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Penn Center for AIDS Research Annual Research Retreat: December 4
October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09

The Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR) is pleased to host its 9th Annual Research Retreat.  You are invited to attend the retreat which will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Auditorium/Lobby, Biomedical Research Building, II/III.

This year, the keynote speakers will be Julie Overbaugh, professor of microbiology and pathobiology of the University of Washington, Seattle and associate program head of the Human Biology Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Cancer; and, Nancy Padian, professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences and executive director of the Women’s Global Health Imperative of the University of California, San Francisco. In addition, several members of the Penn CFAR faculty will make presentations during the all-day retreat, including recipients of their Developmental Pilot Awards.

Call for Abstracts: November 25

The Penn Center for AIDS Research is calling for Abstracts in association with its 9th Annual Research Retreat. To submit an abstract, visit www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids/events/retreatabstract.htm.
Abstracts are due by Wednesday, November 25, 2009 to allow for publication in the booklet.  Abstracts in the following areas of HIV/AIDS research are encouraged:

• Virology/Pathogenesis

• Clinical/Therapeutics

• Immunology/Vaccine

• Behavioral and Social Sciences

 Registration is required.  Please visit www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids/events/retreatreg.htm and register before Monday, December 1, 2009.

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Ashley Sonson at asonson@mail.med.upenn.edu or by phone at (215) 746-2754.

We anticipate an interesting and informative day and look forward to seeing you at the next Penn CFAR Research Retreat. Please plan to join us on December 4, 2009.

James A. Hoxie, Professor of Medicine,
Director, Penn Center for AIDS Research


—Ronald G. Collman,
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary/
Allergy/Critical Care,
Co-Director, Penn Center for AIDS Research


Almanac - October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09