The SEARCH research forum is a venue for HIV researchers to share, discuss and collaborate on studies of mutual interest.
SEARCH has held two SEARCH Research Forums on NeuroAIDS in January and November of 2006. In 2008, the Forum was held in October, and covered topics including : Neuro AIDS, the basic science of mitochondrial toxicity, metabolic complications and HIV prevention. The latest Forum, held in October 2009, involved Neuro AIDS and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in HIV. The upcoming Forum session is planned, to include discussion of Neuropsychological aspects of HIV, HIV Immunology, Virology, Opportunistic Infection and Sexually transmitted disease. The Forum date will be announced soon.
Each Forum is chaired by a well respected international expert. In November 2006 the forum was chaired by Professor David B. Clifford, M.D. from Melba and Forest Seay, Washington University School of Medicine while the forum in October 2008 was chaired by Professor Cecilia Shikuma, M.D. from John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa in Honolulu. The latest forum in 2009 was chaired by Professor Bruce Miller, M.D. from the Memory and Aging Center, University of California at San Francisco.
The 2009 Forum was attended by researchers from HIV-NAT, The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Pharmaongkutklao Hospital, Chulalongkorn University, Vajira Hospital, Chiang Rai Hospital, Bamrasnaradura Institute, Khon Kaen University, Nakornping Hospital and Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital.