amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

CAPITOL HILL CONFERENCE:  Future Directions in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS




Co-Sponsored by
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and Research!America

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.

Cannon House Office Building, Caucus Room 345
First Street & Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C.

The Capitol Hill Conference convened international HIV/AIDS experts, celebrity AIDS advocates, Members of Congress, and representatives of the Obama administration for an intensive one-day forum on the most pressing global health issue of our time. Click here for press release. 


The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives

Jeffrey Crowley, M.P.H.
White House Office of National AIDS Policy

Anthony Fauci, M.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Kevin Fenton, M.D., Ph.D.
National Center on HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC

Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Founder and Chairman
Magic Johnson Foundation

Michel Kazatchkine, M.D.
Executive Director
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The Honorable Barbara Lee
The Congressional Black Caucus
U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Nita Lowey
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
U.S. House of Representatives


Ted Koppel
Senior News Analyst, NPR
Contributing Analyst, BBC News

presentation of amfar's award of courage

Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
C. Everett Koop, M.D., Sc.D.

presented by

Kenneth Cole
Chairman of the Board

Conference Chair

Susan Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A.
Senior Policy and Medical Advisor
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General


Harry Belafonte, Pierce and Keely Brosnan, Lisa Edelstein, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Barry Manilow, Matthew Modine, Jane Seymour, Barbra Streisand, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, and Stanley Tucci

Honorary Congressional Committee includes more than 100 Members of Congress.


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