From One To Many

Posted on June 13, 2013 by defeatHIV

The Cure Agenda for HIV/AIDS at Fred HutchFrom One to Many

In Collaboration with defeatHIV

Scientific Forum

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11am–4pm
“HIV Cure Research in Seattle – the Underlying Science and Clinical Studies”
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Community Event

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 6pm–8:30pm
Timothy Brown Panel Discussion Moderated by Margaret Larson of Seattle’s King 5 News
Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Timothy Ray Brown (“The Berlin Patient”) is thought to be the only individual functionally cured of HIV. Through a combination of chemotherapy followed by transplantation of HIV-resistant hematopoietic cells, his clinicians provided an important proof of concept that the latent reservoirs of HIV can be eradicated using nontraditional methods. Now six years after his transplant, Timothy remains free of both his cancer and readily detectable HIV. On behalf of the HIV-affected community, he currently serves as an advocate for HIV cure efforts performed by researchers and clinicians across the globe.


Scientific Forum

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Tuesday June 18, 2013
11am-4pm PDT / 2pm-7pm EDT / 6pm-11pm GMT
View live video stream: http://stream.fhcrc.org/defeatHIV_061813

Timothy will be visiting the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle on June 18 to highlight the work of the defeatHIV Martin Delaney Collaboratory, which is working on an HIV cure therapy that closely mirrors Timothy’s unique and successful treatment. As a highlight of Timothy’s visit, defeatHIV will host a scientific meeting at the Fred Hutch to present the current state of defeatHIV’s cure efforts – “HIV Cure Research in Seattle – the Underlying Science and Clinical Studies.”

The HIV Cure Forum will present scientific data from defeatHIV researchers and industry partners on the collaboratory’s progress to date, specifically how progress in the lab is being translated into clinical studies. Timothy will speak about his personal experience as the first person to be functionally cured, as well as other HIV investigators actively involved in HIV cure efforts.

Questions? Send inquiries to info@defeatHIV.org.


Community Event

Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Wednesday June 19, 2013
6pm-7pm PDT Social Hour
7-8:30pm PDT Moderated Panel Discussion and Open Q&A
Attend in person – the event is free and open to the public, no RSVP required!

Margaret Larson of Seattle’s King 5 news will moderate a panel discussion with Timothy Ray Brown, Fred Hutch defeatHIV researchers Drs. Keith Jerome, Hans-Peter Kiem, and Michele Andrasik. Julie McElrath, director of Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, will kick off the discussion with a brief introduction.

Whether you are a provider referring patients, a participant volunteering for a study, or a member of the community interested in learning about/getting involved with our research into a cure—please join us to better understand how each of us might help to make one man’s HIV cure a reality for the millions of people living with HIV!

Questions? externalrel@fhcrc.org | 206-667-4241 | www.fhcrc.org/fromonetomany

Social Media

  • Follow @HutchinsonCtr for a live Twitter stream
  • Contribute to the discussion on Twitter at #defeatHIV
  • Join the Facebook event for June 19th

Facilities provided by:
Seattle University


In collaboration with defeatHIV institutions:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Sangamo BioSciences
National Institutes of Health

Both events Sponsored by:
CFAR Curative Therapies for HIV Scientific Working Group
UW/FHCRC CFAR Community Action Board
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Sangamo BioSciences