2020 NeuroHIV Emerging Issues and Substance Abuse Colloquium

The Chronic HIV and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center and the Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research (NCSAR) announces a two-day colloquium at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebr., and offered as a free webinar. The goal of this event is to bring together leaders in the fields to discuss emerging topics, foster new ideas and collaborations, and educate new and established investigators.

The CHAIN Center, a NIMH Centers Program for Research on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health, will host day 1. This colloquium, the seventh in the series, will focus on “Multi- morbidity in People Living with HIV.” As is known, multi-morbidities are frequently observed in PLWH and their management poses new challenges. Leaders in the field will address how the brain and other organ systems interrelate to affect the health and outcome of PLWH. The talks will be relevant to researchers and clinicians investigating and treating PLWH, with a focus on NeuroHIV.
NCSAR will host day 2. The NCSAR, established in 2016, recognizes the serious public health problem caused by abused substances and recognizes drugs of abuse as one co-morbidity in individuals with HIV. The focus on day 2 is “Recent Advances in Drug Addiction.” Leaders in the field will address basic mechanism(s) underlying inflammation in the context of infection, drugs of abuse and disease patho- genesis. The talks will be relevant to both basic and clinical researches in the field of drug addiction with a focus on neurological consequences.

Also included each day will be presentations from NIMH and NIDA program officers on future directions and guidance for early career investigators. Both days will end with the popular interactive panel discussion with the speakers.

Previous Conferences

The primary goal of the Indo-US Symposium on Viral Infections of the Nervous System is to bring together pioneers in the field of Neurovirology from US and India to a single platform, to nurture their research ideas as well as to explore potential collaborations in areas of mutual interests. The symposium aims to provide young investigators working in the field of Neurovirology and related areas with cutting edge information so that important gaps in knowledge can be identified and interesting avenues for future research are explored. This meeting would involve 50-60 basic researchers, clinical scientists, students and trainees working in the diverse areas of neurology, neuropathology, neuropathogenesis, neurobiology, neuroimmunology, neurochemistry and molecular virology of the CNS.
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The Clinical and Diagnostic Topics on CNS and Inflammation Workshop, on October 12th, 2010 in Milan, Italy, will precede the opening of the 10th International Symposium on NeuroVirology and 2010 Conference on HIV in the Nervous System. This Workshop will focus on the most intriguing and challenging topics in the field of CNS inflammatory diseases.

The International Neuroinfectious Disease Conference, sponsored in part by the ISNV, was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on February 27-28, 2010. The meeting covered topics relevant to neuroinfectious diseases and conditions prevalent in Africa, including HIV/AIDS, neuroAIDS, tuberculosis, cerebral malaria, bacterial meningitis, and viral encephalitis.