston, Imperial College London

    Alan Winston is a Professor of HIV and Genitourinary Medicine at Imperial College London and Consultant Physician at St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He has an MD in antiretroviral clinical pharmacology and his research focuses on non-infectious co-morbidities associated with HIV-disease in the modern antiretroviral era, with a strong focus on central nervous system complications.

  • Dr. Simon Rackstraw

    Simon Rackstraw, Bart and the London NHS Trust, London

    Dr Simon Rackstraw works as a Consultant HIV Physician at the Royal London Hospital in London, where he runs a specialist clinic for patients with HIV related neurological disorders. He is also the Medical Director of Mildmay Hospital, which is the only dedicated inpatient rehabilitation unit for patients with HIV related neurocognitive disorder in Europe.

Committee members:

  • Alex Everitt

    Alex Everitt, Consultant Neurologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

    Alex Everitt studied medicine at Newcastle University, and later undertook his neurology training in London. His PhD thesis investigated the role of MRI in an epidemiological study of epilepsy. He was appointed consultant neurologist at St Mary’s Hospital in 2003 and sub-specialises in epilepsy and HIV neurology. He runs a monthly combined HIV neurology clinic with Alan Winston, which is now in its 14th year

  • Anton Pozniak

    Anton Pozniak, Consultant HIV Physician, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

    Dr Anton Pozniak studied medicine at Bristol University UK qualifying in 1979. He started caring for patients with HIV in London in 1983. In 1989 he went to Zimbabwe as a Consultant Physician where he completed his doctorate in TB/HIV. In 1998 he was appointed Consultant Physician at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where he is now Director of HIV services. . He sits on the British HIV Association anti-viral HIV guidelines and chairs the TB/HIV guidelines committees and is a Life member of BHIVA. He is a DSMB member/Chair for MRC PENTA studies . He is President-Elect of the IAS and a EACS Governing body member and Lead for EACS ARV guidelines . He is President of the European AIDS trials network NEAT-ID. He is Principal Investigator for a Test and Treat project in Tanzania. He has published widely on clinical aspects of HIV treatment and care.

  • Nick Davies

    Nick Davies, Consultant Neurologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

    Dr Davies is a consultant neurologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His subspecialty and research interest is neurological infection. He is neurologist to the National Centre for Human Retrovirology. He trained in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, St George’s Hospital (Atkinson Morley’s) and St Mary’s Hospital in London. Prior to his consultant appointment he was awarded a 12-month Personal Travel Fellowship, which he spent studying HIV neurology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

  • Hadi Manji

    Dr Hadi Manji MA MD FRCP, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Associate Professor UCL

    Dr Hadi Manji MA MD FRCP is Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Associate Professor UCL. After qualifying in 1982 from Trinity Hall, Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital in 1982, he trained in neurology at the National Hospital and L’Hopital Kremlin Bicetre (Paris). His special interests in Neurology include HIV neurological and peripheral nerve disorders. He is the Chief Author and editor of the Oxford Handbook of Neurology now in its second edition.

  • Elizabeth Hamlyn

    Elizabeth Hamlyn, Consultant HIV physician at Kings College Hospital, London

    Elizabeth Hamlyn is a consultant physician and HIV clinical lead at Kings College Hospital, London. Her clinical duties include a joint HIV neurology clinic, adolescent HIV clinics and HIV inpatient care. She graduated from University of Bristol, UK, and completed postgraduate training in HIV and Sexual Health Medicine in London and Australia. Her MD thesis examined the role of immune activation and inflammation in HIV infection.

  • Jaime Vera

    Jaime Vera, Professor in HIV Medicine at the Department of Global Health and Infection, Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

    He is also the clinical lead physician for the combined HIV and memory clinic in Brighton. Jaime’s research focusses on the study of comorbidities affecting people with HIV such as cognitive impairment and frailty including the development of innovative models of care aimed at improving quality of life, and mental well-being of older people with HIV in both low and high-income settings.

  • Monica Marta

    Monica Marta, Consultant Neurologist, Barts Health NHS Trust, London

    Monica Marta studied medicine at Coimbra University and trained in Neurology at Hospital Santo Antonio in Porto, Portugal, where she also worked with the HIV team. She moved to Sweden to work at the Karolinska Intitutet toward a PhD thesis on models of genetics and inflammation in multiple sclerosis. At the Royal London Hospital in London, she works with Simon Rackstraw in the joint HIV-Neurology clinic and has supported the HIV inpatient team since 2012.