Thursday, June 7, 2012

And in the Beginning, There Were Rectal Microbicides: An Update on the CHARM Program

Please Register for this Teleconference!

 Please join IRMA, AVAC and Ian McGowan, co-principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network and Principal Investigator of CHARM (the Combination HIV Antiretroviral Rectal Microbicide Program) for a thoroughly CHARMing teleconference update on what is happening with this innovative program.

Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 2009, CHARM is an $11 million, five year, multicenter grant intended to advance candidate rectal microbicides from discovery into early clinical development. Rather than simply testing existing vaginal formulations of microbicides, CHARM seeks to develop rectal-specific products from the beginning.

Find out the latest on CHARM, including the development of a purely rectal formulation of tenofovir gel, and other scientific activities underway and planned.

CHARMed, for sure!

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Slides will be made available on the IRMA website here , for download in advance of the teleconference, and via the ReadyTalk web interface on the day of the call. Audio for the call will be available via phone only.

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We look forward to your participation in this global teleconference!


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