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April 1 - 30, 2014: STD Awareness Month

April 01, 2014 - April 30, 2014

STD Awareness Month

Every year, the public health and medical communities recognize April as STD Awareness Month. This month-long observance provides individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations the perfect opportunity to address ways to prevent some of nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that occur in the United States each year. While most of these infections will not cause harm, some have the potential to lead to serious health problems, if not diagnosed and treated early.

For more information about STD Awareness Month, please visit the CDC's website at www.cdc.gov/Features/STDAwareness.

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines:


April 22 - 24, 2014: National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

April 22, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, businesses, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by prescription drug abuse.

Participate in a collaborative environment and up-to-date data-driven discussions for professionals in the public health and public safety fields. Sessions are organized into seven Educational Tracks tailored to provide stakeholders timely and relevant information for their particular field: Clinical, Education & Advocacy, Law Enforcement, Pharmacy, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Third-Party Payer, or Treatment.

SAMHSA speakers at the Summit include:

  • Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Chief Medical Officer
  • Frances M. Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
  • CDR Jinhee Lee, Pharm.D., Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Learn More and Register for the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit!


April 22: 2014: The Prevention Needs of People Who Use Drugs in Europe Webinar

April 22, 2014 - April 22, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Webinar

As part of its European HIV prevention work, NAM is collaborating with AVAC to provide a series of webinars (conference calls with accompanying slides) to train and inform prevention advocates and anyone interested in the newest developments in HIV prevention technology.

The next webinar is entitled:

The prevention needs of people who use drugs in Europe

To register for the webinar and get phone numbers and joining instructions click this link:

https://cc.readytalk.com/r/4akxejmjjq32&eom

Speakers and presentations

The session will cover harm reduction, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and hepatitis C prevention in people who use drugs, with news from studies and about new initiatives in Europe.

Speakers will include:

  • Elliot Ross Albers from the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD)
  • Shona Schonning from the European AIDS Treatment Group
As usual, the presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with our expert speakers.

Questions can be submitted in advance to info@avac.org. The webinar will be 90 minutes long and chaired by Rebekah Webb of AVAC. During the event, participants will be encouraged to ask questions via telephone.


April 23, 2014: Release of the Health Equity Report Card Webinar

April 23, 2014 - April 23, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Webinar

The Southeastern Health Equity Council has developed a health equity report card that presents findings on gaps in health care access, healthy food access, and cultural competency within the Southeastern region of the United States. Download the report card here. To register for this event, please visit http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USOPHSOMH/bulletins/abf2eb


April 24, 2014: Are Rectal Douches Ripe for Further Rectal Microbicide Exploration Webinar

April 24, 2014 - April 24, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Webinar

Meeting Description:
Rectal douching is a relatively common behavior across the world. So, should we be thinking seriously about developing a rectal microbicide as a douche? What do we know about rectal douching behavior globally? What are some of the most popular products used and by whom? What are the implications for rectal microbicide research and development? What are the gaps in rectal douche science?

Presenters Marjan Javanbakht and Jerome Galea will engage our participants on each of these questions. Marjan is lead author of the recently published "Prevalence and types of rectal douches used for anal intercourse: results from an international survey", and Jerome is lead author of "Rectal douching and implications for rectal microbicides among populations vulnerable to HIV in South America: a qualitative study",published in mid-2013.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=u40iqk5wqeu9


April 26, 2014: 24th Annual CCO HIV and Hepatitis Symposium - New York City

April 26, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Grand Hyatt
109 E 42nd Street
New York, New York, USA

The annual CCO symposium returns in 2014 with an innovative 1-day format. Leading faculty will elucidate the latest management strategies integrating new data from the spring HIV and hepatitis meetings.

The meeting will feature a half-day on HIV and a half-day on hepatitis C, both providing an interactive, engaging, and practical learning experience to enhance clinicians’ knowledge, competence, and ability to better manage monoinfected or coinfected patients.

Complete program information regarding faculty, agenda, and CME credit will soon be available online at: clinicaloptions.com/CCO2014


April 28, 2014: Panel Discussion and Town Hall on PrEP

April 28, 2014 - April 28, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Waxter Center, Mason Lord Room
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Maryland (GLCCB) will be hosting a town hall panel and discussion on the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) — an HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV take a daily pill to reduce their risk of becoming infected.

“The use and effects of PrEP still remain a mystery to many in our community,” GLCCB board member Chris Adkins said. “This month’s town hall is designed to allow for an open dialogue between community members and health care professionals to educate, clarify, and demystify the use of this often misunderstood HIV prevention method.”

The town hall will be held in the Mason Lord Room of the Waxter Center on Monday, April 28 from 7-9 p.m. and will feature guest speakers Deb Dun, P.A.-C, of Chase Brexton Health Services; Brian M. Palmer, D.O., M.P.H., of Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Renata Arrington-Sanders, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Patrick Ryscavage, M.D., of University of Maryland Medical Center.

The panel will discuss the risks and benefits of the medication, accessing health insurance and copay assistance programs needed to cover the costs, and ways to access medication in Baltimore. Additionally, HIV testing will also be offered and local physicians will be available to answer any related questions.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medical protocol that is designed to treat people who have not been exposed to specific diseases, but are at high risk of contracting them. Previously this kind of treatment was used to treat individuals who traveled to areas where there is a high risk of contracting Malaria. Now, this treatment protocol is being used to treat people at high risk of contracting HIV. While PrEP is still in its clinical trials for treating HIV, it has already shown to greatly decrease the chance of infection when taken correctly.

For more information on the event, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/806217082739577/


April 30, 2014: Managing HIV/HCV Co-Infection: The Role of HCV Direct Acting Antivirals Webinar

April 30, 2014 - April 30, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Webinar

Please join the upcoming webinar Managing HIV/HCV Co-Infection: The Role of HCV Direct Acting Antivirals on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET.

The presentation will focus on the recommendations for the treatment experienced patient and for treating Hepatitis C and HIV Co-infection. The webinar is intended for clinical providers. The event is hosted by the New York/New Jersey AIDS Education and Training Center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Region II as part of the Hepatitis C in 2014 Webinar Series.

Webinar Presenters
John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIV-P
Regional Pharmacy Director
NY/NJ AETC

Douglas G. Fish, MD, AAHIVS
Medical Director
AIDS Designated Center
Albany Medical College

Registration
To register for the webinar please visit the Managing HIV/HCV Co-Infection event page. You will be asked to complete your Participant Information Form and submit registration information.


April 30, 2014: Screening and Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections Webinar

April 30, 2014 - April 30, 2014
2:00 pm ET
Webinar

Screening and Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men

Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and National LGBT Health Education Center

Speaker: Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Medical Director, Seattle HIV/STD Prevention and Training Center

Description: Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) experience disparities in HIV and other STIs, and need screening specific to their risk level and sexual practices. In this webinar, Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, Professor at the University of Washington and Medical Director of the Seattle HIV/STD Prevention and Training Center, will review the CDC's STI screening guidelines for MSM, providing additional insight into the recommended testing and diagnostic procedures for these STIs. Dr. Marrazzo will also describe research on the barriers to effective STI screening with MSM in primary care settings and make suggestions for overcoming these barriers.

Register: Click here.


May 1 - 4, 2014: 23rd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2013)

May 01, 2014 - May 04, 2014
St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA

Canadian Association for HIV Research, 23rd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2014)

CAHR 2014 will have a stellar programme of world-renowned speakers, allowing delegates to connect with researchers, frontline public health and community-based workers, policy makers, people living with HIV and AIDS and others interested in the field of HIV research.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.cahr-acrv.ca/conference/


May 5 - 9, 2014: 8th INTEREST Meeting

May 05, 2014 - May 09, 2014
Lusaka, ZAMBIA

The mission of the INTEREST workshop is to function as a platform to discuss how recent insights in HIV may translate to new intervention strategies for areas with limited resources.

The organizing committee consists of experts in antiretroviral therapy, public health, epidemiology, immunology and virology. The annual meeting brings together around 250 participants for a 3-day meeting comprising invited lectures, abstract driven oral and poster sessions and round table discussions.

The workshop size and atmosphere facilitate discussion and interactions between the participants. Seven successful meetings have been convened since INTEREST’s inception, the first being held in Uganda, followed by Senegal, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Senegal again in 2013.

In feed-back from participants, the Workshop was called ‘the African CROI’

New in 2014 is the option to attend a pre-conference workshop on 5 May with 3 simultaneous focused sessions with in-depth discussions lead by international experts. Registration for this pre-course will be possible via the online registration to the workshop.

New also is the pre conference workshop in the morning of 6 May, organized by AIGHD and PASER (PharmAccess African Studies to Evaluate Resistance)

We hope to see you at the 8th INTEREST workshop in Lusaka, Zambia, on 5-9 May 2014.

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/8th-interest-meeting-2014/


May 6 - 8, 2014: Training of Quality Leaders (TQL) Program

May 06, 2014 - May 08, 2014
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Save the Date! NQC is pleased to announce that a Training-of-Trainers (TOT) session will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 11-13, 2014 and a Training of Quality Leaders (TQL) will take place on May 6-8, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. The application process will open in November and a special announcement will be sent which will have the link to apply and the hotel information.

Training of Quality Leaders (TQL) Program
The TQL Program aims to build the capacity of quality managers and those who direct quality management programs to effectively lead and facilitate quality improvement activities. It provides participants the ability to enhance their own expertise in quality management and support team dynamics. The goals of the TQL program include:

  • Increase confidence and mastery in facilitating quality improvement teams and in effectively managing quality improvement-related meetings in HIV care environments
  • Identification of leadership behaviors to lead an effective QM program and better understand their implications to lead quality improvement activities
  • Exposure to quality improvement experts with practical knowledge and experience and to a network of peers with hands-on experiences
Learn more about and/or apply to the TQL | nationalqualitycenter.org/index.cfm/5847/19644


May 6 - 7, 2013: Role of Narrative in Public Health Webinar

May 06, 2014 - May 07, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Webinar

This free introductory webinar will help health educators, advocates and others to understand how first person narrative and digital media production can advance public health goals. Learning objectives include:

  • how personal stories of people directly affected by health issues can be integrated into health education and strategic communications efforts to shift social norms;
  • why participatory media and group process are especially effective methods for surfacing first-person narratives; and
  • what ethical considerations public health researchers and practitioners must address, in developing impactful programs.
To register and learn more, please visit http://storycenter.org/narrative-and-public-health-webinar


May 8 - 10, 2014: 8th Annual ACTHIV Conference

May 08, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Sheraton Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado, USA


ACTHIV 2014















The 8th annual ACTHIV is a state-of-the-science conference specifically targeted toward US frontline providers of care to persons at risk of, or with HIV infection. Physicians (both specialists and primary care/family medicine), physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, medical case managers, social workers, psychologists, mental health and substance abuse workers, treatment advocates, educators, and other healthcare professionals involved in caring for those infected with HIV are encouraged to attend.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The 8th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) is the premier conference in the United States dedicated exclusively to frontline clinicians caring for individuals living with HIV infection. The conference delivers information to learners on new developments and research findings that can be rapidly translated and directly applied to the clinical setting.

TARGET AUDIENCE
ACTHIV is targeted toward frontline providers of persons at risk of or with HIV infection: physicians (both specialists and primary care/family medicine), nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and medical case managers (including social workers). Psychologists, mental health and substance abuse workers, treatment advocates, treatment educators, and other healthcare professionals involved in caring for those infected with HIV are also encouraged to attend.

GLOBAL CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of the conference, learners should be better able to: •Identify and address the medical, mental health and other psychosocial needs of individuals living with HIV infection.

  • Develop strategies for improving linkage to care, engagement, and retention in care for HIV-positive individuals.
  • Identify strategies for optimizing antiretroviral treatment for both treatment-naïve and -experienced adults with HIV infection in light of updated guidelines, single pill combinations and emerging generics.
  • Recognize and address factors specific to the care of women living with HIV.
  • Assess the evolving challenges and opportunities for managing HCV coninfection in persons living with HIV.
  • Incorporate practices for providing comprehensive primary medical care for HIV-infected individuals.
For more information and to register for this event, please visit http://www.acthiv.org/default.asp


May 8 - 9, 2014: HIV Management 2014: THE NEW YORK COURSE

May 08, 2014 - May 09, 2014
The Hudson Theatre
Millennium Broadway
New York, New York, USA

12th Annual CME Symposium

This advanced CME activity will provide participants with the latest information and practical guidance from internationally recognized experts on pathogenesis, progress in antiretroviral drug development, patient management in special circumstances, and comorbidities, enabling practitioners to deliver the highest quality care in all practice settings.

The primary goals of this activity are to increase each frontline care provider's competence in:

  • Recognition of new developments in clinically relevant HIV pathogenesis
  • Formulation of treatment approaches to important comorbidities
  • Assessment of progress in antiretroviral drug development and use
  • Management of patients with special circumstances that impact treatment
  • Evaluation of optimal timing of ART initiation
Target Audience

Infectious Disease Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, and others involved in frontline HIV treatment and care.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.newyorkcourse.com/.


May 8 - 10, 2014: HIV in the Americas Congress

May 08, 2014 - May 10, 2014
The Royal Tulip
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

We are delighted that the next HIV in the Americas Congress will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 8 – 10 May 2014. This meeting will bring together a scientific programme to explore through plenary sessions, discussion and networking issues of particular relevance to the region. Faculty will be drawn both from within the region and from international experts.

Please click here to view our first announcement.

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


May 8, 2014: HIV and Black MSM: More Findings from HPTN 061 Webinar

May 08, 2014 - May 08, 2014
1:00 pm ET
Webinar

Learn more about how results and data from HPTN 061 (The Brothers Study) will help inform future research and prevention efforts. Questions like what role drugs and alcohol play in HIV incidence in Black men, and how perceived racial discrimination impacts HIV testing and healthcare utilization will be explored. Registration is free; follow this link to register: http://www.hptn.org/web%20documents/IndexDocs/Apr2014/HPTN061Webinar2.pdf


May 9 - 10, 2014: HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT: STATE OF THE ART

May 09, 2014 - May 10, 2014
The Hudson Theatre
Millennium Broadway
New York, New York, USA

3rd Annual CME Symposium

This advanced continuing medical education activity will provide participants with state-of-the-art education and practical guidance from nationally and internationally recognized experts on hepatitis C virus infection.

The primary goals of this activity are to increase each frontline care provider's competence in:

  • Recognition of the indications for treatment of HCV infection
  • Assessment of disease manifestations, stage and prognosis
  • Formulation of individualized care plans
  • Application of new information to manage disease in difficult-to-treat populations
  • Examination of treatment cost-effectiveness and barriers to treatment
  • Awareness of new therapeutic drugs, pharmacology of HCV therapy, and resistance to treatments
Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, hepatologists, infectious disease specialists, HIV specialists, general practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists and other frontline healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with hepatitis C, including those with HCV/HIV coinfection.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.hep2014.com/.


May 9, 2014: 24th Annual HIV/AIDS Clinical Conference - Henrietta

May 09, 2014 - May 09, 2014
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, New York 14467-9314 USA

University of Rochester Medical Center's 24th Annual HIV/AIDS Clinical Conference: The Clinical Approach to HIV/AIDS/HCV Care

24th Annual HIV/AIDS Clinical Conference














For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/medicine/infectious-disease/education/CEI-HIV-AIDS-Conference/


May 9, 2014: PrEP: Implementation Challenges and Successes Webinar

May 09, 2014 - May 09, 2014
12:00 pm ET
Webinar

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Implementation Challenges and Successes

Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and National LGBT Health Education Center

Speakers: Ken Mayer, MD, Medical Director of The Fenway Institute, Fenway Heath; Douglas Krakower, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Description: Although the HIV prevention medication known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, has been approved by the FDA for use in MSM for almost two years, many providers do not feel prepared or comfortable prescribing PrEP to their patients. In this webinar, Dr. Ken Mayer, Medical Director of The Fenway Institute, Fenway Heath, will update participants on what is currently known about PrEP implementation in real world settings, and what the barriers and facilitators are to expanding PrEP use. Dr. Krakower, a primary care doctor and infectious disease specialist will then provide cases demonstrating potential strategies related to caring for patients on PrEP.

Register: Click here.


May 10 - 12, 2014: Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s (CUGH) 5th Global Health Conference

May 10, 2014 - May 12, 2014
Washington Hilton
Washington, DC, USA

CUGH’s Fifth Annual Global Health Conference will tackle the challenge of where the international community will go after the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development Goals. More than 1,500 leaders, professionals, educators and students from diverse fields of study including engineering, business, law, policy, chemistry, biology, communications, nursing, public health, medicine, oral health, and environmental studies will meet from May 10 – 12, 2014 to address the challenge. Join us to explore, learn, network, build collaborations and address these challenges. CUGH’s conferences bring together individuals from around the world. The 2014 conference will feature world-renowned speakers and plenary panels to look at ways we can address the opportunities in the post-MDG era. The conference will also hold practical workshops to address issues concerning faculty and students engaged in this area.

For more information, please visit http://2014cughconference.org/


May 18 - 24, 2014: National Prevention Week

May 18, 2014 - May 24, 2014

National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. National Prevention Week 2014 is about Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future. We’ll be highlighting the important role each of us has in maintaining a healthy life and ensuring a productive future.

There are many ways to make a difference. Explore the National Prevention Week website to learn more about how you can get involved, from planning a community event to participating in the “I Choose” Project.

Learn more about National Prevention Week.

For more information, please visit http://beta.samhsa.gov/prevention-week

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines:


May 19 - 24, 2014: International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of HIV & Hepatitis Therapy

May 19, 2014 - May 24, 2014
W Washington Hotel
Washington, DC, USA

It is our pleasure to announce that the International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of HIV Therapy and the International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of Hepatitis Therapy will be combined and will be organized 19-21 May 2014 at the W Washington Hotel in Washington DC, USA.

Understanding the clinical pharmacology of antiretroviral therapy is pivotal to designing optimal treatment and prevention strategies for HIV & Hepatitis infection. Drug exposure is significantly influenced by drug interactions, medication taking behavior, and patients’ physiologic and genetic characteristics. These factors are central to determining therapeutic efficacy, failure or toxicity. Despite great progress, many pharmacologic challenges still exist.

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/15th-international-workshop-on-clinical-pharmacology-of-hiv-hepatitis-therapy/


May 31, 2014: 24th Annual CCO HIV and Hepatitis Symposium

May 31, 2014 - May 31, 2014
Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, California, USA

The annual CCO symposium returns in 2014 with an innovative 1-day format. Leading faculty will elucidate the latest management strategies integrating new data from the spring HIV and hepatitis meetings.

The meeting will feature a half-day on HIV and a half-day on hepatitis C, both providing an interactive, engaging, and practical learning experience to enhance clinicians’ knowledge, competence, and ability to better manage monoinfected or coinfected patients.

Complete program information regarding faculty, agenda, and CME credit will soon be available online at: clinicaloptions.com/CCO2014


June 2 - 5, 2014: National HIV is Not a Crime Conference

June 02, 2014 - June 05, 2014
Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa, USA

HIV, LGBT, and Social Justice Groups Unite to End HIV Criminalization

The first-ever national HIV is Not a Crime conference will be held from June 2nd to 5th, 2014, at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, to unite and train advocates living with HIV and allies from across the country in the effort to end the criminalization of people with HIV.

“HIV criminalization imposes a profound injustice not only on people living with HIV but also on their family and friends,” explained Iowa resident Tami Haught, the conference coordinator and a person living with HIV. “At the Grinnell gathering, we want to bring together advocates to engage in the next stage of the fight for equal justice for people living with HIV.”

The HIV is Not a Crime conference will provide practical training to support grassroots organizing, community education, media training and familiarity with the legal, medical and public health issues involved to enable activists to better advocate for criminalization reform in their home states.

HIV criminalization refers to the wrongful use of one’s HIV positive status in criminal prosecutions, which has led to people with HIV being charged under HIV-specific criminal statutes, or under general criminal statutes, including for behaviors that pose no or little risk of HIV transmission. Sentencing in these cases has sometimes involved decades in prison and/or required sex offender registration, including in circumstances when there was no risk of HIV transmission.

These laws, policies and practices contribute to the HIV epidemic by driving people away from public health and treatment programs and by discouraging at-risk individuals from getting tested.

To get involved or request information on the conference program, registration, and scholarship details, contact conference@seroproject.com.

For more information, please visit http://www.hivisnotacrime.com/


June 5 - 8, 2014: Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) 2014 Annual Symposium

June 05, 2014 - June 08, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Source: Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and participating sponsors

This conference will focus on current and emerging issues related to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare, provide information on new resources, tools and networks to optimize compliance, and identify attributes to develop the next generation of leadership for the delivery of infection prevention and safety. Abstracts are now being accepted; submission deadline is Friday, April 4, 2014.

Use the following link to register and learn more.
http://www.osap.org/?page=2014SympMain&utm


June 5 - 6, 2014: MARP (Making Anticipated Results Possible)

June 05, 2014 - June 06, 2014
Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Moving away from the role of Service consumers towards Service designers

The purpose of the conference is to provide an effective forum for the target population, healthcare professionals from the region, government agencies, NGOs and stakeholders to share or exchange their ideas, experiences and recent progress in the domain of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment. The special emphasis will be given to more effective inclusion of MARP under the umbrella of existing services and their more active involvement in the decision-making process.

For more information, please visit http://balkanshivconference.com/index.html


June 8 - 10, 2014: International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence

June 08, 2014 - June 10, 2014
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida 33139 USA

GENERAL INFORMATION

GOALS
The conference provides an annual forum for the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-science HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research, as well as current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum, within the context of achieving the maximum therapeutic and preventative benefit of antiretroviral therapy across the continuum of care.

TARGET AUDIENCE
The target audience for this conference includes physicians, nurses/nurse-practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, behavioral researchers, social scientists, epidemiologists, social workers, case managers, AIDS service organization (ASO) staff, and allied healthcare and lay professionals working in the field of HIV medicine.

PROGRAM
To download a PDF copy of the Adherence 2014 program, please click here.

For more information, please visit https://www.xcdsystem.com/iapac2014/attendee/index.cfm?ID=BQi7Vom


June 9 - 12, 2014: STD Prevention Conference

June 09, 2014 - June 12, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The 2014 STD Prevention Conference will be held in collaboration with the 15th IUSTI World Congress and 2nd Latin American IUSTI-ALACITS Congress. More than 1,500 domestic and international STD and HIV prevention program managers, researchers, public health authorities, clinicians and advocates will come together to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue on best practices to enhance the quality of STD/HIV prevention and care during the Conference.

For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/stdconference/


June 10 - 13, 2014: 4th SA TB Conference: Working Together to Eradicate TB

June 10, 2014 - June 13, 2014
International Convention Centre
Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

It is with great enthusiasm and a renewed sense of hope that we launch the 4th SA TB Conference, which occurs while South Africa is in the midst of battling the worst TB-HIV epidemic in the world.

We have more TB in the world today than ever before!

To respond to this, we have organized this conference with three thematic tracks that address the key issues hampering elimination of TB from human society.

These are:

  • Detection and Prevention of TB
  • TB Treatment
  • TB Management
With the rollout of new molecular diagnostics and new TB drugs, we now bear witness to the dawn of a new age in the fight against TB. Meaningful impact will only be achieved with integration of all our efforts.

We call on everyone working in all spheres of TB-HIV drug discovery, clinical management, patient advocacy, government policy and the basic sciences to attend this meeting.

For more information, please visit http://www.tbconference.co.za/


June 19, 2014: 13th Annual Finger Lakes Rural HIV Update - Waterloo

June 19, 2014 - June 19, 2014
Holiday Inn Waterloo
2468 New York 414
Waterloo, New York 13165 USA

13th Annual Finger Lakes Rural HIV Update

13th Annual Finger Lakes Rural HIV Update

Click here for more information.

Questions? Contact Kristen Lanphear
1-315-849-1256
klanphear@trilliumhealthny.org

If you are interested in attending this update, please contact:
Thomas Della Porta, MS
Infectious Diseases Division, URMC
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 689
Rochester, New York 14642
1-585-275-7655
thomas_dellaporta@urmc.rochester.edu


July 19 - 20, 2014: MSMGF Pre-Conference to the 2014 International AIDS Conference

July 19, 2014 - July 20, 2014
Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

MSMGF Pre-Conference to the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) invites you to register for the upcoming MSMGF Pre-Conference to the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia! The event will be open and free of charge to all who wish to attend. You can find the link to register by scrolling to the bottom of this webpage. Please make sure you already signed in as a member of msmgf.org before registering.

The theme of this year's event is "Setting the Pace," in recognition of the central role that gay men, other MSM, and transgender people have played in responding to HIV since the first days of the epidemic. The International AIDS Society’s call for ‘stepping up the pace’ will not be possible without our continued leadership and proactive involvement.

The pre-conference will focus on program implementation this year, with topics addressing the Global Fund's New Funding Model, persistent challenges in accessing quality HIV services, training needs of healthcare providers, community-based service provision led by MSM and transgender people, and the relationships between community systems and health systems in meeting the needs of our communities.

The MSMGF Pre-Conference will take place at the Melbourne Town Hall, located on the northeast corner of Swanston and Collins Streets in the central business district. All questions can be directed to MSMGF Operations Associate Carlos Alicea at AIDS2014@msmgf.org.

Who Should Attend

Anyone working to achieve a higher standard of health and human rights for men who have sex with men, including:

  • MSM and Transgender Activists/Advocates
  • MSM Living with HIV
  • MSM and Transgender Allies
  • Prevention/Care Program Managers and Staff
  • Researchers
  • Artists
  • Educators
  • Medical Professionals
  • Writers and Journalists
  • Capacity Building Specialists
  • Legal Professionals
  • Government Officials
  • Donors and Funders
  • Legislators
  • Representatives from Multilateral Agencies
Registration At-A-Glance
  • Requirements: You must be a member of www.msmgf.org. (If you are not currently a member, you can register here)
  • Registration Fee: None. This is a free event.
  • Registration Includes:
    • Morning Coffee and Beverages, Lunch provided on day one, Morning and Afternoon Coffee Breaks
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July 20 - 25, 2014: XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014)

July 20, 2014 - July 25, 2014
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Melbourne, Australia has been chosen to host the XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), the largest international conference on HIV and AIDS, where every two years up to 25,000 participants, representing all stakeholders in the global response to HIV, meet to assess progress and identify future priorities. AIDS 2014 will be the twentieth in the series of International AIDS Conferences.

For more information, please visit http://www.aids2014.org/


September 5 - 9, 2014: ICAAC 2014

September 05, 2014 - September 09, 2014
Walter E Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC, USA

54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

ICAAC, the premier conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases, showcases the latest-breaking science and lectures from top researchers from around the world. With 50% of its attendees living outside of the United States, ICAAC provides a rare opportunity to bring together the field’s foremost leaders to discuss the state of infection control and prevention on a global scale.

ICAAC 2014 is designed to meet the needs of health care professionals, particularly physicians, clinical microbiologists, researchers, and pharmacists, specializing in infectious diseases. Current trends will be covered regarding:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Clinical Trials
  • Community-Acquired Infections
  • Epidemiology Pharmacology
  • HIV/AIDS and other Retroviruses
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Mycology
  • Nosocomial Infections
  • Parasitology
  • Susceptibility Studies
  • Transplantion
  • Travel Medicine
  • Vaccines and Immunology
  • Virology
Objectives
ICAAC 2014 scientific program offers an educational forum which:
  • Disseminates new data from research of basic microbiological sciences related to human disease;
  • Updates medical professionals on clinical diagnoses, preventative modalities and therapeutics;
  • Investigates the pathogenesis and epidemiology of old and new microbes;
  • Evaluates the spread of infectious diseases throughout the world;
  • Analyzes the developing resistance of pathogens to divers therapeutics;
  • Introduces new antimicrobial agents; and
  • Considers the most recent trends in healthcare management.
For more information, please visit http://www.icaac.org/index.php/meeting/icaac-2014


October 2 - 5, 2014: United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

October 02, 2014 - October 05, 2014
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
San Diego, California, USA

The 18th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), will take place October 2-5, 2014, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, in San Diego, California. For nearly two decades, USCA has sought “to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking.

In 2014, USCA will continue to highlight how the Affordable Care Act can help us draw even closer to ending the epidemic, while focusing on the challenges we still have to overcome to achieve this vision.

USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together over thousands of workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and policy-makers—to build national support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

For more information, please visit http://nmac.org/2014-u-s-conference-on-aids/


October 8 - 12, 2014: IDWeek 2014

October 08, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

With the theme, “Advancing Science, Improving Care,” IDWeek features the latest science and bench-to- bedside approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV, across the lifespan.

At IDWeek, you will see familiar colleagues and new faces. IDWeek will be a forum for health professionals of varied backgrounds to collaborate, cooperate, and learn from each other’s expertise. With so many common issues and challenges cutting across our four disciplines, IDWeek provides an opportunity to learn from each other’s knowledge, experience and expertise, for the improvement of patient care and public health.

This will be an inclusive meeting that offers access to internationally recognized leaders in the field and the opportunity to network with the most highly respected health professionals in infectious diseases, including HIV.

http://www.idweek.org/


October 23 - 26, 2014: Tenth National Harm Reduction Conference

October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

10th National Harm Reduction Conference

Crossroads & Intersections

Doing Together what we can't do Apart

For more information, please visit http://harmreduction.org/wp-content/conference/


October 28 - 31, 2014: HIV Research for Prevention 2014 (HIV R4P)

October 28, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Cape Town International Conference Centre
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA

The search for effective biomedical HIV prevention options has progressed further and changed faster in the last few years than at any time since the epidemic began. Recent breakthroughs in vaccines, ARV-based microbicides and PrEP, and other prevention technologies open new doors to reducing the scope of the global epidemic. This progress also poses new questions and brings new challenges as we continue to move HIV biomedical prevention research forward. Perhaps most importantly, these advances teach us that effective HIV prevention will likely require a combination of approaches.

To reflect this convergence, in 2014 we will usher in a new, broader prevention research conference, HIV Research for Prevention 2014: AIDS Vaccine, Microbicide and ARV-based Prevention Science (HIV R4P). This first HIV R4P biennial meeting will take place 28-31 October 2014 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

HIV R4P will build on, link and merge the successes of the past biennial microbicide and annual vaccine conferences. This first international scientific meeting dedicated to biomedical HIV prevention research will bring together researchers, clinicians, private sector partners, advocates, policy makers and public health experts to share and discuss the latest research in ARV-based prevention, vaccines and related areas of HIV prevention. This meeting will help to cross-fertilize the various areas of research, develop a broader forum for common research themes and expand discussions around crosscutting issues as we develop, rollout and evaluate new prevention options. The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, which leads the annual AIDS Vaccine conference, will serve as the HIV R4P conference secretariat in 2014. The Enterprise has created a committee of its board with additional outside members to support us as Chairs and ensure that the conference is diverse in its program and participation.

We hope to attract between 1,200 and 1,500 members of the broad HIV prevention community to HIV R4P. We are already working hard to raise funds to ensure a large number of scholarships for this conference, and remain dedicated to bringing many international participants including those from developing countries and early-career investigators to this important meeting.

We encourage you to review our frequently asked questions document and submit questions or comments to the conference Secretariat at info@hivr4p.org. Updated information will be available at www.hivr4p.org.


January 1 - 31, 2015: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January 01, 2015 - January 31, 2015

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer, are available. However, half of cervical cancers occur among women rarely or never screened for cancer, and another 10%–20% of cancers occur among women who were screened but did not receive adequate follow-up care. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.

For women aged 21–65 years, regular cervical cancer screening can help prevent cancer. The Papanicolaou (Pap) test detects precancers, which are cell changes on the cervix that might become cancerous if they are not treated appropriately. Women should start getting Pap tests at age 21 years and every 3 years thereafter. Women who are aged ≥30 years may choose to have an HPV test along with the Pap test. If both test results are normal, additional testing is not needed for 5 years. Specific recommendations from the three major organizations that issue guidelines on cervical cancer screening are available at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/pdf/guidelines.pdf (PDF).

To help prevent cervical cancer, vaccines are available to prevent HPV infection. HPV vaccines offer the greatest health benefit to persons who receive all 3 doses before exposure to HPV through sexual activity. Routine HPV vaccination is recommended for girls and boys at age 11 or 12 years. Vaccination also is recommended for females through age 26 years and for males through age 21 years who have not been vaccinated previously. Any man who has sex with other men, and men with compromised immune systems (including human immunodeficiency virus infection), also may be vaccinated through age 26 years.

Information about HPV vaccines is available at http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/vaccine.html. Additional information about CDC programs that promote early detection and treatment of cervical cancer is available from the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp.

For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6151a5.htm

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January 26 - February 1, 2015: National Drug Facts Week (NDFW)

January 26, 2015 - February 01, 2015

National Drug Facts Week

What is National Drug Facts Week?

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse.

Download the NDFW Info Sheet (PDF 203 KB)

For more information, please visit http://drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/

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February 7, 2015: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 07, 2015 - February 07, 2015

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was first observed in 1999. The 2013 theme is "I am My Brother's/Sister's keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS".

The Strategic Leadership Council directs, plans, and organizes NBHAAD with support from the CDC.

Find posters, fact sheets, and events at www.NationalBlackAIDSDay.org.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/black/


February 23 - 26, 2015: CROI 2015 (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

February 23, 2015 - February 26, 2015
Seattle, Washington, USA

The CROI organizers are pleased to announce that CROI 2015 has been scheduled!

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Dates: Monday, February 23 to Thursday, February 26, 2015
Details and schedules: Will be posted in early summer 2014

For more information, please visit http://www.croi2014.org/


March 1 - 8, 2015: National Sleep Awareness Week

March 01, 2015 - March 08, 2015

Sleep Awareness Week™, which takes place March 1-8, 2015, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. The week begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America poll results and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time, where Americans lose one hour of sleep. The Foundation's Sleep Care Center members host events in their local communities throughout the week, providing sleep education and screening to the public.

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March 10, 2015: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10, 2015 - March 10, 2015

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women's Health is the lead for this day.

Read what Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Director, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says about this observance in her Dear Colleague Letter. (PDF, 197 KB)

Get graphics, web banners and more resources at http://www.womenshealth.gov/NWGHAAD/.

Learn about the Take Charge. Take the Test. campaign to encourage African American women to get tested for HIV.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/women-and-girls/

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March 20, 2015: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20, 2015 - March 20, 2015

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a collaborative effort between these organizations: Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center, CA7AE: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and National Native American AIDS Prevention Center.

Visit the NNHAAD site to find posters, fact sheets and more.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/native/


March 23 - 27, 2015: National LGBT Health Awareness Week

March 23, 2015 - March 27, 2015

The 13th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week—a nationwide event that seeks to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health—runs from March 23–27, 2015.

For more information, please visit http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/content/national-lgbt-health-awareness-weekM


March 24, 2015: World TB Day

March 24, 2015 - March 24, 2015

World TB Day

Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24, often with a variety of activities leading up to the official day. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).

World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. While great strides have been made to control and cure TB, this disease is still a problem and more should be done so that one day TB is eliminated.

For more resources, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/tb/events/WorldTBDay/default.htm

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April 1 - 30, 2015: STD Awareness Month

April 01, 2015 - April 30, 2015

STD Awareness Month

Every year, the public health and medical communities recognize April as STD Awareness Month. This month-long observance provides individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations the perfect opportunity to address ways to prevent some of nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that occur in the United States each year. While most of these infections will not cause harm, some have the potential to lead to serious health problems, if not diagnosed and treated early.

For more information about STD Awareness Month, please visit the CDC's website at www.cdc.gov/Features/STDAwareness.

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April 1 - 7, 2015: Insomnia Awareness Week

April 01, 2015 - April 07, 2015

Insomnia Awareness Week

Insomnia Awareness Week is sponsored by the American Sleep Association. From April 1 - 7, the ASA and its affiliates will be increasing awareness about Insomnia.

The primary objective of this campaign is to improve the nation's knowledge about the signs, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment options of Insomnia.

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April 10, 2015: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10, 2015 - April 10, 2015

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on April 10.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/youth/

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July 19 - 22, 2015: 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015)

July 19, 2015 - July 22, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

The world’s largest international open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 19 to 22 July 2015

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced the selection of Vancouver as the host of the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015). IAS 2015 will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 19 – 22 July 2015.

Held every two years, the IAS conference is a unique forum for scientist, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest developments in HIV science and also explore how such developments can be realistically applied in implementation programmes. IAS 2015 is organized by the IAS in partnership with the University of British Columbia Division of AIDS, based at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care. The conference is expected to gather some 6,000 delegates including 300 media representatives.

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


July 17 - 22, 2016: 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

July 17, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Durban International Convention Centre (ICC)
Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa to host the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).
The International AIDS Society announces Durban, as site of the conference in July 2016.

29 November 2013 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today the selection of Durban, South Africa, as the host city of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), the most important event for all those working in the HIV field, including scientists, policymakers, activists, political leaders, healthcare providers, people living with HIV and others committed to the global response to HIV and AIDS. AIDS 2016 will be held from 17-22 July 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.

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