The main goal of the ‘Phylodynamic Monitoring of HIV Transmission Hotspots to End the HIV Epidemic’ workshop is to convene scientists funded through the “Phylodynamic Tracking of HIV Transmission” and “Optimizing HIV Phylodynamics to Target and Interrogate Clusters (OPTICs)” R01 and R21 grant programs, respectively, to review their progress at the midway point of their funding period. Additionally, this workshop will bring together U.S. government officials and people living with HIV to discuss the utilization and implementation of phylogenetic tools to support the U.S. President’s ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America’ initiative.
The workshop will feature presentations from national and international scientific experts in the fields of HIV phylogenetics, bioinformatics/mathematical modeling, and HIV prevention and transmission as well as a panel discussion to highlight and address community perspectives on the responsible use of phylogenetic data to identify HIV transmission hotspots. A secondary goal for this workshop is to create a networking opportunity for all workshop attendees to foster future, multidisciplinary collaborations that could make a significant impact towards ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and abroad within the next 10 years.
Interested parties may participate remotely.