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The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is taking place in Seattle, Washington the week of February 23-26, 2015. Established in 1993, CROI brings together over 4,000 participants from around the globe to inform, discuss and brainstorm about current and future directions to prevent the morbidity and mortality from HIV. CROI covers a diverse range of topics such as HIV/AIDS science, epidemiology and public policy, and, as the name suggests, opportunistic infections such as cytomegalic virus (CMV), cryptococcus and tuberculosis.

Many VIDD faculty, staff and collaborators are attending the conference and presenting posters as well as taking part in symposia and plenary lectures, workshops, themed discussions, and oral presentations, which will be available online as webcasts within 24 hours. In addition, there are several related community events open to the public:

  • Saturday, Feb 21:  Seattle Public Library 3 - 6 pm – Lunch Provided
    HIV Cure Research 101: Making the science behind the search for an HIV cure accessible to everybody
  • Monday, Feb 23:  Pelton Auditorium 7:30 – 9 pm
    Let’s Talk About PrEP: The Truths and Myths of PrEP w/ Damon L. Jacobs (activist & family therapist)
  • Wednesday, Feb 25:  W Hotel 7-9 pm - Refreshments
    Community Conversation based on presentations of new ARV-based prevention (VOICE) results at CROI
  • Thursday, Feb 26:  Seattle Public Library 6 - 8 pm
    Cured of HIV? "Berlin Patient" and activist Timothy Ray Brown and his doctor Dr. Gero Hütter will talk about how they achieved a cure, and its implications for future research.

To learn more:
CROI website

 

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