Boston, Massachusetts
March 4–7, 2018


CROI Foundation

The CROI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional education organization that operates exclusively for the charitable and educational purpose of organizing, promoting, and presenting the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

Roles and Responsibilities of the CROI Foundation Board of Directors

  • Works closely with the CROI Scientific Program Committee (CROI PC) and the CROI Secretariat to accomplish the mission of CROI
  • Approves nominations for members of the CROI PC and the CROI PC Chair and Vice Chairs
  • Ensures that the CROI PC is responsible for the scientific program content of CROI
  • Enters into and oversees the management-services agreement with the CROI Secretariat
  • Has the sole and absolute discretion to veto any policies, procedures, or actions taken or proposed to be taken by the CROI PC or the CROI Secretariat that would pose a substantial risk of preventing the Corporation at any time from qualifying or continuing to qualify as a 501(c)(3) organization or that might cause the loss of such qualification
  • Oversees the long-term financial and administrative integrity of CROI

Composition of the CROI Foundation BOD

The Board of Directors comprises 2 Permanent Directors (cofounders of CROI), 3 Standing Directors (current CROI Chair and 2 Vice Chairs), at least 1 but no more than 4 Chair Directors (past CROI Chairs), and at least 1 but no more than 3 PC Representative Directors (nominated by the CROI PC).

The CROI Foundation Board and Program Committee serve in a volunteer capacity and are not compensated for their roles in oversight and governance of the organization.

CROI Foundation Board Members

Constance A. Benson, MD, President
San Diego Antiviral Research Center
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California, USA

John M. Coffin, PhD, Secretary-Treasurer
Tufts University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Susan P. Buchbinder, MD
San Francisco Department of Public Health
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA

Judith S. Currier, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA

Richard A. Koup, MD
Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Elaine Abrams, MD
International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Columbia University
New York, New York, USA

Kevin M. De Cock, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Scott M. Hammer, MD
Columbia University Medical Center/New York–Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York, USA

John W. Mellors, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Julie Overbaugh, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington, USA

Robert T. Schooley, MD
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California, USA