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CanCURE members gathered for the 7th Annual General Meeting

The seventh Annual Meeting of the Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise (CanCURE) was held on October 14th and 15th 2021 in a hybrid virtual / in person format. This research consortium focused on HIV Cure is led by Dr. Éric A. Cohen, Research Professor at the IRCM and Director of the Human Retrovirology research unit. The CanCURE research program is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

This year’s meeting brought together 82 participants, including 23 basic and clinical researchers, as well as 48 students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates. Members of CanCURE’s Scientific Advisory Board also participated and provided input on the teams' research priorities. In addition, 5 community representatives, including CanCURE’s two principal knowledge users, were present to provide the point of view of the community living with HIV/AIDS and actively take part in the discussions and exchanges with the scientists.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Katharine J. Bar (currently Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Department of Virology at the Penn Center for AIDS Research at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia) shared the results of her research on the biology of HIV-1 rebound after discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy.

In addition, the team's scientific investigators presented the latest progress of their CanCURE research projects. A community and trainee activity took place allowing trainees to give and receive feedback on their knowledge translation skills from the perspective of their peers and community members.

Finally, trainees showcased the results of their work during poster sessions.

CanCURE AGM 2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to the Winners and to all the trainees for their participation!

The CanCURE team wishes to thank the members of our scientific and community advisory boards for attending the meeting. Their continuous support and expert advice throughout the last years are much appreciated. CanCURE also wishes to thank the CIHR representatives who joined in on the meeting for their support. Lastly, CanCURE wishes to thank all the conference sponsors for their continuous support in organizing our annual meeting this year.

Until next year!


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