DC CFAR Hosts 2017 National CFAR Meeting and Scientific Symposium

Scientific Symposium photo
November 08, 2017

The District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR) was honored to host the 2017 National CFAR Meeting on November 1-3, 2017.  The meeting brought together the leadership of and investigators from the 19 NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research from across the country for a series of scientific and administrative meetings. In keeping with the mission of the DC CFAR, the theme of this year's meeting was Conducting HIV Research in Partnership with Government and Community with a focus on the research response to the domestic HIV epidemic.

Meeting participants included the CFAR leadership and members, our numerous government and community partners, the NIH co-funding and participating Institutes and Centers, and HIV organizations in the DC area.  Additionally, over 400 attendees participated in the CFAR Scientific Symposium on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences, which  featured 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.

Thank you to the DC CFAR members and partners who participated, and helped make this meeting a success!