Speaker Information
Global Issues 2017





Dr. Michael Adler

Dr. Michael Adler

Dr. Michael Adler is the Emeritus Professor of Genitourinary Medicine/Sexually Transmitted Infections at Royal Free and University College Medical School, the first Chair in the specialty in the United Kingdom. He was Head of Department (1979-94), Clinical Director for HIV/AIDS/GUM (genitourinary medicine) and Drugs Services (1985-94), and was an advisor to the British government, the World Health Organization, the UN and the European Commission. He was Director of the UK Centre for Coordinating Epidemiological Studies of HIV/AIDS set up by the Medical Reserve Corps and Department of Health (1987-94) and was responsible for opening the first dedicated AIDS ward in the UK at the Middlesex Hospital in 1989 with participation by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Dr. Adler was the founding editor of the journal AIDS in 1986. He has published over 200 articles on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and AIDS and written and edited numerous books, the two most successful being the ABC of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the ABC of AIDS, published by the British Medical Journal, which are seen as standard texts throughout the world.