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The Texas D-CFAR hosts research conferences and education opportunities that will foster collaborations and lead to cutting-edge impactful HIV research that supports ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. South and beyond. All Texas D-CFAR members will be invited to these research presentations which will be live-streamed via Zoom software to all members.

Join us at the following:

HIV Research Group Meeting: Presentations by PIs, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students of ongoing basic science research. Summaries of research presented at national and international conferences. Weekly at Baylor College of Medicine, some sessions at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

AIDS Research Forum: Presentations of basic science, clinical, translational, and health services research. Every two weeks at Baylor College of Medicine, some sessions at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

Leaders in HIV Research: Presentations by prominent external HIV basic science or clinical researchers, especially from those supporting our Texas D-CFAR theme, “Ending HIV and Optimizing HIV Health in Texas.” Time is reserved for these HIV leaders to meet trainees for networking and career development. Two-four seminars annually at Baylor College of Medicine.

Workshops in HIV: A series of HIV workshops to increase foundational knowledge and encourage multi-disciplinary research, led by HIV topic-area experts. Six workshops annually, each consisting of one hour per week for four weeks.

Topics include:

  • HIV biology and pathogenesis
  • Laboratory and NHP models to study HIV
  • HIV prevention and HIV treatment as prevention
  • HIV natural history
  • HIV treatment
  • Public health and health services approaches to ending HIV
  • Study design and statistics for the basic scientist
  • Study design and statistics for the clinical and health services researcher
  • Policy and ethics in HIV research
  • Substance use and mental health in HIV
  • Career development grant writing
  • R01 grant writing
  • NIH grant review process


Annual Texas D-CFAR Conference: Regional HIV researchers meet to present their HIV research, interact with other Texas D-CFAR members, and develop new collaborations. The conference is open to Texas D-CFAR members – including affiliate members from institutions across the state. Community members are also invited. HIV clinical research, basic science research, and substance use research are key themes of this annual two-day conference.