2010 STD and AIDS Research Symposium

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The University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD and the UW Department of Global Health is sponsoring a one-day symposium on AIDS and STD research on Wednesday, November 10th, at the Harborview Research and Training Building Auditorium. It will feature research presentations by pre- and postdoctoral UW STD & AIDS Research Trainees, and recipients of Developmental Awards from the UW Center for AIDS Research and STI Cooperative Research Center.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, 2010; 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.

WHERE: Harborview Research and Training Building (Auditorium); 300 Ninth Avenue; Seattle, WA.

Registration was free. Lunch/refreshments were provided. Registration deadline was November 5th.


The 2010 Keynote Speaker is Dr. P. Frederick Sparling, MD, who will be delivering a lecture titled, "Mother never saw it coming: My career in sexually transmitted diseases." Dr. Sparling is a Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and the Director of both the North Carolina Sexually Transmitted Diseases Cooperative Research Center and the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Panel Discussion

There was a panel discussion titled the “Impact of Drug Resistance on Transmission and Control of STDs and HIV” summarizing the current antimicrobial/antiviral resistance situation for Gonococcus (Hunter Handsfield, MD), Herpes Simplex Virus (Christine Johnston, MD, MPH), Nongonococcal Urethritis (Lisa Manhart, PhD), and HIV (Lisa Frenkel, MD), followed by an interactive discussion about the impact of this resistance.