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The Cure SWG is pleased to co-host the 2nd annual Conference on Cell & Gene Therapy for HIV Cure, to be held August 13-14, 2015 at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Keynote Speaker - Dr. David Baltimore. Visit the conference website for more details: http://cgt4hivcure2015.org/.
The primary purpose of the Curative Therapies for HIV (Cure) Scientific Working Group is to accelerate work toward a cure for HIV, by linking local investigators of curative therapies for HIV to the comprehensive UW/FHCRC CFAR. Additionally, we strive to connect Seattle investigators with international leaders in the field, in order to develop critical local expertise and enhance areas of local strength. These collective activities will help establish an international center of excellence in the study of curative therapies for HIV at the UW CFAR.
The Cure Scientific Working Group leverages a large NIH investment in the Seattle-led consortium defeatHIV, one of three Martin Delaney Collaboratories focused on the cure of HIV. The Cure Scientific Working Group will synergize with CFAR, to utilize expertise in the clinical, basic science, and developmental cores, to develop novel research questions for the study of curative therapies for HIV.
The Cure Scientific Working Group will:
1. Establish semiannual symposia in curative therapies for HIV
2. Convene HIV cure research roundtables
3. Facilitate core use for Scientific Working Group investigators
4. Develop and nurture new intra- and inter-CFAR Projects on Curative Therapies for HIV
5. Facilitate the development of new collaborative funding applications
Cure SWG Executive Committee
Keith R. Jerome, MD, PhD; Scientific Working Group Director; Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Head of Virology Division, UW
Julie M. Overbaugh, PhD; Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Michael Emerman, PhD; Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Christine Johnston, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Medicine, UW
Daniel Stone, PhD; Staff Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center