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Symposium on Lessons from Zika and HIV: Protecting Mothers and Babies from the Next Global Epidemic

  • What can we do to be prepared for the next epidemic?
  • What have we learned over the years from HIV work in pregnancy?
  • What are the findings on vertical transmission of ZIKV?
  • How can the rapid flow between murine findings help improve human health?

These and other equally important findings will be presented and discussed at the “Symposium on Lessons from Zika and HIV: Protecting Mothers and Babies from the Next Global Epidemic” organized by Dr. Indira Mysorekar, Dr. Shabaana Khader, and Dr. Denise Willers under the auspices of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Global Health Institute.

Thursday April 12, 2018  –   8:30 am – 4 pm
BJC IH, 10th floor, Conference Room 10A/B

Keynote Speakers:

David Aronoff, MD – Vanderbilt University
Sallie Permar, MD, PhD – Duke University
William Powderly, MD – Washington University
Laura Costas, MD, PhD – University of Campinas, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Other speakers include:

Indira Mysorekar, PhD – Washington University
Kelle Moley, MD – Washington University
Haina Shin, PhD – Washington University
Shabaana Khader, PhD – Washington University
Nicole Gilbert, PhD  Washington University
Denise Willers, MD –  Washington University
Amanuel Haile, MD – Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
L. Lewis Wall, MD, DPhil – Washington University


Deadline for online registration: April 6, 2018
The event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome.

Registration link here »

Call for Posters:

All trainees involved in maternal-fetal infection research are invited to present posters.
Deadline for abstract submission: March 16, 2018


This event is supported by: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Pediatrics, Global Health Center, Center for Reproductive Health Sciences, Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research.