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2013 James C. Hill Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A.
Director, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP)
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Title: The Global Response to the HIV Epidemic: Lessons Learned, Lasting Legacy

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Lipsett Amphitheater (inside Building 10/Clinical Center on the NIH campus), Bethesda, Maryland.

El-Sadr to Discuss Global HIV Response, Implications for Chronic Illnesses

Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr will deliver this year's James C. Hill Memorial Lecture, titled "The Global Response to the HIV Epidemic: Lessons Learned, Lasting Legacy," on Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. in the Lipsett Amphitheater. During the lecture, she will discuss how the tactics successfully used to address the global HIV pandemic could be applied to non-communicable chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., is director and founder of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, where she is also director of the Global Health Initiative and a professor of epidemiology and medicine. Through ICAP, El-Sadr has worked with ministries of health, non-government organizations, academic institutions and community groups to strengthen the ability of healthcare systems to address HIV and related conditions by linking research, education, training, and clinical practice. ICAP provides care to more than one million individuals in sub-Saharan Africa and lifesaving antiretroviral access to more than 800,000 people. In addition to her work with ICAP, El-Sadr is the principal investigator for the NIH-funded HIV Prevention Trials Network.

In her talk, El-Sadr will address how multifaceted efforts to address HIV—such as creating multidisciplinary healthcare teams, offering family-focused care, developing support systems to ensure patients take their medications, and engaging with the larger community to reduce stigma and raise support for health services—offer a framework for successfully addressing chronic diseases.

The annual James C. Hill Memorial Lecture is dedicated to the former NIAID deputy director. Dr. Hill helped build the Institute's HIV/AIDS research program during the early years of the epidemic and was instrumental in educating the public and government officials on the emerging threat of AIDS.

View the videocast of the lecture.

James C. Hill Memorial Lecture Poster

Last Updated March 18, 2013

Last Reviewed March 18, 2013