17th Annual International Meeting

Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

By: 

Robert C. Gallo, MD, Co-Founder and Director, IHV
William A. Blattner, MD, Co-Founder and Associate Director, IHV

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to the 17th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), scheduled for Sunday, September 27 through Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

The Annual Meeting will feature themes on Comorbidities and Hepatitis C; Mechanisms of Viral Latency; Status of HIV Cure Research; Molecular Epidemiology: Viruses and Cancer; HIV Structural Biology, Immunology and Vaccines; Pathogenesis: Role of Viral Genes and Gene Products; and Immunology and Inflammation.

A special session on Global Virus Threats: Translation of Basic Science to Public Health Practice will focus on the exciting work of Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Harald zur Hausen who will present the second annual Reinhard Kurth Memorial Lecture.  To provide presentation opportunities for junior investigators, we are emphasizing submission of research abstracts through our web portal, so please share this opportunity with your faculty. As is our tradition, scientific leaders at the cutting edge of new advances will present Special Lectures on important, emerging topics.

This year’s IHV 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service is presented to Anthony S. Fauci, MD. As Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for over 20 years, Dr. Fauci has administered a comprehensive research portfolio targeting the prevention, detection, and treatment of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS. His fundamental contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS research have led to the development of effective therapies for patients living with HIV/AIDS and strategies for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.

Dr. Fauci will be officially honored at our Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday, September 29th. A gala reception will begin at 6:15 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm.

We welcome you to join us at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel located in Harbor East, a vibrant neighborhood close the Inner Harbor and just west of historic Fell’s Point. Meeting participants will find a range of boutiques, restaurants and cultural venues in this bustling city locale. We look forward to the IHV 17th Annual International Meeting continuing the tradition of excellent science and provocative discussion.

Sincerely,

Dr. Gallo

Robert C. Gallo, MD
Homer and Martha Guldelsky
Distinguished Professor in Medicine
Director,
Institute of Human Virology

William A. Blattner, MD
Professor and Associate Director, Institute of Human Virology