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Media Contact: Ashante Dobbs 12 April 2007
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Emory CFAR Hosts National Symposium on Preventing HIV Infection
U.S. scientists and researchers will convene at Emory University April 17 for a daylong science symposium focused on preventing HIV infection.

The research conference, "Prevention of HIV Infection: Beyond the ABC's," is hosted by the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Georgia Research Alliance. It will be held on the Emory campus in the Winship Ballroom of the Dobbs University Center located at 605 Asbury Circle. The symposium is free and open to the public. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Advance reservations for lunch are required by emailing cfar@emory.edu.

The CFAR symposium includes presentations by leaders of renowned HIV/AIDS research programs at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Brown University (Providence, R.I.), the University of California (Los Angeles), Emory, the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and the University of Washington (Seattle).

For more information, visit www.cfar.emory.edu.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

9 a.m.
Welcome

9:15-10:45 a.m.
Vaccines

  • Paul Spearman, MD (Emory)
  • Julie McElrath, MD (University of Washington)

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Basic Science

  • Bali Pulendran, PhD (Emory) -- Innate immunity and vaccines
  • John Mascola, MD (NIH) -- Immunological correlates of immunity

1:15-2:45 p.m.
Bio-Prevention

  • Kenneth Mayer, MD (Brown) -- Microbicides
  • Myron Cohen, MD (University of North Carolina) -- Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)

3-4:30 p.m.
Behavioral Prevention

  • Thomas Coates, PhD (UCLA) -- Prevention for positives
  • Susan Allen, MD, MPH (Emory) -- Serodiscordant couples



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