Hawaii to Zero Conference : 'State of the Art and Current Efforts in Curing A

December 5, 12:00pm - 12:00pm
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Hawaii 2 Zero is a new initiative of the Hawaii Center for AIDS at the University of Hawai'i. HICFA is an academic program focused on HIV education, research and service, working together to reduce the burden of HIV infection and to find a cure for HIV.

“This bold initiative seeks to conduct HIV cure and prevention research directed towards ‘Hawaiʻi to Zero,’” said Dr Lishomwa Ndhlovu, Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS.

A conference on December 5, 2015 will include a talk by Timothy Ray Brown, the only person on earth to have been cured of HIV.

The Hawaiʻi to Zero (H20) Cure Initiative proposes to transform Hawaiʻi into the first HIV-free state in the United States. This comes on the heels of scientific evidence that Brown was cured in 2007.

“We believe Hawaiʻi has the scientific and community infrastructure to achieve this goal,” Dr. Cecilia Shikuma, Director, Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS.

Here is Saturday's Conference Agenda:

8:00 am - 8:30 am - Registration

Opening Ceremony

8:30 am - VIDEO WELCOME by Jerris Hedges MD, Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine

8:30 am - 8:45 am - Opening Statement Virginia Pressler MD, Director, State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health

8:45 am - 9:00 am - Why do we need a cure? The problem with chronic inflammation Cecilia Shikuma MD, Professor, Medicine JABSOM

9:00 am - 9:30 am - Where are we now in HIV cure research? Mario Stevenson Ph.D., Chief Division of Infectious Diseases, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

9:30 am - 10:00 am - HIV cure initiative at the Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS Lishomwa Ndhlovu MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Tropical Medicine, JABSOM

10:00 am - 10:30 am - Personal experience and vision for the future in HIV cure Timothy Brown, individual cured of HIV

10:30 am - 10:45 am - BREAK

10:45 am - 11:15 am - Hawai`i to Zero: What is the role of prevention? Jane Simoni PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, Co-Director of the Program on Global Mental Health, University of Washington

11:15 am - 11:45 am - HIV prevention efforts in Hawai`i - state of the art and barriers Tim McCormick, HIV Medical Maganement Services Section, STD/AIDS Prevention Branch, Hawai`i Department of Health

11:45 am - 12:15 pm - Closing Remarks, Panel discussion

*** The Hawaiʻi Consortium for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Hawaiʻi Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is supported in part by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

GRAND OPENING of the University of Hawaiʻi Clinics at Kakaʻako

Blessing of the Clinic : 2:00 pm

Open House until 4:00 pm

Event Sponsor
John A. Burns School of Medicine, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Tina Shelton, (808) 692-1340, sheltont@hawaii.edu, http://hawaii2zero.jabsom.hawaii.edu/

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