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HIV CURE SYMPOSIUM 2022

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Welcome

The HIV Cure Research Center Ghent is very pleased to invite you to the 8th HIV Cure Symposium that will be held in the beautiful city of Ghent, Flanders, Belgium on 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. We will discuss key topics: single cell approaches, the HIV reservoir, acute seroconversion and HIV cure strategies.

Program

Time Zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Monday, September 12, 2022 
12.30-13.00Registration

13.00-13.10Welcome and Introduction

13.10-15.00 SINGLE CELL APPROACHES TO IDENTIFY HIV RESERVOIRS
Chaired by Zeger Debyser and Sarah Gerlo
13.10-13.40How memory T cells recognize and eliminates viral infections
Marcus Buggert, Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden
13.40-14.10Novel single-cell assays for profiling HIV-1 reservoir cells
Mathias Lichterfeld, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Boston, United States
14.10-14.40Single-cell multi-omics understanding of HIV-induced immune dysfunction
Ya-Chi Ho, Yale University, New Haven, United States
14.40-15.002 selected abstracts: 2x10 min bullet presentation

15.00-15.20Break

15.20-16.40THE TRANSLATIONAL COMPETENT RESERVOIR
Chaired by Mathias Lichterfeld and Ya-Chi-Ho
15.20-15.50The phenotype of T cells with intact HIV genomes
Nicolas Chomont, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
15.50-16.20Potent latency reversal enables in-depth transcriptomic analyses of the translation-competent HIV reservoir
Marion Pardons, HIV Cure Research Center, Ghent University, Belgium
16.20-16.402 selected abstracts: 2x10 min bullet presentation

16.40-17.00Break

17.00-17.30 SATELLITE VIIV HEALTHCARE
17.00-17.30 Prospects for an HIV Cure – The ViiV Perspective
Jan van Lunzen, Global Medical Director of ViiV Healthcare, London, United Kingdom
17.30-18.15 COLLABORATIVE CURE EFFORTS
17.30-17.45Concerted action towards an HIV cure in Europe: EU2CURE
Casper Rokx, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
17.45-18.002000HIV study: multi-omics analysis in 2000 PLHIV using long-term cART
Andre van der Ven, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
18.00-18.15Reversing Immune Dysfunction for HIV-1 eradication (RID-HIV)
Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, Emory University, Atlanta, United States
18.15-19.30 NETWORK RECEPTION

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 
08.30-09.00 Registration

09.00-10.20 HOW TO QUANTIFY THE VIRAL RESERVOIR IN HIV CURE STUDIES
Chaired by Ole Søgaard and John Frater
09.00-09.30The multitask efforts of measuring viral persistence
Javier Martinez-Picado, ICREA Research Professor at IrsiCaixa Research Institute, Associate Professor at the University of Vic , Barcelona, Spain
09.30-10.00Setting up a high throughput pipeline to measure the intact proviruses
Evy Blomme, HIV Cure Research Center, Ghent University, Belgium
10.00-10.202 selected abstracts: 2x10 min bullet presentation

10.20-10.40Break

10.40-12.00 ACUTE HIV INFECTION: LESSONS LEARNED SO FAR
Chaired by Nicolas Chomont and Carine Van Lint
10.40-11.10The profiling of the HIV reservoir in patients treated during acute seroconversion
Tine Struyve, HIV Cure Research Center, Ghent University, Belgium
11.10-11.40In-situ characterization of HIV reservoir microenvironments and inflammatory milieu in lymphoid tissues of patients treated during acute HIV infection
Jozefien De Clercq, HIV Cure Research Center, Ghent University, Belgium
11.40-12.002 selected abstracts: 2x10 min bullet presentation

12.00-13.30Lunch

13.30-13.50 PATIENTS PERSPECTIVES
13.30-13.50Patient perspectives on HIV Cure in Europe
Giulio Maria Corbelli, European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
13.50-16.40 REACHING AN HIV CURE
Chaired by Linos Vandekerckhove and Javier Martinez-Picado
13.50-14.20T-cell immunity in the context of bNAbs and the search for a vaccinal effect
John Frater, University of Oxford, England, United Kingdom
14.20-14.50Convergent immune based approaches to the Control of viral rebound post ATI
Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, Emory University, Atlanta, United States
14.50-15.20Break + poster session

15.20-15.50Results from eCLEAR study
Ole Søgaard, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
15.50-16.20Current ongoing bNAbs studies in the UK
Sarah Fidler, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
16.20-16.402 selected abstracts: 2x10 min bullet presentation

16.40-16.50 CLOSING REMARKS

Registration

Call for abstracts

The HIV Cure Research Center invites you to submit abstracts for oral presentations for the HIV 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 22, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be made on July 30th 2022. Please send abstracts as a Pdf document to Linos Vandekerckhove, linos.vandekerckhove@ugent.be by July 30th.

Venue

The HIV Cure Symposium will take place in Auditorium Oehoe, Building E1, Coupure Links, Gent, Belgium

How to get there:

From Sint-Pietersstation – Auditoriom Oehoe: 2.3 km

From the station you can take tram 2 or 4 at platform 20, stop Rozemarijnbrug, 5 min walk to Auditorium Oehoe.

Organizing Committee

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

Prof. Dr. Sarah Gerlo – PI HIV Cure Research Center – Ghent University – Belgium

Prof. Zeger Debyser – Heaed of the Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy Unit – KU Leuven – Belgium

Karen Vervisch – Lab Manager – Ghent University Hospital – Belgium

2021 in preview

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

Contact

Karen Vervisch
Karen.vervisch@uzgent.be
+32 (0) 9 332 94 25

Sponsors

If your company is interested in sponsoring the HIV Cure Symposium, please contact karen.vervisch@uzgent.be / +32 9 332 9425

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