2019 Symposium

2019 inter-CFAR sub-Saharan Africa Symposium

Date: February 1-2, 2019

  • Career Development workshop on January 31, 2019

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The University of Washington/Fred Hutch CFAR, along with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta National Hospital, and the National AIDS and STD Control Program (a program within the Kenyan Ministry of Health), are pleased to host the 2019 inter-CFAR Sub-Saharan Africa Symposium in February 2019.

This symposium aims to:

  • To provide high-impact career development activities leveraging the resources of the CFARs and their African collaborating institutions to support junior investigators as they transition to independent research careers. Specific activities will include a career development workshop, networking opportunities, and scientific updates.
  • To highlight cutting-edge research topics of particular relevance to researchers in SSA, including (but not limited to): HIV prevention and treatment in adolescents, mucosal health, pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV, and basic science research including immunology and vaccine research.
  • To identify priorities for the next decade of CFAR-supported HIV research in SSA, with an emphasis on training requirements, building new collaborations including South-South educational and research partnerships, and exploring scientific frontiers.

Organized by UW/Fred Hutch CFAR, Kenya’s National AIDS and STD Control Programme, the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta National Hospital, the Kenya Medical Research Institute, and the inter-CFAR sub-Saharan Africa working group, representing 18 CFARS and their partner institutions throughout Africa.