Feedback on Workshops

Feedback on our meetings is always very positive.  For example, in November 2017, our workshop was deemed Excellent by 100% of respondents,  Content Excellent by 94% of respondents, and Teaching/presentation Excellent by 100% again.   We always strive to listen to comments given by delegates on presentations given, and to take up suggestions for future talks.  We summarise our (unedited) general feedback comments below:


Workshop Nov 2017:


Well organised, lovely venue & food

All inspiring speakers; very interesting being in a room with inspirational and engaging speakers; great meeting and clinically relevant; brilliant day – my first HITVC meeting – will be back!;


Workshop Nov 2016:


Very useful update on current epidemiology; excellent as always; excellent

programme; inspiring speakers; fab workshop; thanks for organising an excellent meeting;


Workshop Sep 2016:


  1. enjoyable; great quality presentations; content v.relevant; covered topical issues; excellent programme; well organised, stimulating; excellent speakers; excellent meeting; fantastic & clear speakers;


Workshop/National Meeting April 2016:

General comments: Excellent, Brilliant speakers, high quality speakers, brilliant meeting


Workshop/National Meeting April 2015:

HIVTC provides v good opportunity to meet educational requirements in trainees and Ive enjoyed participating in the meetings

Very good standard of presentations and overall a very worthwhile meeting

Very good catering

Subjects very relevant to current practice

Well organised

Could you please send presentations slides soon or give them out before or on the day

Emails slides to delegates

Excellent topics with engaging speakers

Very topical

Mid morning start allowed travel from 5 hours away – thank you


April 2015 – joint Doctors in Training event:

A good mix of topics – general, eg publishing papers, as well as HIV specific

Good range of speakers and topics – lovely venue and food. Thank you.

Very good programme – thank you.

Overall useful.

Excellent selection of topics – always enjoy attending this meeting.

Organisation excellent.

Generally an excellent day.

Very good.

Good programme.

Great day – thanks very much.

Very well conducted and good content.

Interesting programme.

Handouts of presentations would be useful.

Thanks very much.

Excellent (x4)

Excellent meeting, fantastic speakers and range of topics all relevant and interesting.

All talks relevant and well presented.

Well organised day, good venue – thank you.


National meeting – Birmingham – April 2012


It was a shame to cut the talks short for breaks – maybe shorter breaks?

Thanks for organising – great speakers.

Thanks – overall an excellent day, well worth attending. Catering and facilities were really good too.

Great – thank you!

Earlier for dinner would be good – especially for those who just come for this.

Excellent programme

Very good day – please could dinner be earlier, ie 6.30 pm so able to come (child care issues!)

Very interesting topics discussed, useful to be aware of the main points of HIV treatment – integrated care, care plans, commissioning groups.

Good venue and food, well organised meeting, thank you.

Very useful meeting, thanks.

This was a really excellent selection of speakers – many thanks.



Global and Local HIV – workshop – October 2011


Excellent – 1st attendance and impressed.  Well organised.

Well organised.

Very informative and educative. Good speakers.

Great food – interesting day



HIV and the Liver – workshop – September 2011


Thanks for another good meeting.

Good meeting!

Really good to have a single theme day – I really have a grasp of HIV and liver.

Very good day – educational things to take back to clinic and very useful information

Really good focus to this meeting, ie practical management of abnormal LFTs and talks linked very nicely.

Excellent day – well done HIV Club!



National meeting – Bournemouth – April 2011


Another great course.

Excellent meeting – very helpful.

Good choice of topics

Good as usual

An excellent day of presentations – a good mixture of teaching methods – good discussion. Thank you so much – a great day.

All very good.

Excellent topics.

Well organised, broad topics – well done.



Core topics – basics to cutting edge – workshop – November 2010


Very well selected topics and good speakers.

As always excellent meeting.

Really good!

Really good talks at appropriate pitch

Thanks for an excellent training day



HIV and the Brain – workshop – September 2010


Good as always.

Very interesting and relevant to daily clinic issues/people.

Thanks for another great day.

First time to attend – very interesting and useful.

Can you try to get Royal College accreditation for these meetings?

Very good

Very interesting and well put together



National Meeting – Manchester – April 2010


Didn’t find break out sessions useful – still didactic teaching but in worse environment – couldn’t hear properly.

Research methods workshops were the highlight of the day – very informative!

Thanks – very good.

Very interesting and helpful.

Interactive session was very beneficial but perhaps more useful for those earlier in their training.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Excellent learning.

In interactive session it was difficult to concentrate with the noise from other groups or from catering staff. May have been better doing it in lecture form.

For interactive sessions, space groups further apart – noisy in main room.

Well organised, very useful meeting. Very good for networking.

There was some overlap in the group work but overall was very useful.

The pm sessions were good but did not generate that much discussion – could have been done in lecture form.

Split into separate rooms for small group work (x2)

Good meeting as usual.

TB – workshop – November 2009

The best yet!

Very informative, enjoyable, well organised day. It was my first time at the Club and it was fantastic – thank you.

Clinical based session always appreciated.

Very good, relevant meeting.

Excellent meeting – thoroughly enjoyed it.

Good food/refreshments.

Good venue – central is always good.

Very useful – cases were a good idea

Good update overall, good to consolidate the knowns and be taught on the unknowns. Useful to hear up-to-date data from conference.

Very good and useful programme.  Found update on IGRAs and latest TB most useful.

Very good day – thank you.

Very good meeting.



Sex and HIV – workshop – September 2009


Too long a tea break in the afternoon.

Thank you for organising.

Thought there should have been something on reproduction options.

Needed slightly better allocation of time, eg 1 hour for Prof Mabey’s talk, 30 mins for neurosyphilis talk and 1 hour for Prof Hart’s talk.

Good to talk about HIV in a broader context without getting preoccupied with HIV in patient care (yawn).

Appreciate the meeting being held on a Monday (or Friday) as this makes travel easier for those coming from a distance.  Good content, food and organisation – thanks.

Cases are more useful in daily practice – think we are all aware of general principles.

Overall, very good day – thank you.

Really useful meeting – thank you.



National meeting – Liverpool – March 2009


Overall, very good.

Brilliant education programme – highly relevant.

New faces as teachers please.

Very good – keep it up!

Enjoyed debate format – more Prof Gazzard

How to get funding for research

Excellent workshop

Very good meeting overall

Another great meeting – thanks