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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2017-2018 Conference Schedule

Title or Topic
Sept 8, 2017Gavin Cloherty,
Abbott Diagnostics
Sept 15, 2017Bob Verity,
Imperial College London
From Jack the Ripper to Epidemiology: Spatial Targeting Using Bayesian Modeling
Sept 22, 2017CFAR,
CFAR Cores
Sept 29, 2017Ann Moorman,
Oct 6, 2017Canceled due to ID Week
Oct 13, 2017HIV Cure ScienceTBD
Oct 20, 2017Gerald B. Pier,
Broad-based potential of active and passive vaccination targeting the conserved microbial surface polysaccharide PNAG
Oct 27, 2017Barbara Alexander,
Transplant Infectious Diseases
Nov 3, 2017Andrea Vinson,
BD Sciences
Global Health at BD
Nov 10, 2017Natalia Soriano-Sarabia,
Gamma/Delta T Cells in HIV Persistence
Nov 17, 2017Peggy Bentley,
Infant Feeding, Nutrition, and Child Development: A Cross-Cultural Odyssey
Nov 24, 2017Canceled due to Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Dec 1, 2017World AIDS Day Symposium
Dec 8, 2017Tim Mastro,
FHI 360
Hormonal Contraception and HIV Acquisition Risk
Dec 15, 2017Arlene Sena/Heidi Swygard,
HCV Testing and Linkage to Care in NC
Dec 22, 2017Canceled due to Christmas Holiday Break
Dec 29, 2017Canceled due to New Year's Eve Holiday Break
Jan 5, 2018TBDTBD
Jan 12, 2018Carol Dukes Hamilton,
Tuberculosis Strategies on a Global Scale
Jan 19, 2018TBDTBD
Jan 26, 2018HIV Cure ScienceTBD
Feb 2, 2018TBDTBD
Feb 9, 2018Michelle Floris-Moore,
CVD Risk Assessment in HIV Infection
Feb 16, 2018TBDTBD
Feb 23, 2018Emily Gower,
Innovations to Improve Trichiasis Surgery Outcomes
March 2, 2018TBDTBD
March 9, 2018TBDTBD
March 16, 2018Joe Eron/David Wohl,
Updates from CROI
March 23, 2018LeShonda Wallace,
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
HIV and Nursing
March 30, 2018Canceled due to Good Friday Holiday
April 6, 2018TBDTBD
April 13, 2018TBD TBD
April 20, 2018TBDTBD
April 27, 2018STD/HIV T32 TraineesTBD
May 4, 2018TBDTBD
May 11, 2018TBDTBD
May 18, 2018ID Path Training GrantTBD
May, 25, 2018TBDTBD