Seminar Series

Continuing Medical Education (CME)


UC San Diego HIV Institute (THI) has been committed to educating clinicians and researchers in the diagnosis, management and prevention of HIV since 1996. THI Seminar Series is an essential training forum for clinicians and other healthcare providers who treat, diagnose and refer patients with HIV disease. The series is designed to provide the latest clinical evidence and treatment of HIV, produce changes in clinician knowledge resulting in improved competence, improve problem solving and understanding of complex issues related to HIV/AIDS research and clinical care, and improve performance in practice. Each seminar is approximately 60-90 minutes in length and eligible for one ACCME credit.

Upcoming Seminars


Wednesday, September 19: Elina Zuniga, PhD, is Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Molecular Biology, UC San Diego. She will discuss, “Immune adaptation during chronic viral infections.” Dr. Zuniga’s lecture is scheduled from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Leichtag Building, Room 107. Please post and share the attached flyer.  Register via Eventbrite.


Thursday, September 20: Richard Wyatt, PhDProfessor of Immunology, Director of Viral Immunology, IAVI Center for Neutralizing Antibodies, The Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Wyatt will discuss, “HIV-1 Env trimer vaccine candidates elicit cross-neutralization of clinical isolates” during the Mitchell Memorial Lecture. This annual lecture honors the memory and research of Dr. Rick Mitchell, who worked at UC San Diego until his unexpected passing in 2009. This lecture will take place during the second hour (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) of Infectious Diseases Rounds the Leichtag Building, Room 107. A reception with Dr. Wyatt and friends and family of Dr. Mitchell will follow this lecture from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Please post and share the attached flyer.  Register via Eventbrite.


Thursday, September 27: Linda F. van Dyk, PhD, is Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado, Denver. She will discuss, “Viral ncRNAs/RNA biology and innate recognition.” Dr. van Dyk’s lecture will take place during the second hour (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) of Infectious Diseases Rounds at the VA Medical Center, Room 3004. Please post and share the attached flyer. Register at the door. 


Monday, November 5, 2018 (time and topic TBD): Thomas J. Hope, PhD, Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, McCormick School of Engineering, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University. We are excited to announce this lecture as a collaboration with our SD CFAR partner institution, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. Save this date and watch for details!


Thursday, December 6, 2018 (full day event): Annual SD CFAR Research Day featuring Sunil Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, and head of the Y. R. Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE) in Chennai, India. Full agenda forthcoming after all abstracts have been reviewed. Want to submit an abstract? See attached Call for Abstracts or visit the SD CFAR website for details!


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