On Wednesday, February 13, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Forefront Lecture Series will be presenting a lecture by Dr. Mark Wainberg titled “Novel Insights into HIV Resistance to Integrase Inhibitors”.
Dr. Wainberg is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University and director of its AIDS Centre. Internationally recognized for his initial identification of 3TC as an anti-viral drug and contributions to the field of HIV drug resistance, Dr. Wainberg served as President of the International AIDS Society between 1998-2000. More recently, Dr. Wainberg has focused on new concepts in prevention of HIV infection in developing countries.
The talk will take place at 12 pm in the Large Lecture Theatre (SPH 1477) at St. Paul’s Hospital.
This is an open lecture and a light lunch and refreshments will be served.
For more information, please contact Cameron Collins at 604-682-2344, Ext. 66357
UBC Lecture on February 12, 2013
Dr. Wainberg will also be presenting at UBC for a free public lecture on February 12, 2013, titled "Drug resistance in HIV: What can we do about it?" In this lecture, Dr. Wainberg will review the progress that has been attained worldwide in the use of antiretroviral drugs, and discuss how the development and transmission of drug-resistant strains threatens to undermine this progress.
He will also explain why this problem may be more severe in developing country settings, such as in sub-Saharan-Africa, and why this situation is unlikely to change for at least several decades.
The February 12 event will take place at the UBC Life Sciences Centre, Room 1002 (lecture theatre 2), 2350 Health Sciences Mall on the UBC Vancouver campus.