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Functional Cures and the Eradication of HIV
joint with HIV Vaccines
Organizer(s): Lynn Morris, Melanie M. Ott and Kevin V. Morris
Date: March 24 - 28, 2019
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC, Canada
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV) causes a persistent infection and results in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS has remained a global pandemic for over 40 years as HIV integrates into the genome of infected individuals and remains latent for years. Over the last decade, much emphasis has been centered on pathogenesis and vaccine development, but an emerging paradigm is taking place whereby targeted therapeutics are being developed to both control virus expression as well as possibly target viral infected cells for eradication. This conference for the first time brings together an interdisciplinary group of basic and applied scientists working on various aspects of HIV treatment and eradication strategies in an effort to translate our current understanding of HIV biology into meaningful therapeutics and/or eradication of HIV from infected individuals. To accomplish this goal, the conference aims to: 1) Introduce the state of the art in vaccine and neutralizing antibody strategies used to combat HIV; 2) Focus on transcriptional control and modulation of viral latency; and 3) Highlight synthetic biological approaches and genetic therapies currently being developed and clinically validated to combat HIV infection. The conference seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary mix of basic and applied scientists working on functional cures and eradication of HIV in an effort to better understand not only HIV treatment strategies but also the emerging technologies and approaches that will lead to the eventual eradication of HIV from infected individuals.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: October 23 2018
Scholarship Deadline: December 5 2018
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 5 2018
Abstract Deadline: December 18 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 24 2019
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationGilead Sciences, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI143392-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13AI143392-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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