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2020 Feb 24

2020 CFAR Wide Webinar Series: "Role of CFAR-FQHC partnerships in Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative" w/ Drs. Ken Mayer and Kathleen McNamara


Monday, February 24, 2020, 3:30pm to 4:30pm


Webinar: UNC NCHTEC Training database

Speakers: Dr. K Mayer (Harvard CFAR); Suma Nair (HRSA); Kathleen McNamara (NACHC)
Topic: Role of CFAR-FQHC partnerships in Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative

Date and time: Monday Feb 24th at 3:30pm ET
Registration Details: See below

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2020 Feb 26

Are you writing a K? Get practical advice.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:15pm to 4:00pm


Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, Rotunda Room, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Are you writing a K? Get practical advice.

This workshop is appropriate for clinical and basic science researchers from all fields.  K99 applications will not be discussed in detail.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:15 - 1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Program Workshop
3:15 - 4:00 Optional Session on Administrative Components

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Rotunda Room

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02155 

Featuring via teleconference:
Robin Huebner, PhD, MPH  
NIAID Program Officer

Register here to reserve your space:

Meeting Presenters:

Ingrid Bassett MD, MPH; Kenneth Freedberg MD, MSc; Jodi Kurtz MS, CRA; Rochelle Walensky MD, MPH; Athe Tsibris MD

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2020 Mar 08

CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections) Boston, Massachusetts March 8–11, 2020


Sun - Wed, Mar 8 to Mar 11, 9:00am - 6:00pm


March 8 to March 11, 2020, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI 2020 will be held from March 8 to March 11, 2020, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

The CROI Foundation partners with the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) for organization of the conference.

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2020 Mar 18

‘Phylodynamic Monitoring of HIV Transmission Hotspots to End the HIV Epidemic’ at NIAID


Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 12:35pm


Webinar or Rockville MD
Draft Agenda: 
Workshop Description
The main goal of the ‘Phylodynamic Monitoring of HIV Transmission Hotspots to End the HIV Epidemic’ workshop is to convene scientists funded through the “Phylodynamic Tracking of HIV Transmission” and “Optimizing HIV Phylodynamics to Target and Interrogate Clusters (OPTICs)” R01 and R21 grant programs, respectively, to review their progress at the midway point of their funding period. Additionally, this workshop will bring together U.S. government officials and people living with HIV to discuss the utilization and implementation of phylogenetic tools to support the U.S. President’s ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America’ initiative. The workshop will feature presentations from national and international scientific experts in the fields of HIV phylogenetics, bioinformatics/mathematical modeling, and HIV prevention and transmission as well as a panel discussion to highlight and address community perspectives on the responsible use of phylogenetic data to identify HIV transmission hotspots. A secondary goal for this workshop is to create a networking opportunity for all workshop attendees to foster future, multidisciplinary collaborations that could make a significant impact towards ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and abroad within the next 10 years.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
NIAID Conference Center
5601 Fishers Lane
Room 1D13
Rockville, MD 20852
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2020 Apr 16

“Translating Geroscience into HIV Care”


Thursday, April 16, 2020, 9:45am to 3:00pm


Harvard Medical School, Zinner Board Room, Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center 70 Francis Street, Boston, MA



Goal of workshop:
While there has been substantial progress in research on the biology of aging, translating this knowledge into clinical care of people aging with HIV remains ad hoc and lacks consensus. This workshop on translating geroscience into HIV care will convene investigators nationwide that have implemented geriatric care models for HIV and aging with the goal to build a consensus on practical implementation of geroscience methods into active HIV care. This program is intended to leverage and complement our most recent workshop on the biology of aging and HIV - a workshop co-sponsored by the HU CFAR and the Boston Pepper Center.

The process will be modeled after our recent workshop on the geroscience behind HIV and Aging which was convened on the Harvard Medical Campus in October 2018 and was published in a special double issue on HIV and Aging in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses in November 2019. The issue has over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts and multiple reviews of the HIV and Aging field, as well as summary of the workshop.

The workshop will be organized into sessions addressing key gaps in care for people aging with HIV. The sessions will include:
• Frailty. This session will include discussion on measures of baseline frailty, where the emphasis will be to identify approaches that can be assessed efficiently and practically in a clinical setting by health care providers (e.g., nurse, clinical coordinators).
• Intrinsic capacity. This session focuses on the complementary concept of resilience and reserve measured as "intrinsic capacity” and intended as a counter measure to frailty.
• Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). This session will discuss how to adapt classical domains in CGA for aging individuals living with HIV.
• Sexual and gender minorities. This module will focus on potential adaptations to geroscience-informed assessments for sexual and gender minority populations and transgender people.

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2020 May 11

Register Now: South Africa Workshop on Computational Biology


Mon - Fri, May 11 to May 15, 9:00am - 4:00pm


Conference Center, Durban, South Africa

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When: 11-15 May 2020, Morning Sessions: 9:00-12:00, Afternoon Sessions: 13:00-16:00
Where: Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, 719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa
Registration requirements:

  • Recommendation from a faculty member or mentor
  • 1/2 page letter of interest
  • $100 USD fee that covers breakfast, lunch, access to Amazon Web Services, and a course reception

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