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Plenary Sessions

Daily plenary sessions bring the entire conference together for invited talks on some of the most pressing issues facing the HIV prevention research field. Plenary session topics at HIVR4P 2016 include challenges in developing long-acting prevention and delivering combination prevention approaches, the latest scientific advances in understanding HIV transmission, and emerging issues in prevention trial design. Plenary sessions include award and scholarship presentations. Opening and closing plenaries feature keynote addresses by leading prevention research and policy experts designed to set the stage for and help summarize key lessons from the HIVR4P conference.

Confirmed plenary speakers for HIVR4P 2016 include:

  • Deborah Birx, U.S. Department of State Global AIDS Coordinator: From Research to Implementation: Delivery and Rollout
  • Dennis Burton, The Scripps Research Institute: Vaccine Design and Structural Immunology
  • Myron Cohen, University of North Carolina: State of the Art Chemoprevention
  • Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Health Directorate, European Commission
  • Emilio Emini, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, keynote presentation
  • Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, keynote presentation
  • Noel Gordon, Human Rights Campaign: A View from the Ground
  • Sharon Hillier, University of Pittsburgh: Rings and Things
  • Julie Overbaugh, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: Mechanisms of Transmission
  • Deenan Pillay, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies: HIV Transmission Dynamics
  • Helen Rees, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute: Family Planning, STI and HIV Prevention (and a tribute to Ward Cates)
  • Patrick Sullivan, Emory University: Hotspots and Targeted Interventions
  • Georgia Tomaras, Duke University: Humoral and Cellular Immune Responses to HIV Vaccination

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