Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 27, 2012

Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, will host the third meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) October 2-3.

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. October 2, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 3. It is open to the press and to 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 combination prevention evaluations, discussion about key populations, and recommendations to PEPFAR on issues related to linkage and retention of patients in the care and treatment cascade.

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 by sending your name, title, organization/affiliation, and contact information to 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, contact Megan Wolf at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at (202) 663-2440 or

PRN: 2012/1539