Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: HIV Care and Research: Gains and Remains

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 15, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Paul Volberding, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
University of California San Francisco

Dr. Paul Volberding is Professor of Medicine; Director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute; Director of Research of the UCSF Global Health Sciences; and Co-Director of the UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research.

Dr. Volberding received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Chicago and the University of Minnesota, respectively, and finished training at the University of Utah and the University of California, San Francisco, where he was boarded in Medical Oncology. He served as the Chief of Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and founded the HIV/AIDS program there initially based on his extensive work with AIDS-related malignancies, particularly Kaposi's sarcoma.

While his career has primarily focused on the development of antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection, Dr. Volberding has remained involved in the hematology and oncology of HIV infection. The UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research has developed a strong interest in HIV malignancies under his leadership. In that capacity, and as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Infectious Disease Institute of Makerere University in Kampala Uganda, he has encouraged the expansion of cancer related research through NCI supplements to CFAR for pilot projects of junior investigators, and through a supplement to establish a tumor tissue repository in the Uganda Cancer Institute.

Dr. Volberding was an external reviewer of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium. He serves as the liaison to the VA Medical Center for the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is the co-editor in chief of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, and a founder of HIV InSite, a comprehensive source of HIV information. He served as Co-Editor of the major textbook, Global HIV/AIDS Medicine.

He is the founder and Chair of the Board of the International AIDS Society - USA, and has served as the President of the HIV Medical Association of the IDSA and of the International AIDS Society. He was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1999.

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the relationship between HIV plasma viral load and the risk of sexual transmission to an uninfected partner
  2. Recognize the importance of high levels of medication adherence in antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis
  3. Understand the need for combinations of methods for effective reduction in HIV incidence at a community level

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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