NeuroHIV Emerging Issues and Substance Abuse Joint Colloquium | March 24-25, 2020

The Chronic HIV and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center (NIH P30MH062261) and the Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research (NCSAR) announces a two-day colloquium at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebr., and offered as a free webinar.

The goal of this March 24-25, 2020 event is to bring together leaders in the fields to discuss emerging topics, foster new ideas and collaborations, and educate new and established investigators.

The CHAIN Center, a NIMH Centers Program for Research on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health, will host day 1. This colloquium, the seventh in the series, will focus on “Multimorbidity in People Living with HIV.”  As is known, multi-morbidities are frequently observed in PLWH and their management poses new challenges. Leaders in the field will address how the brain and other organ systems interrelate to affect the health and outcome of PLWH. The talks will be relevant to researchers and clinicians investigating and treating PLWH, with a focus on NeuroHIV.

NCSAR will host day 2. The NCSAR, established in 2016, recognizes the serious public health problem caused by abused substances and recognizes drugs of abuse as one co-morbidity in individuals with HIV. The focus on day 2 is “Recent Advances in Drug Addiction.” Leaders in the field will address basic mechanism(s) underlying inflammation in the context of infection, drugs of abuse and disease pathogenesis. The talks will be relevant to both basic and clinical researches in the field of drug addiction with a focus on neurological consequences.

Also included each day will be presentations from NIMH and NIDA program officers on future directions and guidance for early career investigators. Both days will end with the popular interactive panel discussion with the speakers. 

Visit our speaker pages for a list of all speakers (as of January 27, 2020).

Day 1: Multimorbidity in People Living with HIV

Day 2: Recent Advances in Drug Addiction

(Breakfast and lunch will be served both days to the in-house attendees.)


Hosted by

Chronic HIV and Aging In NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center | NIH P30 MH062261
MPI: Shilpa Buch and Howard Fox

Nebraska Substance Abuse Research Center
Shilpa Buch, Director

Vice Chancellor for Research Office, University of Nebraska Medical Center

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