Biostatistics Core presents work at Summer Conferences

Yinyan & Ilana

Ilana Trumble from the CFAR Biostatistics Core presented a poster at the Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE) Annual Meeting in June 2017, together with Yinyan Xu. This work from the Goonetilleke Lab (G lab) is entitled “Longitudinal assessment of baseline variation in HIV-1 specific T cell responses in HIV-1 infected, durably suppressed individuals.” For more information on the G lab, click here.

Wang Cheng Poster

Wang Cheng, visiting scholar from UNC Project China, is researching the generalizability of online randomized control trials. His work was presented at the Atlantic Causal Inference Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, May 2017. This work was a joint collaboration between UNC Project China, the Chinese Center for Disease Control (C-CDC), and the UNC CFAR Biostatistics Core. For more information about UNC Project China, click here.

10th Annual InWomen’s Conference

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 in areas pertaining to substance use will be considered.

Submission Deadline: January 06, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Abstract and Travel Award Notifications will be sent by: February 24, 2017
Visa Letters Issued: February 24 – March 24, 2017

Click here for the Abstract Submission Form.

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

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 Women’s Health Track and PrEP Preamble.

PrEP Preamble:
SYNCing CROI Data with PrEP Implementation
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

HealthHIV is hosting the PrEP Preamble: SYNCing CROI Data with PrEP Implementation on Sunday, April 23 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

SYNC 2017 registration is not required to attend this event; all are invited to attend, including:
• Prescribing Providers (NP, PA, DO, MD);
• PrEP Advocates;
• Potential or Current PrEP Consumers;
• Health Department Staff; and
• Health Center Personnel

Please visit the conference website for more information. Click here to register. 

38th Annual Minority Health Conference

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 Our Past, Restructuring Our Future”. This conference is the largest student-led health conference, and it aims to raise awareness around health disparities.

To register, visit the website.

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

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 2014 and coordinates PrEP-related education and outreach efforts of the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center (NCATEC), housed at UNC. Dr. Hurt also serves as the site principal investigator for HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Study 083, the first study to compare oral PrEP to a long-acting, injectable medication (the integrase inhibitor, cabotegravir) for HIV prevention in at-risk men who have sex with men and transgender women. 

Special Note: This Friday Morning Conference will be presented as a North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center (NCATEC) event and advanced registration is requested. Registration is free and simple and involves filling out an online Participant Information Form, the brief documentation required by HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration). For questions about registration or general questions about the NCATEC, please contact Megan Katsaounis mkats@med.unc.edu.

2016 UNC-Duke Viral Oncology & AIDS Malignancy Symposium

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.

Connected Health Conference

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.

2016 World AIDS Day Symposium

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE MORNING AND/OR AFTERNOON SESSIONS!

 

Registration 8:00AM-8:30AM

Morning Session: HIV Clinical Epidemiology 8:30AM-12:00PM

8:30-8:40am – Introduction – Claire Farel, MD, MPH, UNC Chapel Hill
8:40-9:10am – David Wohl, MD, UNC Chapel Hill – “Spotlight on HIV Clinical Care”
9:10-10:10am – KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc, University of Alabama – “Ending AIDS in Alabama”
10:10-10:40am – Erica Samoff, PhD, MPH, North Carolina Division of Public Health – “HIV Epidemiology in North Carolina”
10:40-11:00am – BREAK
11:00am-12:00pm – Patient Panel: Perspectives on Access to HIV Care

Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Afternoon Session: HIV Reservoirs 1:00PM-3:00PM

1:00-1:10pm – Introduction – Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, DDS, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill
1:10-1:30pm – Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill – “The Role of the Immune Response in Curing HIV”
1:30-1:50pm – Allison Mathews, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill – “Crowdsourcing Contests and Community Engagement for HIV Cure Research: A Mixed Methods Evaluation”
1:50-2:10pm – Sarah Joseph, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill – “HIV in the Brain: Observations From Throughout Infection”
2:10-2:55pm – KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Elizabeth Connick, MD, University of Arizona – “The Role of the B Cell Follicular Sanctuary in HIV Immunopathogenesis”
2:55-3:00pm – Evaluations

 

World AIDS Day, started in 1988, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, increase awareness, combat stigma, and improve education. The World AIDS Day Symposium features presentations by UNC faculty members, expert research and medical professionals, and panel discussions. The event is sponsored by the UNC Center for AIDS Research and the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

International Conference on Stigma: “Standing Together against Fear, Blame, and Shame”

November 18, 2016
Washington, DC

The overarching goals of this conference are to increase awareness of the stigma of HIV and other health conditions and to explore interventions to eradicate this stigma. The conference also serves to educate healthcare providers and the general public about stigma as both a human rights violation and a major barrier to prevention and treatment of illnesses.

To register for the conference click here.

CFAR SBSRN 10th National Scientific Meeting

October 20-21st, 2016
Sonesta Coconut Grove
Miami, FL

Register for the event here.

The purpose of the CFAR SBSRN is to foster cross CFAR collaborations between behavioral and social scientists, to share strategies on how behavioral and social scientists communicate with basic scientists, to provide a forum for the exchange of the most recent information in the behavioral sciences regarding HIV/AIDS, and to mentor the next generation of behavioral social scientists.