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December 2016

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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June 2017

10th Annual InWomen’s Conference

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hôtel Bonaventure,
Montreal Canada
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The 10th annual conference on new and significant findings about the consequences of substance use, abuse, and risk behaviors, hosted by the International Women's and Children's Health and Gender Group. The group aims to identify and promote innovative research that helps to empower women across the lifespan, foster gender-based analyses in research, and promote the benefits of prevention, intervention, and treatment. Abstracts are now being accepted! Abstracts with a focus or component on women, children, youth, LGBT+ individuals, and/or gender differences…

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September 2017

The Capacity and Scientific Discoveries of the UNC CFAR

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
1131 Bioinformatics,
130 Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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During this presentation, members of the Developmental, Biostatistics, and Social and Behavioral Science cores will each explain the resources they provide to further HIV research.

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CFAR North Carolina PrEP Summit

September 25
JB Duke Hotel

The Centers for AIDS Research at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are hosting an all-day PrEP Summit on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the JB Duke Hotel, located on Duke's campus in Durham, NC. The PrEP Summit will provide an opportunity for researchers, community groups, health care providers, and public health professionals who are engaged or interested in biomedical HIV prevention to come together to network, learn about PrEP-related research and service delivery in North Carolina, and build new partnerships and collaborations.

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