Program

Sunday, April 15

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: DeAkker Guest House
Welcome and opening

Energize yourself for a week filled with shared learning, extensive networking, and new opportunities to take action. Celebrate the official opening of the workshop with ICAP colleagues from around the world. Meet colleagues, make new contacts, experience great food, and explore ICAP’s array of pediatric programs and services in an informal and festive atmosphere. Country teams will be present throughout the reception to informally discuss their program and posters.

Monday, April 16

8:00-8:30 a.m.
Review of Meeting Goals & Objectives, Session Activities, Housekeeping
Presenter: Liezl Smit
A brief review of workshop goals, objectives and activities. Introduction of key workshop team. Prepare participants for Day 1 activities including time management. Review logistics and administrative issues.

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Overview of Global Pediatric HIV Agenda
Presenters: Elaine Abrams & Mark Cotton
This session will review the global pediatric HIV/AIDS agenda. Presenters will contextualize and distill key issues for participants and set the focus for workshop activities. Presenters will provide an overview of Tygerberg’s pediatric HIV/AIDS services and S2S program and convey its importance to ICAP’s work in pediatrics.

9:45-10:00 a.m.
Questions and Answers
Presenter: Elaine Abrams

Opening Summary Proceedings

10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 1: Entry Points for Pediatric HIV Services and Identifying HIV-Positive Children
Moderator: Peter Twyman


10:00-10:30 a.m.
Overview and ICAP Approach
Presenter: Marie Donahue
This session reviews high-yield clinical and non-clinical entry points to identify and engage HIV exposed and infected infants and children. It will describe the difference between HIV testing of a child versus an adult and outline the challenges and considerations for HIV testing of infants, children and adolescents. It will also address the benefits of family-focused testing in the context of pediatric services. This session will not discuss early infant diagnosis as it is covered in detail in session 4.

10:30-11:00 a.m.
Country Experience & Challenges:
Zambia: Pediatric Inpatient Testing (15 min)
Rwanda: Community Based Family Focused HIV Testing (15 min)

Presenters: Nancy Briggs & Eugenie Ingabire

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Country Team Strategizing:
High-Prevalence Country Recommended Discussion Focus: Pediatric Inpatient Testing
Low-Prevalence Country Recommended Discussion Focus: Linkage with PMTCT and/or Family-Focused Testing

Presenters: All
The country team will review and agree on the variety of means and action steps available to implement the discussed session/program element. The team will begin to draft a workplan document that shows activities and results as well as the conditions necessary for achieving and monitoring both. They will define how activities will be monitored, progress evaluated and data collected and used to support program implementation. These conditions include important assumptions on which rest decisions about activities, location, timing, procurement, and so on.

12:30-1:30 p.m.
WORKING LUNCH: Clinical Mentoring Overview
Presenter: Robin Flam

Session 1 Proceedings Summary

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Session 2: ICAP Pediatric Care and Treatment Package
Moderator: Neena Philip

1:30-2:00 p.m.
ICAP Approach
Presenters: Liezl Smit & Helena Rabie
This session reviews the components of the care and treatment services that HIV-infected children need. Key package components will be discussed such as OI prophylaxis, treatment eligibility, treatment preparation activities, HAART initiation, and monitoring and follow-up services. The challenges and issues implementing the package will be discussed.

2:00-2:30 p.m.
ICAP Pediatric Standards of Care (SOC)
Presenter: Ruby Fayorsey
This session will present and outline the ICAP Pediatric Standards of Care. The presenter will describe and define the SOC including usage and benefits, justify the choice of these standards, share pilot experience, discuss methods for utilizing the tools, and explain how to integrate them into routine practice

2:30-3:00 p.m.
Country Experience & Challenges:
South Africa-Cato Manor: Growth Monitoring to Assess ART Eligibility (15 min)
Mozambique: Integrating Pediatric Services within ART Clinics (15 min)

Presenters: Marie Donahue; Maria Grazia Lain and Beatriz Thomé

3:00-3:30 p.m.
Questions and Answers
Presenter: Neena Philip

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Country Team Strategizing: Growth and CD4 Monitoring: Tools to Assess ART Eligibility
Presenter: All
The country team will review and agree on the variety of means and action steps available to implement the discussed session/program element. The team will begin to draft a workplan document that shows activities and results as well as the conditions necessary for achieving and monitoring both. They will define how activities will be monitored, progress evaluated and data collected and used to support program implementation. These conditions include important assumptions on which rest decisions about activities, location, timing, procurement, and so on.

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Pediatric Clinical Mentoring Overview
Presenter: Robin Flam

Session 2 Proceedings Summary

Tuesday, April 17
Wednesday, April 18
Thursday, April 19