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  • HIV / AIDS Update: Prevention, Treatment and Beyond

    Friday, May 11, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Vaccine Science Discussion Group.

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    This one-day symposium will cover a broad spectrum of the latest developments in the prevention of HIV transmission and towards finding a cure for AIDS.

    Vaccines will take the center stage with talks focusing on the design of improved immunogens, which build on the results of the latest clinical trials and new information on the structure of the viral envelope protein. The symposium will also contrast the roles of neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibodies in protection against HIV, as well as the strengths, weaknesses and challenges of non-human primate models for studying vaccine efficacy.

    Updates on the search for a cure for AIDS will cover the establishment of viral reservoirs during early infection and the improved humanized mice models, revealing new information on viral persistence in hidden reservoirs despite effective therapy. The symposium will have an extenstive discussion of the role of antibodies in HIV infection in the light of new data from human and NHP trials.

    Reception to follow.

    This event will also be broadcast as a webinar.

    Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City when possible.

    Registration Pricing

    Member $30
    Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member $15
    Nonmember Academia $60
    Nonmember Corporate $80
    Nonmember Not for Profit $60
    Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember $40