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NeuroHIV Emerging Issues and Substance Abuse Colloquium
The Chronic HIV and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center (NIH P30MH062261) and the Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research (NCSAR) announces a two-day colloquium at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebr., and offered as a free webinar.

The goal of this March 24-25, 2020 event is to bring together leaders in the fields to discuss emerging topics, foster new ideas and collaborations, and educate new and established investigators.

The CHAIN Center, a NIMH Centers Program for Research on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health, will host day 1. This colloquium, the seventh in the series, will focus on “Multimorbidity in People Living with HIV.” As is known, multi-morbidities are frequently observed in PLWH and their management poses new challenges. Leaders in the field will address how the brain and other organ systems interrelate to affect the health and outcome of PLWH. The talks will be relevant to researchers and clinicians investigating and treating PLWH, with a focus on NeuroHIV.

NCSAR will host day 2. The NCSAR, established in 2016, recognizes the serious public health problem caused by abused substances and recognizes drugs of abuse as one co-morbidity in individuals with HIV. The focus on day 2 is “Recent Advances in Drug Addiction.” Leaders in the field will address basic mechanism(s) underlying inflammation in the context of infection, drugs of abuse and disease pathogenesis. The talks will be relevant to both basic and clinical researches in the field of drug addiction with a focus on neurological consequences.

Also included each day will be presentations from NIMH and NIDA program officers on future directions and guidance for early career investigators. Both days will end with the popular interactive panel discussion with the speakers.

Registration is now open!

STAY UP TO DATE: For details of this timely event (speakers, program, webinar registration, etc.), visit https://unmc.edu/pharmacology/colloquium2020.
Mar 24, 2020 08:00 AM
Mar 25, 2020 08:00 AM
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@University of Nebraska Medical Center
Shilpa Buch, Ph.D. - Co-Host
Director, Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Colloquium @University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dr. Buch co-leads the Chronic HIV & Aging in NeuroAIDS Center with Howard S. Fox, M.D., and is director of the Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research (NSCAR). NCSAR focuses on trans-disciplinary research in the area of substance abuse and its consequences on the biological functioning within the CNS. The underlying molecular mechanisms are areas of active investigation that need multidisciplinary approaches.
Howard S. Fox, M.D., Ph.D. - Co-Host
Professor @Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dr. Fox has led the Chronic HIV & Aging in NeuroAIDS Center since 2000; he now co-leads the center with Dr. Shilpa Buch. The now chronic nature of HIV is a major advancement in AIDS care. While HIV+ individuals are living longer, damaging effects of HIV persist in the brain and may interact with other neurodegenerative disorders. The center provides leadership and support for outstanding HIV/AIDS & CNS research at UNMC and throughout the nation.