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Upcoming OAR Events 

OAR-Led Events

June 22, 2023 – 63rd Meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council
On June 22, the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) will convene its 63rd meeting to hear updates on HIV/AIDS research. OARAC provides advice to the OAR Director on the planning, coordination, and evaluation of research and other HIV/AIDS activities conducted or supported by NIH.

December 1, 2023 – World AIDS Day 2023
Details to come

OAR in the Community

July 23–26, 2023 – IAS 2023 
The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) will be represented at the 12th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2023) in Brisbane, Australia. More details to come.

September 6–9, 2023 – USCHA
The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) will be represented at the 2023 United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) conference in Washington, D.C. More details to come. 

Other Events and Activities

Past Events

April 24, 2023 – NIH OAR 2023 Workshop for Early Career Investigators in HIV 
On April 24, 2023, OAR, in collaboration with NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices that have HIV/AIDS research budgets, hosted a workshop for early career investigators (ECIs) focused on HIV research. ECIs are defined as scientists within 10 years of earning their terminal degree who are in the process of applying for an independent grant; those who have applied but have not yet been successful; and recently awarded grantees (within two years). Undergraduate and graduate students are also encouraged to attend to learn about the professional path of an NIH-funded researcher. 

February 19–22, 2023 – CROI 2023
OAR attended the 2023 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). The program highlighted several key areas of HIV research, including a session on HIV pediatric cure, HIV and aging, and more.

February 18, 2023 – NIH OAR-ORWH Women & HIV Symposium: Considerations from Across the Lifespan 
OAR and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) co-sponsored a symposium at the 13th International Workshop on HIV & Women 2023 on Saturday, February 18. This symposium launched a new collaboration between OAR and ORWH to advance HIV research for cisgender women, transgender women, and people assigned female at birth. 

December. 1, 2022 – World AIDS Day 2022 
On Dec. 1, 2022, OAR hosted federal leaders, distinguished guests, and the broader HIV research community for a live virtual discussion, broadcast on NIH VideoCast, to mark World AIDS Day 2022, with a focus on Progress and Promise in HIV Research. 

October 8–11, 2022 – OAR Session at 2022 U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) 
OAR joined the United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) from October 8–11, 2022, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. OAR activities included a presentation from Maureen M. Goodenow, Ph.D., then Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR), and NIH colleagues about the NIH HIV research program and the role of OAR. In a Listening Session that followed, attendees were asked to provide input on HIV research priorities. Additional OAR activities included two additional Listening Sessions with the local community and a site visit to an NIH-funded preclinical research center. Spanish-speaking OAR staff were available to facilitate discussions in both Spanish and English. 

September 15, 2022 – Navigating Early Career Funding Opportunities
OAR participated in this virtual conference that exposed early stage investigators to the opportunities that await them at NIH, from fellowships to career development awards and how to identify opportunities that will help them achieve their career goals. 

July 29–Aug. 2, 2022 – AIDS 2022 
NIH OAR joined the world's largest gathering on HIV at the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) in Montreal, Canada. The hybrid event  presented an opportunity to showcase HIV research around the globe, innovative approaches to HIV prevention and care, and the U.S. government’s ongoing commitment to ending HIV at home and abroad. OAR staff participated in two satellite sessions at the conference – to launch a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health and to host a satellite session on implementation science tied to a special issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 

This page last reviewed on May 25, 2023