It is our great pleasure to announce the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging, to be held at the IterContinental Harbor Court hotel in Baltimore, MD, USA, on 4-5 October 2010.
With an aging HIV-infected population - and suggestions that HIV itself may cause conditions normally associated with aging - there is a pressing need for more scientific dialog on this topic. This workshop will present a unique and much needed platform for international scientific exchange on the increasingly recognized problems of HIV and aging.
Progress in research and a large and increasing number of antiretrovirals have led to improved survival and quality-of-life for people living with HIV but aging patients today still face many challenges. Although some research is being performed on the effects of aging on HIV (and vice versa), no platform currently exists for the presentation and discussion of these data by cross-disciplinary experts in a small, focused scientific setting. We are convening the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging to address this objective.
The workshop will gather a cross-disciplinary team of experts and trainees involved in HIV and aging research, in order to present and discuss the latest developments and strategies for the future, in an interactive and science - focused setting.
The meeting will have a two day program consisting of invited lectures, abstract-driven scientific presentations and poster sessions. The latest developments will be reviewed and evaluated in order to identify important topics for future research, develop better approaches to treatment, and create a strategic agenda for future management problems associated with HIV and aging.
The program will include important focus areas, such as:
• Metabolic complications
• Effects of aging on organ systems (renal, hepatic, endocrine, musculoskeletal)
• Impact of human genetics on susceptibility to aging-related complications of HIV
• Research / clinical trials
We invite you to attend the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging and encourage you to submit abstracts on your research in this field.
This program is jointly presented by Virology Education and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
We hope to see you in Baltimore!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Charles Flexner MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Scott Letendre MD, University of California, San Diego, USA