JUSTRI Skills Exchange Programme
See report at www.justri.org/skills-exchange
These 5-day exchange visits between UK centres and ones in South East Europe (SEE) and elsewhere,
enable participants to gain skills in HIV, viral hepatitis and TB care and have been extremely successful.
In 2018, we wish to organize exchanges for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory staff and
psychologists and other HIV allied healthcare professionals (HCPs), such as gynaecologists. JUSTRI has
a strong UK team from a range of UK hospitals that will host and visit the external centres to develop
relationships, exchange knowledge & build capacity.
NURSETRI North-South Nurses (NSN) Network
See report at www.justri.org/nursetri/
Nurses are a vital component of the response to HIV, viral hepatitis and TB. We have been asked to help
establish a North-South Nurses Network running from the Baltic States to the Mediterranean to build on
our previous work empowering and educating nurses across this whole region, where they are often
undervalued and poorly utilized. We will hold a meeting to establish and set goals for this network to
improve their ability to care for patients in their varied settings.
Zagreb27th -30th Sept 2018
These one-day courses provide skills for UK and JUSTRI network junior doctors and nurses in HIV, viral
hepatitis and TB to enhance their research capacity, plan protocols, write abstracts, learn presentation
skills and basic statistics and to develop research proposals.
[2 trainings of 30 junior HCPs to be held in London and Zagreb]
Zagreb 30th June 2018
London Nov/Dec 2018 date TBC
JUSTRI Medical Student Courses
To address the limited teaching about HIV and sexual medicine within the curricula of UK and foreign
medical schools, we conduct one-day teaching modules of didactic lectures and Q&A sessions, to
improve knowledge and generate an interest in HIV and associated conditions for medical students,
whichever career path they may take.
Istanbul 28th April 2018
Targu Mures date TBC
This free open access library has almost 14,000 slide presentations on HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis
and nursing in several languages and more than 2500 registered global users. We are the official slide
library for EACS, Glasgow HIV and many other meetings. Presentations can be downloaded and used for
learning or to teach.
HIV for the Non-specialist Programme
A persistent problem across the JUSTRI regions is the lack of knowledge, stigma, fear and
nonengagement of non-HIV specialists, such as surgeons or gynaecologists. We will hold one-day
workshops involving 2-3 UK experts to educate about HIV and deconstruct the fear and lack of interface
between HIV and non-HIV specialists.
The Right Time – How to care for ageing in those with HIV
This fifth guide in our ‘How to’ series will support those who wish to develop and deliver expert, focused
treatment and care services for those who are ageing with HIV. It will be compiled in conjunction with those
delivering care of the elderly services and once the resource is complete we will work with JUSTRI partners to
help them to establish their own HIV and ageing health provision.
Could this be HIV? – an HIV testing awareness resource
This HIV testing resource has been produced and tested in various European settings to raise awareness in
primary care and non-HIV settings to increase testing of those with HIV indicator conditions. It has been
very popular and we wish to translate it into Spanish Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Bulgarian,
Hungarian, Polish, Macedonian Russian, Lithuanian Latvian and Albanian and distribute it to settings where increased testing is required.
HBV Information Booklet for Patients – Translations
A simple factual guide for HBV infected patients is currently being developed by JUSTRI. It will explain
the basics of HBV, the monitoring and treatment and care options, and have a section for them to keep
a record of their own information. We wish to translate the document into French, Spanish, Italian and
Russian and then print and distribute it, thereby extending the utility of the resource.
Fibro Scan Training Roadshows
Non-invasive assessment of liver damage using the Fibro Scan is evolving rapidly across the globe;
training is, therefore, essential to improve patient care. This project will undertake two regional
roadshows in centres across SEE and MENA.
Novi Sad 15th April 2018 other locations TBC
HIV & Viral Hepatitis – the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
See report at www.justri.org/meetings
Continuing our MENA cohesion project this 2-day meeting will focus on building capacity and
interaction between those working in HIV and viral hepatitis in the region. As well as didactic sessions,
there will be multi-national, multi-disciplinary workshop groups to delineate regional issues, encourage
networking and discuss specific issues for the participating countries. There will be a concurrent nurse
training at this meeting.