2019 Inter-CFAR Women and HIV Symposium

Overview

The goal of the Inter-CFAR Women and HIV Symposium is to identify gaps in knowledge in HIV and women’s research and develop strategies that will move the field forward. We aim to generate collaborative activity between CFARs and other research networks, highlighting cutting edge science and promoting opportunities for early career investigators. The 2019 symposium will feature breakout meetings with senior investigators and networking opportunities each day.

Symposium Agenda At A Glance


Day One

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens, Poster Set Up, and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Opening Session

  • Welcome from Chair of the HIV in Women Working Group
    Phyllis Tien, UCSF
  • Community Address
    Maya Green, Howard Brown Health
  • Keynote Adress
    Thomas Hope, Northwestern University

9:00 a.m. Plenary 1 — Hormones, hormones, hormones

  • Clinical trials: ECHO results 
    Jared Baeten, University of Washington
  • Basic Research: Hormones and the Mucosal Environment
    Adam Burgener, University of Manitoba
  • Sociobehavioral Research: Impact of HC on Women’s Health in Resource Poor Settings
    Maricianah Onono, Kenya Medical Research Institute

10:35 a.m. Oral Abstract Presentations —- Early Career Investigators – Morning Session

12:00 p.m. Networking Mentoring Lunch

1:00 p.m. Plenary 2 — Long Acting ARV formulations for treatment and prevention: Are there sex differences?

  • Clinical Research: Sex differences in LA-CBV
    Kim Smith, ViiV and UNC
  • Clinical Trials: New clinical trials in LA-ARV; Long acting ARVs in Non-Adherent populations
    TBN
  • Sociobehavioral: Acceptability of long-acting ARV formulations in MSM populations
    Bob Schieffer, Northwestern University
  • Sociobehavioral: Acceptability of long-acting ARV formulations in young women in SSA
    Ariane Van der Stratten, UCSF

3:30 p.m. Oral Abstract Presentations —- Early Career Investigators — Afternoon Session

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Poster Abstract Presentations and Networking Mixer
(Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer will be served.)

Day Two

8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. Plenary 3 — Optimization of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Cis and Trans Men and Women

  • Overview of PrEP Efficacy, Adherence, and Delivery in Women
    Lisa Hirschorn, Northwestern
  • Overview of PrEP Efficacy, Adherence, and Delivery in Men
    Al Liu, SFDPH
  • Overview of PrEP Efficacy, and Delivery in Transgender Populations
    Jae Sevelius, UCSF
  • Basic Science: Mechanisms of Sex Difference in PrEP function
    TBN
  • Clinical Trial: Dapivirine Ring Progress
    Sharon Hillier, University of Pittsburgh

11:00 a.m. Oral Abstract Presentations —- Early Career Investigators

12:00 p.m. Networking Mentoring Lunch

12:45 p.m. Closing Talks

2:00 p.m. Mentoring Group Breakout Meetings

3:00 p.m. Symposium Ends


Registration


Meeting Venue and Lodging


Support for Early Career Investigators


Getting Around Chicago


Organizing Committee

Phyllis Tien, MD
University of California, San Francisco
UCSF-Gladstone CFAR

Renee Heffron, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
UW/Fred Hutch CFAR

Thomas Hope, PhD
Northwestern University
Third Coast CFAR

Susan Cu-Uvin, MD
Brown University
Providence Boston CFAR

Susan Cohn, MD, MPH
Northwestern University
Third Coast CFAR

Roslyn Taylor, PhD
Northwestern University
Third Coast CFAR

Richard D’Aquila, MD
Northwestern University
Third Coast CFAR


Contacts

Abstract Competition
Lauren Sterling, UCSF-Gladstone CFAR
hivwomen@uw.edu

Symposium Logistics
Justin Schmandt, Third Coast CFAR
cfar@northwestern.edu