Conference Schedule

Day 01 Schedule

Plenary Talks

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Elsayed Ahmed Elnasher, Full-Professor of textiles Apparel, Kaferelsheikh University, Egypt. Born in 19 /8/1965. Have Ph.D. 2000, Msc.1995, Bsc.1989, Helwan University. Diploma 1985 advanced industrial textiles institute. He holds several academic administrative positions: Dean, Vice Dean, Head of Department, He has many textiles patents, Member of international scientific committees. Development of Faculties of Education, commissioned of Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. Has design books published in Germany and Ukraine. Has published over 185 scientific Articles. Editorial board member & Reviewer for more 85 journals, organizer for more than 30 conference and workshop over the world, Founder and editor two scientific journals. And Smartex Conference Egypt. Member of the editorial board of several international journals and conferences, He has made many scientific agreements with European & Africa universities.

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Elsayed Ahmed Elnashar

Kaferelsheikh University
Egypt

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Risenga is a Professor at University of South Africa.She completed Diploma in Nursing Science (Gazankulu College of Nursing), Advanced Diploma in Midwifery and Obstetrics (University of Johannesburg), BA Cur ( University of South Africa), BA Cur Hons (UNISA), MA Cur (UNISA), Master of International Health and Professions Education (MHPE) (Maastricht University: Netherlands), DCur (University of Venda). Risenga worked as a Student Nurse �Gazankulu College of Nursing � 1986-1991, Professional , Senior Professional Nurse & Chief Professional Nurse� Nkhensani Hospital � 1991-2000, Professional & Senior Professional Nurse at HF Verwoerd Hospital � 1978 � 1982, Nurse Educator �Limpopo Nursing College - Giyani Campus � 2000-2002, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer � University of Venda � 2002-2013, Associate Professor � UNISA - 2013 to date.

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Risenga

The University of South Africa
South Africa

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Dr. Lorece V. Edwards is a native Baltimorean. She is currently the Director of Community Practice and Outreach and Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Health Sciences at the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy. Dr. Edwards' current research interest includes: health promotion/disease prevention, women's health, HIV/AIDS, service-learning and community-based participatory research. She is especially concerned about the impact of HIV/AIDS in the African American community. Most recently, Dr. Edwards launched two new projects: Project WISE, (the women's initiative for safety and empowerment) and the WHISK Explosion, (women's health increasing the awareness of science and knowledge among women) which focuses on sex and gender differences in research and health among women. Dr. Edwards is very active within the community. She was appointed by the Baltimore City Council to serve on the HIV/AIDS Commission, she is a board member with the Maryland Public Health Association, and she also serves as a senior advisor for the Baltimore City Health Planning Council.

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Lorece Edwards

Morgan State University
USA

Day 02 Schedule

Plenary Talks

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Francisca Omorodion (PhD) is an associate professor of sociology with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the University of Windsor. She teaches courses on family, sexuality, social justice and health. Her research and teaching interests include sexual and reproductive health of women and adolescents including HIV/AIDS, STIs; violence against women; sexuality; family and environment. She is a reviewer to a number of journals, national and international conferences and workshops. Dr. Omorodion most recent individual, collaborative and multidisciplinary funded projects include weSpeak: Promoting HIV Vulnerabilities and Resilience among Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Men in Ontario, funded by CIHR/OHTN; Promoting and Owning Empowerment and Resilience among African, Caribbean and Black Youth in Windsor (POWER), funded by CIHR; and HIV prevention among Rural Youth in Edo State, Nigeria (HP4RY), funded by IDRC/Teasdale. She has scholarly and peer reviewed articles in reputable journals.

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Francisca Omorodion

University of Windsor
Canada

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I am Angeline Blama Jallah, Donor Corporate Relations Officer at the National AIDs Commission of Liberia (NAC). I am a Liberian, married with two children. I hold a Master Degree (MBA) in Community Economic Development from the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in New Hampshire United States of America and a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSC) in Economics from the University of Liberia. I also earned a Diploma in public and private sector procurement from the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA). I have worked with the Commission for Seven Years (2012 -2019) in various capacities. I served as procurement officer for the first three years of my service to the Commission. As the Procurement Officer, I ensured value for all public budgetary allotment that the Commission received from National Government of Liberia as well as donor partners such as UNAIDS, UNICEF, GLOBALFUND and UNDP etc. I supervise negotiated contracts for and on behalf of the Commission and monitored the implementations of all procurement related contracts up to contract completion and reports. I was also responsible to prepared the Commission’s annual procurement plan and defend it for passage through the Public procurement and concession Commission and National Legislature respectively. Based on my commitment and diligence I was transferred to supply and logistic Officer. As the supply and logistic Officer, I was responsible to tract all goods and services as well as fix assets for the Commission. All goods and furniture purchased for the Commission was processed and counter checked by me before entering the storeroom. Presently, I am the Assistant Director for Donor Corporate relations. I am responsible for editing proposals for grants, building and stewarding donors and corporate relationships to achieve specific fundraising goals through individual donor and corporate giving programs. I Develop, oversee and actively lead the implementation of a resource mobilization strategy which exploits a wide range of fundraising opportunities, maintain diverse and sustainable income streams and build the Commission financial capacity to meet its aims and objectives. I am very interested in this conference as it will enlighten my understanding more on key HIV & AIDS issues affecting not just Liberia but the world at large and how we as stakeholders in the sector can tackle these issues by providing the way forward as it relates to meeting key National targets for our people living with HIV & AIDS.

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Angeline Blama Jallah

National AIDS Commission of Liberia
Liberia

Title: Tandem Bispecific Neutralizing Antibody Prevents and Controls Pathogenic SHIV Infection.


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Passive immunization of potent and broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) is a promising strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We demonstrated previously that a tandem bi-specific bNAbs, namely BiIA-SG, is effective for HIV-1 protection in humanized mice (JCI 2018). However, its potential for clinical development remains unknown. We, therefore, sought to investigate the prophylactic and therapeutic potential of BiIA-SG against pathogenic simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) challenge in 24 Chinese macaques (CMs). Here, we established a CM/SHIVSF162P3CM model using CM-adapted SHIVSF162P3CM. After a high dose of intravenous challenge (5000TCID50), majority of CMs developed persistent viremia, diarrhea, body weight loss, disease progression and 6/8 deaths. In contrast, a single intramuscular injection of BiIA-SG one day before SHIVSF162P3CM infection conferred full protection in all macaques tested as determined by lack of viremia, T cell responses and seroconversion. Moreover, with a single intramuscular injection of BiIA-SG after 1 day or 3 days of SHIVSF162P3CM challenge, the peak viremia was significantly postponed, followed by undetectable setpoint viral loads in 8/13 CMs around 2 months post infection onwards, and importantly, prevented the disease progression to AIDS and related deaths in all 13/13 CMs. Mechanistically, BiIA-SG blocked SHIVSF162P3CM and CD4 receptor simultaneously and promoted the induction of protective immunity for durable viral suppression because a rapid viral rebound was induced in controller CMs treated with the T-cell-depleting anti-CD8β antibody. This study demonstrates the efficacy of BiIA-SG in controlling pathogenic HIV infection in CMs. Our findings may warrant further investigation of BiIA-SG for HIV-1 immunotherapy in patients.


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Prof. Zhiwei Chen has completed his PhD from New York University, USA and postdoctoral studies from Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center of The Rockefeller University, USA. He is currently the director and tenured professor of AIDS Institute of The University of Hong Kong. He has published more than 120 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of AIDS, JAIDS, JNIP and JMP.

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Zhiwei Chen

University of Hong Kong
China

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I am Jeneba Z. Kaindii Grigsby an African(Liberian) from Liberia, West Africa. I have been married for seven (7) years and blessed with three kids . I hold a Master Degree in Public Health(MPH) from the Graduate School of Public Health Sciences, Cuttington University Graduate School of Professional Studies and a Bachelor Degree(BSC) in Biology and Chemistry from the Department of Sciences, University of Liberia. I hold several professional certificates in Public Health and Prevention Methodologies of HIV/AIDS, Supply Chain, Treatment and Counseling of People Living with HIV/AIDS. Currently,I work with the Government of the Republic of Liberia, West Africa, through the National AIDS Commission (NAC). My employment service has lasted for over five years(2014 -2019). During the early years of my employment, I served as the Surveillance Officer with the responsibility to collect data from the treatment site database collected for new clients (HIV Infected) and updates done for all clients with changing in HIV status. As Surveillance Officer, I was also responsible to supervise Contact tracing and reporting of cases from contact investigators to the National AIDS Commission OF Liberia. The information was processed to guide the National HIV/AIDS Response. After few years of enormous hard work and sacrifices for the Government and People of Liberia, I was elevated and given additional responsibilities as Director of Decentralization, National AIDS Commission of Liberia. As Director of Decentralization I have the responsibility to coordinate and supervise the National AIDS Commission's HIV/AIDS County Action Plan within the fifteen political sub-divisions (counties) of Liberia. This requires coordination through the county AIDS Coordinators to bring partners, International and Local working on HIV/AIDS issue within the Counties to create synergies and consolidate the approach in addressing HIV/AIDS issues. Moreover, as Director of Decentralization, I coordinated and supervised the National AIDS Commission technical team and worked with UNAIDS Country Representative in Liberia and key stakeholders to develop the National Catch Up Plan, Fast tracking the 90-90- 90 targets. I have been very involved and continue to lead effort in reducing the spread of HIV amongst the population and has thus through the National AIDS Commission established the County Steering Committee in all fifteen Counties of Liberia. The committee is responsible to monitor the implementation of the Catch UP Plan in the County I also coordinated with implementing partners to launched the Know Your Status Campaign in Five Counties, namely: Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bong and Nimba. The campaign was intended to promote HIV Testing within the Counties. Presently, I am working with the technical team to develop the Country's( Liberia) new National Strategy Plan(NSP) to drive the National HIV/AIDS Response from 2020 -2025. I ascribe to Christian Virtues with in-depth passion to improved the lives of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

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Jeneba Zeinabu Kaindii Grigsby

National AIDS Commission
Liberia