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Advances in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
Date:5/9/2011

"Cracking the Safe: Advances in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment" is a one-day symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences examining issues facing researchers working towards the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine, including updates on current challenges and solutions. The symposium will cover epidemiological challenges, developments in HIV virology and immunology, including ex vivo and in vivo imaging of viruses crossing the mucosal barrier, the latest in the search for HIV vaccines and microbicidesincluding early insights in Thai HIV vaccine trialsand an update on HIV-1 eradication.

The keynote speakers will be Myron S. Cohen, MD, UNC School of Medicine, and David Cook, PhD, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. Cohen will present an epidemiological update on HIV/AIDS, while Cook will talk about the IAVI's ongoing and future strategy for the development of an AIDS vaccine.

WHAT: Cracking the Safe: A Symposium on the Advances in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

WHO:

Keynote Speakers:

Myron S. Cohen, MD
UNC School of Medicine

David Cook, PhD
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Speakers:

Cecilia Cheng-Mayer, PhD
The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Thomas Hope, PhD
Northwestern University

Jerome Kim, MD
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Olaf Kutsch, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hendrik Streeck, MD, PhD
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard

WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Reception to follow

WHERE: The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 40th floor, NYC


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Contact: Carmen McCaffery
cmccaffery@nyas.org
212-298-8642
New York Academy of Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

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