Functional Cures and the Eradication of HIV (X8)

joint with the meeting on HIV Vaccines (X7)

Scientific Organizers: Lynn Morris, Melanie M. Ott and Kevin V. Morris


March 24—28, 2019

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc.


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** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 5, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
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(The Abstract Deadline: is December 18, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: October 23, 2018

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Scholarship Deadline: December 5, 2018

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Abstract Deadline: December 18, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

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**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is December 5, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 24, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

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Meeting Summary



Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV) causes a persistent infection and results in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS has remained a global pandemic for over 40 years as HIV integrates into the genome of infected individuals and remains latent for years. Over the last decade, much emphasis has been centered on pathogenesis and vaccine development, but an emerging paradigm is taking place whereby targeted therapeutics are being developed to both control virus expression as well as possibly target viral infected cells for eradication. This conference for the first time brings together an interdisciplinary group of basic and applied scientists working on various aspects of HIV treatment and eradication strategies in an effort to translate our current understanding of HIV biology into meaningful therapeutics and/or eradication of HIV from infected individuals. To accomplish this goal, the conference aims to: 1) Introduce the state of the art in vaccine and neutralizing antibody strategies used to combat HIV; 2) Focus on transcriptional control and modulation of viral latency; and 3) Highlight synthetic biological approaches and genetic therapies currently being developed and clinically validated to combat HIV infection. The conference seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary mix of basic and applied scientists working on functional cures and eradication of HIV in an effort to better understand not only HIV treatment strategies but also the emerging technologies and approaches that will lead to the eventual eradication of HIV from infected individuals.