Fall 2002

AIDS Coordinating Committee to Host World AIDS Day Roundtable; Welcomes New Members

The ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee will host "A World AIDS Day 2002 Roundtable: Stigma, Discrimination, and the Future of HIV/AIDS Law, Policy, and Advocacy," on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in Washington, D. C. Scheduled a week prior to World AIDS Day, the theme of which is "Stigma and Discrimination," the Roundtable will bring key leaders in government, civil society, and the private sector together to consider the impact of stigma and discrimination upon the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic; domestic and international efforts to combat the pandemic generally; and potential improvements in those efforts, including strengthening cooperation among government, civil society, and private-sector actors. Participating organizations include, among others, AIDS Action, the AIDS Alliance for Youth, Children & Families, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Global Health Council, Human Rights Watch, the International Center for Research on Women, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the National Minority AIDS Council, and Whitman-Walker Clinic. Government and business leaders will participate as well.

The Committee also is pleased to welcome two new members: Seth Levy, who practices intellectual property law with Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in Los Angeles, Calif., has been appointed the Young Lawyers Division liaison to the Committee; and Anthony Davis, M. D., a student at William & Mary Law School, has been appointed by the Law Student Division.

For more information about the AIDS Coordinating Committee and ABA policy on HIV/AIDS, contact Michael Pates, Director, AIDS Coordination Project (tel.: 202/662-1025; e-mail: Michael.Pates@americanbar.org).

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