In 2001, as President of CAHR, Ken Rosenthal initiated the Mark Wainberg Lecture as a way to honour the veteran leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the “voice fighting AIDS publicly since the earliest days.”

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.