T. T. Chao Symposium on Innovation: “Can We Meet the Challenge of HIV/AIDS?”

Chao Symposium

Date: October 28, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

BioScience Research Collaborative
Rice University
6500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
RSVP Online: Registration Required

CHF’s annual T. T. Chao Symposium on Innovation focuses attention on the great issues facing humanity and brings to Houston world-renowned speakers on those subjects. The 2014 symposium, “Can We Meet the Challenge of HIV/AIDS?” confronts one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Join us for the morning sessions, afternoon sessions, or the full day of events.

  About the Conference

Once considered a death sentence, HIV infection has been transformed into a more manageable chronic disease for those with access to antiretroviral treatment. Since the condition was first described in 1981, the tireless efforts of a global community of scientific and medical researchers, HIV-infected patients, and patient advocates have made—with unprecedented speed—remarkable progress in fighting the disease. This progress includes the identification of the virus, the development of an accurate test to show its presence in the blood, detailed knowledge of its structure and action, the discovery of dozens of effective drugs to treat it, and hundreds of research studies that demonstrate how to halt its progress effectively.

How has this progress changed our approach to research and health policy? With panelists including some of the leading figures in the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, “Can We Meet the Challenge of HIV/AIDS?” will provide an understanding of how, in the war against this disease currently affecting 36 million people, our victories have shaped the current scientific and policy-making landscape, and how they will guide the battles to come.

All symposium sessions are free, but registration is required. Register online or contact Nancy Vonada, CHF’s manager of events and donor relations, at 215.873.8226 or nvonada@chemheritage.org

  Conference Schedule

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

8:30 a.m.

Doors open

9:15 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote

10:30 a.m.

Morning Symposium Panel

12:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote

2:30 p.m.

Symposium Concludes

 Speaker Biographies

Please check back soon for more information about our speakers.

  Event Sponsors

The T. T. Chao Symposium is made possible through the generosity of the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation

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