Thursday, November 1, 2018          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gordon Center for Integrative Science, The University of Chicago

  • Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, MD and members of the Third Coast CFAR
  • Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, MD
  • Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH, Northwestern University, Co-Chair
  • Renslow Sherer, MD, The University of Chicago, Co-Chair
  • Robert L. Murphy, MD, Northwestern University, Co-Chair

Symposium Overview

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research hosted the 2018 Annual Symposium Ending the HIV Epidemic: Think Globally, Act Locally at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at the University of ChicagoThis multidisciplinary symposium discussed important connections between HIV research in global settings and the lessons researchers can apply to their domestic work. Examples of the “global to local” approach included innovations in HIV testing, prevention and care, as well as implementation science approaches to scale up of new interventions, and the role of research on non-communicable diseases and HIV.

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, United States Global AIDS Coordinator provided a keynote lecture on the scale-up of HIV treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programs.

Symposium Agenda At A Glance

7:30 a.m. Optional Shuttle from Northwestern University Chicago Campus (303 E Chicago Ave. Chicago, Il 60611)

8:15 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Poster Set-up
3rd Floor Atrium – Gordon Center for Integrative Science

9:00 a.m. Welcome and HIV Elimination Efforts in Chicago 
John Schneider, MD, MPH, The University of Chicago

9:10 a.m. Overview of Symposium Theme
Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH, Northwestern University

9:20 a.m. Session I: Innovations in HIV Prevention and Management
Renslow Sherer, MD, The University of Chicago
Shahin Lockman, MD, Harvard University
Kara Palamountain, MBA, Northwestern University
Jessica Ridgway, MD, MS, The University of Chicago

10:55 a.m. Session II: Non-communicable Diseases and HIV
Robert L. Murphy, MD, Northwestern University
Susan Cu-Uvin, MD, Brown University
Mark Huffman, MD, MPH, Northwestern University
Babafemi Taiwo, MBBS, Northwestern University

12:05 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Third Coast Center for AIDS Research
Richard D’Aquila, MD, Northwestern University

1:05 p.m. Keynote Address
Deborah L. Birx, MD, U.S. Department of State – PEPFAR

1:50 p.m. Session III: Implementation Science to Accelerate the Cascades
Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH, Northwestern University
Carlos Del Rio, MD, Emory University
C. Hendricks Brown, PhD, Northwestern University
Moira McNulty, MD, The University of Chicago

2:55 p.m. Thank You and Invitation to Poster Session
Brian Mustanski, PhD, Northwestern University

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Poster Session and Refreshments
3rd Floor Atrium – Gordon Center for Integrative Science

4:15 p.m. Optional Shuttle to Northwestern University Chicago Campus

All talks will be held in W301/303 in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science
929 E. 57th Street, Chicago IL, 60637

Program Book

Organizing Committee

Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH (co-chair)
Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University

Renslow Sherer, MD (co-chair)
Medicine and Global Health
The University of Chicago

Robert L. Murphy, MD (co-chair)
Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University

Jenny Trinitapoli, PhD
Department of Sociology
The University of Chicago

Leyla Ismayilova, PhD
Social Service Administration
The University of Chicago

Babafemi O. Taiwo, MBBS
Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Northwestern University


Third Coast CFAR is an NIH-funded center
(P30 AI117943).

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