UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB)

CAB 79: IAS feedback

Friday 6 August 2021

  • Virtual Meeting on Zoom 


09.45 Zoom meeting open
09.45 – 10.00 UK-CAB updates – Alex Sparrowhawk
10:00 – 11.00 IAS feedback – Simon Collins
11.00 – 11.20 Introduction to POPPY study on depression – Hajra Okai
11.20 – 11.40 UK-CAB online training information – Ben Cromarty
11.40 – 12.00 Members updates/AOB
12.00 Meeting close

Background reading:
IAS conference programme

Slides and meeting report:
1. IAS Feedback
2. POPPY study on depression introduction
3. UK-CAB online training programme
Meeting report – to follow


  • Since 2011, i-Base provide admin support to the UK-CAB. Other costs are covered by grants to the UK-CAB. This includes support from drug companies for meetings.
  • Training courses are funded by specific grants, including from the Lottery Fund.
  • From 2008-2011 the CAB was supported by the Monument Trust. This allowed us to employ a part-time administrator.
  • From 2002 to 2008, running costs for the UK-CAB were supported by i-Base. Drug companies funding meeting costs.

We have always asked HIV drug companies to support the direct costs for UK-CAB meetings.

This covers travel and accommodation for members coming from out of London. It also covers the cost of catering. This industry funding helps support the CAB as a national project. A list of supporting companies since the UK-CAB was established in 2002 and from the most recent years is included below. 3

The UK-CAB membership and Steering Group decides the content for all meetings.

Meetings with a drug company covers their current products and future research. The decision for which companies to invite and the agenda for these meetings is made by the UK-CAB.

We also ask other researchers to involve the UK-CAB in planning studies and ongoing research. We ask that community involvement in research be included in the budget of grant proposals so that some of the CAB work can be supported in this way by independent research.