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, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To suggest a speaker, contact the faculty organizer, David Wohl.

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2015-2016 Conference Schedule

Title or Topic
September 11, 2015Brian Pence
Depression treatment and adherence to HIV therapy: Results of the UNC-Duke SLAM-DUNC trial
September 18, 2015Christopher Hurt
HIV Self-Testing
September 25, 2015Joe Eron and David Margolis
Post-International AIDS Society Update
October 2, 2015Justin Lessler
Johns Hopkins
Maps, Models and Immunity: Practical Approaches to Heterogeneity in Infectious Disease Risk
October 9, 2015Emily Sickbert-Bennett
Millions of Dollars and Flawed Metrics: How can we succeed in infection prevention?
October 16, 2015Audrey Pettifor
Unpacking the Results of HPTN 068: A randomized controlled cash transfer trial to prevent HIV infection in young women in South Africa
October 23, 2015Fred Sparling
A Doctor's Dilemma: Choices Amidst Change
October 30, 2015Ravi Jhaveri
Planning the Future for Pregnant Women and Infants with Hepatitis C Virus Infection
November 6, 2015UNC ID FacultyID Week Update
November 13, 2015Mark Rothstein
Univ. of Louisville
Lessons from Ebola Quarantine in the U.S.
November 20, 2015Bill Zule, RTI, and Christine Oramasionwu
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Global Progress on Low Dead Space Syringes for Harm Reduction and Beyond
November 27, 2015Thanksgiving Holiday Break
December 4, 2015World AIDS Day Symposium (multiple speakers)World AIDS Day Symposium
December 11, 2015Myron Cohen,
ART Prevents HIV Transmission: Where do we go from here?
December 18, 2015Bob Dickson
Univ. of Michigan
Towards an Ecology of the Lung
December 25, 2015Christmas Holiday Break
January 1, 2016New Year's Day Holiday Break
January 8, 2016Jon Juliano
Antibiotic Stewardship at UNC: Review of the First 6 Months of The Antibiotic Stewardship Team
January 15, 2016Adam Cockrell,
January 22, 2016Jorge Perez Avilla,
January 29, 2016TBATBA
February 5, 2016Vivian Go,
February 12, 2016Raymond Chung,
Massachusetts General Hospital
HBV treatment and eradication
February 19, 2016Joseph Tucker,
UNC Project-China
Crowdsourcing Sexual Health Promotion: A Pragmatic, Non-inferiority Randomized Controlled Trial in China
February 26, 2015Val Flax
UNC Center for AIDS Research
March 4, 2016UNC ID FacultyConference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) Update
March 11, 2016TBATBA
March 18, 2016TBATBA
March 25, 2016Good Friday Holiday
April 1, 2016Rick Tarleton,
University of Georgia
April 8, 2016TBATBA
April 15, 2016Stacy Horner,
Duke University
Regulation of antiviral innate immunity during hepatitis C virus infection
April 22, 2016TBATBA
April 29, 2016STD/HIV TraineesSTD/HIV Training
May 6, 2016STD/HIV TraineesSTD/HIV Training
May 13, 2016Jack Stapleton,
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
HCV and miRNA
May 20, 2016Joshua Nosanchuk,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
May 27, 2016TBATBA