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Program Information and Acknowledgements

Welcome 13th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology

Free Access

at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

By Robert C. Gallo, Founder and Director, Institute of Human Virology

Dear colleagues and friends,

Welcome to the 13th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). The Annual Meeting emphasizes the biology of HIV/AIDS, from the perspectives of basic science, clinical science and new treatments and prevention. This year, we begin with a Special Symposium on “HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment” from the PEPFAR Program in Africa. Our regular session includes New Agents for Treating Viral Diseases; Mechanisms for Vaccine Protection Against HIV; Evaluating Candidate HIV Vaccines; Interactions of Viruses and Host Cells; Immune Mechanisms Controlling Viral Diseases; Virally-associated Malignancies, and a variety of special lectures on important, emerging topics. We look forward to meeting colleagues, new and old.

For 2011, our meeting returns to the Marriott Waterfront Hotel which sits on the water's edge, located in the Harbor East community of Baltimore City. You will enjoy the spectacular views from this Inner Harbor hotel, as well as access to some of the city's finest shopping and restaurants. In addition, the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center are just a few blocks from the hotel.

We are proud to honor Max Essex, PhD, the Mary Woodward Lasker Professor of Health Sciences and Chairman of the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative. Dr. Essex was among the first to link animal and human retroviruses with immunosuppressive diseases. We are also proud to present the IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service to Dr. Bernadine Healy. Dr. Healy was a physician, educator, health administrator and the first woman to head the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Known for her honest and courageous leadership and innovative policymaking, Dr. Healy was particularly effective in addressing medical policy and research programs pertaining to women's health.

I am thankful for those joining us in Baltimore this year for what promises to be an exciting few days of the most important developments in science.

Cordially,

Robert Gallo

Director and Professor

Institute of Human Virology

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The Institute of Human Virology

www.ihv.org
Mission Statement

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) is a world-class center of excellence focusing on chronic viral diseases and virally linked cancers. IHV is dedicated to biomedical research leading to improved treatment and prevention of these diseases.

Our unique structure connects cohesive, multidisciplinary research and clinical programs so that new treatments are streamlined from discovery to patients. IHV is forging local and international programs for research and treatment of human disease.

Robert C. Gallo

Director

Co-Director, Division of Basic Science and Vaccine Research

William A. Blattner

Associate Director

Director, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention

Robert R. Redfield

Associate Director

Director, Division of Clinical Care and Research

C. David Pauza

Associate Director

George Lewis

Co-Director, Division of Basic Science and Vaccine Research

Joseph L. Bryant

Director, Division of Animal Models

Dave Wilkins

Chief Operating Officer

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Board of Advisors

Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend

Chairperson

Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Fred Cannon

Senior Vice President for Government Relations, BMI, Inc.

New York, NY

Robert Charrow

Greenberg-Traurig LLP

Washington, DC

John P. Coale

Washington, DC

Janet Langhart Cohen

Langhart Communications

Chevy Chase, MD

Barbara J. Culliton

Science Journalist and Policy Consultant

Washington, DC

Elijah Cummings

United States House of Representatives

Baltimore, MD

John Evans

Evans Telecommunications

Key West, FL

Arthur Gajarsa

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Washington, DC

Robert Gray

Chairman, Gray and Company II

Miami Beach, FL

Stewart Greenebaum

Greenebaum & Rose Associates, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

William Hall

University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

William A. Haseltine

Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts

Washington, DC

Ernest F. Hollings

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

Toshiaki Inoue

Sanyo E&E America Company

Bensenville, IL

Mark Kaplan

University of Michigan Medical Center

Ann Arbor, MI

Sheila Kast

WYPR Radio

College Park, MD

Nancy Kopp

State Treasurer, Maryland State Government

Annapolis, MD

Hilary Koprowski

Biotechnology Foundation, Inc.

Ardmore, PA

Thomas Lynch

Amarin Pharmaceutical, Ltd.

Dublin, Ireland

HRH Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol

Mahidol University

Bangkok, Thailand

Sharon Malone

Fox Hall Ob-Gyn

Washington, D.C.

Timothy Moynahan

Moynahan & Minella, LLC

Waterbury, CT

Franco Nuschese

Georgetown Entertainment Group

Washington, DC

Thomas Paese, Esquire

Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney

Harrisburg, PA

Chris YH Tan

Asian Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology

Vancouver, British Columbia

Jeffrey B. Trammell

Trammell and Company

Washington, D.C.

Lenny Wilkens

National Basketball Association Hall of Fame Coach and Player

Medina, WA

James Wyngaarden

Former Director, National Institutes of Health

Durham, NC

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Ex-Officio Members

Robert C. Gallo

Director, Institute of Human Virology

William E. Kirwan

Chancellor

University System of Maryland

E. Albert Reece

Dean

University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Scientific Advisory Board

Hilary Koprowski, M.D.

Chair

Biotechnology Foundation, Inc.

Joseph Pagano, M.D.

Co-Chair

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Edward A. Berger, Ph.D.

National Institutes of Health

Farley Cleghorn, M.D., M.P.H.

Futures Group International

Myron S. Cohen, M.D.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Max Essex, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Harvard AIDS Institute

Warner Greene, M.D., Ph.D.

Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology

Mark Kaplan, M.D., FACP

University of Michigan Medical School

Myron Levine, M.D., D.T.P.H.

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore

Erling C. J. Norrby, M.D., Ph.D.

Secretary General, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Kathleen Squires, M.D.

Jefferson Medical College Thomas Jefferson University

Mario Stevenson, Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Alabama, Birmingham

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THE INSTITUTE OF HUMAN VIROLOGY Communications and Press Policy 13th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology

To enhance the exchange of information and communication among attendees of the Institute of Human Virology Annual International Meeting, the following must be adhered to by all participants:

* ● All comments at sessions are off-the-record and are not for attribution.

* ● No coverage, reporting or publication of scientific data or presentations at the Institute of Human Virology Annual Meeting is permitted without the consent of the presenter(s).

* ● One-on-one interviews with scientists and media may be arranged by contacting Nora Grannell, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Institute of Human Virology, ngrannell@ihv.umaryland.edu or (410) 706-1954.

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Special Acknowledgements

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland would like to thank the following organizations. Without their continued and generous support, this meeting would not be possible.

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Benefactor

National Institutes of Health

NIH – Office of AIDS Research (OAR)

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Underwriter

Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Merck

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Contributors

Advanced Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. NIH – Division of AIDS (DAIDS)

Partec

Profectus BioSciences, Inc.

Sanyo

Sanofi Pasteur

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2011 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for Scientific Contributions

Max Essex, D.V.M, Ph.D.

Max Essex, DVM, PhD, is the Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University, Chair of the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative, and Chair of the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute in Gaborone, Botswana. He was one of the first to link animal and human retroviruses to immunosuppressive disease. For this he shared the Lasker Award, the highest medical research award given in the United States, with Gallo and Montagnier in 1986. With his student, T. H. Lee, he was among the first to identify gp120, the surface protein of HIV-1 that is used for blood screening or diagnosis of infection and is the basis of many preventive HIV vaccines. He received numerous awards, 9 honorary degrees and holds 15 patents. He has published over 500 papers and 10 books, the latest being Saturdays is for Funerals. His current research includes comprehensive “test-and-treat” approaches to controlling the HIV epidemic, molecular epidemiology, the role of host genetics factors and chemoprophylaxis, with an emphasis on southern Africa.

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2011 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service

Bernadine Healy, M.D.

Bernadine P. Healy, M.D., a graduate from Vassar College and Harvard Medical School, had a remarkable career beginning with her professorship of medicine at Johns Hopkins and her recognition in cardiology and research. On leave from Johns Hopkins, she served as deputy director of the Office of Science and Technology under President Reagan. As director of National Institutes of Health in the early 1990s, she initiated the Women's Health Initiative and the Intramural Program of the Human Genome Project. Dr. Healy was Dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health at Ohio State University where she and her colleagues developed Ohio's first School of Public Health. As President of the American Red Cross, she managed half of America's blood supply and supervised emergency preparedness during the 9/11 attacks. Dr. Healy was the Health Editor for U.S. News and World Report writing on science, medicine and health policy. She published two books, A New Prescription for Women's Health and Living Time. In Living Time, Dr. Healy shared her personal experience with cancer: “It's a universal fact: when serious illness strikes, we are the same vulnerable souls.” Dr. Healy died on August 6, 2011 from brain cancer. She is survived by her husband Dr. Floyd D. Loop and two daughters, Bartlett and Marie.

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Previous Recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award for Scientific Contributions

1999—George Klein, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2000—Maurice Hilleman, Merck Research Laboratories, Sumneytown, Pennsylvania

2001—Hilary Koprowski, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2002—Alexander Rich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2003—Jan Svoboda, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague, Czech Republic

2004—Paul Zamecnik, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

2005—Manfred Eigen, Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, Germany

2006—Maxine Singer, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

2008—Isaac P. Witz, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010—Dr. Rino Rappuoli, Novartis Vaccines in Sienna, Italy

Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service

2004—Stewart Greenebaum, Greenebaum and Rose Associates, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

2006—Martin Delaney, Project Inform, San Francisco, California

2008—John D. Evans, Evans Telecommunication Company and The Honorable Robert K. Gray, Gray and Company II, Miami, FL

2010—Harry Huge, Esq.

One-Time Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching

2010—Michaele LaPlaca, Bologna, Italy

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Evening Events Schedule

Sunday, October 30, 2011

5:30-7:30pm—Welcome Reception

Location: Harborside Foyer, Fourth Floor

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Monday, October 31, 2011

6:00-8:00pm—Poster Session and Reception

Location: Harborside Ballroom, Salons A-B, Fourth Floor

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

6:30 pm—Lifetime Achievement Awards Reception

Location: Harborside Foyer, Fourth Floor

7:30pm—Lifetime Achievement Gala Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Location: Laurel Room, Fourth Floor

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Organizing Committees

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is grateful for the assistance provided by our Organizing Committees.

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International Organizing Committee

Robert Gallo, M.D.

Institute of Human Virology

Baltimore, MD, USA

C. David Pauza, Ph.D.

Institute of Human Virology

Baltimore, MD, USA

Gunnel Biberfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Karolinska Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

Jonathan Gershoni, Ph.D.

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv, Israel

Warner Greene, M.D., Ph.D.

Gladstone Institute of Virology

San Francisco, CA, USA

Marie-Lise Gougeon, Ph.D.

Institut Pasteur

Paris, France

William Hall, M.D., Ph.D.

Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases

Dublin, Ireland

Reinhard Kurth, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert-Koch Institutes

Berlin, Germany

Alain Lafeuillade, M.D.

General Hospital

Toulon, France

David Montefiori, Ph.D.

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Durham, NC, USA

John Moore, Ph.D.

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY, USA

Kathleen Squires, M.D.

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Local Organizing Committee

Ligia Peralta

University of Maryland School Of Medicine

Baltimore, MD

C. David Pauza

Anthony DeVico

Alfred Garzino-Demo

Fabio Romerio

Suzanne Gartner

Alash'le Abimiku

Institute of Human Virology

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