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Day Four


Day 4: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Session I – Advances in Clinical Virology - Cardiovascular and Liver Complications of Viral Infections

Cardiovascular and Liver Complications of Viral Infections. There are still many knowledge gaps about viral infection-related heart, blood, and liver diseases. These scientific areas include key aspects of the basic mechanisms, treatment, and prevention. This session covers recent cutting edge updates on the treatment and management of HIV, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B infections with particular emphasis on co-morbid conditions such as metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular complications and the use of therapeutic antibodies.

Chairpersons and Discussants:

Shyam Kottilil, MD, Institute of Human Virology
Ed Tramont, MD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


8:30 AM

Presentation Title: State of HIV Infection in 2017
Speaker: Henry Masur, MD, National Institutes of Health

8:55 AM

Presentation Title: Probing mechanisms of accelerated coronary atherosclerosis and heart disease in HIV+ people
Speaker: Robert Weiss, MD, Johns Hopkins University

9:20 AM

Presentation Title: The Metabolic Complications of HIV
Speaker: Barry Peters, MD, King's College London

9:45 AM

Presentation Title: Cardiovascular Disease in HIV and Chronic Hepatitis C-Infected Patients
Early-stage Speaker: Shashwatee Bagchi, MD, Institute of Human Virology

Coffee Break, 10:10 AM - 10:25 AM

10:25 AM

Presentation Title: Advances in HCV-Associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Speaker: Patrizia Farci, MD, National Institutes of Health

10:50 AM

Presentation Title: Hepatitis Viruses in HIV Infection
Speaker: Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD, University of Cincinnati

11:15 AM

Presentation Title: Optimisation of a therapeutic vaccine; the importance of immune modulation 
Speaker: Angus Dalgleish, MD, St. George's, University of London

11:40 AM

Presentation Title: Assessing the contribution of myeloid cells to HIV-1 persistence under ART
Speaker: Mario Stevenson, PhD, University of Miami

Lunch, 12:05 PM – 1:05 PM

Session J - Special Symposium on Advances in Viral Diagnostics

Chairpersons and Discussants:

Niel Constantine, PhD, Institute of Human Virology
Richard Zhao, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine


1:05 PM

Presentation Title: Brief Introduction
Speaker: Niel Constantine, PhD, Institute of Human Virology

1:10 PM

Presentation Title: Special Lecture (40 min)
Speaker: Sheila Peel, MSPH PhD, U.S. Military HIV Research Program

1:50 PM

Presentation Title: Decreased levels of seroreactivity in individuals subjected to antiretrovirals early in acute HIV infection
Speaker: Mark Manak, PhD, U.S. Military HIV Research Program   

2:10 PM

Presentation Title: Performance and usability of the OraQuick® HIV Self-Test, an oral fluid based HIV self-test, in South Africa
Speaker: Michael Reed, PhD, OraSure Technologies

2:30 PM

Presentation Title: Geenius HIV 1/2 Supplemental Assay: A Rapid, Reliable and Simple System for the Confirmation and Differentiation of Antibodies to HIV
Speaker: Kathy Shriver, PhD, Bio-Rad   

2:50 PM

Presentation Title: Recent developments in HIV testing in the US: Where we are, what’s new, and where we hope to go
Speaker: Kevin Delaney, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3:10 PM

Presentation Title: Programmable nucleic acid nanoswitches for the rapid, single-step detection of antibodies in bodily fluids
Speaker: Rudy Ippodrino, PhD, Ulisse Biomed