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NIH Activities at AIDS 2012

NIH Exhibit—Turning Discovery Into Health
Exhibit Hall, Level 2, Booth #72

Throughout the conference, please visit the NIH exhibit to learn more about the extensive scientific contributions made by NIH AIDS research; current AIDS research priorities; clinical trials; Federal treatment and prevention guidelines; and research funding, training, and career opportunities. The exhibit will feature print, video, and online materials and daily "Meet the Experts" sessions with NIH researchers and administrators.

NIH Exhibit and Meet the Experts Schedule

Saturday, July 21

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ethical Considerations in HIV Genetics Research from the International Perspective
(Registration Required)
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel (Mount Vernon A/B)
HIV stigma and the attributes of the populations most affected make analysis and broad sharing of individual genomic information highly sensitive. This workshop will provide an overview of ethical considerations in HIV genetics research and a platform for domestic and international researchers to discuss common problems facing scientists performing genetics/genomics, vaccine, therapeutics, and eradication or “cure” research.
1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 25th Anniversary of Fogarty International Center (FIC) AIDS Training Programs: Building Capacity To Sustain Global HIV/AIDS Research
Lipsett Auditorium, Building 10, NIH Campus
This event recognizes the role of the FIC AIDS International Training Research Program (AITRP). Panelists will discuss highlights, contributions, and impact of the AITRP on major scientific breakthroughs; and the development of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI).

Sunday, July 22

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SATELLITE SESSION: Latino/Hispanic HIV Community Research Forum: Creando Una Red Para Un Futuro Sin VIH/SIDA (Building a Network for a Future Without HIV/AIDS)
(Registration Required)
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
This forum, developed by the Hispanic Advisory Group in collaboration with the NIH Office of AIDS Research, will highlight community-based research efforts, disseminate information on HIV prevention in Latino communities, and initiate the development of a network of Latino-focused researchers, service providers, and community leaders.
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. SATELLITE SESSION: New Frontiers in NIH AIDS Research
Session Room 6
Watch the webcast of this session!
Leading AIDS researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will discuss the most significant research challenges ahead in an effort to turn the tide against AIDS:
Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
and other research leaders from across the NIH

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1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM: No "Getting to Zero" Without Scale-Up of Stigma Reduction
Session Room 8
This satellite, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health at NIH, will address the urgent need to reduce stigma and discrimination in order to improve access and retention in prevention, care, and treatment programs; uphold human rights; and improve the lives of people affected by HIV.

Monday, July 23

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLENARY SESSION: Ending the HIV Epidemic: From Scientific Advances to Public Health Implementation
Session Room 1
Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. SPECIAL SESSION: The Science of HIV: What Lies Ahead?
Session Room 3
Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM: HIV and Aging—A Global Perspective on Research, Care, and Prevention
Session Room 6
This program presents an integrated, global view of HIV and aging research, clinical care, and social-behavioral issues. Scientific updates will be followed by a panel discussion with researchers, clinicians, HIV-infected individuals, and other experts to define gaps in our knowledge and provide direction to improve prevention, treatment, and care for the growing number of older individuals affected by HIV.

JAIDS Supplement 1, July 1, 2012, HIV and Aging: State of Knowledge and Areas of Critical Need for Research. A Report to the NIH Office of AIDS Research by the HIV and Aging Working Group.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM: Global Cohort Collaborations and the Role of Extremely Large Datasets in HIV/AIDS and Other Diseases
Mini Room 9
This satellite, which will explore potential challenges and opportunities for global cohort collaborations, is presented by the International epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) and EuroCoord.

Tuesday, July 24

2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: NIH Workshop on Grantsmanship
Mini Room 1
This workshop will provide an overview of NIH-sponsored AIDS research programs and priorities, electronic grant applications, and the peer-review process. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session on how to prepare a successful grant application.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM: Addressing Mental Disorders: The Missing Link to Effective HIV Prevention, Care, Treatment, and Support
Session Room 4
This satellite session, coordinated by the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Global Affairs, will focus on the importance of integrating mental health into prevention, care, treatment, and support services to reduce rates of HIV infection while also improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM: The Role of Vaccines in Ending the Pandemic
Mini Room 6
This session will explore how research to develop an AIDS vaccine is a critical part of a comprehensive approach to addressing and ultimately ending the pandemic.
PRESENTED BY: AAVP, ACO, AVAC, Be the Generation Bridge, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CHVI, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, HVTN, IAVI, MHRP, NIAID, SAAVI, UNAIDS, USAID, and WHO.

Wednesday, July 25

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION: The Future of Genomics in HIV Medicine
Session Room 1
Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM: Turning the Tide in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the City of Washington, DC
Global Village, Session Room 1
This session will highlight the NIH-funded DC initiative that performs research to provide the scientific basis for a strategy that could be implemented in other U.S. cities.