HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis

HIV & Aging

HIV & AGING: FROM MITOCHONDRIA TO THE METROPOLIS 

Special Populations Aging with HIV

APRIL 11-12, 2019

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts are invited for a conference on the emerging science of HIV and Aging
 
Conference Title: HIV and Aging:
From Mitochondria to Metropolis,
Special Populations
 
Conference Dates and Location:
April 11-12, 2019
Marriott Courtyard Hotel; Decatur, Georgia
 
Conference Objectives:

 

About half of all Persons Living with HIV/AIDS are aged 50 or older.  They will not only face a future of sustained adherence to medication and treatment regimens linked to their infection but they are also likely to experience multiple comorbidities and cognitive impairment that could affect their ability to function. 

The overarching goal of this conference is to expand research on the intersection of HIV and Aging – from the most basic to the most applied levels – and to move the science forward in these areas. This conference will focus on Special Populations that are affected by HIV and are aging with HIV such as women, LGBTQ, substance users, persons with Hepatitis C. 

General Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts

Podium and poster abstracts will be selected that best exemplify the focus on special populations at the intersection of HIV and Aging in the areas of basic/biological science, clinical science, psychosocial and behavior science. Content areas related to women, substance users, persons with Hepatitis C are especially encouraged. Abstracts derived from research that is completed or in progress are preferred; such work can include bench, translational, interventional, or health systems research but may also include systematic literature reviews. Abstracts proposing future work or conceptual/theoretical frameworks that might serve as the platform for future work will also be considered. Abstracts from students/trainees are encouraged. 

  • The top-scoring abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at a special session of the conference.
  • Top-scoring abstracts from students/trainees will receive recognition. 

The abstract submission website will be open September 30, 2018

https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/700/submission 

You may edit your abstract through Friday November 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. After then your abstract is considered final and will be reviewed based on the content provided. Notifications will be sent after January 18, 2019. 

If your abstract is accepted, you will be expected to be fully registered for the conference before March 18, 2019. Information regarding the conference, including the conference registration fees, will be available on the HIV and Aging 2019 website. Check www.hiv-aging.org  for updates.

Podium abstract presentations will occur as scheduled on the conference schedule and in conjunction with plenary sessions. Posters will be displayed at a reception in the poster gallery following the first day of the conference. You will be expected to be present at your poster to discuss it with attendees. 

Your Abstract Should Include the Following Components (underlined):

Title: A brief statement of the nature of the investigation or purpose of the project. (50 words)

Authors: All authors and affiliations.

Background/Objectives: The overall purpose, research question, or study hypothesis. (100 words)

Methods: The study or project design and methods (sample, procedures, measures, and/or data

analysis). Qualitative or quantitative methods are acceptable. (100 words)

Results: The study or project findings or products. (100 words)

Conclusions: The overall impact of findings and relevance to the science of HIV and Aging, functional wellness, clinical care, healthcare, or health policy. (100 words)

Review and Selection

The Conference Scientific Advisory Board will provide peer review and scoring for the abstracts. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online process which can be accessed at

https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/700/submission 

Timeline

The online abstract submission process ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday November 30, 2018. Announcements can be expected after January 18, 2019

For More Information

If you should have specific questions when submitting your poster, please email us at:

hivaging@emory.edu   

You are encouraged to visit the Conference’s website for additional conference information as the event approaches. 

We look forward to reading your abstracts and seeing you at the 2019 HIV and Aging Conference in April 2019!

We are proud to host this conference in an effort to advance science and clinical care of this growing population by bringing together experts and new investigators in this emerging field. 

Poster Session and Cocktail Reception to explore interdisciplinary fields and translational science surrounding HIV and Aging.

Registration fee covers costs of poster reception and reception refreshments, breakfast and lunch, and all Continuing Education credits. 

DAY 1

HIV & Aging: Mitochondria to the Metropolis: Special Populations

April 11, 2019

9 am

Conference begins

9:15 am

Keynote: Health Equity and Optimal Aging in Marginalized Populations: A Focus on MSM Aging with HIV-

Speaker: David Malebranche

10 am

Plenary: Aging issues in Women: WIHS

Speaker: Deborah Gustafson

10: 30 am

Oral Abstracts to follow related to aging in HIV+ women

 

11 am

Break

11:15 am

Oral Abstracts

12:15 pm

Lunch

 

1:45 PM

Plenary: Aging issues in PLWH with Hepatitis C and Substance Users

Speaker: Amy Justice

2:15 pm

Oral abstracts to follow related to Hepatitis C and substance users aging with HIV

2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions:

A) Basic Science; 1) Pain, opioids and addiction—Desiree Byrd 2) Managing Pain in addiction-- Jessica Robinson-Papp

B) Clinical: 1) Aging HIV Transgender care—TBN 2) Bone health in aging MSM—Igho Ofotokun

C) Psychosocial/Behavioral: 1) SpiritualityJohn Blevins; 2) Residential Care—Molly Perkins

4:00pm

Patient panel: Perspectives of Special populations on Aging: Transgender, perinatal infected, MSM, substance user, Hepatitis C

5:00 pm

Poster Session and Reception

DAY 2

 

HIV & Aging: Mitochondria to the Metropolis: Special Populations

April 12, 2019

8:30 am

Breakfast and Conference Registration

9:00 am

Oral abstracts—top 3 scoring abstracts

10:00 am

Plenary—Geriatric and Gerontology issues in HIV

Speaker: Kevin High

10:40 am

Plenary—Aging with Pride

Speaker: Charles Emlet 

11:15 am

Break

11:30 am

Plenary: Aging in special populations in developing /developed countries: Perinatal infected persons. Speaker: TBN

12:00 pm

Rapporteur Summary: Challenges and Future directions for research and clinical care in special populations.

Speakers: Vance and Emlet

The HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis conference will serve as a translational science meeting to address the basic/biological science, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of aging with HIV/AIDS. This conference will afford you the opportunity to:

  1. Hear from nationally and internationally-recognized HIV and Aging experts along with representatives from NIH, VA, and other funding agencies
  2. Showcase your abstracts (podium and poster) focused on Aging and HIV
  3. Network with leading scientists, educators, and clinicians working in the fields of aging and HIV-related studies
  4. Junior investigators have the opportunity to apply for a separate mentoring workshop that will provide review and discussion of research proposals related to HIV and aging. See the mentoring workshop tab.

General Admission
The HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to Metropolis conference April 11-12, 2019 brings together leading scientists, educators, and clinicians working in the fields of Aging and HIV-related studies to explore the basic science, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of Aging. Reduced rates for students and community members are available.

Register here.

Continuing Nursing Education
Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded up to 10.5 contact hours by ENPDC. No conflict of interest has been found with the speaker for this CNE activity nor with the members of the planning committee.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association and Emory University School of Nursing. The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Georgia Psychological Association
Georgia Psychological Association-Approval for continuing education for psychologists.

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory & Conference Center
130 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

678-244-9311 (direct line)
404-377-2726 (fax) 

Please make reservations prior to the cutoff date of March 18, 2019.

The group rate for the Courtyard Decatur is $149.00 per night.

Please mention the Emory HIV & Aging Conference room block when making reservations over the phone. Reservation phone numbers are:

                Marriott Central Reservations: 1-888-236-2427

                Courtyard Decatur Front Desk: 404-371-0204

 

To make reservation online, use the link   Book your group rate for Emory HIV & Aging Conference

Workshop target group: Junior faculty qualifying as early stage and new investigators and post-doctoral fellows who have already identified a research topic at the intersection of HIV and Aging. Pilot data for a planned application for research support would be a plus, but is not a requirement for participation.

 

Workshop Mentors: Mentors include nationally and internationally recognized scholars in the field of HIV and Aging with strong NIH funding records. The mentors listed below will review mentoring workshop applications and select participants and will provide individualized feedback to participants regarding their Specific Aims and proposed research projects.

Charles Emlet, Ph.D.
Deborah Gustafson, Ph.D.
Kevin High, MD
Amy Justice, MD, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Alan Landay, Ph.D.
David Vance, Ph.D. 

Workshop Objectives:

  • To provide mentoring and support to early career investigators intending to pursue research projects at the intersection of HIV and Aging
  • To offer constructive feedback on research ideas
  • To facilitate linkages between new and senior investigators in the fields of HIV and Aging
  • To provide early career investigators with information about NIH support for research on HIV and Aging
  • To provide information about the NIH grant application review process and to offer suggestions for successful grant applications
  • To provide opportunities for feedback from and networking with NIH program officers
  • To exit the workshop with a revised Aims page (and, possibly, a clarified sense of the project’s design and methods)

 

Overview of Workshop:

  • Welcome and Introduction
    • Priorities of NIH Institutes (NIA and OAR)
    • NIH review criteria (CSR)
  • Shark Tank
    • Elevator speech presentations by mentees (“This is my idea”)
    • Responses from panel of senior mentees
    • Summary comments from senior mentors and NIH program officers
  • Table Discussions (2-3 mentees paired with 1-2 senior mentors)
    • Discussion of potential NIH funding mechanisms (Ks, R34, R21, R01)
    • Components of successful applications (i.e., honing the aims/idea, building the team/lab, innovation, impact)

Application Requirements:

Please submit the following items via the application link  with pdf or Word document attachments:

  • Applications will be accepted from September 30, 2018 to November 30, 2018
  • A draft one-page Specific Aims “proposal” linked to the work expected to be pursued (at a minimum this should identify: topic, specific aim(s), and rationale; it might also include an indication of the project’s general design and the team capacity needed) (limit 1 pg)
  • Your current CV or NIH-style Biosketch (limit 4pgs)
  • Complete the application form at the link and upload materials.

 

Scholarship Information:

  • A limited number of scholarships of $750 each are available to support conference registration and/or travel to the event
  • Scholarships will be awarded to participants who demonstrate both financial need and commitment to the study of HIV and Aging
  • Scholarship applicants must include a statement of no more than 250 words that summarizes financial need and career goals in the field of HIV and Aging research or clinical care; financial need/career goals statement should be included in mentor workshop application and uploaded as separate attachment labeled “Scholarship Request (last name).”

 

Questions may be directed to conference email:  hivaging@emory.edu

Stay tuned for for full program schedule and presentation downloads.