Seminar Series

Continuing Medical Education (CME)


The UC San Diego HIV Institute (THI) has been committed to enhancing the skills of researchers and health care professionals in the diagnosis, management and prevention of HIV disease as well as its complications and co-infections since 1996. Current HIV research is prolific and constantly evolving. To help close the research-practice gap between HIV research and clinical care, THI and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR) produce a Seminar Series. These essential forums help translate laboratory and public health research into practical guidelines that improve the HIV care continuum. The series is designed to help keep clinicians and associated health professionals managing patients with HIV up-to-date on the latest clinical evidence and treatment options. Each seminar is approximately 60-90 minutes in length and eligible for one ACCME credit.

Upcoming Seminars

Friday November 1, 2019: "Doug Day" Symposium

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research are pleased to present “Doug Day,” a half-day symposium celebrating Dr. Douglas Richman’s contributions to translational medical research. Please join us on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 12:00pm to 4:30pm with reception to follow.  Opening remarks by Vice Chancellor David Brenner, MD and Assemblymember Todd Gloria. Speakers include: John Guatelli, MD, Huldrych Günthard, MD, Marta Massanella PhD, Satish Pillai, PhD, Davey Smith, MD, Christopher (Topher) Woelk, BSc, PhD, Albert Wu, MD, MPH, Joseph Wong, MD. For speakers presentation titles visit "Doug Day". The event will take place in the Atkinson Pavilion at UC San Diego’s Faculty Club. RSVP via EVENTBRITE. Space is limited.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019: "Visualizing the Interface of HIV and the Immune System with 3D Multiscale Tissue Imaging.” 

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research are pleased to present Collin Kieffer, PhD, in Seminar on Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00pm in Biomedical Research Facility 2 (BRF2) room 1102. Dr. Kieffer is Assistant Professor of Microbiology at University of Illinois School of Molecular and Microbiology. RSVP via EVENTBRITE.  This seminar will take place of the regularly scheduled Work in Progress meeting of the Retrovirus Seminar Series.

Past Seminars

Thursday, October 24, 2019: “Weight Gain Associated with Antiretroviral Therapy”

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research are pleased to present Roger Bedimo, MD, in seminar on Thursday, September 24, at 3:30pm in VAMC – Medical Service Room 3004, 3rd floor Center Core. Dr. Bedimo is the Section Chief, Infectous Diseases at the VA North Texas Health Care System.  Please note this seminar will take place in conjunction with Infectous Disease Rounds. View and download Dr. Bedimo's presentation .

Tuesday, October 15, 2019: "Inclusion Health: Reaching the Hard-to-Reach to Identify and Address Health Disparities"

The Global Public Health HIV & Substance Use Research Seminar Co-presented with the HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present  Andrew Hayward, MD MSC and Alistair Story, PhD in seminar on Tuesday, October 15, at 1:30pm in Medical Education and Telemedicine Building. Room 143. Dr, Hayward is Director, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London and  Dr. Story is founder and Clinical Lead of the pan-London UCLH Find & Treat Service. To view the seminar, click here.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019: “Cellular Mechanisms that Regulate HIV Latency”

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Andrew Henderson, PhD, in seminar on Wednesday October 9, at 4:00pm in Medical Education and Telemdicine Building Room 141. Dr. Henderson is Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine. To view the seminar, click here

Thursday, September 19, 2019: "HIV vaccine-elicited antibodies directed to multiple sites of Env vulnerability mediate broad neutralization”

2019 Mitchell Memorial Lecture, honoring the memory of Richard (Rick) Mitchell, PhDThe UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Richard Wyatt, PhD, in seminar on Thursday, September 19, at 4pm in Auditorium (107) of the Leichtag Biomedical Research Building. Dr Wyatt is Professor of Immunology, Director of Viral Immunology IAVI Center for Neutralizing Antibodies at The Scripps Research Institute.  

Wednesday, July 24, 2019: "Does Treatment as Prevention really work?  An interpretation of HPTN 071 (PopART), BCPP/Ya Tsie, SEARCH, and TasP/ANRS.”

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, July 24, at 4p.m. in Medical Education & Telemedicine Building, Room 215. Dr. Vermund is Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine.   View and download Dr. Vermund's presentation.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019: "Application of single cell genomics to explore the cellular complexity of the human brain and immune response." 

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Richard Scheuermann, PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, July 3. "Dr. Scheuermann is Director of the La Jolla Campus of the J. Craig Venter Institute and Professor, Department of Pathology, UC San Diego. To view the seminar click here.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019: "Human Herpes Virus 6 Latency and Reactivation—The Discovery of an Inducible Viral MicroRNA that Triggers Mitochondrial Fragmentation"

The UC San Diego HIV Institute (THI), San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR) and Naviaux Lab were pleased to present Bhupesh Prusty, PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, May 22,