DEC. MEETING LOCATION:
School of Medicine Bldg. & Online

December 13, 2023

Focus:
HIV Progress
Attendance:
453

As always, if you want to receive a recording of the meeting, but can't attend in real time, register to attend and select "Attending Online." That will guarantee that you receive a copy of the link the next day.

HIV Vaccine Goals 2023:
Build ... Test ... Deploy




Build ...
Progress in Basic and Pre-clinical
HIV Vaccine Studies

Rama Amara, PhD

Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
Emory National Primate Research Center



Test ...
Current HIV Vaccine Trials

Sri Edupuganti, MD, MPH

Medical Director
Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center



Deploy ...
Current and Anticipated Community Issues Related to HIV Vaccine Testing and Uptake

LaMar Yarborough

Charter Member
Emory CFAR Community Liaison Council


Clubhouse Location:
Emory School of Medicine
Agenda: (all times Eastern time zone)
6:00pm — wine, cheese, networking
6:30pm — Online presenters, members, and guests login
6:35pm — Meeting convenes
8:00pm — Q & A
8:15pm — Adjourn, ready to take on the upcoming Winter Holidays*

*Note the lack of post-program Dinner .... The VDC did a SOFT RE-LAUNCH back into in-person meetings and dinners will resume in January 2024.



As always, if you want to receive a recording of the meeting, but can't attend in real time, register to attend and select "Attending Online." That will guarantee that you receive a copy of the link later in the week.

Dear Vaccineers,
The VDC enjoys a large international membership, so it is not a given that all 5,234 of us spent last week celebrating the USA's annual National Day of Eating -- or, as it is known in my circle, Friendsgiving -- but I bet a lot of us did.

So... what did YOU eat on 11/23/23?

According to one New York Times article about EatTooMuch day recipes googled in every state, people in Georgia (home of the VDC) are 10x more likely to eat "Key Lime Cake" than people anywhere else in the country.

But people all OVER the USA tend to eat interesting things on the 4th Thursday in November. This includes:

Whether or not your own Harvest Festival table featured strawberry pretzel salad (Alabama), bacon wrapped dates (Colorado), spanakopita (Connecticut), turducken (Delaware), flan de calabaza (Florida), jook (Hawaii), pumpkin whoopee pie (Maine), twinkie cake (Michigan), deer jerky (Missouri), coquito (New York), cherry yum yum (North Carolina), spinach maria (Tennessee), or a pardoned Tofurkey (Seattle, Washington), you know that local preferences and customs differ from region to region.

But what we ALL wish we had in the current run up to Chanukah, Bodhi Day, Yule, Christmas (check out these 8 odd Christmas traditions), and Omisoka, is a vaccine for HIV.

Ever since the retrovirus behind AIDS was first identified, Emory University has been at the forefront in envisioning, developing, testing and considering the issues inherent in deploying vaccines for HIV. And we REALLY love talking about it.

Intruigued?

Register now for the December 13th meeting of the VDC (see below before clicking the link) to hear more about how the effort is going and What the future of AIDS vaccines looks like!



Here is how it works (CHOOSE ONE):

A. I'M INTERESTED IN THE PROGRAM BUT CAN NOT ATTEND ON DEC 13
1. Register for the program
2. Indicate that you plan to attend ONLINE
3. Check your email the day after the program for a link to the recording
4. Enjoy!

 

B. I PLAN TO BE THERE IN-PERSON ON DEC 13
1. Register for the program
2. Indicate that you plan to attend in-person
3. Using the link or information on the confirmation page, add event (held in Room 110 and Plaza of the School of Medicine) to your calendar
4. Be at the Emory School of Medicine Bldg Plaza by 6:00pm
5. For networking purposes: Wear your work badge, make a name tag, or ask ChatGPT how to introduce yourself to people at the pre-program reception

 

C. I PLAN TO BE THERE ONLINE ON DEC 13
1. Register for the program
2. Indicate that you plan to attend online
3. Using the link or information on the confirmation page, add event and URL to your calendar
4. Log on at 6:30pm Eastern on the day of the program

Hope to see you in person or online at the Club on December 13,
-Kimbi Hagen
Your friendly neighborhood Vaccine Dinner Club Goddess

 



**Dear People Who Had This Message Forwarded to Them,

POP TEST!

The Vaccine Dinner Club:

If you picked "d: All of the above" – Congratulations, you have what it takes to be a VDC member or guest! Read more about the VDC and consider joining us in-person or online December 13.

Want to join the Club but can't attend this month's meeting? CLICK HERE.

Kimbi Hagen, EdD
VDC Founding Director/Goddess