Center for AIDS Research

HIV Research in Women Symposium


Albert Einstein -Montefiore Center for AIDS research (Einstein-Montefiore CFAR) is pleased to announce a conference on HIV research in Women on December 8th and 9th 2014.The goal of the program is to identify gaps in knowledge related to HIV and women and develop strategies for future research to move the field forward, to generate collaborative research among the different CFARs and with other research networks, highlighting cutting edge science, and to promote and emphasize opportunities for young investigators.

The specific aims of the conference were to:

1. HIV Eradication and Avenues to a Cure
2. HIV Prevention
3. Clinical disease and comorbidities


Registration for the Center for AIDS Research: Joint Symposium on Women and HIV is now open. Please click here to register.

Agenda and Complete Event Program

 For a complete list of presentations, please click here.

Confirmed speakers for the HIV in Women Research Symposium include: 
HIV Eradication and Avenues to a Cure:
Dr. Jonathan Karn, "Estrogen Receptor and sex differences in HIV latency"
Professor & Chairman of Molecular Biology
Director, Center for AIDS Research
Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, "Early Antiretroviral Therapy and HIV Reservoirs in Infants: Implications for Cure"
Professor, Molecular Medicine, Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Vice Provost, Clinical and Translational Research
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. Dan Kuritzkes, "Progress and Challenges in HIV Cure Research”
Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University

HIV Prevention:
Dr. Walid Heneine, "HIV Prevention by Antiretroviral Prophylaxis: Lessons from Macaque Models"
Team Lead of Surveillance of non-HIV Surveillance, Drug Resistance, Antiretoviral Prophylaxis
Laboratory Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Angela Mushavi, "Findings of the Interim Review of Option B+ roll-out in a Resource limited setting; Zimbabwe's Experience in Roll-out of Option B+"
National PMTCT and Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment Coordinator,
Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe

Ms. Shannon Weber, "Prep me, please: What we know and need to know about PrEP & women's health"
Director of National Perinatal HIV Hotline and Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center
Assistant Faculty of San Francisco Department of Public Health
University of California, San Francisco

Clinical Disease and comorbidities:
Dr. Netanya Sandler Utay, "Inflammation and Non-Communicable Diseases: Causes and Consequences"
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Dr. Jennifer Smith, "HPV and Cervical cancer prevention in HIV-seropositive women"
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Dr. Serena Spudich, "NeuroHIV and Women: What we know and what we need to learn"
Associate Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Neurological Infections and Global Neurology
Yale University

Dr. Michael Yin, "Bone and musculoskeletal disease"
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Program Director in the Division of Infectious Diseases
Columbia University Medical Center 

Location of Meeting

Radisson Hotel
1 Radisson Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
To make your reservation please click here
With the promotional code (WHIVCF)rooms from Sunday, December 7th through Wednesday December 9th will be $124 each night.
When making the reservation, please click the "More Search Options" link after selecting your check-in and check-out dates and under promotional code, input the promo code: WHIVCF.Please be sure to make your reservation at the Radisson Hotel prior to December 1st. 

Directions to the Radisson Hotel

To find driving or public transportation directions to the Radisson Hotel from the numerous transportation hubs in the tri-state area, please click here.
For specific schedules for the Metro North or Amtrak trains, please visit their respective sites.
If you are arriving to New York from any of the airports, it is strongly advised to utilize the yellow and green taxis cabs where there are designated lines unless you have a preferred car service. 


December 8th & 9th, 2014 

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