Upcoming OAR Events
September 5, 2023: NIH HIV and Aging Research: Current Landscape and Opportunities
NIH, along with federal and community partners, will hold a virtual workshop, “NIH HIV and Aging Research: Current Landscape and Opportunities,” on September 5 from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ET. The workshop aims to convene a multisectoral group of researchers, community members, and federal partners to: (1) survey the current landscape of HIV and aging research; and (2) identify key future research directions to address the biomedical, behavioral, and social needs of people aging with HIV. Click here for additional information, including the agenda and information about accommodations requests.
September 6, 2023: HIV and Women: Current and Future Directions at the NIH, United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA)
The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and OAR will host a workshop, “HIV and Women: Current and Future Directions at the NIH,” at USCHA on September 6 from 4–6 p.m. ET to explore ways to identify gaps and priorities at the intersection of HIV and women’s health and gather input from the community.
September 8, 2023: Current Landscape and Opportunities for Federal HIV and Aging Efforts, United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA)
NIH, along with federal and community partners, will hold a hybrid panel discussion, “Current Landscape and Opportunities for Federal HIV and Aging Efforts,” on September 8 from 2–4 p.m. ET in person at USCHA and virtually. The panel discussion will explore how federal agencies, the HIV community, researchers, and clinicians can work together to prioritize interdisciplinary research and training and implementation strategies to address the needs of people aging with HIV. In-person attendance is open only to individuals registered for USCHA. USCHA registrants who plan to attend in person do not need to register separately for this event. Virtual registration is open to any individual, regardless of their attendance at USCHA. Click here to register for the virtual component by August 25. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate virtually should contact OARevents@nih.gov by August 25.
October 26, 2023: 64th Meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council
The 64th meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) will take place October 26, 2023. OARAC provides advice to the OAR Director on the planning, coordination, and evaluation of research and other HIV/AIDS activities conducted or supported by NIH. The meeting is open to the public via NIH VideoCast, and any person may file public comments with the Council by emailing OARACinfo@nih.gov. Statements should include contact information and the business or professional affiliation of the commenter, when applicable. Click here for the latest meeting information.
November 1-2, 2023: NIH VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Community Voices – Forging the Path Forward for HIV Self-Testing and Personalized Viral Load Monitoring
On November 1-2, 2023, NIH OAR and the NIH HIV/AIDS Executive Committee will host a virtual workshop to gather HIV researchers, advocates, community organizers, product developers, regulators, and funders and identify needs related to HIV self-testing and viral load monitoring products. Click here for additional information.
December 13, 2023: Career Development Studio
NIH OAR and multiple NIH institutes will co-host a Career Development Studio with the organizers of the International Workshop on Long-term Complications of HIV and SARS-CoV-2. The studio will take place in person at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD and is targeted at Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) in HIV comorbidities, especially those from resource-limited settings. ESIs will have the opportunity to get individualized feedback on their research projects from leaders in the field. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is September 29, 2023.
September 6-9, 2023: United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA)
OAR will be represented at USCHA and will facilitate two sessions at the conference. A September 6 workshop cohosted by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and OAR will explore ways to identify gaps and priorities at the intersection of HIV and women’s health and gather input from the community. A September 8 hybrid (virtual and in person) panel discussion, cohosted by NIH and federal and community partners, will explore how federal agencies, the HIV community, researchers, and clinicians can work together to prioritize interdisciplinary research and training and implementation strategies to address the needs of people aging with HIV. See additional information in the OAR Events section above.
July 23–26, 2023: IAS 2023
Bill G. Kapogiannis, M.D., Acting Director of OAR, attended the 12th International AIDS Society Conference in Brisbane, Australia. Read a summary of research highlights from the event.
June 22, 2023: 63rd Meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council
On June 22, the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) convened its 63rd meeting to hear updates on HIV/AIDS research. OARAC provides advice to the OAR Director on the planning, coordination, and evaluation of research and other HIV/AIDS activities conducted or supported by NIH. Watch this meeting on demand.
June 28–29, 2023: Virtual Meeting: Pharmacy-Centered HIV Research: Current Landscape and Future Frontiers
This event brought together researchers, pharmacists and other pharmacy-involved professionals, community members, and federal partners to discuss research opportunities in how pharmacies are used to provide HIV testing, prevention, and care.
April 24, 2023: NIH OAR 2023 Workshop for Early Career Investigators in HIV
On April 24, 2023, OAR, in collaboration with NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices that have HIV/AIDS research budgets, hosted a workshop for early career investigators (ECIs) focused on HIV research.
February 19–22, 2023: CROI 2023
OAR attended the 2023 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). The program highlighted several key areas of HIV research, including a session on HIV pediatric cure, HIV and aging, and more.
February 18, 2023: NIH OAR-ORWH Women & HIV Symposium: Considerations from Across the Lifespan
OAR and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) co-sponsored a symposium at the 13th International Workshop on HIV & Women 2023 on Saturday, February 18. This symposium launched a new collaboration between OAR and ORWH to advance HIV research for cisgender women, transgender women, and people assigned female at birth.
December 1, 2022: World AIDS Day 2022
On Dec. 1, 2022, OAR hosted federal leaders, distinguished guests, and the broader HIV research community for a live virtual discussion, broadcast on NIH VideoCast, to mark World AIDS Day 2022, with a focus on Progress and Promise in HIV Research.
October 8–11, 2022: OAR Session at 2022 U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA)
OAR joined the United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) from October 8–11, 2022, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. OAR activities included a presentation from Maureen M. Goodenow, Ph.D., then Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR), and NIH colleagues about the NIH HIV research program and the role of OAR. A Listening Session seeking input on HIV research priorities followed. Additional OAR activities included two additional Listening Sessions with the local community and a site visit to an NIH-funded preclinical research center. Spanish-speaking OAR staff were available to facilitate discussions in both Spanish and English.
September 15, 2022: Navigating Early Career Funding Opportunities
OAR participated in this virtual conference that exposed early stage investigators to the opportunities that await them at NIH, from fellowships to career development awards and how to identify opportunities that will help them achieve their career goals.