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

JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes:
doi: 10.1097/01.qai.0000413719.19785.15
Program Information and Acknowledgements

    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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