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The UNC-Duke Viral Oncology and AIDS Malignancy Symposium will be held in person at The Carolina Club in Chapel Hill, NC, on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

This year’s session will include special guest presentations, breakfast and lunch, and a poster session with prizes.

The Carolina Club will provide free parking coupons for attendees. Coupons will be provided onsite day of the event.

Registration closed December 4.

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8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction
Dr. Dirk Dittmer, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Team Lead for Virology and Global Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

9:10 – 10:10 a.m.

“Viral Latency in Cancer: Mechanisms to Therapy”

Dr. Paul Lieberman, Hilary Koprowski Endowed Professor and Program Leader, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center, The Wistar Institute

10:10 – 11:10 a.m.

“Where’s ALTO?”

Dr. Denise Galloway, Paul Stephanus Memorial Endowed Chair, Professor and Scientific Director of the Pathogen-Associated Malignancies Integrated Research Center, The Fred Hutch Cancer Center

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

“Integrating Epstein-Barr Virus Oncogenes into DLBCL Genetics”

Dr. Eric Johannsen, Associate Professor of Medicine, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Madison, Wisconsin

12:10 – 1:30 p.m.

Buffet Lunch 

1:30 – 2:24 p.m.

Poster Session – with coffee and desserts

2:45 p.m.

Prizes and closing remarks

3 p.m.