Event Details
Event Title 18th Annual World AIDS Day Symposium
Location 1131 Bioinformatics Building, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Sponsor UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Date/Time 12/01/2016
For more information, contact the event administrator: Danielle Strauss dani_strauss@unc.edu
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Session Status Session Session Date Start Time End Time Cutoff
Expired Morning Session - HIV Clinical Epidemiology 12/01/2016 8:30 AM 12:00 AM none
Expired Afternoon Session - HIV Reservoirs 12/01/2016 1:00 PM 12:00 AM none


Lunch will be provided Registration is required - Admission is free

World AIDS Day, started in 1988, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, increase awareness, combat stigma, and improve education. The World AIDS Day Symposium features presentations by UNC faculty members, expert research and medical professionals, and panel discussions. The event is sponsored by the UNC Center for AIDS Research and the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

Detailed Schedule Coming Soon! Visit the CFAR website for updates.

Registration 8:00AM-8:30AM

Morning Session: HIV Clinical Epidemiology 8:30AM-12:00PM

8:30-8:40am            Introduction - Claire Farel, MD, MPH, UNC Chapel Hill

8:40-9:10am            David Wohl, MD, UNC Chapel Hill - "Spotlight on HIV Clinical Care" 

9:10-10:10am          KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc, University of Alabama - "Ending AIDS in Alabama"

10:10-10:40am        Erica Samoff, PhD, MPH, North Carolina Division of Public Health - "HIV Epidemiology in North Carolina"

10:40-11:00am        BREAK

11:00am-12:00pm   Patient Panel: Perspectives on Access to HIV Care

Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Afternoon Session: HIV Reservoirs 1:00PM-3:00PM

1:00-1:10pm           Introduction - Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, DDS, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill

1:10-1:30pm           Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill - "The Role of the Immune Response in Curing HIV"

1:30-1:50pm           Allison Mathews, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill - "Crowdsourcing Contests and Community Engagement for HIV Cure Research: A Mixed Methods Evaluation”

1:50-2:10pm           Sarah Joseph, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill - "HIV in the Brain: Observations From Throughout Infection”

2:10-2:55pm           KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Elizabeth Connick, MD, University of Arizona - "The Role of the B Cell Follicular Sanctuary in HIV Immunopathogenesis”

2:55-3:00pm           Evaluations


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