AIDS Clinical Conference

The AIDS Clinical Conference series is typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 8am-9am in the Research and Training building at Harborview Medical Center.

The Harborview Medical Center AIDS Clinical Conference is one of the longest running clinical HIV conferences in the United States. Drs Joan Kriess and Ann Collier established the conference in the mid-1980s shortly after HIV was identified and the scope of the epidemic was not yet in focus. Over the last 20 years literally hundreds of speakers from around the country and the world have delivered lectures on a wide variety of HIV topics from prevention and vaccine research to antiretroviral therapy, drug resistance and the adverse effects of HIV treatment.

The conference is extremely popular among regional HIV providers, University of Washington faculty, housestaff and students and local public health officials and typically hosts between 50 and 100 attendees. The conference is sponsored by the Harborview Madison Clinic (the largest provider of HIV care in the Northwest) and the University of Washington Center for AIDS Research and the Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center.

The objectives of the HMC ACC are to:

  • Educate regional HIV providers, students and investigators on the latest therapies and research findings reported in the literature and presented at scientific meetings;
  • Provide a venue where regional HIV providers and the HIV research community can congregate to discuss newly recognized trends in HIV disease and treatment;
  • Provide a forum for local HIV providers and researchers to interact with international colleagues with the goal of fostering collaborative HIV research and training projects.

For more information, please contact Samantha Benson, Health Educator, Madison Clinic, 206-744-5564.

Upcoming Conference Topics

Please join us for an ACC session in 2016. Topics are subject to change but this schedule is current as of October 2015.  Please click here to register for an upcoming ACC webinar.

If you would like to join the ACC email list (which means you receive two notices with webinar registration links for each ACC), please click here.

January 19, 2016 - ART update

February 16, 2016 - HIV Associated Malignancies

March 15, 2016 - 2016 CROI Update

April 19, 2016 - HIV Cure

May 17, 2016 - Hepatitis C Treatment and Drug Resistance

June 21, 2016 - Management of Opioid Substitution Therapy

July 2016 - Date and topic to be announced

September 20, 2016 - Renal Disease and HIV

October 18, 2016 - Care of Transgender Patients with HIV

November 15, 2016 - To be announced

2014, 2015 2016, & 2017 AIDS Clinical Conferences

Date Presenter(s) Title

Scott Letendre, MD

The Impact of HIV and Aging on the Brain

Christine Yuodelis-Flores, MD

Triple Diagnoses: Mental Illness, Addiction and HIV

Judy Levison, MD, MPH

New Frontiers in Safe Sex: It is Not Just About Condoms

Robert D. Harrington, MD
Brian Wood, MD
Ann Collier, MD
Julie Dombrowski, MD

2017 CROI Update

Roxanne Kerani, PhD, MPH

Stigma and HIV Care in America's African-born Community

Wayne C. McCormick, MD, MPH & Heidi Crane, MD, MPH

Aging & HIV

Madeline B. Deutsch, MD, MPH

Transgender Health and HIV

Joe Merrill, MD, MPH

Update on Opioid Use Disorders

Christina Wyatt, MD

The Kidney in HIV Infection, Treatment & Prevention
7/27/16 Thomas Quinn, MD

Advances in Biomedical Prevention of HIV
6/21/16 Robert Rakita, MD

Solid Organ Transplant and HIV
5/17/16 David Wyles, MD

HCV in 2016: Treatment of the Co-infected Patient and Management of Viral Resistance
3/15/16 Ann Collier, MD; Meena Ramchandani, MD, MPH; H. Nina Kim, MD, MSc; Ruanne Barnabas, MBChB, DPhil

2016 CROI Update
2/16/16 Corey Casper, MD, MPH

Strategies for the Prevention of Cancer in HIV-Positive Individuals
1/19/16 Joel Gallant, MD, MPH

Pre-CROI ART Update
11/17/15 Steven Shoptaw, PhD

Methamphetamine Use, Mental Health and HIV
10/20/15 Roy Colven, MD

HIV and the Skin: Selected Topics
9/15/15 Priscilla Hsue, MD

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease
7/23/15 Myron S. Cohen, MD

Global Prevention of HIV: Where do we go from here?
5/19/15 Robert Shafer, MD

Management of Patients with Transmitted and Aquired Drug Resistance
4/21/15 Sophie Woolston, MD, Matthew Golden, MD, MPH, and Sheila Lukehart, PhD

Ocular Syphilis: Bench to Bedside
3/17/15 Nina Kim, MD, Ruanne Barnabas, MD, Brian Wood, MD, Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD 

CROI 2015
2/18/15 Joanne Stekler, MD 

Experiences with PEP and PrEP in Seattle
1/16/15 Jim Kublin, MD, MPH 

Update on HIV Vaccine Development
11/18/14 Joel Gallant, MD, MPH

ART Update: Choosing (and Switching) Antiretroviral Therapy in 2014
10/21/14 Jared Baeten, MD, PhD and Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD

Update on PrEP | PrEP: The Harborview Madison Experience
9/16/14 Matthew Golden, MD, PhD and John Scott, MD

Local Epidemiology and Testing of HIV and Advances in the Diagnosis | Treatment of Hepatitis C
7/24/14 Thomas Quinn, MD

Biomedical Prevention of HIV: Are We Translating Research into Acting
6/17/14 Savitha Subramanian, MD

New Cholesterol Guidelines and HLD Treatments for the HIV-Positive
5/20/14 Jennifer Unger, MD

Reproductive Care and Options for HIV-Infected Women and Serodiscordant Couples
4/15/14 Susan Graham, MD

MSM in the African HIV Epidemic
3/18/14 Ann Collier, MD
Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD
Julie Dombrowski, MD
Nina Kim, MD, MSc
CROI Update
2/18/14 Joseph Merrillr, MD Chronic Pain and Opioid Managements
1/21/14 Corey Casper, MD Clinical Management & Pathogenesis of HHV-8-Associated Cancers

2013 AIDS Clinical Conference

Date Presenter(s) Title
11/19/13 Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD
Robert Harrington, MD
David Spach, MD
Brian Wood, MD
Cases from the Madison Clinic Vault
10/15/13 Christina Marra, MD Lumbar Puncture in HIV-infected Patients with Syphilis: What's the Deal?
9/17/13 Joel Gallant, MD New Data, Drugs, & Controversies in Antiretroviral Therapy
7/23/13 James Curran, MD, MPH Reflections from the Early Days of AIDS
6/18/13 Joel Palefsky, MD Anal Dysplasia in HIV Patients
5/28/13 Stephanie Cohen, MD PrEP in the Clinical Setting
4/16/13 Wayne McCormick, MD HIV and Aging
3/19/13 Ann Collier, MD
Robert Harrington, MD
Nina Kim, MD, MSc
Brian Wood, MD
CROI Update
2/19/13 Leah Haseley, MD HIV and the Kidney
1/15/13 Richard Saitz, MD Unhealthy Alcohol Use and HIV: Pharmacotherapy

2012 AIDS Clinical Conference

Date Presenter(s) Title
11/20/12 Lara Strick, MD Cuffs, Chains and Orange Jumpsuits: Taking Care of the Hospitalized Incarcerated HIV+ Patients
10/16/12 Kristina Anne Crothers, MD Pulmonary Issues in the Setting of HIV Infection
9/18/12 Julie Dombrowski, MD Clinical and Public Health Approaches to Improving Patient Engagement in HIV Care
7/17/12 Thomas Quinn, MD Biomedical Interventions to Prevent HIV infections & Combination Prevention Trials
6/19/12 Joel Gallant, MD Antiretroviral Therapy
5/15/12 Eric Daar, MD Evolving Issues in the Management of HIV Infection
4/17/12 Ron Mitsuyasi, MD HIV and Malignancies
3/20/12 Robert Harrington, MD, Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Ann Collier, MD, Ruanne Barnabas, MD, and Nina Kim, MD, MSc CROI Update
3/1/12 Keith Jerome, MD Clinical Efforts to Eradicate HIV
1/17/12 Christian Ramers, MD & Ann Melvin, MD Pediatric HIV: 30 Years into the Epidemic

2011 AIDS Clinical Conference

Date Presenter(s) Title
11/15/11 Charles Hicks, MD,
Optimizing HIV Testing Strategies...Maybe
10/28/11 Nina Kim, MD, MSc
Hepatitis C Therapy: Welcome to the Era of Direct-Acting Antivirals
9/20/11 Ann Collier, MD
Challenging Cases in HIV Care
7/28/11 Tom Quinn, MD
30 Years of AIDS: Then, Now and Tomorrow
6/21/11 Roy Colven, MD
HIV in the Skin: Cases from Around the World
5/17/11 Joe Merrill, MD
Prescription Opiods: Trends, Risks and Policies
4/19/11 Jeanne Marrazzo, MD
Update on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
3/15/11 Bob Harrington, MD
Ann Collier, MD
Christina Mara, MD
Joanne Stekler, MD
CROI Update 2011
2/15/11 Joel Gallant, MD
Update on Antiretrovirial Therapy
1/18/11 Matt Golden, MD
STD's in the Setting of HIV Infection - Slide set only

2010 AIDS Clinical Conference

Date Presenter(s) Title
11/16/10 Glen Triesman, MD
The Role of Psychiatry in HIV Care
10/19/10 Christina Marra, MD
Neurological Complications in the Setting of HIV
7/29/10 Tom Quinn, MD
Biomedical Interventions in the Prevention of HIV/AIDS: A Status Report
6/29/10 James Kublin, MD
Update on HIV Vaccines - Audio only
5/18/10 Robert Harrington, MD
Nina Kim, MD
Christian Ramers, MD
Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD
Cases from the Vault: Challenging Cases in HIV Primary Care - Audio only
4/20/10 Joanne Stekler, MD
Janine Maenza, MD
Primary HIV Infection: From Testing to Treatment*
3/16/10 Matthew Golden, MD
Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD
Ann Collier, MD
Joanne Stekler, MD
CROI Update 2010*
1/19/10 Richard Chaisson, MD HIV and Tuberculosis Co-infection: From Clinical Practice to a Global Perspective.

* A portion of this recording has been omitted due to the inclusion of unpublished data.

2009 AIDS Clinical Conference

Date Presenter(s) Title
11/17/09 Joel Gallant, MD Hot Topics in Antiretroviral Therapy, Yet Another "When to Start" Lecture!
10/20/09 Eric Daar, MD Resistance Testing and the Management of Treatment Experienced Patients
9/29/09 Corey Casper, MD Advances in the Diagnosis, Management, and Epidemiology of Cancers Associated with HIV Infection
8/18/09 Mark W. Kline, MD Scaling-up the Care and Treatment of HIV-Infected Children Globally: Lessions from the field in Romania and Sub-Saharan Africa.
7/30/09 Thomas Quinn, MD The HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Are We Winning the War? (Slide set only)
6/09/09 Jane Hitti, MD
Amy Criniti, MD
Safer Conception and Contraception in the Setting of HIV

Ruanne Barnabas,
MBChB, DPhil

Viral Loads and the Global Epidemic. Implications for Clinical Care
4/21/09 Mari Kitahata, MD
When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy? Earlier Initiation Improves Survival
3/17/09 David Spach, MD
Chad Achenbach, MD
Ann Collier, MD
Joanne Stekler, MD
CROI Update 2009  
1/13/09 Jared Baeten, MD Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention