Join the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) and researchers from across NIH and the scientific community on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Lister Hill Auditorium in Bethesda, Maryland, for the OAR-sponsored World AIDS Day Forum, More Than Three Decades: Inspiring HIV Discoveries Through Basic Science Research. Speakers representing various scientific disciplines will discuss the role of basic science research in yielding effective treatment and prevention tools, and potentially a cure, in the ongoing fight against HIV.

Draft Agenda:

9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Maureen Goodenow, Ph.D.
Director, Office of AIDS Research, NIH
9:35 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Moderator & Speaker Introductions
Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D.
Director, Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases, NIH
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The Road Less Travelled: Perspectives on an Effective HIV Vaccine
Larry Corey, M.D.
President and Director Emeritus,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center;
Professor, Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. HIV Reservoirs in the Brain: Advances in Detection and Elimination
Avindra Nath, M.D.
Senior Investigator,
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Disrupting HIV Maturation and Infectivity with Mercaptobenzamide Molecules
Daniel Appella, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator,
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Molecular Imaging to Better Understand HIV Pathophysiology
Dima Hammoud, M.D.
Tenure Track Investigator,
Center for Infectious Disease Imaging, NIH
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Grounding National Policy in Sound Basic Sciences
Jeffrey S. Crowley, M.P.H.
Program Director, Infectious Disease Initiatives, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Data Driven Cure: How the NLM Inspires HIV Discoveries Through Basic Science
Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D.
Director,
National Library of Medicine, NIH
11:15 a.m. – 11:55 p.m. Round Table and Q & A (all)
Moderator: Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D.
Director, Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Maureen Goodenow, Ph.D.
Director, Office of AIDS Research, NIH