The teleconference I am referring to – “And in the beginning, there were Rectal Microbicides” – was held last Thursday. The slides and call recording are available now.

It was a really interesting call – with LOTS of great questions from the participants. Thanks to everyone who made it so dynamic – including presenter Ian McGowan and all the folks who asked really important questions.

Click here for the presentation slides. Click here the call recording.

In this call, Ian McGowan, co-principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network and Principal Investigator of CHARM (the Combination HIV Antiretroviral Rectal Microbicide Program) provided an update on what is happening with this innovative program.

Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 2009, CHARM is an $11 million, five year, multicenter grant intended to advance candidate rectal microbicides from discovery into early clinical development. Rather than simply testing existing vaginal formulations of microbicides, CHARM seeks to develop rectal-specific products from the beginning.

Did you know we save ALL the slides and recordings from all of our teleconferences? Click IRMA’s teleconference page to peruse previous call materials…

http://www.rectalmicrobicides.org/teleconf.php

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