Wednesday, August 31, 2011

IRMA's next teleconference: Yes, Africa Needs Rectal Microbicides - 9/27

Yes, Africa Needs Rectal Microbicides
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 10:00 EDT

(click here to determine the time in your area)

Please join IRMA and AVAC with our special guest Dr. Salim Abdool Karim (Slim.)

Slim is a clinical infectious diseases epidemiologist whose main current research interests are in microbicides and vaccines to prevent HIV infection and implementing antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings. He is Pro Vice- Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and is also Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is Director of CAPRISA - Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa.

Slim did a fantastic presentation at the Microbicides 2010 called "Does Africa Need a Rectal Microbicide" and the data he shared revealed the answer to be a resounding "YES!" He will be doing an updated version of this presentation on our call.

Additionally, IRMA's Jim Pickett will discuss Project ARM - Africa for Rectal Microbicides. Project ARM is hosting a 2-day strategy meeting at the ICASA 2011 conference in Ethiopia this December. The 40 invited participants and speakers will be working on crafting an African-specific agenda for rectal microbicide advocacy and research that ensures Africa remains on the rectal microbicide map, and that all Africans who need rectal microbicides have access to them when they become available.

Click here to RSVP. Check back here in advance of the call for presentation slides. An audio recording of the call will be made available shortly after its completion.

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