Julio Montaner

Julio Montaner, OC, OBC, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, joined the Faculty at St. Paul’s Hospital/University of British Columbia in 1987 as the Director of the AIDS Research Program and the Infectious Disease Clinic. He held a National Health Research Scholar of Health Canada (NHRDP) for a period of 10 years starting in 1988. He is a founding co-Director of the Canadian HIV Trials Network. He has held the Endowed Chair on AIDS Research at SPH/UBC since 1996. In 1997, he was appointed Professor of Medicine at UBC. He is the Director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. He was the President of the International AIDS Society from 2008-2010 and currently is the Local Co-Chair of the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, held in Vancouver July 19-22, 2015. Recently, he has been assigned the position of Global Advisor on HIV Therapeutics to the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Programme. (From cfenet.ubc.ca)