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NIAID Townhall Meeting to Examine Restructuring of HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial Networks

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will host a public meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in Arlington, Va., to examine the future of the Institute’s HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks. Currently, NIAID supports six HIV/AIDS networks; the awards supporting those networks are set to expire in 2013 and 2014.

NIAID aims to broaden the scope of the networks to include clinical research on other major infectious diseases that frequently are seen in people with or at risk for HIV infection, including tuberculosis and hepatitis. At the meeting, NIAID officials and their NIH collaborating partners will present key expectations for the future networks with a focus on potential changes in network structure, research priorities, collaborative opportunities and information about the upcoming application process. Ample time for questions and answers will be made available.

The meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va. 22202. To register for the meeting, please visit the NIAID Townhall registration page. The registration form may also be used to submit questions in advance of the meeting.

Proceedings from the meeting will be videotaped and later posted to the NIAID Web site.

For more information about the future of NIAID’s HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks, please see the blog series on the topic.

Media inquiries can be directed to the NIAID Office of Communications at 301-402-1663,

NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide—to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at

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Last Updated September 17, 2010

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