Friday Conference Series

IGHID partners with the clinical division of infectious diseases and the Center for AIDS Research on a weekly conference series featuring distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions.  The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

The conference takes place every Friday (September through May) from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus.  For more information or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator Dr. Arlene Seña-Soberano or Kathy James.

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2016-2017 Conference Schedule

Title or Topic
Sept 9, 2016Andreea Waltmann
Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Southwest Pacific
Sept 16, 2016John Martin
CEO of Gilead
Research on Nucleotide Analogues and Major Advancements in Antiviral Therapy
Sept 23, 2016Brad Drummond
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and HIV Infection: The Perfect Storm
Sept 30, 2016Laura Bachmann
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Hot Topics in STD Management
Oct 7, 2016Heidi Swygard
UNC and NC Dept. of Health & Human Services
HIV and STD Epidemiology in North Carolina
Oct 14, 2016Roma Chilengi,
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia
Rotavirus Research Updates from Zambia
Oct 21, 2016William Geisler,
Univ. of Alabama
A Clinical and Research Overview of Human Chlamydial Infections: Considerations in Patients with and without HIV Infection
Oct 28, 2016Canceled due to ID Week
Nov 4, 2016Rhoel Dingalsan,
Univ. of Florida
Revealing the Unseen: Saliva-based point-of-care detection of asymptomatic malaria parasite carriage
Nov 11, 2016Frank Palella
Cardiovascular Disease in HIV Infection
Nov 18, 2016Kami Kim
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The Clinical Interaction of HIV & Malaria
Nov 25, 2016Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Dec 2, 2016Sallie Permar
What will it take to end pediatric HIV?
Dec 9, 2016Stanley Lemon
Hepatitis A: New insights into an ancient disease
Dec 16, 2016Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque
HIV, Opportunistic Infections, and Inflammation: What the Mouth has to Say
Dec 23, 2016Christmas Holiday Break
Dec 30, 2016New Year's Eve Holiday Break
Jan 6, 2017Dirk Dittmer
Malignancies in people living with HIV/AIDS
Jan 13, 2017Christopher Hurt
PrEParing for the Future: An Update on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Jan 20, 2017Allison Connolly
Palladium International Development
Working in Epidemiologic Investigation during the Ebola Outbreak in Two Districts of Sierra Leone
Jan 27, 2017Sara Selitsky
Viral detection of more than 10,000 tumor samples revealed that Epstein-Barr virus was ubiquitously expressed and altered B-cell activity
Feb 3, 2017Kim Powers
Modeling the HIV Care Cascade, HIV Care Trajectories, and HIV Transmission in North Carolina
Feb 10, 2017Jian Zhu
University of Rochester Medical Center
Identification of Novel BET Bromodomain Inhibitors for HIV Eradication
Feb 17, 2017Canceled due to CROI
Feb 24, 2017Erin Kobetz
University of Miami
“Precision” Prevention: From Little Haiti to Beyond
March 3, 2017Joe Eron
Updates from CROI
March 10, 2017Anita McElroy
Human Immune Responses to Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Infections
March 17, 2017David van Duin
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: An Update
March 24, 2017Brian Conlon
Staphylococcus aureus persister cells and chronic and relapsing infection
March 31, 2017Joe Tucker
Strategies to Increase HBV/HCV Testing: Data from a Systematic Review and an Innovation Challenge
April 7, 2017Monica Gandhi
Novel Approaches to Measuring Adherence in HIV Treatment and Prevention
April 14, 2017Good Friday Holiday
April 21, 2017Christopher Nicchitta
Translation Strategies and Signatures of the Dengue Virus (+) RNA
April 28, 2017Dennis Fortenberry
Indiana University
and Tom Quinn
Johns Hopkins
"Multiple HIV Continua of Care for Youth: A Developmental Targets Perspective" and "Impact of HIV Combination Prevention and Treatment in Rakai, Uganda"
May 5, 2017Demetre Daskalaskis,
New York Dept of Health
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): New York City’s Implementation Strategy
May 12, 2017Dionne Gesink
University of Toronto
Conceptualizing Geo-Sexual Archetypes: Mapping the sexual travels and ego-centric sexual networks of gay and bisexual men in Toronto, Canada
May 19, 2017Bryan Lau
Johns Hopkins
Alcohol Use Among People Living with HIV