Center For AIDS Research

The 2018 CFAR National Meeting,
hosted by the Emory CFAR

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January 15, 2019
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     Shelle Bryant     Jenny Anderson
     Shelle Bryant     Jenny Anderson

... to Shelle Bryant and Jenny Anderson for leading all planning and organizational efforts for the 2018 CFAR National Meeting. What they did was challenging, ambitious, crucial, intricate, exacting, herculean ... and utterly and completely successful.

Yay Team!

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Twenty three Early Stage Investigators from around the country were competitively chosen to present posters in keeping with this year's National Meeting theme:

"From Bench: Basic Science
To Bedside: Clinical Science
To Our Own Backyard": Social/Behavioral Science

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Focus On...    
     Claire Sterk

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associated videos.


 

Opening Remarks
(begins at the 3:13 mark)
(3:30)

 


 
Anthony Fauci     

 

 

Keynote Part I: Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic:
The Critical Role of HIV Prevention Science

(24:50)


 

 


 
     Robert Redfield

 

Keynote Part II: CDC Global and Domestic
Infectious Disease Priorities

(begins at the 33:10 mark)
(28:07)


 

 


 
Plenary Q&A     

 

 

Q&A with Drs Faucci & Redfield
(begins at the 1:02:07 mark)
(17:28)

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Session 1: HIV in the South — Living and Providing Care in the Epicenter

 

     Eugene McCray

 

The HIV Epidemic in the South
(begins at the 1:25 mark)
(14.14)

 


 
David Malebranche     

 

 

Exploring Medical Systems as Part of the 'Social Context' when Patients Navigate the HIV Treatment Cascade
(begins at the 15:57 mark)
(26.58)


 

 

     Wendy Armstrong

 
 

Improving the Care Continuum in Atlanta:
Lessons from the Front

(begins at the 43:05 mark)
(20:54)


 

 


 
Session 1 Q&A     

 

Session 1 Q&A with Drs McCray, Malebranche & Armstrong
(begins at the 1:04:00 mark)
(12:30)

 

     Community Panel

 

Research Participant Panel
(begins at the 1:16:40 mark)
(23:00)

Divider Rule Session 2: The Final Frontiers in HIV Research — Developing an Effective Vaccine & Achieving a Cure

 

Nancy Haigwood     

 

 

Antibody-based therapeutics: Hit Early, Hit Hard
(26.44)


 

 

     Mirko Paiardini

 
 

Immune-based strategies targeting viral persistence
in SIV-infected macaques

(begins at the 27:00 mark)
(22:35)


 

 


 
Yehuda Cohen     

 

 

Oral Abstract 1: Relationship between rebound and latent viruses in a clinical trial of anti-HIV-1 antibody 3BNC117
(begins at the 49:40 mark)
(9:38)

 

 

     Hsiao-Hsuan Kuo

 

Oral Abstract 2: Anti-apoptotic protein BIRC5 maintains survival in HIV-1 infected CD4 T cells
(begins at the 59:20 mark)
(10:26)


 

 


 
Leonard Chavez     

 

 

Oral Abstract 3: Sequence Entropy-Guided Excision of HIV using Enhanced CRISPR/Cas9 and Polycistronic Multiplexing
(begins at the 1:09:50 mark)
(14:10)

 

 

     Session 2 Q&A

 

Session 2 Q&A with Drs. Haigwood, Paiardini, Cohen,
Kuo, and Chavez

(begins at the 1:24:07 mark)
(4:50)

Divider Rule Session 3: Tackling Syndemics — Identifying Solutions to the Persistent Crisis of Substance Abuse and HIV

 

Sandra Springer     

 

 

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder to Improve the HIV Continuum of Care
(25:23)


 

 

     Christina Meade

 
 

 

How the abuse of cocaine (and other stimulants) perpetuates the HIV epidemic in the American South
(begins at the 26:16 mark)
(20:00)


 

 


 
Hannah Cooper     

 

 

Potential for HIV Outbreaks in Rural Kentucky
(begins at the 46:22 mark)
(24:01)

Divider Rule Session 4: No Population Left Behind: Getting to 90:90:90 for All

 

     Jeanne Marrazzo

 

 

Biomedical Prevention of HIV-1 Infection in Women:
As Simple as Daily Oral PrEP?

(24:56)


 

 

Chris Beyrer     

 
 
 
 

Improving the Cascade of Care for Key Populations:
MSM and PWID Advances

(begins at the 25:09 mark)
(22:07)


 

 


 
     Natalie Leblanc

 

 

Oral Abstract 1: Ecological Factors and Sexual Health Outcomes in US Black MSM
(begins at the 47:20 mark)
(10:10)

 

 

Aadia Rana     

 

Oral Abstract 2: Low rates of Postpartum Retention in Care and Viral Suppression among HIV‐Infected
Women in Mississippi

(begins at the 57:40 mark)
(10:50)


 

 


 
     Rebecca Fielding-Miller

 

 

Oral Abstract 3: HIV cascade of care outcomes cluster spatially among female sex workers in Iringa, Tanzania
(begins at the 1:08:38 mark)
(12:04)

Divider Rule Closing Plenary

 

Deborah Birx     

 

Current State of HIV Research:
The View from PEPFAR

(40:35)

 


 
     Carlos del Rio

 

 

Final Remarks
(begins at the 40:40 mark)
(4:59)

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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | CFAR Science Seminar - Thursday, January 24

5:30 - 7:45pm
Room 1000
Claudia Nance Rollins Bldg
Rollins School of Public Health

Count Me In!
Click Here to register

NeuroHIV in Nigeria:
Lessons from Beyond our View
Walter Royal III, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology
Director, Neuroscience Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine

 

Psychological and Physiological Correlates of Stress- and Trauma-Related Disorders in African American Women Living with HIV

Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Affiliate Scientist
Division of Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience,
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

 

Assessing Cognition in HIV with DETECT: A Novel Immersive Device

Albert Anderson, MD
Assistant Professor and Senior Physician
Emory University School of Medicine

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