Departmental Research Seminar programme 

When: Every Wednesdays from 12 – 1pm
Location: Duncan Catterall Seminar Room, Mortimer Market Centre WC1E 6JB

All are welcome to attend. 

May's schedule of events:

3rd June 10th June 17th June 24th June


Academic / HIV Meeting

HIV & The Menopause - Dr Shema Tareq HIV and Ageing - Dr Mike Young The past present and future of HIV - Prof Brian Gazzard TBC

Research Methods Short Course

The annual 4-day course takes place on 18th to 21st September September 2017. Download flyer (PDF)

Venue: Bloomsbury, London.

This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and researchers with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential.

The course aims to teach the following:

  • The principles of formulating a research question and designing a project
  • Qualitative, quantitative, bio-statistical and epidemiological research methods
  • A practical guide to research governance, ethical approval and good practice in research
  • How to critically appraise scientific literature
  • Presenting at conferences and getting scientific papers published

Fees (2016):

  • Standard rate fee £400.00
  • Reduced rate fee £300.00 (individuals from middle/low income countries, full-time students or unwaged).

Course fees include all tuition and materials, lunches and refreshments but please note accommodation is NOT included in the prices above.

How to book and pay: follow this link to UCL Life Learning and click the blue Apply button to book via UCLeXtend.

Please contact Lydia Clinton for enquiries about registration and payment.

Research Methods Course contact:

Lydia Clinton

+44 (0)20 3108 2084


Methodological and Statistical Issues in Clinical HIV Research

The dates for this years course is yet to be confirmed however it's likely to take place in JUne. Please contact Pat Withington for further information. 

Click here for last years flyer

Click here for an application form

Click here for online payment

This four-day short course is for healthcare professionals and those working in the pharmaceutical industry who have an interest in HIV. It is aimed at those with little or no prior statistical knowledge and typically includes:

  • Basic introduction to statistical techniques and hypothesis testing 
  • The use of survival analysis in studies of HIV infection 
  • The design and analysis of randomised controlled trials for antiretroviral therapy 
  • The role of observational studies in HIV infection 
  • The analysis of HIV RNA data and the use of surrogate marker endpoints in HIV clinical trials

Fees for 2015 were: 

NHS/Academic: £500 Pharmaceutical Industry: £1200

For more information on future runnings of this course, please contact Pat Whithington, Group Administrator, at

IWHOD (International Workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Database) Workshop

The annual workshop will take place from Thursday 30th March to Saturday 1st April 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.

IWHOD's Mission

The objective of this conference is to bring together junior and senior researchers from both developed and developing countries working on cohorts of patients with HIV or hepatitis to present in an informal format their latest findings and work in progress and allow open discussions on common issues of cohort methodology, techniques and statistics. This conference aims at pursuing new findings or analyses and facilitating scientific debates of methods, results, and clinical and epidemiological implications of the HIV epidemic in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

As in the past, we encourage discussion of work in progress, so all data presented will not be publicised outside of the Workshop. The programme is based on abstract selection by the Scientific Committee and attendance is contingent on submission and acceptance of an abstract.

For more information please visit our website:

IWHOD Cohorts workshop