The Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing NIDA Opportunities (C3PNO) will host the IAS pre-conference on Sunday, July 22 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CET (UTC+1:00).
C3PNO, the data coordinating center for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) longitudinal HIV cohorts, will demo the new C3PNO virtual repository which links laboratory, clinical, and biological data (i.e., blood and guts) with substance use and behavioral outcomes (i.e., glory).


Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018 – Lunch provided for registrants
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM (CET, UTC+1:00)
Room: E103

• Introductory comments from Redonna Chandler, PhD – NIDA AIDS Research Program Director
• C3PNO Overview
• Cutting-edge C3PNO cohort science
• Case study: combining cohort data to understand the opioid epidemic in sentinel populations
• Using the virtual repository
• Data linking initiatives including depression among cohort participants
• Pilot projects
• New collaborations


About C3PNO: Our mission is to stimulate research and encourage new collaborations studying substance use in the context of HIV pathogenesis. C3PNO fosters cutting-edge science powered by the cohorts’ combined sample size of over 12,000 participants. These cohorts span North America and some, like ALIVE and VIDUS, reach back over 25 years. The cohorts include injecting drug users, men who have sex with men, and clinically-based populations. Participating cohorts include ACCESS, ALIVE, HYM, Johns Hopkins HIV Clinical Cohort, the John Hopkins Heart Study, MASH, mSTUDY, RADAR, and VIDUS.

C3PNO is led by co-Principal Investigators Pamina Gorbach, DrPH, MHS (University of California Los Angles) and Suzanne Siminski, MS, MBA (Frontier Science).

Learn more about C3PNO by going to or contacting