2019 National CFAR Scientific Symposium

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8:15am-4:15pm

Grumman Auditorium, William and Ida Friday Center
100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517


7:15am – 8:15am Breakfast, Friday Center Atrium

8:15am – 8:45am Opening Statements

Ron Swanstrom, PhD, UNC CFAR Director
Evelyn Foust, MPH, CPM, NC DHHS
Bill Roper, MD, MPH, Interim President of UNC System

8:45am – 10:00am Session 1: Transgender Health and HIV

Moderator: Tonia Poteat, PhD, Asst. Prof., UNC
Policy Landscape for Trans People Living with HIV: Ames Simmons, JD, Policy Director, Equality NC
The Basics of Medical Care for Trans People Living with HIV: Asa Radix, MD, Assoc. Prof., NYU Langone Health
Epidemiology of HIV among Trans Adults: Sari Reisner, ScD, Asst. Prof., Harvard
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10:00am – 10:15am Break

10:15am – 11:45am Session 2: HIV Cure and Latency

Moderator: David Margolis MD, Professor, UNC
Can We Achieve a Functional Cure of HIV?: Joel Blankson, MD PhD, Prof., Johns Hopkins Medicine
Viral and Immune Dynamics of Rebound: Katharine Bar, MD, Asst. Prof., U. Penn
ART Initiation Indirectly Promotes Formation of the Long-Lived HIV-1 Reservoir: Sarah Joseph, PhD, Asst. Prof., UNC-CH
Panel Discussion: Dr. Joel Blankson, Dr. Katharine Bar, Dr. Sarah Joseph, Dr. Richard D’Aquila, Dr. Jonathan Karn, and Dr. Bruce Walker
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11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm – 2:00pm Session 3: Cancer and HIV

Moderator: Blossom Damania PhD, Vice Dean for Research, UNC-CH
Cancer Prevention for Women Living with HIV in LMICs: Carla Chibwesha, MD, Assoc. Prof., UNC-CH
Evolving cancer risk and burden in HIV-infected people in the United States: Meredith Shiels, PhD, Investigator, NCI
Treatment and Prevention Updates for HIV-related Malignancies: Elizabeth Chiao, MD, Prof., Baylor College of Medicine
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2:00pm – 2:15pm Break

2:15pm – 2:25pm Tribute to Dr. Charles Van der Horst

Joseph J. Eron, MD, Professor, UNC

2:25pm – 4:10pm Session 4: Ending the HIV Epidemic

Moderator: Myron Cohen, MD, UNC CFAR Associate Director, Vice Chancellor for Global Health, UNC
Ending the HIV Pandemic: From Science to Implementation: Anthony Fauci, MD, Director NIAID
One State’s Journey towards Ending HIV: Zack Moore, MD, Section Chief-Epidemiology, NC DHHS
Getting to Zero-San Francisco: An Example of Collective Impact: Susan Buchbinder, MD, Prof., UCSF
Panel Discussion: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Zack Moore, Dr. Susan Buchbinder, Dr. Brian Mustanski and Dr. Alan Greenberg
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4:10pm – 4:15pm Closing Remarks

Ron Swanstrom, PhD, UNC CFAR Director