Cell : The Lancet - Translational Medicine

What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World?

November 3 - 5, 2013 | San Francisco, CA, USA

Organizing Committee
Kenneth Mayer, The Fenway Institute, USA
Robert Siliciano, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Pamela Das, Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet
Rosy Hosking, Scientific Editor, Cell
John McConnell, Editor, The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Richard Turner, Executive Editor, The Lancet

Join us for our inaugural translational medicine conference: What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World?, which will bring the audiences and Editors of The Lancet and Cell together to bridge the gap between clinicians and researchers focused on understanding, managing, preventing and curing HIV/AIDS. The ambition is to host a meeting every year that will address the most pressing topics in translational medicine.

The 2013 inaugural conference will offer:

  • A combination of contributions from basic researchers, physicians, policy leaders and industry scientists working on HIV/AIDS
  • World-renowned speakers with a broad range of expertise across the interlocking fields of HIV research and clinical practice
  • Opportunities for knowledge exchange and synergy to accelerate progress in addressing the disease

The desire to reach out and connect across disciplines can be hampered by lack of a common language.  Unlike other meetings, the Editors of Cell and The Lancet will curate sessions that are designed to capture the energy at the interface between basic researchers and physicians that we hope will start new conversations that will catalyze the development of new translational approaches and solutions.

We will challenge the field to answer the question: “What will it take to achieve an AIDS-free world?" Join us to understand the science behind new strategies for effective vaccines and a cure for HIV; consider the challenges for clinicians treating long-term survivors with HIV and co-morbidities of aging; and tackle the question of how to combine economic, public health, and scientific approaches to stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  Taken together, we hope that these discussions will influence the approaches and policies that guide health care providers and national governments in caring for patients and preventing further spread of HIV, and that basic researchers can apply clinically relevant standards to investigative biology.

Tentative Session Topics

  • Targeting the Reservoirs & Working Towards a Cure
  • Vaccines & Harnessing the Immune Response
  • Treatment as Prevention
  • Long-term Consequences of Living with HIV: Comorbidities & Aging
  • Challenge Discussion: What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World?

Organized by

Journal - The Lancet
Journal - Cell


Timothy Ray Brown
World AIDS Institute