Monday, July 9, 2012
NIH to present the latest AIDS research advances at AIDS 2012
The latest research illuminating progress and challenges in AIDS prevention and treatment and the search for a cure for HIV infection will be presented by investigators supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).
|Who:||Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institutes of Health
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Nora Volkow, M.D., director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)NIH intramural and extramural investigators
|What:||AIDS 2012, the largest gathering of HIV scientists, clinicians, policy-makers, service providers, and advocates in the world, convened by the International AIDS Society (IAS). NIH, the world’s leading funder of HIV/AIDS research, is the local scientific partner for AIDS 2012.
Among the topics to be addressed by NIH-supported scientists at AIDS 2012 are:
NIH Leadership Presentations
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will speak at and moderate a session on The Future of Genomics in HIV Medicine (Wednesday, July 25, 11:00 am; session room 1). Dr. Collins will also moderate a panel entitled, The Science of HIV: What Lies Ahead (Monday, July 23, 1:00 pm; session room 5).
NIH Pre-Conference Satellite
D.C. Partnership for HIV/AIDS Progress
|Where:||Walter E. Washington Convention Center|
|When:||Sunday, July 22 – Friday, July 27, 2012|
The NIH AIDS 2012 press kit, which includes a variety of fact sheets and other resources related to AIDS research at NIH, will be available from July 10 at: http://aids2012.oar.nih.gov.
The Office of AIDS Research, a part of the Office of the NIH Director, coordinates the scientific, budgetary, legislative, and policy elements of the NIH AIDS research program. OAR sets scientific priorities, enhances collaboration, and ensures that research dollars are invested in the highest priority areas of scientific opportunity that will lead to new tools in the global fight against AIDS.
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.
NIH...Turning Discovery Into Health ®Note: On Thursday, July 19, 2012, the date of The Future of Genomics in HIV Medicine was updated.