Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 12, 2011


On September 14-15, Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, will host the second meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The meeting will take place at the House of Sweden Event Center, 2900 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on September 14th, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 15th. It is open to the press and the public on a space-limited basis.

The Board serves the Global AIDS Coordinator in an advisory capacity concerning scientific, implementation, and policy issues related to the global HIV/AIDS response. These issues inform the priorities and direction of PEPFAR evaluation and research, the content of national and international strategies and their implementation, and the role of PEPFAR in the international discourse regarding appropriate and resourced responses.

Agenda topics for the meeting include an update on PEPFAR-funded evaluations, discussion about policy related to the recent studies treatment for prevention, and recommendations to the Ambassador on the future direction of evaluation and research within PEPFAR.

The public may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows. Admittance to the meeting will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. In order to be placed on the list, please register at http://www.pepfar.gov/sab/. While the meeting is open to public attendance, the Board will determine procedures for public participation and announce those procedures at the meeting.

For further information, please contact Ms. Tiffany Peoples at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at (202) 663-2440 or PeoplesTN2@state.gov.



PRN: 2011/1451