The 30th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), held from February 19 to 22, 2023, is planned as an in-person conference at the new Summit Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. The best and most consequential original research on HIV and related conditions will define the science at next years’ conference. CROI 2023 will also accept important new findings on SARS-CoV-2 and monkeypox virus. The in-person conference will also feature innovative interactive sessions, rich poster sessions, and networking opportunities.

The CROI 2023 Program below is preliminary and subject to change. New information will be posted as it becomes available.

8:30 AM PT - 12:30 PM PT
SCOTT M. HAMMER WORKSHOP FOR NEW INVESTIGATORS AND TRAINEES

Widely considered the most informative and comprehensive session, this workshop highlights key presentations that will take place during CROI. Although the workshop is directed toward new investigators and trainees (eg, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician fellows), all CROI attendees are encouraged to attend. Scholarship recipients are required to attend.

Moderators: Nicolas Chomont, Université de Montréal, and Serena S. Spudich, Yale University
  • ADVANCES IN MOLECULAR VIROLOGY OF HIV AND SARS-CoV-2
  • ADVANCES IN HIV AND SARS-CoV-2 IMMUNOLOGY 
  • COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES 
  • ADVANCES IN HIV TREATMENT STRATEGIES 
  • ADVANCES IN BIOMEDICAL PREVENTION OF HIV 
  • ADVANCES IN HIV CURE 
1:30 PM PT - 3:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS

FRONTIERS IN LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIES

CASE-BASED LIVER WORKSHOP

CLINICAL TRIAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

5:00 PT - 7:00 PM PT
OPENING SESSION

BERNARD FIELDS LECTURE

Alan S. Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA

The Bernard Fields Lecture recognizes a basic scientist for important and relevant contributions to the fields of virology and viral pathogenesis.

N’GALY-MANN LECTURE

Kevin M. De Cock, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Mission in Kenya (former), Nairobi, Kenya

The N’Galy-Mann Lecture recognizes an HIV/AIDS researcher for important and relevant work in the fields of epidemiology or clinical research.

MARTIN DELANEY PRESENTATION

Yvette Raphael, Advocacy for Prevention of HIV and AIDS, South Africa

The Martin Delaney Presentation recognizes the important contributions of community advocacy and engagement to HIV/AIDS research.

30TH CROI SPECIAL EVENT

8:30 AM PT - 9:30 AM PT
MONDAY PLENARY SESSION

20 YEARS OF PEPFAR: LOOKING BACK, STRIDING FORWARD

John Nkengasong, US Department of State, Washington, DC, USA

 

THE PATH TO HEPATITIS B CURE

Anna Suk-Fong Lok, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

10:00 AM PT - 12:00 AM PT
CONCURRENT ORAL ABSTRACT SESSIONS

Oral Abstract Sessions include leading-edge research in HIV, hepatitis viruses, SARS-CoV-2, and other viral infections and their related conditions. During these 2-hour sessions, speakers present their peer-reviewed research on a specific topic area and respond to questions from attendees in 1 of 2 question and answer periods moderated by experts in the field.

12:00 PM PT - 1:30 PM PT
Lunch Break for Attendees and New Investigator Networking Sessions
1:30 PM PT - 2:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT THEMED DISCUSSIONS

Themed Discussions include up to 5 select poster abstracts connected by a theme. A discussant provides a 5-minute introduction outlining the state of the topic field, and then each presenter gives a brief overview of their Poster Abstract in 5 minutes using 5 slides (recommended) to summarize the noteworthy results, conclusions, and discussion points. Discussants interact with audience members and presenters to create a discussion that synthesizes the relevant information, covers key points of agreement and controversy, and draws comparisons to related work in the scientific field. At the conclusion of a Themed Discussion, the discussant provides a 5-minute summation highlighting the key information of the Poster Abstracts discussed and posing important questions for future research.

2:30 PM PT - 4:00 PM PT
POSTER SESSIONS

Poster Abstract Sessions comprise the majority of scientific information presented at CROI. Presenters of Poster Abstracts who attend CROI in-person will be assigned to stand at their respective boards, organized by topic, on one of the three conference days. All posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference in the poster hall and in an electronic format on the CROI website and other electronic means (access is restricted to registered CROI attendees during the conference).

4:00 PM PT - 5:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIA

VIRAL EVOLUTION OF HIV AND SARS-CoV-2

 

FROM ROCKET SCIENCE TO REALITY: MONITORING ANTIRETROVIRALS AND ADHERENCE

 

DELIVERING ON THE SUCCESS OF INJECTABLE PrEP

8:30 AM PT - 9:30 AM PT
TUESDAY PLENARY SESSION

HIV RESERVOIRS: OBSTACLES TO A CURE

Janet Siliciano, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

RESTRICTIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV

Denise J. Jamieson, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

10:00 AM PT - 12:00 AM PT
CONCURRENT ORAL ABSTRACT SESSIONS

Oral Abstract Sessions include leading-edge research in HIV, hepatitis viruses, SARS-CoV-2, and other viral infections and their related conditions. During these 2-hour sessions, speakers present their peer-reviewed research on a specific topic area and respond to questions from attendees in 1 of 2 question and answer periods moderated by experts in the field.

12:00 PM PT - 1:30 PM PT
Lunch Break for Attendees and New Investigator Networking Sessions
1:30 PM PT - 2:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT THEMED DISCUSSIONS

Themed Discussions include up to 5 select poster abstracts connected by a theme. A discussant provides a 5-minute introduction outlining the state of the topic field, and then each presenter gives a brief overview of their Poster Abstract in 5 minutes using 5 slides (recommended) to summarize the noteworthy results, conclusions, and discussion points. Discussants interact with audience members and presenters to create a discussion that synthesizes the relevant information, covers key points of agreement and controversy, and draws comparisons to related work in the scientific field. At the conclusion of a Themed Discussion, the discussant provides a 5-minute summation highlighting the key information of the Poster Abstracts discussed and posing important questions for future research.

2:30 PM PT - 4:00 PM PT
POSTER SESSIONS

Poster Abstract Sessions comprise the majority of scientific information presented at CROI. Presenters of Poster Abstracts who attend CROI in-person will be assigned to stand at their respective boards, organized by topic, on one of the three conference days. All posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference in the poster hall and in an electronic format on the CROI website and other electronic means (access is restricted to registered CROI attendees during the conference).

4:00 PM PT - 5:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIA

PEDIATRIC CURE

 

CASE-BASED DISCUSSION ON COVID-19: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

 

GETTING PrEPped (AND PEPped) FOR SEX: FROM HIV TO STIs TO MONKEYPOX

8:30 AM PT - 9:30 AM PT
WEDNESDAY PLENARY SESSION

IDENTIFYING HIV VIRUS-HOST INTERACTIONS: IMPORTANT FOR VIRAL PATHOGENESIS

Paul Lehner, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

 

THE SCIENCE OF AGING: LESSONS FOR HIV

George Kuchel, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA

10:00 AM PT - 12:00 AM PT
CONCURRENT ORAL ABSTRACT SESSIONS

Oral Abstract Sessions include leading-edge research in HIV, hepatitis viruses, SARS-CoV-2, and other viral infections and their related conditions. During these 2-hour sessions, speakers present their peer-reviewed research on a specific topic area and respond to questions from attendees in 1 of 2 question and answer periods moderated by experts in the field.

12:00 PM PT - 1:30 PM PT
Lunch Break for Attendees and New Investigator Networking Sessions
1:30 PM PT - 2:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT THEMED DISCUSSIONS

Themed Discussions include up to 5 select poster abstracts connected by a theme. A discussant provides a 5-minute introduction outlining the state of the topic field, and then each presenter gives a brief overview of their Poster Abstract in 5 minutes using 5 slides (recommended) to summarize the noteworthy results, conclusions, and discussion points. Discussants interact with audience members and presenters to create a discussion that synthesizes the relevant information, covers key points of agreement and controversy, and draws comparisons to related work in the scientific field. At the conclusion of a Themed Discussion, the discussant provides a 5-minute summation highlighting the key information of the Poster Abstracts discussed and posing important questions for future research.

2:30 PM PT - 4:00 PM PT
POSTER SESSIONS

Poster Abstract Sessions comprise the majority of scientific information presented at CROI. Presenters of Poster Abstracts who attend CROI in-person will be assigned to stand at their respective boards, organized by topic, on one of the three conference days. All posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference in the poster hall and in an electronic format on the CROI website and other electronic means (access is restricted to registered CROI attendees during the conference).

4:00 PM PT - 5:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIA

THE VIRUSES THEY ARE A CHANGING: HOW THE IMMUNE SYSTEM RESPONDS

 

CASE-BASED DISCUSSION OF CARDIO-METABOLIC COMPLICATIONS OF HIV AND CONSEQUENCES FOR MANAGEMENT

 

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION IN THE AGE OF MISINFORMATION

Sunday, February 19, 2023
8:30 AM PT - 12:30 PM PT
SCOTT M. HAMMER WORKSHOP FOR NEW INVESTIGATORS AND TRAINEES

Widely considered the most informative and comprehensive session, this workshop highlights key presentations that will take place during CROI. Although the workshop is directed toward new investigators and trainees (eg, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician fellows), all CROI attendees are encouraged to attend. Scholarship recipients are required to attend.

Moderators: Nicolas Chomont, Université de Montréal, and Serena S. Spudich, Yale University
  • ADVANCES IN MOLECULAR VIROLOGY OF HIV AND SARS-CoV-2
  • ADVANCES IN HIV AND SARS-CoV-2 IMMUNOLOGY 
  • COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES 
  • ADVANCES IN HIV TREATMENT STRATEGIES 
  • ADVANCES IN BIOMEDICAL PREVENTION OF HIV 
  • ADVANCES IN HIV CURE 
1:30 PM PT - 3:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS

FRONTIERS IN LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIES

CASE-BASED LIVER WORKSHOP

CLINICAL TRIAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

5:00 PT - 7:00 PM PT
OPENING SESSION

BERNARD FIELDS LECTURE

Alan S. Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA

The Bernard Fields Lecture recognizes a basic scientist for important and relevant contributions to the fields of virology and viral pathogenesis.

N’GALY-MANN LECTURE

Kevin M. De Cock, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Mission in Kenya (former), Nairobi, Kenya

The N’Galy-Mann Lecture recognizes an HIV/AIDS researcher for important and relevant work in the fields of epidemiology or clinical research.

MARTIN DELANEY PRESENTATION

Yvette Raphael, Advocacy for Prevention of HIV and AIDS, South Africa

The Martin Delaney Presentation recognizes the important contributions of community advocacy and engagement to HIV/AIDS research.

30TH CROI SPECIAL EVENT

Monday, February 20, 2023
8:30 AM PT - 9:30 AM PT
MONDAY PLENARY SESSION

20 YEARS OF PEPFAR: LOOKING BACK, STRIDING FORWARD

John Nkengasong, US Department of State, Washington, DC, USA

 

THE PATH TO HEPATITIS B CURE

Anna Suk-Fong Lok, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

10:00 AM PT - 12:00 AM PT
CONCURRENT ORAL ABSTRACT SESSIONS

Oral Abstract Sessions include leading-edge research in HIV, hepatitis viruses, SARS-CoV-2, and other viral infections and their related conditions. During these 2-hour sessions, speakers present their peer-reviewed research on a specific topic area and respond to questions from attendees in 1 of 2 question and answer periods moderated by experts in the field.

12:00 PM PT - 1:30 PM PT
Lunch Break for Attendees and New Investigator Networking Sessions
1:30 PM PT - 2:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT THEMED DISCUSSIONS

Themed Discussions include up to 5 select poster abstracts connected by a theme. A discussant provides a 5-minute introduction outlining the state of the topic field, and then each presenter gives a brief overview of their Poster Abstract in 5 minutes using 5 slides (recommended) to summarize the noteworthy results, conclusions, and discussion points. Discussants interact with audience members and presenters to create a discussion that synthesizes the relevant information, covers key points of agreement and controversy, and draws comparisons to related work in the scientific field. At the conclusion of a Themed Discussion, the discussant provides a 5-minute summation highlighting the key information of the Poster Abstracts discussed and posing important questions for future research.

2:30 PM PT - 4:00 PM PT
POSTER SESSIONS

Poster Abstract Sessions comprise the majority of scientific information presented at CROI. Presenters of Poster Abstracts who attend CROI in-person will be assigned to stand at their respective boards, organized by topic, on one of the three conference days. All posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference in the poster hall and in an electronic format on the CROI website and other electronic means (access is restricted to registered CROI attendees during the conference).

4:00 PM PT - 5:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIA

VIRAL EVOLUTION OF HIV AND SARS-CoV-2

 

FROM ROCKET SCIENCE TO REALITY: MONITORING ANTIRETROVIRALS AND ADHERENCE

 

DELIVERING ON THE SUCCESS OF INJECTABLE PrEP

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
8:30 AM PT - 9:30 AM PT
TUESDAY PLENARY SESSION

HIV RESERVOIRS: OBSTACLES TO A CURE

Janet Siliciano, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

RESTRICTIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV

Denise J. Jamieson, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

10:00 AM PT - 12:00 AM PT
CONCURRENT ORAL ABSTRACT SESSIONS

Oral Abstract Sessions include leading-edge research in HIV, hepatitis viruses, SARS-CoV-2, and other viral infections and their related conditions. During these 2-hour sessions, speakers present their peer-reviewed research on a specific topic area and respond to questions from attendees in 1 of 2 question and answer periods moderated by experts in the field.

12:00 PM PT - 1:30 PM PT
Lunch Break for Attendees and New Investigator Networking Sessions
1:30 PM PT - 2:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT THEMED DISCUSSIONS

Themed Discussions include up to 5 select poster abstracts connected by a theme. A discussant provides a 5-minute introduction outlining the state of the topic field, and then each presenter gives a brief overview of their Poster Abstract in 5 minutes using 5 slides (recommended) to summarize the noteworthy results, conclusions, and discussion points. Discussants interact with audience members and presenters to create a discussion that synthesizes the relevant information, covers key points of agreement and controversy, and draws comparisons to related work in the scientific field. At the conclusion of a Themed Discussion, the discussant provides a 5-minute summation highlighting the key information of the Poster Abstracts discussed and posing important questions for future research.

2:30 PM PT - 4:00 PM PT
POSTER SESSIONS

Poster Abstract Sessions comprise the majority of scientific information presented at CROI. Presenters of Poster Abstracts who attend CROI in-person will be assigned to stand at their respective boards, organized by topic, on one of the three conference days. All posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference in the poster hall and in an electronic format on the CROI website and other electronic means (access is restricted to registered CROI attendees during the conference).

4:00 PM PT - 5:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIA

PEDIATRIC CURE

 

CASE-BASED DISCUSSION ON COVID-19: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

 

GETTING PrEPped (AND PEPped) FOR SEX: FROM HIV TO STIs TO MONKEYPOX

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
8:30 AM PT - 9:30 AM PT
WEDNESDAY PLENARY SESSION

IDENTIFYING HIV VIRUS-HOST INTERACTIONS: IMPORTANT FOR VIRAL PATHOGENESIS

Paul Lehner, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

 

THE SCIENCE OF AGING: LESSONS FOR HIV

George Kuchel, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA

10:00 AM PT - 12:00 AM PT
CONCURRENT ORAL ABSTRACT SESSIONS

Oral Abstract Sessions include leading-edge research in HIV, hepatitis viruses, SARS-CoV-2, and other viral infections and their related conditions. During these 2-hour sessions, speakers present their peer-reviewed research on a specific topic area and respond to questions from attendees in 1 of 2 question and answer periods moderated by experts in the field.

12:00 PM PT - 1:30 PM PT
Lunch Break for Attendees and New Investigator Networking Sessions
1:30 PM PT - 2:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT THEMED DISCUSSIONS

Themed Discussions include up to 5 select poster abstracts connected by a theme. A discussant provides a 5-minute introduction outlining the state of the topic field, and then each presenter gives a brief overview of their Poster Abstract in 5 minutes using 5 slides (recommended) to summarize the noteworthy results, conclusions, and discussion points. Discussants interact with audience members and presenters to create a discussion that synthesizes the relevant information, covers key points of agreement and controversy, and draws comparisons to related work in the scientific field. At the conclusion of a Themed Discussion, the discussant provides a 5-minute summation highlighting the key information of the Poster Abstracts discussed and posing important questions for future research.

2:30 PM PT - 4:00 PM PT
POSTER SESSIONS

Poster Abstract Sessions comprise the majority of scientific information presented at CROI. Presenters of Poster Abstracts who attend CROI in-person will be assigned to stand at their respective boards, organized by topic, on one of the three conference days. All posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference in the poster hall and in an electronic format on the CROI website and other electronic means (access is restricted to registered CROI attendees during the conference).

4:00 PM PT - 5:30 PM PT
CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIA

THE VIRUSES THEY ARE A CHANGING: HOW THE IMMUNE SYSTEM RESPONDS

 

CASE-BASED DISCUSSION OF CARDIO-METABOLIC COMPLICATIONS OF HIV AND CONSEQUENCES FOR MANAGEMENT

 

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION IN THE AGE OF MISINFORMATION