Center For AIDS Research

The 2018 CFAR National Meeting,
hosted by the Emory CFAR

The Network News
January 15, 2019
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     Shelle Bryant     Jenny Anderson
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... 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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Rising Stars...    

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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

Click each link to watch the
associated videos.


Opening Remarks
(begins at the 3:13 mark)


Anthony Fauci     



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




     Robert Redfield


Keynote Part II: CDC Global and Domestic
Infectious Disease Priorities

(begins at the 33:10 mark)



Plenary Q&A     



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

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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)


David Malebranche     



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



     Wendy Armstrong


Improving the Care Continuum in Atlanta:
Lessons from the Front

(begins at the 43:05 mark)



Session 1 Q&A     


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


     Community Panel


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

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Nancy Haigwood     



Antibody-based therapeutics: Hit Early, Hit Hard



     Mirko Paiardini


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

(begins at the 27:00 mark)



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)



     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)



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)



     Session 2 Q&A


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

(begins at the 1:24:07 mark)

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Sandra Springer     



Medications for Opioid Use Disorder to Improve the HIV Continuum of Care



     Christina Meade



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



Hannah Cooper     



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

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     Jeanne Marrazzo



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




Chris Beyrer     


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

(begins at the 25:09 mark)



     Natalie Leblanc



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



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)



     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)

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Deborah Birx     


Current State of HIV Research:
The View from PEPFAR



     Carlos del Rio



Final Remarks
(begins at the 40:40 mark)

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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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