IAS Pre-Conference: Research Opportunities Using the C3PNO Virtual Repository

The Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing NIDA Opportunities (C3PNO) invite you to attend an IAS pre-conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on July 22 from 12-2pm CET entitled Blood, Guts & Glory: HIV & Substance Use Research Opportunities Using the C3PNO Virtual Repository to Link NIDA Cohort Data.

C3PNO, the data coordinating center for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) longitudinal HIV cohorts, will demonstrate and discuss opportunities related to the new C3PNO virtual repository which links laboratory, clinical, substance use, behavioral, and biological data. The C3PNO goal is to stimulate research with outside investigators and encourage new collaborations with international cohorts studying substance use in the context of HIV pathogenesis. Representatives from Frontier Science will include: Dr. Soyeon Kim, Senior Biostatistician, Adina Stoica, Software Project Manager and Sue Siminski, Co-Principal Investigator.

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C3PNO fosters cutting-edge science powered by the cohorts’ combined sample size of approximately 12,000 participants. These cohorts span North America and some, like ALIVE and VIDUS, reach back over 25 years. The cohorts include injecting drug users, men who have sex with men, and clinically-based populations. We have assembled a team of researchers with global leadership in HIV prevention, clinical science, behavioral science, immunology, modeling, and bioethics to promote high impact science with the NIDA cohort data.

Lunch will be provided.

Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time: 12:00-2:00pm (CET)

Draft Agenda:

  • C3PNO Overview
  • Cutting-edge cohort science
  • Data linking initiatives
  • Pilot projects
  • New collaborations

To attend the pre-conference, you must register in advance. For questions or more information, contact Amy Ragsdale at aeragsdale@mednet.ucla.edu

C3PNO is led by co-Principal Investigators Pamina Gorbach, DrPH, MHS (University of California Los Angles) and Suzanne Siminski, MS, MBA (Frontier Science). Learn more about C3PNO by going to www.c3pno.org or by contacting aeragsdale@mednet.ucla.edu.