The 2015 Mark Wainberg Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Bill Cameron, Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Professor for the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Ottawa, and physician for the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Ottawa Hospital. The CAHR Conference organizing committee bestows the honor of the Mark Wainberg lecturer to both honour Dr. Wainberg’s ongoing contributions and to recognize the efforts of others in the research community who exemplify the same traits of excellence, perseverance, and commitment to the cause of finding innovative and ground breaking ways to address the epidemic.
In line with this year’s conference theme ‘Combining Strengths in the Struggle Against HIV’, Dr. Cameron’s lecture aims to address the following questions: how should we re-evaluate public policy for HIV?; where should we go next in HIV vaccine development?; how do we decide what makes the best anti-HIV treatment?; and how shall we take the lessons from HIV/AIDS to benefit other diseases?
Dr. Cameron is known for his work in the study of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, and has made substantial impact in HIV epidemiology and therapeutics. He has sustained a productive and well-funded clinical and linked laboratory research career, with a number of seminal and first tier contributions in pharmacotherapies and vaccine development. He is a widely respected physician, researcher and teacher in his field.