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Plenary Speaker Biography

 

Andri RAUCH is deputy chief physician and associate professor at the Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland. After gaining his medical degree from the University of Bern, he undertook residencies in internal medicine, surgery, and infectious diseases before completing a thesis studying the treatment of HCV in HIV co-infected patients. Subsequently, he became board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and undertook an international research fellowship at the Centre for Clinical Immunology and Biomedical Statistics in Perth, Australia. Returning to the University Hospital Bern, he joined the Department of Infectious Diseases in 2006, and he assumed his current position in 2013.

 

Dr RAUCH’s research focuses on HIV and hepatitis co-infections. He is the responsible investigator for numerous trials relating to virus-host interactions, natural history and treatment outcomes of HIV patients co-infected with HCV, HBV and hepatitis delta.

 

Dr RAUCH has published more than 80 original articles in the fields of HIV and viral hepatitis. He is Chair of the Scientific Board of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study, and vize-chair of the Viral Hepatitis Expert Panel of the European AIDS Clinical Society.


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