Please note that all conferences are currently being held via Zoom to abide by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. For more information about how to access these lectures, please reach out to the conference coordinator for the conference you are interested in or contact Mayra V Rodriguez at

Core Lecture: Every Tuesday at 7:30AM- 8:30AM via Zoom. Please note that you can call into this lecture and view the lecture slides. The Zoom Call-in Information will be sent to everyone on the listserv. 
ID/GPH Rounds and Case Conference: Every Thursday at 3:30PM- 5:00PM. The Research Case Conference begins at 4:15PM. Presentations are being held via Zoom. 

HIV & Global Health Rounds: Every Friday, 8AM-9AM, in the First Floor Conference Room at the UC San Diego Antiviral Research Center, 220 Dickinson Street, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92103. See the Events page of the AVRC Web site for the schedule.

CFAR SWG Meetings: The San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Scientific Working Group (SWG) Program objectives include: identifying promising new areas of HIV research through our strategic planning process; developing research expertise and capacity in these areas; and coordinating education and new collaborations across SD CFAR institutions and with the HIV community. For more information on these meetings, please email

Planned services of the SWG included the following:
  • Dissemination of working knowledge in the designated field
  • Support of regular scientific symposia with presentations by visiting or local scholars to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and support research productivity
  • Access to ongoing journal clubs where high-impact research related to these fields will be presented, and
  • Educational opportunities related to grant writing, manuscript writing, presentation training, and other topics

Work in Progress (WIP): Meets on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m., usually in Room 344 a/b of the Stein Clinical Research Building. Speakers present their current in-progress research for discussion and constructive evaluation. See the meeting schedule to confirm the time, location, and topic for specific meetings. You may also view information about previous meetings.

HIV and Substance Use Research Seminar Series: Approximately every other Thursday (see Division calendar here) 1:30PM-3PM via Zoom. The Zoom information will be distributed to everyone on the listserv. Talks will be from a range of speakers that provide insight into current and emerging issues in applied HIV research, with a focus on the cross-cutting issues of substance abuse, sex work, and marginalized populations.

SD CFAR/THI Seminar Series
Current HIV research is prolific and constantly evolving. To help close the research-practice gap between HIV research and clinical care, the San Diego CFAR and UC San Diego HIV Institute (THI) produce a Seminar Series. These essential forums help translate laboratory and public health research into practical guidelines that improve the HIV care continuum. Please visit the Seminar Series webpage to learn more and register for upcoming seminars.

To be added to any of these email lists please contact the Division Coordinator, Mayra V Rodriguez at: