Miami CFAR Hosts National Symposium of AIDS Experts

The Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is hosting the 17th Annual CFAR Scientific Symposium, gathering HIV/AIDS experts from the Miller School of Medicine and around the nation. This year’s meeting, “Confronting HIV – The Path Ahead” will be held Thursday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer, Coral Gables.

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, Emory University and the National Institutes of Health will present the latest findings on prevention, vaccines and pathogenesis. Raymond Schinazi, Ph.D., Hon DSc., Frances Winship Walters Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Scientific Working Group on HIV Reservoirs and Viral Eradication at Emory University in Atlanta, will present the Dr. Walter Scott Memorial Lecture on “Serendipity in Antiviral Drug Discovery.”

HIV/AIDS advocate and NBA legend, Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be the special guest speaker, presenting a “Personal Perspective to Confronting HIV.” Johnson, who is the founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, has been an outspoken advocate for HIV/AIDS patients across the nation.

Miami’s CFAR is led by Director, Savita Pahwa, M.D., and Co-Directors, Margaret Fischl, M.D., professor of medicine, and Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., professor of medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit

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