Archived Events

Please see also archived presentations from Methods Core Seminars.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

CAPS Policy and Ethics Core Roundtable Discussion: What to Expect from the New Congress: What It Means for HIV (11:am-12:00pm)

Drs. Steve Morin and Judy Auerbach will be discussing the latest news from Washington surrounding the federal budget, research funding, the NIH, and more. Dr. Morin and Auerbach have been crucial to the HIV community’s link to Washington; please join us for an up-to-the-minute report on what events in DC – in Congress and at the NIH, and more – and what it means for you.

Mission Hall, McKusick Conference Room (3rd Floor). 550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

CAPS Town Hall Presents Dr. Elvin Geng (12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Dr. Elvin Geng is trained in infectious diseases (MD, Columbia 2002) and epidemiology (MPH, Columbia 2002). His research seeks to apply perspectives from implementation and dissemination sciences to understand the effectiveness of global antiretroviral treatment (ART) programs for HIV-infected patients. Currently, the Global Fund, US President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and national governments have invested billions of dollars for AIDS programs and started five million persons on ART in resource limited settings. Yet the best strategies for engagement in care and treatment with life-long, complicated and potentially toxic medications include many unanswered questions. For patients who present to care, failure to initiate ART is under appreciated and a major barrier that is poorly understood. Once on ART, early mortality – likely to due to ascertained opportunistic infections – is high and the causes incompletely understood. Among patients who stabilize on ART, loss to follow-up is ubiquitous in African ART programs. To address these problems Dr. Geng is involved in a number of studies including (1) assembly of a cohort of HIV-infected patients in southwestern Uganda as part of an NIH funded consortium in East Africa; (2) a nested case control study to identify causes of early mortality in Uganda; (3) extending novel methods into the cohort setting to study engagement in care and (4) and using causal methods to understand longitudinal treatment effects in data collected in these settings.

Dr. Geng hopes to bring clinical contextual knowledge to bear on analysis of data from “real world” settings to improve the effectiveness of global ART implementation, yielding generalizable lessons for science of implementation in health care that may be of use in other settings and other disease conditions.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Lunchtime Presentation: Utilizing Technology to Connect and Collaborate

Do you use social media, web 2.0, or other emerging technologies in your current efforts? Or does the thought of technology completely overwhelm you? Want to learn more about what others are doing within this arena? Join us for a unique opportunity to discuss successes but also an opportunity to mine knowledge and experience to help improve our work as well.

Join us on Wednesday March 18th from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Mission Hall Conference Room 2105 for two engaging presentations which will discuss:

New Media: Utilizing Technology to Connect and Collaborate

  • Kaspar Mosman, PhD, Director of Communications and Marketing at UCSF QB3 will present “Disasters and Triumphs in Social Media/Why You Should Be on Twitter as Yourself
  • Arezu Sarvestani, Social Media Manager for UCSF’s University Relations will present: “The Twitterverse Beckons: Should You Answer?

RSVPs appreciated. Questions?

Friday, February 27th, 2015

CAPS Town Hall Presents Art Reingold, MD — Vaccines, Vaccination Policy, and Vaccine Hesitancy (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Through the widespread use of vaccines, many countries have had great success eliminating or controlling infectious diseases that previously were the cause of substantial morbidity and mortality. The near to complete disappearance of several vaccine-preventable diseases has led to complacency in the community (and among some health care providers) which, combined with unwarranted fears concerning the safety of vaccines, has led to growing levels of “vaccine hesitancy” and even outright refusal of some vaccines.  The resulting pockets of susceptibility increase the likelihood of outbreaks and sustained transmission when such infections are introduced by travelers. While balancing the rights of the individual and the rights of the community, how can we assure high levels of vaccination/immunity against vaccine preventable diseases in the U.S. and other wealthy countries?

Art Reingold, MD, is Professor and Head of Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and is the Associate Faculty Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health.  Dr. Reingold’s research interests and expertise include prevention of transmission of HIV in developing countries, the intersection of the HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics, malaria in Uganda, emerging and re-emerging infections in the US and globally, sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus, vaccine-preventable diseases, and respiratory infections in childhood.  Dr. Reingold is a member the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, and serves on the World Health Organization’s Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE), a committee that advises on all key vaccine-related matters.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Film Screening: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America / Facilitated Discussion (3:00pm-5:00pm)

In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, join us at Mission Hall Room 1406 for a screening of the riveting FRONTLINE documentary ENDGAME: AIDS IN BLACK AMERICA which provides an in-depth exploration of one of America’s most urgent and preventable health crises. Following the film a discussion will be facilitated by Lauren Broussard MPH MSW and Byron Mason of the CAPS Domestic Response Core (TIE Core).

Mission Hall – Room 1406, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Friday, February 6th, 2015

6th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event: Our Health Matters (6:00pm-9:00pm)

2015 marks the 15th year observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). NBHAAD is a national HIV prevention community mobilization initiative designed to encourage Blacks across the United States and Territorial Areas to Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Treated, and Get Involved in the fight against HIV & AIDS.

CAPS is co-sponsoring a city-wide Town Hall: The State of HIV/AIDS in the African American Community. The objective is to educate the larger community about the state of HIV/AIDS among African Americans and to identify and discuss relevant strategies that will lead to a reduction in new infections and eliminate disparities in care and treatment in the African American community.

San Francisco’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event will be held Friday February 6th from 6:00-9:00pm. Glide Memorial Methodist Church (Freedom Hall), 30 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 674-6000

Friday, January 9th, 2015

CAPS Town Hall Presents Dr. Wendy Berry – Affective and Physiologic Responses to Stigma and Discrimination (12:00 – 1:00 pm)

McKusick Conference Room

Friday, December 5th, 2014

CAPS Town Hall Presents Dr. Annemiek de Ruiter, HIV in the United Kingdom and the management of pregnant women with HIV (1:00 – 2:00 pm)

Dr. Annemiek de Ruiter MBBS, FRCP is a Consultant in HIV at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust in London, Secretary of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and Chair/Lead author of the BHIVA Guidelines for the management of HIV in pregnancy 2008 , 2012, 2014. She will give a brief update on HIV in the United Kingdom and discuss the management of pregnant women with HIV and the cultural issues/challenges that women face.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

CAPS/SFGH Presents World AIDS Day 2014: Spotlight on Young Investigators (8:00am – 9:00am)

Please join us for the next HIV/AIDS Grand Rounds of the 2014–15 academic year:

World AIDS Day 2014: Spotlight on Young Investigators

A joint presentation from SFGH HIV/AIDS Division and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

Featuring: Sulggi Lee, MD, PhD, Parya Saberi, PharmD (CAPS), and Hyman Scott, MD (CAPS TAPS fellow)

Also scheduled: Presentation of the Catherine Lyons Award

Location: UCSF Positive Health Program, 995 Potrero Ave, Building 80, Ward 84, San Francisco, CA 94110


Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

CAPS Town Hall Presents: Caroline Maposphere, RN (12:00pm-1:00pm)

Human Sexuality Education and Advocacy in Southern Africa – Challenges and Lessons Learned

Caroline Maposhere is a free-lance consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender, HIV and AIDS and works at local, national and international levels on HIV, gender and reproductive health research and policy development programs. She is a registered nurse (RN) with post graduate training in midwifery (maternity), public health, health and adult education, sexual health and HIV research. Ms. Maposhere also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Ministry. She has experience in working for the government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Health and Child welfare for ten years during which time she was responsible for recruiting both nursing staff and extension health workers, identifying training needs and conducting on the job training sessions. Lately, she has been working on health and advocacy assignments for sexual minority groups that include sex workers and the LGBTI community.

Ms. Maposhere is visiting the United States for a very short time and through colleagues at Stanford University has graciously agreed to speak to us here at UCSF.