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Conferences and seminars

Conferences and seminars

UCLA AIDS Institute conferences, grand rounds and seminars.In This Section 


Weekly Cross-Disciplinary Conference

Tuesdays 9:00am, BSRB Room 154

Supported by the UCLA CFAR.

It is essential for researchers to keep abreast of the work being done by colleagues in a variety of disciplines. To facilitate this, the UCLA CFAR sponsors a weekly conference featuring presentations made by researchers working in both basic and translational sciences, clinical therapeutics and biomedical prevention. The topics covered include, among many others, novel therapeutics, vaccines, stem-cell research, aging, and viral pathogenesis.

Sept 16        Bryan Burke (Calimmune)/Cameron Cunningham (Brooks)
Sept 23 Sanggu Kim (Chen)/Nicholas Wu (Sun)
Sept 30 Christian Hofmann (Yang)
Oct 7 Jennifer Fulcher/Matt Marsden
Oct 14 Dan Widney (Martinez-Maza)/Zoran Galic
Oct 21 Shehnaz Hussain/Laura Snell (Brooks)
Oct 28 Marta Epeldegui (Martinez-Maza)/Tracy Daniels-Wells
Nov 4 Leonard Rome
Nov 11 Veterans Day- NO MEETING
Nov 18 Xuekui Yu (Zhou)/Charity Treks Update
Nov 25 Thanksgiving week- NO MEETING
Dec 2 Deirdre Scripture-Adams (Zack)/Jing Wen (Chen)
Dec 9 Tammy Rickabaugh (Jamieson)/Bala Arumugam (Yang)
Jan 6 Nicolas Webb (Lee)/Jan Mrazek (Yang)
Jan 13 Hannah Qi (Sun)/Ayub Ali (Yang)
Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day- NO MEETING
Jan 27 Jun Zho (Krogstad)/Xing Zheng (Zhou)
Feb 3 Emily Lowe (Zack)/Anjie Zhen (Kitchen) 
Feb 10 Hubert Arokium (Chen)/Douglas Yamada (Brooks)
Feb 17 Presidents Day- NO MEETING
Feb 24 Xiaowen Xu (Chow)/Joseph Kim (Yang)

Attention Human Retrovirus Laboratory Meeting Presenters!!!

If you are unable to present at the lab meeting for which you are responsible (barring emergencies), please make every effort to arrange for another Lab Meeting Presenter to take your place. After you have changed your schedule, please contact Ting-Ting at 72218 or twu@mednet.ucla.edu to inform her of any changes you have made at least one week prior to your scheduled meeting.


AIDS Institute Grand Rounds
Second Friday of each month

Supported by the UCLA CFAR

The Grand Rounds lecture series consists of hour-long lunchtime lectures, delivered by invited guests or distinguished members of the Institute faculty. The aims of the program are to highlight important developments in AIDS-related research, encourage collaborations between UCLA investigators and invited speakers, interest young investigators in AIDS research, and provide information about new findings and funding opportunities.


PROGRAM AREA (Title/topic)

09/12/14 Dr. Mark Wainberg 
Director, McGill AIDS Centre "What If HIV Could Not Develop Resistance to a New Integrase Inhibitor when that Compound Is used in First-Line Therapy?"
10/10/14 CANCELLED    

Dr. Sven Britton

Professor of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska Institute "An oral HIV vaccine based on a new type of "immunity" presently under testing in Stockholm"

Dr. Bernard Branson

Formerly, Associate Director for Laboratory Diagnostics, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention "Where's My Western blot? Updated Testing Recommendations for Accurate Diagnosis of HIV"


Dr. King K. Holmes Director, University of Washington Department of Global Health and CFAR

 "What you need to know about the STDs that more than half of your patients have"

01/09/15 Dr. Ted Trimble
Director, NCI Center for Global Health "Global Cancer Control and Cancer Research: Perspectives from the US NCI."
02/13/15 Dr. J. Victor Garcia-Martinez UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.  

Dr Ricky Bluthenthal

Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, USC Keck School of Medicine  
04/10/15 Dr. Jared Baeten Professor of Global Health, University of Washington School of Public Health.  
05/08/15 TBA    
06/12/15 TBA    

* Please note time change

UCLA Meetings

  • John L. Fahey Symposium. November 5, 2014. California Room, UCLA Faculty Center. More information

National Meetings

  • 2014 National CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network (SBSRN) meeting. Hosted by UCLA. October 22-24, 2014. More information
  • 2015 Palm Springs Symposium "HIV Disease: From Cause to Cure".  March 5-7, 2015.  More information

International Meetings

  • 20th International AIDS Conference| July 20-25, 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
    Registration open More information.



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