The 19th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research – CAHR 2010 was held in Saskatoon, SK, May 13 to 16, 2010.
The annual CAHR Conference continues to be Canada’s premier HIV/AIDS research conference. The 2010 conference featured a number of world renowned speakers, including Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-discoverer of the AIDS virus and recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine. The theme, “New challenges, new commitments” helped put into perspective the current status of the AIDS epidemic in Canada.
As events were held across Canada and around the world to mark World AIDS Day, the main focus will be on the challenges that still need to be addressed. These challenges are many, given that more than 60,000 Canadians and 33 million people worldwide are living with HIV. “It is important to maintain our commitment to battling this huge pandemic,” Dr. Conway concluded. “But it is important also to celebrate our achievements over the past 13 years. In addition to these tremendous biomedical achievements, we have also seen remarkable progress in the behavioural, environmental and societal responses to HIV/AIDS, and CAHR2010 will not only identify the challenges, but also to make the commitments that will be needed to address those challenges as a multidisciplinary research community.”
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