08feb(feb 8)8:00 am09(feb 9)5:00 pmHIV & Aging in the era of ART and COVID-19  Inter-CFAR Virtual Meeting Hosted by the Miami CFAR8:00 am - 5:00 pm (9)(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

Inter-CFAR Virtual Meeting HIV & Aging in the era of ART and COVID-19 Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8 a.m. CT Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8 a.m. CT RSVP via Zoom (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.) The number of people older than 50 years of age living with HIV (PWH) is increasing globally due to the success of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). It is widely believed that HIV+ persons age faster than HIV uninfected and prematurely develop non-AIDS related comorbidities. This symposium will discuss the basic science of inflammation, metabolism and epigenetics in aging in the context of HIV, the translational potential of senolytics in aging PWH, and impact of COVID19 on this population. Panelists will also discuss the role metabolic-epigenetic cross talk in the process of aging in HIV. By engaging experts and young minds together we expect that this symposium will help early stage investigators in their career development and professional growth.

Agenda at-a-glance:

  • Keynote Presentation by Steven Deeks, MD, University of California San Francisco
  • Inflammation, metabolism, and epigenetics in aging: Defining the effect of HIV on aging
    • Cornelia M. Weyand, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine
    • Derya Unutmaz, MD, The Jackson Laboratory
    • Heidi M. Crane, MD, MPH, University of Washington
    • Michael S. Saag, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Geroscience and Senolytics: Potential for clinical trials in Aging PWH
    • Eric Verdin, MD, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
    • Laura Niedernhofer, PhD, University of Minnesota
    • George Kuchel, MD, CM, FRCP, University of Connecticut
    • Jean-Pierre Routy, MD, FRCPC, McGill University Health Centre
  • COVID19 outcome: What is different in Aging PWH versus Aging without HIV
    • Davey Smith, MD, MAS, University of California, San Diego
    • Galit Alter, PhD, Harvard Center for AIDS Research
    • Giovanni Guaraldi, MD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Abstract Opportunity for Early Stage Investigators and Post-Doctoral Fellows:

The Miami CFAR invites abstract submissions for consideration of presentation during the Inter-CFAR meeting on February 8 and 9, 2021.
  • Submissions should include a 250-word structured abstract that contains background, methods, results, and conclusions related to the three main session topics being presented.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for oral presentation or poster presentation during the symposium. Monetary awards and certificates will be given to the top three (3) oral presentations.
  • Submit entries to cfar@med.miami.edu by 5:00 p.m., December 31, 2020.
  • Notifications of abstract dispositions will be made by January 15, 2021.
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8 (Monday) 8:00 am - 9 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)