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About the CROI 2017 Conference

March 8, 2017

One of the unique components of this meeting is that it brings together everyone ... to make it truly translational.

-- Susan Buchbinder, M.D.

In an interview on behalf of IFARA, Fred Schaich spoke with conference chair Susan Buchbinder about the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. The conference began in 1993 and has expanded significantly since, including issues beyond the core HIV topic. For example, this year included a themed discussion on the Zika virus. Forty percent of the 4,000 attendees come from 90 different countries, helping to make this a truly international gathering. There are more than 1,000 presentations over the conference's four days. Many of these cover distinct topics in depth, in addition to the oral presentations on specific studies. Another important aspect is the networking among doctors from various disciplines who exchange information in informal one-on-one meetings.

Watch the video to learn more:

About the panelist:

  • Susan Buchbinder, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, and HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

The video above has been posted on with permission from our partners at the International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA). Visit IFARA's website or YouTube channel to watch more video interviews from the conference, as well as earlier meetings.

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York.

Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

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This article was provided by TheBodyPRO. It is a part of the publication The 24th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

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