The symposium will consist of five Scientific Sessions. Each of the five scientific sessions will have a Chair and a Co-Chair, who will be responsible for introducing speakers and recognizing questioners at the end of each presentation. In addition, the Session Chairs have been asked to give 30-minute presentations, summarizing critical developments in that particular area of research and his/her own contributions.
Session chairs were selected by the local Scientific Program Committee members to represent outstanding scientists engaged in research that would bring a fresh perspective and new ideas applicable to nonhuman primate models. Each of the Session Chairs listed below have accepted our invitation to the symposium. Session Co-chairs will be selected from the host institution (WaNPRC).
Other selected presentations will be 10-minutes long with five minutes reserved for questions from the audience. The table below shows the list of topics and the corresponding Session Chairs. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks will be included within these half-day sessions to facilitate informal exchange of ideas among conferees.
Irini Sereti, MD, Chief, HIV Pathogenesis Section, NIH National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Thomas Hope, PhD, Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology, McCormick School of Engineering and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University
Session Topics and Chairs (click name for more details)
Session Topic III: HIV Prevention Models And Other Infections in NHP
Session Co-Chairs: Dawn Dudley, Jonah Sacha, Michael Gale
Session Topic IV: The Way Ahead: Cure & Therapeutics
Session Co-Chairs: Ann Chahroudi and Katharine Bar
Invited Speaker: Jeremy Smedley – New Surgical Approaches in Nonhuman Primate