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May 2 - 3, 2016: Johns Hopkins 26th Annual Clinical Care of the Patient with HIV Infection

May 02, 2016 - May 03, 2016
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

26th Annual Clinical Care of the Patient with HIV Infection and Care of Patient with Viral Hepatitis

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The purpose of this activity is to provide a state of the art overview of the clinical care of patients with HIV infection for practicing clinicians and other health professionals. The activity will include discussions of HIV epidemiology, clinical management and treatment, and longitudinal care. The material will be clinically oriented with a focus on the latest pertinent data from clinical trials and basic research. Participants can expect to become more familiar with the primary care of the patient with HIV infection and the management of clinical complications of HIV disease.

OBJECTIVES
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Manage patients with comorbid conditions and infections, including diabetes, abnormal lipids, tuberculosis, neurological disorders, substance abuse and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Identify and be prepared to treat viral hepatitis, particularly Hepatitis C, using newly approved treatments for Hepatitis C.
  • Discuss strategies for initiating pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in eligible patients
  • Describe and appropriately prescribe highly active antiretroviral therapy for HIV.
For more information, please visit http://www.hopkinscme.edu/CourseDetail.aspx/80037169


May 5 - 6, 2016: HIV Management 2016: THE NEW YORK COURSE

May 05, 2016 - May 06, 2016
The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street
New York, New York 10017 USA

Our Live CME Meeting
HIV Management 2016: THE NEW YORK COURSE (www.newyorkcourse.com), in its 14th year, is scheduled for May 5-6, 2016 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York, NY. Contact email: info@newyorkcourse.com

HIV Management 2016: THE NEW YORK COURSE CO-CHAIRS
Carol A. Harris, MD, MSc, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Robert S. Klein, MD, Hudson Infectious Diseases Associates

This advanced CME activity is sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with nursing CE accreditation provided by HLC, Inc. The program content and agenda for the program was developed by the Co-Chairs. You will find full Faculty Listings, current Agendas, and Registration Details on the website.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

HIV Management 2016: THE NEW YORK COURSE Registration: http://www.newyorkcourse.com/register.html


May 5, 2016: LGBT2S Health Issues Teleconference Call

May 05, 2016 - May 05, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Teleconference Call

The Indian Health Service will hold a public teleconference call to seek broad input on efforts to advance and promote the health needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit communities. This is the first of a series of public teleconferences that will take place this year.

Themes that resulted from previous discussions included service and eligibility; clinical services; behavioral health; suicide; youth services; confidentiality and organization strategies.

Join the meeting by calling the toll free phone number at 800-857-9744, followed by the participant passcode number, 3618057. Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

For more information, please visit https://www.ihs.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2016pressreleases/ihs-holds-teleconference-call-to-address-lgbt2s-health-issues/


May 6 - 7, 2016: HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT -- STATE OF THE ART

May 06, 2016 - May 07, 2016
The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street
New York, New York 10017 USA

Our Live CME Meeting
HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT -- STATE OF THE ART (www.hep2016.com), in its 5th year, being held May 6-7 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York, NY. Contact email: hepatitis@mentorcme.com

HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT -- STATE OF THE ART CO-CHAIRS
Raymond T. Chung, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert S. Klein, MD, Hudson Infectious Diseases Associates
John F. Reinus, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
David L. Thomas, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

This advanced CME activity is sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with nursing CE accreditation provided by HLC, Inc. The program content and agenda for the program was developed by the Co-Chairs. You will find full Faculty Listings, current Agendas, and Registration Details on the website.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT -- STATE OF THE ART Registration: http://www.hep2016.com/register.html


May 6, 2016: NYS Clinical Conference on HIV and Hepatitis C - Henrietta

May 06, 2016 - May 06, 2016
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, New York 14467 USA

New York State 2016 Clinical Conference on HIV and Hepatitis C: Advancing Care through Knowledge, Policy, and Implementation

This full-day conference will focus on the clinical and public health aspects of HIV and HCV. By attending plenary and breakout sessions, attendees will hear from experts on HIV and HCV care and prevention, the impact of policy efforts, as well as implementation challenges and successes.

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe current New York State HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) health policies and their impact on clinicians
  2. Describe current HIV and HCV screening algorithms, diagnostic technologies, and treatment recommendations
  3. Discuss HIV and HCV related implementation challenges and strategies
This free conference is restricted to New York State clinical providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, and pharmacists. Registration is required as space is limited.

Register here! http://hivhcvconference2016.eventzilla.net

For more information, please contact Naomi Harris at naoharris@chpnet.org or 212-523-5954.


May 6, 2016: NYSDOH AI Peer Certification Process: Informational Session - Queens

May 06, 2016 - May 06, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
42-09 28th Street, 14th Floor
Room 14-43
Queens, New York 11101, USA

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Peer Certification Process - Informational Session in Queens

The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (AI) is pleased to announce an opportunity for those interested in Peer Certification to learn more about the process and requirements. To become certified, Peer Workers must:

  • Complete foundational/readiness training or submit a personal statement;
  • Complete 90 hours of Peer Worker training from the Peer Worker Course Catalogue;
  • Have a satisfactory supervisor's evaluation on a 500-hour practicum;
  • Agree to follow the AI Peer Worker code of ethics; and
  • Pass a knowledge exam.
As we near closer to certifying our first round of peers, the AI Peer Certification Team is visiting sites to offer informational sessions on the process and requirements for certification, as well as answer questions for those who are in the process of being certified.

Topic: New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Peer Certification Process - Informational Session
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: 14th floor, 42-09 28th Street, Queens NY 11101, Room 14-43.
(Guests should plan to bring a picture ID to show security officers upon arrival.)

To register: https://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1844

This 1.5 hour lunchtime presentation will provide overview of the process and requirements for AIDS Institute Certification of Peer Workers and provide a step-by step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification. There will be time for Q&A with members of the AIDS Institute Peer Certification Team.

By the end of this webcast, participants will be able to:
  • State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  • State the three tracks for AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification (HIV, HCV, Harm Reduction) and who is eligible to apply for certification
  • Recall the purpose of foundational training for Peer Workers and the option of completing a personal statement in lieu of foundational training
  • Identify the core and specialized training requirements for AIDS Institute Peer Worker certification
  • Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code Of Ethics attestation
  • Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  • Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  • Navigate the on-line application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification
  • Recall resources and trainings that are available online for both peer workers, their supervisors and agency leadership
Intended Audience:
Peer workers pursuing AIDS Institute certification, supervisors of Peer Workers, and interested others.

The AI plans to schedule additional informational sessions throughout NYC and upstate. Stay tuned for more opportunities to attend a session near you.

Questions? Call 518-474-3045


May 9 - 11, 2016: Adherence 2016

May 09, 2016 - May 11, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Adherence 2016 is the premier conference dedicated to the presentation and discussion of HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research, as well as current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum, within the context of achieving an optimized continuum of HIV care. This year’s program will focus on five themes: 1) data for action, 2) optimizing the HIV care continuum, 3) optimizing the HIV prevention continuum, 4) leaving no one behind, and 5) ending AIDS as a public health threat. Registration closes May 6, 2016.

For more information, please visit https://www.xcdsystem.com/adherence/#General

Register here


May 9, 2016: HIV Testing in the Emergency Department (ED): A Live Accredited Webcast

May 09, 2016 - May 09, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Webinar

Registration

Pre-registration is required by 5/6/16 for each person wanting to participate in the webcast. There is no fee to register for this accredited webinar.

Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRVDPS5

Accreditation and viewing information will be sent to registrants 3 days prior to the webcast.

Do you have a question for the presenter about this topic? Dr. Waxman welcomes them! Using the online registration form, e-mail your questions and/or comments. Dr. Waxman will do his best to address during the presentation.

By the end of this webcast, the learner should be able to:

  • Review the New York State plan to end the AIDS epidemic.
  • Provide an update regarding changes to HIV testing policies and processes in NYS.
  • Describe the HIV testing options available and when to use them.
  • Discuss how routine HIV testing can be made simpler and is an opportunity in the ED setting, drawing from the success of Albany Medical Center's Expanded HIV Testing Initiative.
Who Should Attend?
ED physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, HIV testing counselors, and other interested providers.

CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Albany Medical College designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation:
Kendra Schreiner, RN 20685 SW Deline, Aloha, Oregon 97007, (503) 467-6661 is an independent provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and has approved this program for 1 contact hour, provider #15828

Questions?
Contact Jim Ybarra at 518-262-4674 or ybarraj@mail.amc.edu

This program is sponsored by the Division of HIV Medicine at Albany Medical College in partnership with the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education & Training Center.


May 10, 2016: Clearing the Air: The Win-Win of Smoking Cessation as Part of HIV Care Webinar

May 10, 2016 - May 10, 2016
1:00 pm ET
Webinar

Practitioners who treat HIV-infected persons are ideally suited to help these persons abstain from smoking. This webinar illustrates the value of smoking cessation in HIV-infected individuals and empowers practitioners so they can help patients quit smoking successfully. This webinar is appropriate for all healthcare practitioners. CEUs are available. Registration is required.

Register


May 12 - 14, 2016: HIV Update: Contemporary Issues in Management

May 12, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Seaport Hotel & Trade Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The HIV Update course is a comprehensive continuing medical education program specifically designed to foster the integration of all aspects of HIV care. It offers the opportunity to stay current with the latest developments in HIV clinical care including the management of nonAIDS-defining malignancies, lifelong antiretroviral therapy and issues regarding coinfections and hepatitis B and/or C. Presenters will address the challenges routinely faced in clinical practice and will provide recommendations for optimal management through state-of-the-art lectures, question-and-answer sessions and case-based workshops.

For more information, please visit http://hivupdateboston.com/

Register and learn more.


May 18 - 20, 2016: Building a Healthier Future Summit

May 18, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Renaissance Washington, DC
Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA

The Building a Healthier Future Summit is a must-attend event for all corporations, nonprofits and others focused on creating solutions to ensure every child grows up at a healthy weight.

The Summit provides a unique opportunity for those in the private sector to sit with their nonprofit, academic and government counterparts to address an issue critical to the future of this country’s health and well-being. Attendees walk away with tangible, actionable solutions that will indeed help us to make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Americans, regardless of where they live, work or play.

Join us to focus on the changes you can make and to examine what you can do to help ensure the health of our nation’s youth.

For more information, please visit http://ahealthieramerica.org/summit/about-the-summit/


May 19 - 22, 2016: National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions 2016

May 19, 2016 - May 22, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Join the National Lipid Association in New Orleans for the 2016 Scientific Sessions, May 19-22, 2016 at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency.

You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind educational experience! Stay informed on the latest scientific and clinical developments in lipidology through a wide-ranging and comprehensive agenda.

For more information, please visit https://www.lipid.org/sessions


May 19, 2016: Enhancing Access to Behavioral Health Care: A Webcast Series on Tele-Behavioral Health

May 19, 2016 - May 19, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Webinar

Three-part webcast series designed for provider organizations that would like to develop or expand tele-behavioral health services for underserved populations. Click on the links below for more information and to join the webcasts on the scheduled day/time.

Implementing Technology Assisted Care into Behavioral Health Settings: A Framework for Change - May 19, 2016, 1-2 PM ET


May 20, 2016: Testing, Treatment, and Prevention:The Clinician’s Role in Ending the AIDS Epidemic in NYS - Conference

May 20, 2016 - May 20, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
William and Anita Newman Conference Center
151 East 25th Street
New York, New York 10010 USA

Testing, Treatment, and Prevention:The Clinician’s Role in Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State - Conference

Friday, May 20, 2016
8:00am-4:00pm
William and Anita Newman Conference Center
151 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

This conference will focus on Governor Cuomo’s Plan to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2020. This conference will highlight how this plan came to fruition as well as emphasize the following three points of the plan: (1) Identifying persons with HIV who remain undiagnosed and linking them to health care (2) Linking and retaining persons diagnosed with HIV to health care and getting them on anti-HIV therapy to maximize HIV viral suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission; and (3) Providing access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative. After attending this conference, medical providers will have enhanced knowledge and competence to implement the Governor’s Plan to End AIDS in New York State.

The free conference is restricted to New York State clinical providers such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, and pharmacists. Registration is required as seating is limited.

Register here! http://etenewyorkcity.eventzilla.net

For more information, please contact Naomi Harris at naoharris@chpnet.org or 212-523-5954.


May 20, 2016: 12th San Francisco Dept of Public Health (SFDPH) HIV Nursing Network Conference

May 20, 2016 - May 20, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Presidio Golden Gate Club
135 Fisher Loop
The Presidio -- San Francisco, California, USA

This program is open to novice-to-expert healthcare professionals treating patients with HIV disease. Topics include HIV 101 & HIV prevention, mental health & homelessness, STDs & PrEP, pharmacology, managing chronic pain, linkage to care, and more. Those new to this program and interested in the HIV 101 session should arrive by 7:15 A.M; all other attendees should arrive by 8:30 A.M. Official conference hours are 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. FREE CEU credits are available for nurses and social workers. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Register

Conference flyer


May 23 - 25, 2016: Training on Coaching Basics (TCB)

May 23, 2016 - May 25, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The National Quality Center (NQC), administered by the New York State Department of Health, is proud to announce its next Training on Coaching Basics (TCB) session in Atlanta, GA. This program is designed to close the educational gap of quality managers and enlarge the pool of quality improvement (QI) coaches nationwide to meet the needs of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program requirements for clinical quality management. The rigorous learning experience includes pre-work activities (approximately 5-6 hours) and a 3-day face-to-face session and up to 12 to 15 hours of post-work activities. The TCB Program provides information on basic concepts in quality management and coaching, effective coaching practices, and strategies for assessing improvement. To gain an in-depth understanding of the TCB, please use the link below and download the TCB Concept Paper.

The upcoming TCB session will be occur from May 23 through May 25, 2016. We invite you to apply. NQC offers this program with no registration fee. To start the application process, open the Applying to the TCB in Atlanta document and follow the link to the online application or access the application through the NQC website by going to NationalQualityCenter.orgTCB.

If you have any questions about the TCB Program, please contact Kevin Garrett, LMSW at kevin.garrett@health.ny.gov. If you would like to learn more about the NQC, please visit our website at NationalQualityCenter.orgTCB.


May 25 - 27, 2016: 14th European Meeting on HIV & Hepatitis

May 25, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Rome, ITALY

We are proud to announce the 14th edition of the European Meeting on HIV & Hepatitis - Treatment strategies & Antiviral Drug Resistance, preliminarily scheduled to take place on 25 - 27 May 2016 in Rome, Italy.

This meeting was started 15 years ago with the objective to provide clinical virologists and other infectious diseases treating specialists involved in both research and clinical practice with the opportunity to share data and discuss their clinical application. The focus of the workshop at the time was specifically on HIV antiretroviral drug resistance, which was the main challenge facing the clinician a decade ago. Hence the original name as the European Drug Resistance workshop.

Over the years the challenges facing European clinicians treating HIV patients expanded. As resistance was better understood and managed, broader treatment issues (adherence, toxicity, etc.) were added to the workshop. Similarly, as better treatments for HCV became available, many of them were required to treat viral Hepatitis as well. Therefore the workshop (and its name) were expended to keep pace with the needs of the European clinicians – The European Meeting on HIV & Hepatitis - Treatment Strategies & Antiviral Drug Resistance. Although resistance is still an important feature of the meeting, the other key topics in treatment strategies are addressed – similarly although HIV remains very much a key component – treatment of Hepatitis infection is also included.

In the last decade the meeting has been able to capture a constant group of leading clinicians and researchers from Europe. The European Meeting on HIV & Hepatitis – Treatment Strategies & Antiviral Drug Resistance is a unique European platform for clinicians and clinical virologists to discuss the latest developments in antiviral therapy for HIV, HCV and HBV and for translating them into new treatment strategies to further improve clinical care.

By attending this meeting, you will receive a full overview of the latest developments in Hepatitis B, C and HIV, translated to clinical practice. The meeting will provide ample time for Q & A, discussion and interaction in a balanced and neutral scientific environment. Furthermore, much attention will be given to clinical management through extensive clinical case discussions.

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/14th-european-hiv-hepatitis-workshop-2016/


May 26 - 29, 2016: 28th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS

May 26, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 28th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, scheduled for May 26-29, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "This is what we are about: Champions for HIV care” is the theme for this year's event -- presentations that address all aspects of HIV-social work practice are welcome. The submission deadline is December 4, 2015, and presentation opportunities are limited so don't delay! Complete registration and submission details (including "early-bird" registration discounts) can be downloaded by clicking here. For more about the annual conference, visit the Boston College School of Social Work website by clicking here.


June 2 - 3, 2016: 12th International Workshop on Co-Infection: HIV & Hepatitis

June 02, 2016 - June 03, 2016
Berlin, GERMANY

The 12th International Workshop on Co-infection - HIV & Hepatitis, will be held in Berlin, Germany on 2 - 3 June 2016.

The HIV & Hepatitis Co-infection workshop was initiated 12 years ago to address the rising need among clinicians and researchers for a workshop specifically focusing on these very challenging patients. With the success of antiretroviral therapy, HIV infected patients were seeing improvement in longevity, only to be challenged with the dangers and complications of their additional viral infection. Depending on the country – this was either a majority, or a significant minority of the HIV patients under care. Although HIV & Hepatitis co-infection was a small part of some major HIV conferences, the field lacked a dedicated meeting on this topic. Over the years more and more educational components were added given the growing needs of clinicians to keep up with the rapid developments. The HIV & Hepatitis Coinfection workshop still remains the only focused co-infection meeting in the field.

This year’s edition will continue to focus on developments in basic science, emerging therapies and clinical management. It will emphasize translational research and best practices in the clinical management of Hepatitis and HIV co-infection.

The informal format of the workshop will include plenary expert presentations, controversy discussion sessions on areas currently lacking consensus, and abstract-driven presentations. Experts in the field will be invited to give state-of-the-art lectures and controversial cases will be discussed by expert panels. The target audience consists of scientists and clinicians caring for co-infected patients or involved in research.

On behalf of the organizing committee we invite you to attend the 12th International Workshop on Co-infection - HIV & Hepatitis and encourage you to submit abstracts on your research in this field.

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/12th-co-infection-workshop-2016/


June 9, 2016: Treatment for Hepatitis C: New Tests, New Drugs, and New Recommendations

June 09, 2016 - June 09, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ramada Geneva Lakefront
41 Lake Front Drive
Geneva, New York, 14456 USA

Please join the Mt. Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine, NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute Clinical Education Initiative, and the Ontario County Medical Society for a dinner program that will highlight challenges and opportunities in hepatitis C screening and treatment.

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the epidemiology of the hepatitis C virus
  2. Discuss laboratory testing and diagnosis of HCV infection
  3. Design a therapeutic regimen and monitoring plan for the treatment of HCV
This free dinner program is restricted to New York State clinical providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, and pharmacists. Registration is required as space is limited.

Register here! http://HCVupdateontario.eventzilla.net

Questions? Contact Naomi Harris at naoharris@chpnet.org or 212-523-5954.


June 17, 2016: 7th Annual Infectious Diseases Update - New York City

June 17, 2016 - June 17, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weill Cornell Medicine
Uris Auditorium
1300 York Avenue
New York, New York 10065 USA

The Weill Cornell Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases, in collaboration with the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center, is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Infectious Diseases Update Continuing Medical Education course. It is intended for infectious diseases practitioners as well as internists and other health care providers (primarily physicians but also nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and nurses) with an interest in infectious diseases. The agenda will address a number of practice gaps through the following expert talks:

NY State Plan to End AIDS
Demetre C. Daskalakis, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
New York Department of Public Health and Mental Hygiene

Update on Clostridium difficile
Carl V. Crawford, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

Update on HCV Management in the Era of Cure
Kristen M. Marks, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Weill Cornell Medicine

Update on STDs
Khalil Ghanem, M.D., Ph. D.
Deputy Director of Education, Department of Medicine, JHBMC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

New Antibiotics
Angela Loo, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Division of Infectious Diseases
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine

For more information, please click here.

To register for this event, please click here.

7th Annual Infectious Diseases Update


June 20, 2016: HIV Cure Symposium: Connecting Research to Clinical Practice

June 20, 2016 - June 20, 2016
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Save the Date! New York State 2016 HIV Cure Symposium: Connecting Research to Clinical Practice

Monday, June 20, 2016
8:00am-6:00pm

This full day symposium will focus on progress being made in HIV cure research. It will highlight (1) research to improve stem cell transplants; (2) gene editing technology; (3) advances in immune modulators and latency reversing agents; (4) ethical concerns related to treatment interruption and patient risk; and (5) policy barriers. This symposium is restricted to New York State clinical providers, such as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, and pharmacists. On-line registration opening soon. Stay tuned for more details!

Questions? Contact Sainabou Jobe at sjobe@chpnet.org or 212-523-7284.


June 23 - 24, 2016: Structural Biology Related to HIV/AIDS - 2016

June 23, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

NIGMS and NIAID invite you to the Annual AIDS-Related Structural Biology meeting to be held at the NIH on June 23-24. Since 1987, NIGMS has supported research and center grants to determine the structure of AIDS-related proteins. The focus of NIGMS-supported HIV studies has evolved from determining the structures of AIDS-related proteins and developing structure-based drug design techniques to identifying mechanisms of drug resistance and complexes of host and viral elements essential to the HIV life cycle. The meeting will provide the NIGMS Centers for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology, NIGMS-funded Program Projects and other interested investigators an opportunity to share their progress and ideas with the community.

Learn more

Click here to register


June 24, 2016: 2nd Annual New York State STD Conference Finger Lake Region - Skaneateles

June 24, 2016 - June 24, 2016
The Lodge at Welch Allyn
4355 State Street Road
Skaneateles, New York, USA

This event is brought to you by: the NYS STD Center of Excellence, University of Rochester, Clinical Education Initiative of the NYSDOH

When: Friday, June 24, 2016
8:30 AM to 4:45 PM EST
Where: The Lodge at Welch Allyn
4355 State Street Road
Skaneateles, NY

Register Now


June 25 - 26, 2016: Clinical Hepatology: State-of-the-Art Management Midyear Course

June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Chicago, Illinois, USA

The 2016 Midyear Course is a prime opportunity for hepatology professionals to stay updated on state-of-the-art management in liver disease. Presentations will offer clinically relevant, case-based presentations that will deliver insight on all aspects in patients with liver disease, and a chance to discuss controversies commonly seen in clinical practice with key leaders in the field.

For more information, please visit http://www.aasld.org/events-professional-development/clinical-hepatology-state-art-management-aasld-midyear-course


July 15 - 16, 2016: 8th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics

July 15, 2016 - July 16, 2016
Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel & Convention Centre
Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

The 8th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics will be held in Durban, South-Africa on 15 and 16 July 2016. As in previous years, the workshop is preceding the AIDS Conference. Make use of this opportunity to interact with a group of high-level experts, learn about the latest developments in the field, and discuss your findings with your international colleagues in an informal closed workshop setting!

Click HERE for more information.


July 16 - 17, 2016: TB2016

July 16, 2016 - July 17, 2016
Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

IAS announces TB2016: The IAS recently launched TB2016, a two day conference dedicated to highlighting new TB science and its importance for the future of global health. The conference will take place 16-17 July, 2016 in Durban, South Africa, immediately preceding the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016). The meeting is a unique partnership between HIV and TB scientists and advocates, convened to draw attention around the need for greater urgency and innovation to combat both epidemics.

For more information, please visit http://www.tb2016.org/


July 17 - 18, 2016: Sub-Saharan Africa CFAR Meeting

July 17, 2016 - July 18, 2016
Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

The 3rd meeting of the Center for AIDS Research Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group (CFAR-SSA) will be held July 17-18, 2016 preceding the International AIDS Society Meeting (AIDS2016) in Durban, South Africa. The intent of this meeting is to directly address NIH priorities to capacity build with SSA collaborators, foster new NIH and CFAR-specific research collaborations and opportunities and address critical research issues on HIV treatment strategies, HIV prevention, and Pediatric/Adolescent HIV.

Meeting Website

Meeting Registration

Abstract Submissions

This meeting is open to all SSA investigators. Please forward this announcement to any Sub-Saharan Africa investigator collaborators as all are welcome to attend.


July 18 - 22, 2016: 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Durban International Convention Centre (ICC)
Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

Durban, South Africa – Today the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced final dates for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), which will be 18-22 July 2016. The decision was made as part of a new conference approach that will more fully incorporate several pre-conference meetings into the main conference programme. AIDS 2016 will be hosted in Durban, South Africa.

To read the full announcement, please visit http://www.aids2016.org/Media-Centre/The-Latest/Press-Releases/ArticleID/14/The-21st-International-AIDS-Conference-to-take-place-on-18-22-July-2016.

For more information, please visit http://www.aids2016.org/


August 23 - 26, 2016: National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment

August 23, 2016 - August 26, 2016
Marriott Marquis Hotel
Washington, DC, USA

The 2016 National Ryan White Conference Website is now live! Ryanwhite2016.org is the one-stop shop for all information about the national conference, which will take place August 23-26 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. Visit the website to do the following:

  • Register for the National Conference;
  • Submit an abstract for a workshop or poster;
  • Book a hotel room; and
  • Check out the continuously expanding National Conference agenda.
The deadline to submit an abstract for a workshop or poster is April 29.


September 15 - 18, 2016: U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) 2016

September 15, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Hollywood, Florida, USA

Abstracts are still being accepted for USCA 2016 (September 15-18, Hollywood, FL). If you're working in the field of HIV and interested in convening a seminar, workshop, round table or poster presentation, submit your proposal and required materials on or before April 8, 2016, by 5:00 p.m. ET. Conference tracks include Race, Biomedical HIV Prevention, Cis & Trans Women, Communications & Technology, Federal Track, Gay Men, Leadership, People Living with HIV, Public Policy and Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention. Click on the links below for submission requirements and conference details.

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September 23, 2016: National Conference on HIV/AIDS & Aging

September 23, 2016 - September 23, 2016
Florian Hall
Dorchester Center
Massachusetts, USA

New England Association on HIV Over Fifty (NEAHOF) Presents

The 12th Annual National Conference on HIV/AIDS & Aging
Prevention, Care & Management In the Aging HIV Population

This event is designed to promote engagement and mutual respect among professionals in aging and HIV policy, research, advocacy, and care; to champion the viewpoints and voices of those over 50 facing the health challenges of aging, including HIV/AIDS, its risks, treatment and prevention in an increasingly complex health and social matrix; to ask how factors of age and disease states effect HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment; and to explore how HIV effects the experience of aging. Registration and more information will be available soon.

For more information, please click here.


September 26 - 27, 2016: 7th International Workshop on HIV & Aging

September 26, 2016 - September 27, 2016
Crowne Plaza The Hamilton
Washington, DC, USA

The meeting will present a two-day program consisting of invited lectures, abstract-driven scientific presentations and poster sessions. The latest developments will be reviewed and evaluated in order to identify important topics for future research, develop better approaches to treatment, and create a strategic agenda for future management problems associated with HIV and aging.

We are proud to present the preliminary program!

Click HERE to view the program.

Registration for this meeting is now open. Register by 26 April and take advantage of the discounted Early registration fee!

Click HERE to register for this event.


September 27 - 30, 2016: G-I-N Conference Philadelphia

September 27, 2016 - September 30, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The theme of this year’s Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) conference is “Individualised guidelines and clinical performance measurement in an era of personalised medicine.” G-I-N’s mission is to lead, strengthen and support collaboration and research within the guideline community, and the annual conference provides an excellent opportunity for networking, learning, and sharing information. We welcome all stakeholders, from public and health care providers to policy makers and insurers, to guideline developers, implementers, and researchers, performance measures developers and implementers, and anyone else with a vested interest in developing, promoting, adapting, or implementing guidelines and performance measures.

The American College of Physicians, the ECRI Institute, and Penn Medicine, together with G-I-N, are organising the conference in Philadelphia, USA. Philadelphia is a historical and cultural hub in the USA, offering a plethora of museums and other attractions, world class restaurants, music, theatre, and more. The city is conveniently located with direct flights from Asia and Europe.

The University of Pennsylvania, the birthplace of American Medicine will serve as the venue for the conference proceedings. The gala networking dinner will be hosted at the National Constitution Center in center city Philadelphia.

Whether you will be an attendee or a presenter, G-I-N2016 will provide a venue where you will learn about the latest and greatest about guidelines, learn from each other, utilise this as an opportunity for networking, and finally make new contacts and friends. We hope to see you in Philadelphia this fall for another informative, productive, and fun G-I-N conference.

For more information, please visit http://www.ginconference.net/


October 6 - 7, 2016: 2nd Central and Eastern European Meeting on Viral Hepatitis and Co-Infection with HIV

October 06, 2016 - October 07, 2016
Bucharest, ROMANIA

After the very successful 1st edition in Warsaw in June 2015, we are proud to announce the 2nd edition of the Central and Eastern European Meeting on Viral Hepatitis and Co-infection with HIV, scheduled to take place on 6 - 7 October 2016 in Bucharest, Romania.

The Central and Eastern European Meeting on Viral Hepatitis and Co-infection is an independent program, initiated in 2014 and developed by regional and international Key Opinion Leaders for the medical and scientific community in Eastern and Central European countries. Advances in the treatment of viral Hepatitis and HIV are continuing at a rapid and exciting pace, presented and discussed at many large international conferences. Key challenges in the treatment of Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV are specific for this region and need to be discussed among clinicians and scientists from these countries. This meeting aims to provide a unique and much needed platform for scientific and medical interchange and education on treatment of Viral Hepatitis and Co-infection with HIV.

The target audience of this meeting consists of healthcare professionals involved in daily care for HCV patients such as infectious disease doctors, gastro-enterologists, hepatologists and others.

Join us for this focused meeting to address regional challenges and to build collaborations in order to advance the field.

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/2nd-central-eastern-european-meeting-viral-hepatitis-co-infection-hiv/


October 28 - 29, 2016: Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education & Practice

October 28, 2016 - October 29, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The purpose of this conference is to showcase scholarly work and works in progress related to interprofessional education and/or practice. This conference reflects on innovative implementation and evaluation strategies of the interprofessional competencies. Educators, clinicians, practitioners, researchers, health system leaders, policymakers, patient organizations, students and other interested stakeholders in the health and social services arena should attend. Consider the following themes when developing poster, workshop or paper abstracts:

  • Interprofessional competencies and curricular models
  • Faculty and staff development programs and resources
  • IPE student groups and projects
  • Collaborative practice models/new models of care
  • Quality improvement and patient safety initiatives
  • Patient perspectives and outcome measures
  • Program evaluation methods and outcome measures
  • Technology and social media innovations
Abstract submission deadline is May 2, 2016.

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November 3 - 6, 2016: 11th National Harm Reduction Conference

November 03, 2016 - November 06, 2016
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
San Diego, California, USA

Registration for the 11th National Harm Reduction Conference in San Diego is now open. The conference will take place on November 3rd-6th at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

We are also accepting abstract submissions and scholarship applications at this time. Exciting changes have been made to the registration process, including the ability to register in Spanish, register on behalf of someone else, and register as a group.

Dates to Remember:

  • April 1st, Scholarship Deadline
  • May 1st, Abstract Deadline
Click here to register, apply for a scholarship, or submit an abstract.

Visit our website to learn more!

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!


November 14 - 16, 2016: Strategies for an HIV Cure 2016

November 14, 2016 - November 16, 2016
Natcher Conference Center
Building 45
National Institute of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

The Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is in the early stages of planning the third “Strategies for an HIV Cure” workshop for November 14-16, 2016. The meeting will highlight current basic, translational, and clinical research related to HIV persistence and eradication, in hopes of stimulating new research ideas and collaborations. This event will also serve as the venue for the annual joint meeting of the Martin Delaney Collaboratories, including academic and industry partners, as well as community and scientific advisors. The meeting will be open to the public and registration is free. Please mark your calendars and circulate this announcement widely to any interested colleagues.

For more information, please visit https://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/hivaids/research/cure/Pages/default.aspx


December 3 - 4, 2016: National HIV PrEP Summit

December 03, 2016 - December 04, 2016
San Francisco, California, USA

This conference will focus on the implementation and infrastructure needed to transform pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) into an effective community level HIV prevention option. The meeting is a collaboration between community based organizations, health departments, national organizations and NMAC, and will bring together HIV leaders to discuss and learn about PrEP and other biomedical HIV prevention interventions. Visit the conference site to view the preliminary agenda, and learn about registration, scholarships, sponsorships, resources and more.

Conference site


February 7, 2017: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 07, 2017 - February 07, 2017

The Strategic Leadership Council NBHAAD Planning Committee provides NBHAAD information at its website: www.NationalBlackAIDSDay.org.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was first observed in 1999. The Strategic Leadership Council plans and implements this observance.


February 13 - 16, 2017: CROI 2017

February 13, 2017 - February 16, 2017
Seattle, Washington, USA

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2017 will be held in Seattle, Washington from February 13 to 16, 2017.

For more information, please visit http://www.croiconference.org/


March 4 - 7, 2018: CROI 2018

March 04, 2018 - March 07, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2018 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from March 4 to 7, 2018.

For more information, please visit http://www.croiconference.org/


July 22 - 28, 2018: International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)

July 22, 2018 - July 28, 2018
Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 will be held on 22-28 July 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.

“The Netherlands is a great example of what happens when a government supports outstanding science and embraces evidence-based HIV programmes in combination with a robust commitment to human rights,” said Chris Beyrer, President of the IAS. “We are delighted to convene the International AIDS Conference in a city and country so committed to fighting the epidemic.”

This is the second time that Amsterdam will host the International AIDS Conference (IAC). The 8th International AIDS Conference was held in the Dutch capital in 1992. The last IAC to be held in Europe was AIDS 2010 in Vienna. Amsterdam will be an important opportunity to measure the progress since then, especially in Eastern Europe where decisive leadership and engagement is critical for an effective response to the epidemic.

“We are honored to host AIDS 2018 and committed to making it a historic event,” said Mr. Lambert Grijns, the Netherlands Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights and HIV/AIDS. “Amsterdam is a global city and we will ensure the conference reflects the many thousands of people who will attend.”

Amsterdam was selected to host AIDS 2018 following an evaluation of candidate cities conducted by the IAS Governing Council. Bids are reviewed based on three main criteria: impact on the epidemic, conference infrastructure, and freedom of movement and travel for people living with HIV. According to a policy of non-discrimination first adopted by the IAS Governing Council in 1992, the IAS will not hold its conferences in countries that restrict short term entry of people living with HIV, and/or require prospective HIV-positive visitors to declare their HIV status on visa application forms or other documentation required for entry into the country.

The International AIDS Conference was previously held in Melbourne, Australia in 2014. The next conference (AIDS 2016) will be held in Durban, South Africa in July 2016.

For more information, please visit http://www.aids2016.org/