It gives us great pleasure to present the annual 14th edition of the International Symposium on Neuropsychiatry & VIH.Β 

Although the epidemics of COVID-19 is receding thanks to widespread vaccination, it is expected the restrictions to travel and meet in Spain will last until the last quarter of the year 2021. This situation of uncertainty has led us to maintain the next 14th International Symposium on Neuropsychiatry and HIV as a mixed presential and online meeting, as we did in the last edition in 2020. This year the Symposium on HIV and Neuropsychiatry will be hold from Barcelona on days 21, 22, and 23 of September 2021.

This change also implies a change in the format. We will be having 2-hour daily sessions (17.00-19.00 CEST). On each session, we will discuss on three different major topics:

Day 1) The effects of drugs on CNS.

Day 2) The management of neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Day 3) The factors influencing neurocognitive impairment.

More than ever, we hope this edition will be an educational tool that helps doctors who care for HIV-positive patients to diagnose and treat the psychiatric and psychological problems that patients may present.

The Symposium will be addressed to infectious diseases and HIV doctors, internal medicine doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, community persons, and any other persons interested in the topic.

In any case, all these changes will not change the aim of this annual Symposium.Β We are convinced that this event will keep high the interest of the attendees, as well as the quality of the previous editions.

Jordi Blanch, MD.

Psychiatry Unit. Hospital U. Clinic. Barcelona, Spain

Esteban Martinez, MD.

Infectious Diseases Unit. Hospital U. Clinic. Barcelona, Spain

We’ll be very thankful to you if you share this information with all of those who can be interested in it.

We look forwardΒ toΒ your active participation.Β 

See you in September!

Jordi Blanch and Esteban MartΓ­nez