Is the end of HIV in sight?

Can the University of Manitoba’s renowned scientists help us achieve this ambitious goal?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Robert Schultz Theatre
St. John’s College, Fort Garry Campus
University of Manitoba
Reception // 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion // 7 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free but seating is limited, so please RSVP online, to or 204-474-9071.



Stephen MosesStephen Moses
Professor and Head, Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences


Dr. Stephen Moses is a physician and scientist who has made major contributions globally to understanding biological and behavioural risk factors for sexually transmitted infections, particularly HIV infection, and translating research findings into practice.  Over the past 25 years, he has been at the forefront of investigating, and integrating into programs, several major innovations for HIV prevention:  improved management and control of “conventional” STIs; implementation of focused, peer-mediated educational interventions for high-risk populations; and male circumcision for reducing HIV susceptibility among men.


Keith FowkeKeith Fowke [BSc(Hons)/88, PhD/95]
Professor and Head, Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Keith Fowke’s laboratory focuses on defining cellular immune mechanisms of the control of, and resistance to, HIV infection. Current studies include preventing HIV infections by inducing immune quiescence and defining the impact of sex work on the immune response in the female genital tract.

Marissa BeckerMarissa Becker [MD/99]
Associate Professor, Centre for Global Public Health, Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences; Associate Director of Manitoba HIV Program

An HIV physician and researcher, Dr. Becker's research program uses a Program Science framework and focuses on understanding HIV risk, vulnerability and outcomes among disadvantaged populations globally and in Canada. She has been awarded a Canadian Institutes for Health Research New Investigator Award for her research. She is also the Co-Scientific Lead of the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba.

Ken KasperKen Kasper [BSc(Hons)/89, MD/93]
Director of Manitoba HIV Program; Infectious Disease Specialist, Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Ken Kasper is an Infectious Disease Specialist working at Winnipeg’s Health Science Center Hospital and Nine Circles Community Clinic. He has been the Director of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority HIV Program and The Manitoba HIV program since its inception in 2007. He is seen as a key opinion leader in the Prairie HIV pandemic and is the primary investigator of a number of research projects involving Manitobans living with HIV.



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