Beginning in 2021, Friday Morning conference will be held from 9am-10AM each Friday of the academic year.

UNC CFAR partners with the clinical division of infectious diseases and the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Disease on a weekly conference series featuring distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines. To suggest a speaker, please conference coordinator Dr. Arlene Seña-Soberano or Kathy James.

**For the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, the conference will be offered online via Zoom. An email with Zoom link is sent out weekly; sign up here for email notices.

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Upcoming Conference Schedule: 2020-2021

DateTitle or TopicSpeaker
March 5, 2021S. aureus Bacteremia:
2021 Management Updates
Thomas Holland, MD (Duke)
March 12, 2021UNC Chlamydia Vaccine Initiative: Quest for a T cell VaccineToni Darville, MD (UNC)
March 19, 2021Population-Based Studies of SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence in North Carolina:
The Chatham County COVID-19 Cohort and Beyond
Ross Boyce, MD, MSc & Allison Aiello, PhD (UNC)
March 26, 2021Understanding flavivirus-specific immunity for protection and prevention Matthew Collins, MD, PhD (Emory)
April 9, 2021Antimicrobial Resistant Gonorrhea and CDC’s Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines Update Sancta St Cyr, MD (CDC)
April 16, 2021COVID vaccine supply and distribution in AfricaWessam Mankoula, MB.BCh (MD), MPP, FETP (Incident Manager for COVID-19 and Lead of Emergency Operations Centre for Africa CDC)
April 30, 2021T32 ID Pathogenesis
May 7, 2021Infectious diseases care for people who inject drugs in North CarolinaAsher Schranz, MD, MPH (UNC)
May 28, 2021Public engagement and STI researchIna Park, MD (UCSF)
Stay tuned to see the upcoming lecture topics!