AIDS 2012 SATELLITE: New Frontiers in NIH AIDS Research

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Date(s) - Jul 22, 2012
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

XIX International AIDS Conference-Session Room 6



SATELLITE: New Frontiers in NIH AIDS Research

SUNDAY, July 22, 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
XIX International AIDS Conference
Session Room 6

Leading AIDS researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will discuss the most significant research challenges ahead in the effort to turn the tide against AIDS:

Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dr. Jack Whitescarver, Director, Office of AIDS Research
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director, Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dr. Avindra Nath, Intramural Clinical Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Dr. Robert Yarchoan, Director, Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy, National Cancer Institute
Dr. Basil Eldadah, Acting Chief, Geriatrics Branch, National Institute on Aging
Dr. Bill Kapogiannis, Medical Officer, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Dr. Gina Brown, NIH Office of AIDS Research
Dr. Victoria Cargill, NIH Office of AIDS Research
Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Treatment Action Group



Please Join Us for These Other NIH Events and Activities


Ethical Considerations in HIV Genetics Research From the International Perspective
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel (Mount Vernon A/B)

HIV stigma and the attributes of the populations most affected make analysis and broad sharing of individual genomic information highly sensitive. This workshop will provide an overview of ethical considerations in HIV genetics research and a platform for domestic and international researchers to discuss common problems facing scientists performing genetics/genomics, vaccine, therapeutics, and eradication or “cure” research.

25th Anniversary of Fogarty International Center (FIC) AIDS Training Programs: Building Capacity To Sustain Global HIV/AIDS Research
1:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Lipsett Auditorium, Building 10, NIH Campus

This event recognizes the role of the FIC AIDS International Training Research Program (AITRP). Panelists will discuss highlights, contributions, and impact of the AITRP on major scientific breakthroughs; and the development of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI).

SUNDAY, July 22

Latino/Hispanic HIV Community Research Forum: Creando Una Red Para Un Futuro Sin VIH/SIDA (Building a Network for a Future Without HIV/AIDS)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
This forum, developed by the Hispanic Advisory Group in collaboration with the NIH Office of AIDS Research, will highlight community-based research efforts, disseminate information on HIV prevention in Latino communities, and initiate the development of a network of Latino-focused researchers, service providers, and community leaders.

No “Getting to Zero” Without Scale-Up of Stigma Reduction
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session Room 8

This satellite, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health at NIH, will address the urgent need to reduce stigma and discrimination in order to improve access and retention in prevention, care, and treatment programs; uphold human rights; and improve the lives of people affected by HIV.

MONDAY, July 23

HIV and Aging: A Global Perspective on Research, Care, and Prevention
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Session Room 6

This program presents an integrated, global view of HIV and aging research, clinical care, and social-behavioral issues. Scientific updates will be followed by a panel discussion with researchers, clinicians, HIV-infected individuals, and other experts to define gaps in our knowledge and provide direction to improve prevention, treatment, and care for the growing number of older individuals affected by HIV.

Global Cohort Collaborations and the Role of Extremely Large Datasets in HIV/AIDS and Other Diseases
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Mini Room 9

This satellite, which will explore potential challenges and opportunities for global cohort collaborations, is presented by the International epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) and EuroCoord.

TUESDAY, July 24

Scientific Development Workshop: NIH Workshop on Grantsmanship
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Mini Room 1 

This workshop will provide an overview of NIH-sponsored AIDS research programs and priorities, electronic grant applications, and the peer-review process. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session on how to prepare a successful grant application.

Addressing Mental Disorders: The Missing Link to Effective HIV Prevention, Care, Treatment, and Support
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Session Room 4

This satellite session, coordinated by the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Global Affairs, will focus on the importance of integrating mental health into prevention, care, treatment, and support services to reduce rates of HIV infection while also improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Role of Vaccines in Ending the Pandemic
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Mini Room 6

This session will explore how research to develop an AIDS vaccine is a critical part of a comprehensive approach to addressing and ultimately ending the pandemic.
PRESENTED BY: AAVP, ACO, AVAC, Be the Generation Bridge, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CHVI, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, HVTN, IAVI, MHRP, NIAID, SAAVI, UNAIDS, USAID, and WHO.


Turning the Tide in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the City of Washington, DC
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Global Village, Session Room 1

This session will highlight the NIH-funded DC initiative that performs research to provide the scientific basis for a strategy that could be implemented in other U.S. cities.

Exhibit: NIH—Turning Discovery Into Health
Exhibit Hall, Level 2, U.S. Government Pavilion
Learn more about the extensive scientific contributions made by NIH AIDS research; current AIDS research priorities; clinical trials; Federal treatment and prevention guidelines; and research funding, training, and career opportunities at the NIH exhibit. The exhibit will feature print, video, and online materials and daily “Meet the Experts” sessions with NIH researchers and administrators. SCHEDULE:



U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health