CFAR Scientific Symposium


Thursday, November 2, 2017
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW

The CFAR Scientific Symposium is a full day event that brings together HIV researchers from across the U.S. to discuss the latest developments in HIV research with an audience of fellow scientists – in government and academia – and members of the community. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Conducting HIV Research in Partnership with Government and Community,” with a focus on the research response to the domestic HIV epidemic.

The program will feature plenary talks by Dr. Anthony Fauci (NIH) and Dr. Eugene McCray (CDC) and four themed sessions: HIV Cure Research, The Urban Epidemic, Health Inequities and Aging and Co-Morbidities. Each moderated session will include three oral presentations followed by responses from a government scientist and a community member and Q&A from the audience.

Meeting Agenda

8:00-8:30 am                Registration and Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am                Welcome
                                     Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH, DC CFAR
                                     TBN, District of Columbia
                                     Marcia Ellis, DC CFAR Community Advisory Board

8:45-8:50 am                Introduction of Plenary Speaker
                                     Gary L. Simon, MD, PhD, DC CFAR

8:50-9:20 am                Opening Plenary
                                     Anthony S. Fauci, MD 
                                     National Institutes of Health

9:20-10:35 am             Session #1:  Basic Science - HIV Cure Research

                                     Douglas F. Nixon, MD, PhD, DC CFAR
                                     Carl W. Dieffenbach, PhD, NIH

                                     Ashley T. Haase, MD, University of Minnesota
                                     R. Brad Jones, PhD, DC CFAR
                                     Cheryl Cameron, PhD, Case Western Reserve CFAR (Early Stage Investigator)

                                     Karl Salzwedel, PhD, NIH
                                     A. Toni Young, Community Education Group


10:35-10:50 am           Coffee Break

10:50-12:05 pm           Session #2:  Epidemiology and Prevention - The Urban Epidemic         

                                     Anthony K. Wutoh, PhD, DC CFAR
                                     Carlos del Rio, MD, Emory CFAR

                                     Patrick Sullivan, PhD, DVM, Emory CFAR
                                     Amanda D. Castel, MD, MPH, DC CFAR
                                     Uriel R. Felsen, MD, Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY CFAR (Early Stage Investigator)

                                     Michael Kharfen, DC Department of Health
                                     Ron Simmons, PhD, Us Helping Us


12:05-12:55 pm            Lunch Break

12:55-1:00 pm              Introduction of Plenary Speaker

                                     Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH, DC CFAR

1:00-1:30 pm                Afternoon Plenary
                                     Eugene McCray, MD
                                     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1:30-2:45 pm               Session #3:  Social and Behavioral Science - Health Inequities

                                     Maria Cecilia Zea, PhD, DC CFAR
                                     Chris Beyrer, MD, JHU CFAR

                                     Kim M. Blankenship, PhD, Drexel University
                                     Lisa Bowleg, PhD, DC CFAR
                                     Valeria D. Cantos, MD, Emory CFAR (Early Stage Investigator)

                                     Travis Gayles, MD, PhD, DC Department of Health
                                     Abby R. Charles, MPH, Institute for Public Health Innovation


2:45-3:00 pm               Coffee Break

3:00-4:15 pm               Session #4:  Clinical - Aging and Co-Morbidities

                                     Princy N. Kumar, MD, DC CFAR
                                     Michael S. Saag, MD, UAB CFAR                                     

                                     Priscilla Y. Hsue, MD, UCSF CFAR
                                     Kieron Dunleavy, MD, DC CFAR
                                     Michelli Oliveira, PhD, UCSD CFAR (Early Stage Investigator)

                                     Henry Masur, MD, NIH
                                     Melissa Turner, MSW, LICSW, Veterans Affairs Medical Center


4:15-4:30 pm               Special Performance

4:30 pm                        Closing Remarks and Adjourn

                                     Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH, DC CFAR