Seminar Series

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

About

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.

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Upcoming Seminars

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Past Seminars

 

Friday, June 25, 2021: "From Simulation Modeling to Developing Interventions: A Multipronged Approach to the HIV, HCV, OUD Syndemic"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Sabrina Assoumou, MD, MPH,  in seminar on Friday, June 25at 3:30pm (PST). Dr. Assoumou is an Assistant Professor of Medicine Section of Infectious Diseases; Department of Medicine Boston University School of Medicine; Boston Medical Center. View and download Dr. Assoumou's presentation.

Thursday, June 10, 2021: Syringe Services Programs in San Diego - Exploring Best Practices

The UC San Diego Global Public Health HIV & Substance Use Research Seminar Series, The HIV Institute and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present a “Syringe Services Programs in San Diego - Exploring Best Practices” webinar on Thursday, June 10, at 12pm (PDT). Join our panel of experts who will discuss best practices for syringe service programs. To view webinar, click here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021: Owen Clinic Town Hall

The UC San Diego HIV Institute is pleased to present Laura Bamford, MD and Robin Morrisey, RN for an Owen Clinic Town Hall on Tuesday, May 18, from 12:00 – 1:00pm via zoom. Dr. Bamford is the Medical Director of Owen Clinic and an Associate Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego. Robin Morrisey is the Owen Clinic Practice Manager. They will be sharing updates about UC San Diego’s Owen Clinic. 

Friday, April 9, 2021: “A New Perspective on Tuberculosis: The 24-hour Path to Resistance”

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Faramarz Valafar PhD, MSc, in seminar on Friday, April 9, at 3:30 pm via zoom. Dr. Valafar is a Principal Investigator, NIAID-funded Laboratory for Pathogenesis of Clinical Drug Resistance and Persistence, Alvarado Medical Center; Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Joint Doctoral Program in Global Health, San Diego State University. View and downlaod Dr. Valafars' presentation.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021: “Celebrating diversity: using high-dimensional single-cell analysis to better understand chronic HIV infection and the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Nadia Roan PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, March 3, at 4:00 pm via zoom. Dr. Roan is an Associate Investigator at the J. David Gladstone Institutes; Associate Professor University of California, San Francisco. To view seminar, click here. 

Friday, December 4, 2020: “Nobody really talks about any of it: HIV prevention among American Indians"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Tommi Gaines, DrPH, in seminar on Friday, December 4, at 3:30 pm via zoom. Dr. Gaines is an Associate Professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. To view seminar, click here.

Friday, October 30, 2020: “Immunodominance, germinal centers, T follicular helper (TFH) CD4 T cells, and antibody responses in the context of challenging vaccine targets"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Shane Crotty, PhD, in seminar on Friday, October 30, at 3:30 pm via zoom.  Dr. Crotty is a Professor at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research. To view seminar, click here.

Friday, October 9, 2020: “The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in Europe and North America"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Joel Wertheim, PhD in seminar on Friday, October 9, at 3:30 pm via zoom. Dr. Wertheim is an Associate Professor, UC San Diego School of Medicine. To view seminar, click here.

Friday, October 2, 2020: “Barriers to an HIV Cure.” 

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Sara Gianella-Weibel, MD, in seminar on Friday, October 2, at 3:30 pm via zoom. Dr. Gianella-Weibel is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health and Director of SD CFAR Translational Virology Core at UC San Diego. To view seminar, click here

Friday, September 18, 2020: “Using Novel Approaches to Evaluate Behavioral Interventions: Overlooked Significant HIV Prevention Effects of Project EXPLORE (HPTN 015)” 

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Eileen Pitpitan, PhD, in seminar on Friday, September 18, at 3:30pm via zoom.  Dr. Pitpitan is an Associate Professor at SDSU School of Social Work and UC San Diego School of Medicine Associate Director, Joint Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use. To view seminar, click here

Wednesday, Sept 2, 2020: "Analysis of HIV innate immunity and latency through a systems-biology lens"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Sumit Chanda, PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, September 2, at 4:00pm via zoom. Dr. Chanda is a Director and Professor of the Immunity and Pathogenesis Program Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.  To view seminar, click here

Friday, July 31, 2020: “Mixing qualitative research methods and mathematical modeling”  

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Annick Bórquez, MSc, PhD, in seminar on Friday, July 31, at 3:30pm via zoom. Dr. Annick Bórquez is an Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, UC San Diego. To view seminar, click here

Friday, June 19, 2020: "Trichomonas vaginalis interaction with human leukocytes.” 

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Frances Mercer, PhD, in Seminar on Friday June 19 at 3:30pm via zoom. Dr. Mercer is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.  To view seminar, click here.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020: "Optimizing combination prevention for HIV through epidemic modeling."

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 Nicole Bohme Carnegie, PhD in seminar on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 2:00pm in Medical Education and Telemedicne Building (MET), Room 315. Dr. Carnegie is currently an Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University. To view seminar, click here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020: "SD CFAR Faculty Success."

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present: Mary Lewinski, MD, PhD, in seminar. Mary Lewinski’s overview of strategies for success in academia as taught by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Faculty Success Program Bootcamp. Dr. Lewinski will also cover the enrollment process and benefits of participating in the Faculty Success Program.

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 were 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.  To view the seminar, click here.

Friday November 1, 2019: "Doug Day" Symposium

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were proud to present “Doug Day,” a half-day symposium celebrating Dr. Douglas Richman’s contributions to translational medical research. Speakers included: John Guatelli, MD, Huldrych Günthard, MD, Marta Massanella PhD, Satish Pillai, PhD, Davey Smith, MD, Christopher (Topher) Woelk, BSc, PhD, Albert Wu, MD, MPH, and Joseph Wong, MD. To view the program click here;  to view the seminar, click here

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

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research were 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.   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.