2021 HIV Cure & Gene Therapy Forum
19 & 20 July | IAS 2021

The biennial IAS Towards an HIV Cure fora are unique among existing HIV cure meetings in that they bring together leading scientists and stakeholders from two distinct research fields to exchange ideas and foster interdisciplinary collaborations with the aim of accelerating the development of a globally accessible, effective and affordable curative intervention. Previous editions include the 2017 HIV Cure & Cancer Forum and the 2019 HIV & HBV Forum.

The 2021 HIV Cure & Gene Therapy Forum, organized by the IAS Towards an HIV Cure initiative, will take place as part of the 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021), focusing specifically on the intersection between gene-based therapies and HIV cure research and paying homage to the late Timothy Ray Brown, the Berlin Patient.

Forum objectives

  • Accelerate research on similar curative strategies being pursued in the HIV cure and cell and gene therapy fields;
  • Create an environment to foster collaborations;
  • Provide an opportunity for the next generation of investigators to launch their careers through interaction and discussion with peers;
  • Promote increased investments in cure research;
  • Provide a platform for information sharing, debate and network among peers.

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The 2021 HIV Cure & Gene Therapy Forum will include invited speakers, elevator pitches, and a panel discussion, incorporating perspectives from both the HIV & gene therapy fields, and highlighting current research directions. The Forum will be integrated into the IAS 2021 Conference, accessible online through a dedicated conference channel. To register for IAS 2021, please visit the website.


Mike McCune

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

United States

Paula Cannon

Keck School of Medicine of USC

United States

Programme Committee

Hildegard Büning

University of Hannover


Steven Deeks


United States

Mark Dybul

Georgetown University

United States

Anne Galy



Hans-Peter Kiem

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

United States

Cissy Kityo Mutuluuza

Join Clinical Research Center


Sharon Lewin

The Doherty Institute


Michael Louella


United States

Javier Martinez-Picado



Josephine Nabukenya

Makerere University

Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration


Reena Rajasuriar

University Malaya


Jerome Singh

University of KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa

Joe Tucker

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

Jan van Lunzen

ViiV Healthcare

United Kingdom

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