Upcoming OAR Events
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.
October 26-27, 2023: International Workshop on HIV & Aging 2023
OAR is pleased to support this event, which gathers basic researchers, healthcare professionals, and community advocates to foster dialogue and prompt solutions that will benefit the aging population living with HIV. In addition, the workshop creates opportunities for trainees and junior investigators to present their research, network, and learn from experts in the field. Learn more about the workshop, and consider attending the NIH National Institute on Mental Health-sponsored session, “Aging with HIV: Bridging the Gap between Biology, Clinical Care, and Social Dynamics.”
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 1, 2023: NIH World AIDS Day 2023 Virtual Event
On December 1, 2023, the National Institutes of Health will commemorate World AIDS Day by focusing on the research-enabled progress made to date in the response to the HIV epidemic and on opportunities to maximize the research investment to ensure that no community is left behind. NIH OAR will host a virtual event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on NIH VideoCast. More information will be released soon.
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.
March 21-22, 2024: NIH HIV & Women Virtual Workshop
This two-day virtual workshop, co-hosted by NIH OAR and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, will review the state of the science on HIV and women to inform the future research agenda. Details on registration and the agenda are forthcoming.
September 6-9, 2023: United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA)
OAR was represented at USCHA, where it facilitated two sessions. A September 6 workshop cohosted by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and OAR explored 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, explored 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.
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, held a hybrid panel discussion, “Current Landscape and Opportunities for Federal HIV and Aging Efforts,” on September 8, 2023, in person at USCHA and virtually. The panel discussion explored 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.
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 hosted a workshop, “HIV and Women: Current and Future Directions at the NIH,” at USCHA to explore ways to identify gaps and priorities at the intersection of HIV and women’s health and gather input from the community.
September 5, 2023: NIH HIV and Aging Research: Current Landscape and Opportunities
NIH, along with federal and community partners, held a virtual workshop, “NIH HIV and Aging Research: Current Landscape and Opportunities,” on September 5, 2023. The workshop aimed 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.
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, organized by the NIH HIV and Pharmacy Planning Group, explored optimal ways to integrate pharmacists and pharmacies into HIV prevention, treatment, and care strategies. The first-of-its-kind meeting comprised 10 NIH institutes, centers, and offices and was co-led by NIH OAR and the National Institute on Mental Health. The meeting featured more than 40 speakers and drew over 300 attendees to discuss pharmacy-centered HIV research. Speakers and attendees included representatives from across the U.S. government, community, academia, and the business sector. Click here for additional information, including video recordings from the meeting.
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.