HIV RESERVOIR AND CURE SYMPOSIUM 2022

Welcome

The HIV Cure Research Center Ghent is very pleased to invite you to the 8th HIV Reservoir and Cure Symposium that will be held in the beautiful city of Ghent, Flanders, Belgium, September 12-13, 2022.

The HIV Cure Symposium will comprehensively summarize the state of the art in
HIV cure strategies and diagnostic tools to monitor therapeutic interventions.
Distinguished speakers such as Marcus Buggert, Mathias Lichterfeld, Ya-Chi-Ho, Nicolas Chomont, Javier Martinez-Picado, John Frater, Rafick Sékaly, Ole Søgaard, Sarah Fidler, Marion Pardons, Tine Struyve, Evy Blomme, Casper Rokx and Jozefien De Clercq will highlight the latest developments and
progress in HIV Cure research. Key topics of the symposium will be: Single cell approaches, the HIV reservoir, acute seroconversions, how to reach an HIV cure, etc…will bediscussed.

Program

12 September 2022

13h00-15h20 SINGLE CELL APPROACHES TO IDENTIFY HIV RESERVOIRS - Chaired by Zeger Debyser and Sarah Gerlo
13h00-13h10

Welcome and Introduction

Linos Vandekerckhove, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

13h10-13h40

How memory T cells recognize and eliminates viral infections

Marcus Buggert, Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden

13h40-14h10

Parallel analysis of transcription, integration, and sequence of single HIV-1 proviruses

Mathias Lichterfeld, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, US

14h10-14h40

Single-cell multi-omics understanding of HIV-induced immune dysfunction

Ya-Chi Ho, Yale’s Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, New Haven, US

14h40-15h00

2 selected abstracts

15h00-15h20

Break

15h20-17h00 THE TRANSLATIONAL COMPETENT RESERVOIR - Chaired by Mathias Lichterfeld and Ya-Chi-Ho
15h20-15h50

Tbc

Nicolas Chomont, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

15h50-16h20

Potent latency reversal enables in-depth transcriptomic analyses of the translation-competent HIV reservoir

Marion Pardons, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

16h20-16h40
2 selected abstracts
16h40-17h00

Break

17h00-19h30 COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS
17h00-17h45

Satellite

tbc

17h45-18h05

Concerted action towards an HIV cure in Europe: EU2CURE

Casper Rokx, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL

18h05-19h30

Network Reception

13 September 2022

09h00-10h40 HOW TO QUANTIFY THE VIRAL RESERVOIR IN HIV CURE STUDIES - Chaired by Ole Søgaard and John Frater
09h00-09h30

The multitask efforts of measuring viral persistence

Javier Martinez-Picado, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

09h30-10h00

Setting up a high throughput pipeline to measure the intact proviruses

Evy Blomme, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

10h00-10h20

2 selected abstracts

10h20-10h40

Break

10h40-13h15 ACUTE SEROCONVERSION: LESSONS LEARNED SO FAR - Chaired by Nicolas Chomont and Carine Van Lint
10h40-11h10

Virological status

Tine Struyve, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

11h10-11h40

Immunological profiling and tissue

Jozefien De Clercq, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

11h40-12h00

2 selected abstracts

12h00-13h15

Lunch

13h15-14h20 COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS
13h15-14h00

Satellite

tbc

14h00-14h20

Patient perspectives on HIV Cure in Europe

tbc

14h20-17h00 REACHING AN HIV CURE - Chaired by Linos Vandekerckhove and Javier Martinez Picado
14h20-14h50

T-cell immunity in the context of bNAbs and the search for a vaccinal effect

John Frater, University of Oxford, England, UK

14h50-15h20

Impact of anti PD1 in the NHP model

Rafick Sékaly, Emory University, Atlanta, US

15h20-15h40

Break

15h40-16h10

Results from eCLEAR study

Ole Søgaard, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

16h10-16h40

Current ongoing bNAbs studies in the UK

Sarah Fidler, Imperial College London, London, UK

16h40-17h00

2 selected abstracts

CLOSING

Registration (opening soon)

Call for abstracts

The HIV Cure Research Center invites you to submit abstracts for oral presentations for the HIV Reservoir and Cure Symposium to be held on 12-13 September 2022 in Ghent. The length of abstracts for presentations should not exceed 350 words. Ten minutes will be foreseen for each selected poster presentation. 

The deadline for abstract submission is July 11th, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be made on August 16th, 2022. Please send abstracts as a Pdf document to Karen Vervisch, karen.vervisch@uzgent.be by August 24th.

Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Linos Vandekerckhove – Head of the HIV Cure Research Center

Prof. Dr. Sarah Gerlo – PI HIV Cure Research Center

Karen Vervisch – Lab Manager 

2021 in preview

Interested in re-watching the 2021 HIV Cure and SARS-CoV-2 Hybrid Symposium that was held in Zellik, Belgium?  

WERELDWIJD LEVEN 37 MILJOEN MENSEN MET HIV. STEUN HET FONDS HIV ONTRAFELEN en Help hen.

Door de COVID-19 maatregelen zal de 7de editie pas in december 2022 plaatsvinden.

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