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December 2016

Creating a Culture of Health: Joining Forces, Taking Action, and Advancing Equity

December 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
RTI International, Camille Dreyfus Auditorium,
3040 E. Cornwallis Road
Raleigh, 27709 United States
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Join RTI International for a seminar series featuring Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, MPH. Alonzo will highlight the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to build a Culture of Health for all in America. He will focus on the Action Framework developed by the Foundation and the RAND Corporation to catalyze action toward improved population health, well-being, and equity. Continental breakfast will be provided at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP here. To participate via livestream video, please register here.

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Connected Health Conference

December 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center,
National Harbor, MD United States
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December 11-14, 2016 National Harbor, MD The 8th annual Connected Health Conference (formerly the mHealth Summit), provides the global platform for leadership, innovation and opportunity to achieve our new and ambitious vision of personal connected health for all. The theme is Personal Connected Health for All: Expanding Reach, Accelerating Impact. Registration details here.

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Workshop on Microbial Genome Sequencing

December 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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December 12 - 16, 2016 Harvard Medical School Hosted by the Harvard University CFAR, in collaboration with the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT & Harvard, and the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at MGH, The fee for the workshop is $350, which covers some of the costs associated with holding the workshop. This workshop is open to all CFAR investigators.   For more meeting details, click here. To register, click here.

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HIV Cure Research Proclamation Jam Session

December 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beyu Cafe,
Durham, NC United States
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2BeatHIV is hosting a "Proclamation Day Jam Session"! The event will feature performances by Harvard Fellow and award-winning poet, Dasan Ahanu, with music powered by DJ Rem.e. There will be community members and influentials discussing the latest on HIV cure research. This event is free and open to the public. 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Beyú Caffe 341 West Main Street Durham, NC 27701 Register here!

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2016 UNC-Duke Viral Oncology & AIDS Malignancy Symposium

December 14, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Carolina Club
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Click here to register! Featuring: Dr. Frederick Wang, Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Sallie Permar, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Duke Global Health Institute,“Maternal antibody protection against congenital cytomegalovirus infection" Dr. Corey Casper, Head of Global Oncology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, “Impact of HIV on Strategies to Prevent Infection and Associated Cancers” Directions to the Carolina Club are available here.

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January 2017

PrEParing for the Future: An Update on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

January 13 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
1131 Bioinformatics,
130 Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Speaker: Christopher Hurt, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases UNC School of Medicine Christopher B. Hurt, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Over the past several years, Dr. Hurt has worked extensively on issues related to the expansion of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services in North Carolina. He established the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic’s PrEP program in…

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February 2017

HPTN 083 Webinar – Give PrEP a Shot!

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) has launched a new study, HPTN 083, to evaluate whether injectable cabotegravir (CAB) can safely protect cisgender men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) who have sex with men from acquiring HIV as well as Truvada, an oral tablet taken daily for HIV prevention, also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). If found to be safe and effective for HIV PrEP, injectable CAB may be easier for some people to adhere…

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UNC HIV Cure Seminar Series: Targeting the HIV/pDC/IFN-I Axis to Reverse Hyper-Inflammation, to Recover Anti-HIV-1 T Cells and to Reduce HIV-1 Reservoirs

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
1131 Bioinformatics,
130 Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Lishan Su, PhD, Professor Department of Microbiology & Immunology Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center UNC School of Medicine Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) are the major type I interferon (IFN-I) producing cells and play important roles in antiviral immune responses. However, sustained pDC activation and IFN-I induction has been correlated with disease progression in chronic virus infection. We have recently defined the HIV-pDC-IFN axis in HIV-1 immuno-pathogenesis, and studied the mechanisms of pDC/IFN-induced immune suppression, and its role in HIV reservoir persistence.…

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38th Annual Minority Health Conference

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center
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The Annual Minority Health Conference was launched by the Minority Student Caucus in 1977 and has been conducted nearly every year since then. Major objectives are to highlight health issues of concern to people of color and to attract students interested in minority health to the School. Planning and implementation of the Conference are led by the School's Minority Student Caucus, which designates the chair of the Planning Committee each year. This year's event these is "Systems of Power: Recalling…

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April 2017

SYNChronicity 2017: The National Conference for HIV, HCV, and LGBT Health

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel,
Arlington, VA United States
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SYNChronicity (or SYNC 2017) is HealthHIV’s national conference addressing HIV and HCV disease prevention, care and treatment. With the National Coalition for LGBT Health co-hosting SYNC 2017, the agenda is expanded to include LGBT health. The conference is titled SYNChronicity because the approach is to SYNC various audiences with a variety of topics with the intended outcome of advancing HIV, HCV and LGBT health. Additionally, new track and institutes have been added to the 2017 Sync Agenda, including the Black…

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