CFAR Symposium 2011:
Sub-Saharan Africa CFAR Conference

Scenes from the Conference

Photos from the meeting and quotes from the conference evaluation are a testament to the success of this first trans-CFAR conference in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The inaugural Sub-Saharan Africa CFAR Conference took place on May 26-27, 2011 in Kampala, Uganda. Planned by a joint African-U.S. Steering Committee, the meeting was co-chaired by the UCSF-GIVI CFAR Co-Directors and their African colleagues Moses Kamya (Makerere University) and Doreen Ramogola-Masire (Botswana-UPenn Partnership).

The meeting brought together nearly 240 investigators representing 19 domestic CFARs and their collaborators from 13 African countries. Emphasizing South-South networking and actively engaging junior investigators from Africa, the program provided a unique platform for both scientific and information exchange. A workshop on manuscript writing, followed by several mentoring breakout sessions, preceded the 2-day scientific program. View presentations from this event, spanning the spectrum of basic, clinical, and operational HIV/AIDS research.

The attendees included representatives of other complementary networks active in Africa -- including the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA), AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC), HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), and the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). This diverse group of attendees maximized the opportunity for trans-network dialogue and exploring new South-South collaborations in Africa on key priority issues related to HIV/AIDS.

The conference was made possible thanks to both individual CFAR sponsorship and also to generous funding support from NIH's Office of AIDS Research and the U.S. State Department Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR).

Read the full conference report.

Read about conference outcomes.

Read about conference breakout sessions.

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