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What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World? A translational medicine conference on HIV research

Westin St. Francis Hotel San Francisco * | San francisco, USA
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Title: What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World? A translational medicine conference on HIV research
Specialty: , Other Specialties, Urology
Dates: From Nov, 3, 2013 to Nov, 5, 2013
Location: San francisco, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 450 to 800 USD
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Join us for our inaugural translational medicine conference:What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World?, which will bring the audiences and Editors of The Lancet and Cell together to bridge the gap between clinicians and researchers focused on understanding, managing, preventing and curing HIV/AIDS. The ambition is to host a meeting every year that will address the most pressing topics in translational medicine.

The 2013 inaugural conference will offer:

  • A combination of contributions from basic researchers, physicians, policy leaders and industry scientists working on HIV/AIDS
  • World-renowned speakers with a broad range of expertise across the interlocking fields of HIV research and clinical practice
  • Opportunities for knowledge exchange and synergy to accelerate progress in addressing the disease

The desire to reach out and connect across disciplines can be hampered by lack of a common language.  Unlike other meetings, the Editors of Cell and The Lancet will curate sessions that are designed to capture the energy at the interface between basic researchers and physicians that we hope will start new conversations that will catalyze the development of new translational approaches and solutions.

We will challenge the field to answer the question: “What will it take to achieve an AIDS-free world?" Join us to understand the science behind new strategies for effective vaccines and a cure for HIV; consider the challenges for clinicians treating long-term survivors with HIV and co-morbidities of aging; and tackle the question of how to combine economic, public health, and scientific approaches to stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  Taken together, we hope that these discussions will influence the approaches and policies that guide health care providers and national governments in caring for patients and preventing further spread of HIV, and that basic researchers can apply clinically relevant standards to investigative biology.


Keynote Speaker
Anthony S. FAUCI, NIAID, Bethesda, USA

After Dinner Speaker
Timothy BROWNTimothy Ray Brown Foundation of the World AIDS Institute

David BALTIMORECalifornia Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA 
Françoise BARRÉ-SINOUSSIInstitut Pasteur, Paris, France
Stefano BERTOZZI, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Elizabeth BUKUSIKenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya 
Dennis R. BURTONThe Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA and Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Charlestown, USA
Connie CELUMUniversity of Washington, Seattle, USA
David B. CLIFFORDWashington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA
John COFFINTufts University, Boston, USA
Myron S. COHENUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Larry COREY, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA
Judith S. CURRIERUniversity of California, Los Angeles, USA
François DABISBordeaux School of Public Health, France
Steven G. DEEKSUniversity of California, San Francisco, USA 
Gustavo DONCEL, CONRAD, Arlington, USA 
Mark DYBULGlobal FundUSA
Wafaa EL-SADRColumbia University, New York, USA
Warner C. GREENEUniversity of California, San Francisco, USA
Daria HAZUDAMerck Research Labs, Westpoint, USA
Craig HENDRIXJohns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Richard KOUPNational Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA 
Nagalingeswaran KUMARASAMYYRG Centre for AIDS Research and Education, Chennai, India
Daniel R. KURITZKESBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, USA
Jay A. LEVYUniversity of California, San Francisco, USA
David MARGOLISUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
M. Juliana MCELRATHFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA
Michel C. NUSSENZWEIGHoward Hughes Medical Institute, New York, USA 
Andrew PHILLIPSUniversity College London, London, UK 
David SERWADDAMakerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
Soumya SWAMINATHAN, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai, India
Bruce D. WALKERRagon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard AIDS Research Center, USA

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Subsidized accommodation has been reserved for the conference attendees in the Tower Rooms at the Westin St Francis on Union Square – the Conference Hotel.

The price per room for double/single occupancy is $249.00 per room, per night (excluding breakfast). This rate does not include applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.08%) and a Tourism Improvement District Assessment amount of 1.5%. 

The above rate is valid (subject to availability) until October 14 2013. After this cutoff date, it is at the hotels discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.


To reserve your room please contact reservations on: +1 415-397-7000

The Westin St Francis on Union Square
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Abstracts for poster presentations are now invited and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the organizers and a limited number may be selected for short talks; a criterion of rejection will be lack of originality. Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.

Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:

For revisions or queries regarding abstracts already submitted please contact the Publishing Content Coordinator, Ashok Aravindakshan: If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please email the with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one. A condition of submission is that if accepted one of the authors will present at the conference.

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