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Addressing HIV/AIDS, PrEP and STI After the Pandemic

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Join us for our annual year-end program and celebration of "The Michelle Meow Show" at The Commonwealth Club. First, we'll have a fascinating discussion with health experts drawing on the latest surprising research, and then we'll have a social hour with food, drink, and entertainment.

In what we hope is the late phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we'll take a look at other long-running issues relating to health care, healthy living, and access to care for the LGBTQ+ community. Our expert panelists for this discussion are leaders in the efforts to reach LGBTQ+ people, informing them and connecting them to appropriate health care services.

Dr. Monica Ghandi, M.D., M.P.H., was a recipient of The Commonwealth Club's Distinguished Citizens Award in 2021. She is an infectious diseases doctor, professor of medicine and associate chief in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also the director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the medical director of the HIV Clinic ("Ward 86") at San Francisco General Hospital. 

Craig Rouskey is the co-founder and CEO of Renegade.bio. Rouskey was also a co-founder and CSO at Pando Nutrition, an animal nutrition company. At Avant Immunotherapeutics, he worked on vaccine projects against avian influenza (H5N1) and anthrax. He co-founded the Gonorrhea Eradication Team (GET) and served as principal scientist for the Immunity Project, creating an open source vaccine against HIV. Rouskey has also served as a scientist in the Antibody Therapy Group at Novartis and in product development with the Next Generation Sequencing group at Thermofisher.

Tristan Schukraft is the founder and CEO of MISTR, a telemedicine company that is focused on HIV prevention serving over 150,000 patients in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. In addition to MISTR,  Schukraft has founded a portfolio of tech focused companies within the healthcare and hospitality industries, and most recently acquired The Tryst hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Notes

This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend vaccination for guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
  • We reserve the right to require different rules for specific events as necessary.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

This program is free for all thanks to generous supporters of "The Michelle Meow Show" at The Commonwealth Club. The Club is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization; we welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

The Commonwealth Club thanks Gilead Sciences, Inc. for its generous support of The Michelle Meow Show. 

Gilead

Thanks to Renegade.Bio for additional support for this program.

Renegade.Bio

See more "Michelle Meow Show"s at The Commonwealth Club.

Photos courtesy the speakers.

Thu, Dec 15 / 6:00 pm PST

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Speakers
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Dr. Monica Ghandi

M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief, Division of HIV, Invectiuos Diseases, and Global Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Director, UCSF Center for AIDS Research; Medical Director, HIV Clinic, San Francisco General Hospital

Image - Craig Rouskey

Craig Rouskey

MSc, Co-founder and CEO, Renegade.bio

Image - Tristan Schukraft

Tristan Schukraft

Founder & CEO, Mistr.com and ID90.com

Format

5:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
6–7 p.m. program
7–8 p.m. reception
(all times PST)

COST

Free for members and nonmembers