The Southern HIV Alcohol Research Consortium will host its 2015 annual conference, “HIV and Substance Abuse: Global Health Lessons, Local Health Impact,” January 28-29 in Gainesville, FL.
Led by Dr. Robert Cook, a professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Florida colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and Medicine, the Southern HIV Alcohol Research Consortium, or SHARC, was established in 2011 to bring together research teams that are conducting National Institutes of Health-funded research on alcohol consumption in people with HIV. The consortium’s mission is to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among the diverse range of populations affected by alcohol and HIV infection in the Southeastern United States.
SHARC welcomes conference abstract submissions on issues of HIV and/or alcohol, along with any of the following: other substance use/abuse, immunology, behaviors, treatment, disparities, epidemiology/prevention, organ systems/aging, data analysis, neurocognition, neuropsychology and public health. The deadline for abstract submissions is November 7 with an early submission due date of October 14 for those who request feedback.
For more information and to register, please visit http://sharc-research.org/conference-2015/.