The Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium Conference at FIU, January 29-30

Event information
Venue:MARC Pavilion

The mission of the SHARC is to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among the diverse range of populations affected by alcohol and HIV infection in the Southeastern United States.

Currently, the state of Florida has the highest rate of new HIV infections in the United States, with significant diversity in terms of risk populations, race/ethnicity, immigration status, and age.

The SHARC is part of a network of Consortiums for HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Research Translation (CHAART), supported by the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The SHARC will focus on the impact of alcohol and aging on inflammatory processes and clinical outcomes in people living with HIV infection. Our goals are to identify methods to improve health outcomes, demonstrate the effectiveness of these interventions, and translate these intervention options into clinical practice.

Guest Speakers:

Ralph Tarter, PhD, MPA Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy University of Pittsburgh Director, Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research (CEDAR)

Maureen M. Goodenow, PhD Professor, College of Medicine University of Florida Stephany W. Holloway University Endowed Chair for AIDS Research Director, Florida Center for AIDS Research

Luis A. Espinoza, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Miami Health System

Adam Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Associate Professor of Medicine and Advisory Dean University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Director – VA Pittsburgh’s Interdisciplinary Addiction Program for Education and Research (VIPER) VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Russell Tracy, PhD Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry College of Medicine University of Vermont

To attend, or submit for a presentation or poster, at this FREE conference, please use the following registration form and return to Michele Rollen-Hanson by December 6th. If you have any questions please contact Michele at:


If interested in Poster Session, separately submit abstracts to by Dec. 23