Elly T. Katabira, MD, FRCP, is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Katabira received his medical degree at Makerere University and went on to specialize in Neurology in England. However, he has been working in the field of HIV as a clinician, an educator and a researcher since 1985. He started the first AIDS clinic in Africa in 1987 and has worked with a number of organizations including WHO, UNAIDS, etc. He joined the IAS in 1990 and in 2000 became the regional representative at the governing council. In July 2010 he became the President of IAS up to July 2012. His research interests are in clinical trials, operational research and ART implementation studies. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and over 200 abstracts at international conferences.