Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – October 2011
HIV/AIDS 2011 and Beyond Symposium
When: November 9, 2011, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
Institute: Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
To commemorate 30 years since the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS in 1981, OBSSR is sponsoring a symposium titled HIV/AIDS 2011 and Beyond: Propelling the Next Generation of Research with Behavioral and Social Science. The symposium honors the significant contributions of behavioral and social science to HIV/AIDS research thus far and highlights ways in which it will continue to advance the understanding, treatment, and prevention of the disease. World-renowned researchers Thomas Coates (University of California, Los Angeles), Wafaa El-Sadr (Columbia University), David Bangsberg (Harvard University), and Carl Dieffenbach (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) will offer presentations on the role of behavioral and social science in HIV/AIDS research projects targeting three goals: expanded testing, effective prevention tools, and a cure.
The HIV/AIDS 2011 and Beyond: Propelling the Next Generation of Research with Behavioral and Social Science symposium is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. A videocast recording will be available at http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=10418 approximately one week following the event; no live recording will be available. For more information, contact OBSSR's Dana Sampson at firstname.lastname@example.org.