About the Conference
Over 4,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world will convene in Boston, Massachusetts from February 27 through March 2, 2011 for the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). CROI is a scientifically focused meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications. The goal of CROI is to provide a forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against the AIDS epidemic.
To keep the conference conducive to formal and informal scientific exchange, registration is limited to researchers actively participating as investigators in basic science or clinical studies of retroviral diseases and their complications and clinician-teachers (full-time academic faculty members responsible for HIV/AIDS training and research programs). Ninety percent of the meeting- including abstracts, posters, and Web casts of oral sessions- will be available online at www.retroconference.org.
The subjects that will be highlighted are: virology (including HIV and all other retroviruses), molecular epidemiology (including distribution and diversity of retroviruses), HIV immunology, pathogenesis of HIV-mediated Immunodeficiency, neuropathogenesis and neurologic complications, HIV transmission and primary/acute infection, preventive HIV vaccines (including preclinical candidates and clinical trials), therapeutic HIV vaccines and immune-based therapies (including cytokines), human genomics, antiretroviral therapy (preclinical, randomized clinical trials, observational studies, and complications), HIV drug resistance (including molecular mechanisms, pathogenesis, clinical implications, epidemiology, and resistance diagnostics), clinical pharmacology, complications of HIV infection, opportunistic infections (including basic science, immunology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and other clinical studies), hepatitis virus co-infections, AIDS-related malignancies, pediatrics/adolescents, maternal/fetal, HIV in women/women's health, novel diagnostic technologies and new monitoring tools, epidemiology of HIV infection, sexually transmitted infections (non-HIV including basic science, immunology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and other clinical studies), prevention studies (including microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis, circumcision, and behavioral interventions), and research on delivery of care in developing countries (including operational research and implementation).
CROI 2011 will feature the sixteenth Bernard Fields Memorial Lecture, the fifth N'Galy Mann Lecture, plenary lectures that will be highly scientific in nature, roundtable symposia that will present and debate controversial scientific issues, several hundred original oral and poster abstract presentations of new data, and late breakers that will consist of important preliminary research findings.
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