15th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) and the Moscow Center for HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention welcome you to the Institute’s 15th Annual International Meeting. For only the second time in its history, the meeting is convening outside of the Baltimore/Washington DC area. This year we gather in Moscow, a city obviously of deep historical significance and home to stunning architecture, cultural tradition, and the Russian Federation Capitol. The IHV Annual Meeting has fostered international scientific cooperation since its inception. This year’s event recognizes both our commitment to the global fight against HIV/AIDS as well as a focus on several other human viral diseases, and the critical roles played by the scientists, physicians, and public health officials in the Russian Federation. We are pleased to join together for hosting this meeting and believe it will impact the future of research on viral diseases in our countries and throughout our network of collaborating institutions.
This year’s meeting is from Sunday, September 8 through Wednesday, September 11. An outstanding program of Russian and international experts in medical virology will be presented in the Moscow City Meeting Hall. While our major focus continues to be in HIV/AIDS, we expand the scope to cover other important human viral diseases including hepatitis, measles, influenza, enterovirus, poli and hemorrhagic fever. For each, we concentrate on the latest developments in antiviral drug treatment or preventive vaccines; we also address the roles for viruses in human cancer, how they cause diseases and how they are spread. Workshops provide practical lessons for managing co-morbidities of HIV/AIDS including hepatitis, cancer, tuberculosis and diabetes. Truly, this meeting combines the best knowledge on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human viral diseases and will be an important event.
We look forward to you joining us in beautiful Moscow to explore the most recent and important developments in HIV/AIDS research and other viral diseases and to acknowledge the progress and challenges in global health research.
Robert C. Gallo, MD
Alexey Mazus, MD
Co-Founder & Director
Institute of Human Virology
Moscow Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment