CROI 2019 Program and Conference Information
Overview CROI was established in 1993 to provide a forum for basic scientists and clinical investigators to present, discuss, and critique their investigations into the epidemiology and biology of human retroviruses and associated diseases.The synergy of basic science and clinical investigation has been a major contributor to the success of the meeting. CROI is the preeminent HIV research meeting in the world and includes up to 4000 HIV research and care leaders internationally. CROI has facilitated the presentation of important discoveries in the field, thereby accelerating progress in CROI is largely supported by participant registration fees. CROI registration fees cover all hosted attendee meals (including theWelcome Reception) and travel expenses for invited participants (eg, speakers, leaders, moderators, and CROI PC members), as well as selected meeting materials and other conference expenses. In addition, CROI seeks grants from commercial companies, particularly from companies with competing products.These companies have no input in or control over the selection of faculty or content of the presentations. Commercial support is used to cover some of the costs of the convention center, audiovisual services, and other conference services. CROI 2019 received grant support commitments from the following commercial companies: HIV and AIDS research. Conference Support
PLATINUM SUPPORTERS Gilead Sciences Merck & Co, Inc. ViiV Healthcare, Inc. SILVER SUPPORTER JanssenTherapeutics Additional support has been provided by AbbVie Inc. Theratechnologies Inc.
Americans With Disabilities Act CROI endeavors to comply fully with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require assistance on-site, please visit the Attendee Services booth on the Plaza level during the conference. Emergency Services IIn the event of a medical emergency, please contact Security Control immediately by dialing 5127 from any house phone located in the facility. In addition, there are red “hot line”phones located around the facility that ring directly into the Security Control office. CROI staff or any uniformedWashington State Convention Center (WSCC) personnel with a 2-way radio can also assist you in an emergency. Contacting Security Control will greatly minimize response time in the event an emergency medical unit needs to report to theWSCC. Security personnel can quickly assess the situation, and bring emergency personnel directly to the individual in need. For this reason,WSCC requests that our clients and guests NOT contact 911 directly.
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