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International AIDS Economics Network Pre-Conference Meeting

Location:  Crown Plaza, Melbourne

1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3008




    Saturday July 19, 2014



8:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

 Location: Main Conference Hall, Floor 1


8:30 am – 8:50 am

Welcome to the International AIDS and Economics Network (IAEN) Pre-Conference

Steven Forsythe, President, International AIDS Economics Network


8:50 am – 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Robert Eisinger, PEPFAR


9:00am – 9:30 am

Keynote Speech

Professor Charles Gilks, Head of School, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,

The University of Queensland


9:30 am – 9:50 am

Coffee & Tea Break


9:55 am – 11:10 am                           

Plenary Session # 1

Chair: Farley Cleghorn, Future Group.

·         “Costing Harm Reduction in Eastern Europe/Central Asia,” Dasha Ocheret, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network.


·         “Investment Case in Botswana,” Peter Stegman, Futures Institute.



·         “Changes in Donor Financing Over Time:  A Global Perspective,” Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation.


·         “Exploring the Impact of and Requirements for Adding a Vaccine to the Updated UNAIDS Investment Framework to end AIDS,” Arne Näveke, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.



11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Plenary Session # 2

Chair: Jeff Gow, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

·         “Results from the ‘Optimizing the Response of Prevention: HIV Efficiency in Africa (ORPHEA)’ Project,” Sergio Bautista, INSP Mexico.


·         “Experiences in Promoting Effectiveness and Efficiency,” Arin Dutta, Futures Group.


·         “Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Enabling Access to High Quality PMTCT Services by Community and Facility Strengthening in Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe,” Ravikanthi Rapiti, Population Council.


·         Getting to the HOW of Efficiency Improvements:  What we Know and Where We Need to Learn More,” Marelize Gorgens. World Bank.


12:40 pm – 1:40 pm


Location: Room 1004/1006, Floor 1


1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Plenary Session #3

Chair:  Aggrey Kihombo, Mzumbe University

·         “A Sustainable NGO Funding Model,” Dino Rech, CHAPS.


·         “Costing and Sustainability of HIV/AIDS Interventions in Bosnia,” Dave Burrows, APMGlobal Health.


·         “Tracking Investments and Expenditures in HIV Prevention Research and Development:  Sustaining Funding in a Shifting International Development Landscape,” Emily Donaldson, AVAC:  Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention.


·         “Impact Evaluation of the Prevention Activities Among Men who have Sex with Men in Mexico (2011-2013),” Sergio Bautista, INSP Mexico.


3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Coffee & Tea Break

Location: Main Conference Hall, Floor 1


3:25 pm – 4:50 pm

Plenary Session #4

Chair: Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, USAID

·         “Improving VMMC Program Efficiency Through Age and Geographic Prioritization,” Katharine Kripke, Futures Institute.


·         “Accessing Male Circumcision with No or Less Cost in Namibia and Lesotho,” Tigistu Adamu, JHPIEGO.


·         “Costing of EIMC in comparison study and field implementation” Karin Hatzold, PSI.


·         “ARV Spending in Mexico,” Claire Chaumont, INSP Mexico. Targeting Voluntary Medical Circumcision Services to Males of a Certain Age


·         “The Economic Impact of ART and Treatment as Prevention,” Till Baernighausen, Harvard


4:50 pm – 5:00 pm



IAEN Partners