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December 1 - 3, 2014: Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees' Conference

December 01, 2014 - December 03, 2014
National Harbor, Maryland, USA

On behalf of the 2014 Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Grantees' Conference (formerly known as the International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities) we are pleased to invite scientists engaged in health disparities research; healthcare and public health professionals; public policy professionals; community-based and faith-based organizations to attend and participate in the Conference to convene December 1–3, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. Pre-Conference Training workshops will take place December 1, 2014.

In keeping with the Conference theme, “Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity,” the scientific program will highlight the excellence and innovation in basic, translational, and clinical research from the programs supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and focus on early career investigators through training and professional development workshops, mentoring, and meet the expert sessions. The Conference has been designed to offer opportunities for sharing research information in areas related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, cancer, women's health, mental health, infectious disease, stroke, and behavioral and community health with special emphasis on minority health and health disparities. We invite individuals who are engaged in clinical, translational, basic science, education, and policy research in minority health and health disparities to join us.

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


December 1, 2014: World AIDS Day: Ending the Epidemic - Albany

December 01, 2014 - December 01, 2014
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Empire State Plaza Convention Hall
Albany, New York, USA

World AIDS Day





Be a part of the plan to end AIDS in New York State

Education and awareness addressing sexual health and the prevention of HIV and STDs.

Prevention education sessions for middle and high school students.

View the commemorative panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Interactive discussions led by youth on the NYS Youth Sexual Health Plan, Commissioner of Health Awards, World AIDS Day Reception, community candlelight vigil, End of AIDS Campaign Kick O, youth performances, and more.

Event is free and open to the public. The national observance of World AIDS Day is Monday, December 1.

Click here to download a save-the-date flyer.

Click here to download a flyer about the NYS Youth Sexual Health Plan 2014 discussion.

For more information and schedules:
http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/general/awareness_days/wad/index

Questions?
worldaidsday@health.ny.gov


December 1, 2014: PrEP: Provider and Community Voices Sorting through the Noise - Albany

December 01, 2014 - December 01, 2014
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Meeting Room 2
Albany, New York, USA

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute will commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1-2, 2014 by offering trainings to all community members on emerging issues in the following topic area:

PrEP: Provider and Community Voices Sorting through the Noise—December 1, 2014 -- 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Meeting Room 2, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, New York

A diverse community panel of individuals—including a physician, a PrEP program manager, and consumers who are taking PrEP — will provide updated information about PrEP and answer questions.

December 1, 2014: Meeting Room 2 Registration Link
PrEP: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm http://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1242

Registration Directions:
To attend this session or to view a full course description, click on the links above or go to http://hivtrainingny.org/. Registration is strongly encouraged for all trainings. To register for any of the courses, click on the session or navigate to the registration link(s) above and enter your account log-in information. If you do not have an account, you will need to sign up for one prior to registering for a course.

Learn More…
World AIDS Day will be at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York on December 1-2, 2014. For a complete two-day agenda, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/general/awareness_days/wad/


December 2, 2014: World AIDS Day: Ending the Epidemic - Albany

December 02, 2014 - December 02, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Empire State Plaza Convention Hall
Albany, New York, USA

World AIDS Day





Be a part of the plan to end AIDS in New York State

Education and awareness addressing sexual health and the prevention of HIV and STDs.

Prevention education sessions for middle and high school students.

View the commemorative panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Interactive discussions led by youth on the NYS Youth Sexual Health Plan, Commissioner of Health Awards, World AIDS Day Reception, community candlelight vigil, End of AIDS Campaign Kick O, youth performances, and more.

Event is free and open to the public. The national observance of World AIDS Day is Monday, December 1.

Click here to download a save-the-date flyer.

For more information and schedules:
http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/general/awareness_days/wad/index

Questions?
worldaidsday@health.ny.gov


December 2, 2014: Minors and Health Care - Albany

December 02, 2014 - December 02, 2014
10:00 am
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Meeting Room 3
Albany, New York, USA

Minors and Health Care

This community presentation is available for FREE.

Pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Please email your interest in attending to worldaidsday@health.ny.gov


December 2, 2014: World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium - Rochester

December 02, 2014 - December 02, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for AIDS Research
Rochester, New York, USA

In honor of World AIDS Day, the University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research will be hosting a scientific symposium on December 2nd featuring talks from prestigious experts in the AIDS community and research posters from undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral associates training at the University of Rochester.

Agenda of events
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote Presentation
Class of ’62 Auditorium
Prevention-effective adherence: A new paradigm for understanding adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis
Jessica Haberer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

11:00 - 12:30 Scientific Poster Session
Flaum Atrium

12:30 – 1:30 Keynote Presentation
Class of ’62 Auditorium
Update on HIV CURE Research
Robert Siliciano, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine,Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Printable Agenda

For more information, please visit http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/center-for-aids-research/events.aspx


December 2, 2014: Advances in Antiretroviral-Based Prevention Research Webinar

December 02, 2014 - December 02, 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET
Webinar

The Network for Multidisciplinary Studies on ARV-Based HIV Prevention (NEMUS) is pleased to invite you to attend the eighth of our webinar series presented by Jared Baeten, MD, PhD:

Advances in Antiretroviral-Based Prevention Research

Dr. Baeten is an associate professor in the Departments of Global Health and Medicine and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. His research focuses on epidemiologic and biologic risk factors for HIV-1 and other sexually transmitted diseases, and clinical trials of novel interventions for prevention of HIV-1 transmission. He co-chaired the Partners PrEP Study, a phase III, randomized clinical trial among ~4700 HIV-1 uninfected heterosexual men and women in Kenya and Uganda that demonstrated pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provided protection against HIV-1 acquisition. Linked projects included a large observational study of PrEP adherence and laboratory analyses of innate and adaptive immune responses related to PrEP use.

The webinar is scheduled to take place on December 2nd, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET.

To register for the webinar please click on the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1f0rnBxiBhg-esZQDgsLMJdl1bsNbOIQhvnPzOGKqjVM/viewform?usp=send_form

After you register you will receive a confirmation e-mail with access information.


December 2, 2014: Hepatitis C Update - Albany

December 02, 2014 - December 02, 2014
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Meeting Room 3
Albany, New York, USA

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute will commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1-2, 2014 by offering trainings to all community members on emerging issues in the following topic area:

Hepatitis C Update—December 2, 2014 --10:45 am - 11:30 am, Meeting Room 3, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, New York

Colleen Flanigan serves as the Director of Viral Hepatitis Section of the AIDS Institute. Ms. Flanigan will review changes in the hepatitis C epidemic and new developments in hepatitis C screening, care and treatment.

December 2, 2014: Meeting Room 3 Registration Link
Hepatitis C Update 10:45 am – 11:30 am http://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1241

Registration Directions:
To attend this session or to view a full course description, click on the links above or go to http://hivtrainingny.org/. Registration is strongly encouraged for all trainings. To register for any of the courses, click on the session or navigate to the registration link(s) above and enter your account log-in information. If you do not have an account, you will need to sign up for one prior to registering for a course.

Learn More…
World AIDS Day will be at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York on December 1-2, 2014. For a complete two-day agenda, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/general/awareness_days/wad/


December 3, 2014: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Expanding the HIV Prevention Toolkit - Albany

December 03, 2014 - December 03, 2014
Albany, New York, USA

PrEP: Expanding the HIV Prevention Toolkit

The 1/2 day conference will focus on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for PrEP, the New York State Department of Health PrEP guidance, patients who may benefit from PrEP, challenges in managing patients in various practice settings, as well as organizational and psychosocial considerations for providing PrEP.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.


December 4, 2014: National Outcome Evaluation Findings Webinar

December 04, 2014 - December 04, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Webinar

The AETC National Evaluation Center (NEC) will present AETC Cross-Region Evaluation (ACRE) findings from fiscal year 2011/12, with an emphasis on the following outcomes of interest: trainee knowledge change, skill improvement, and implementation of information learned. The target audience for this webinar is all national and regional AETC staff, local performance site staff, and HRSA/HAB staff.

For more information, please visit http://aidsetc.org/calendar/national-outcome-evaluation-findings


December 5, 2014: Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections - Albany

December 05, 2014 - December 05, 2014
8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York, USA

World AIDS Day CME Symposium for Community Providers and Outreach Workers

World AIDS Day CME Symposium for Community Providers and Outreach Workers


December 7 - 10, 2014: 2nd Regional Symposium on Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Rights and HIV

December 07, 2014 - December 10, 2014
The Mulungushi International Conference Center
Lusaka, ZAMBIA

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure to cordially welcome you to participate in the 2nd Regional Symposium on Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Rights and HIV, to be held on 7th December – 10th December 2014 at The Mulungushi International Conference Center, Lusaka, Zambia. I am happy to inform you that Prof. Nkandu Luo will be delivering the keynote address. This symposium brings together leading renowned researchers, health care workers, community leaders, policy makers, representatives from across Africa and beyond. It is our hope that all papers and work presented at the symposium will eventually be published in reputable journals. I am sure, this 4 -day symposium will provide a stimulating scientific environment and form a platform for the participants to exchange ideas, establish research collaboration and networking in the field of adolescents sexual reproductive health and rights and HIV in Africa.

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


December 8 - 9, 2014: CFAR: Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women - New Rochelle

December 08, 2014 - December 09, 2014
Radisson Hotel
1 Radisson Plaza
New Rochelle, New York 10801 USA

Albert Einstein -Montefiore Center for AIDS research (Einstein-Montefiore CFAR) is pleased to announce a conference on HIV research in Women on December 8th and 9th 2014.The goal of the program is to identify gaps in knowledge related to HIV and women and develop strategies for future research to move the field forward, to generate collaborative research among the different CFARs and with other research networks, highlighting cutting edge science, and to promote and emphasize opportunities for young investigators.

The specific aims of the conference were to:

  1. HIV Eradication and Avenues to a Cure
  2. HIV Prevention
  3. Clinical disease and comorbidities
For more information, please visit http://www.einstein.yu.edu/centers/center-for-aids-research/cfar-womens-symposium/


December 8 - 9, 2014: 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

December 08, 2014 - December 09, 2014
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, Maryland 20852 USA

7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health

A forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation, the 7th annual conference aims to grow the research base by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine.

Researchers, evaluators and implementers who are interested in identifying opportunities, challenges, and strategies for disseminating the findings and implementation of research to key stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Discuss, debate, and explore in-depth approaches to advance dissemination and implementation science.

Registration is now open. Visit the conference site for more information.


December 10, 2014: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Expanding the HIV Prevention Toolkit - Rochester

December 10, 2014 - December 10, 2014
Rochester, New York, USA

PrEP: Expanding the HIV Prevention Toolkit

The 1/2 day conference will focus on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for PrEP, the New York State Department of Health PrEP guidance, patients who may benefit from PrEP, challenges in managing patients in various practice settings, as well as organizational and psychosocial considerations for providing PrEP.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.


December 11, 2014: The Psychiatry of AIDS: A Guide To Diagnosis and Treatment Webinar

December 11, 2014 - December 11, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Webinar

During this CME activity, participants will learn whether HIV is a psychiatric epidemic, discuss appropriate treatment options for the psychiatric disorders associated with HIV, and how to integrate psychiatric treatment into HIV treatment. This activity is intended for HIV care providers and all other healthcare professionals.

Registration is required; pre-registration closes on December 10th at 7:00 PM ET.

For more information, please visit https://www.iasusa.org/content/psychiatry-aids-guide-diagnosis-and-treatment-webinar-2014


December 11, 2014: Exploring the Pipeline: Lubes, Rings, Films, Fibers, and Shots 4 HIV Prevention Webinar

December 11, 2014 - December 11, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Webinar

Webinar: RSP+ Presents Exploring the Pipeline: Lubes, Rings, Films, Fibers, and Shots 4 HIV Prevention

Click here to register.

You already know about Truvada as PrEP – the new and exciting HIV prevention tool that can keep HIV-negative people free of HIV. The CDC has released PrEP guidance, the WHO has endorsed its use, and PrEP services are beginning to pop up in clinics and organizations across our country.

PrEP is revolutionizing how we do prevention. But Truvada as PrEP is only the first new form of HIV prevention. More options are on the horizon.

Please join AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Jim Pickett and Jessica Terlikowski on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET, for Project Ready, Set, PrEP Plus (RSP+) webinar on the research and development pipeline of new HIV prevention tools. Learn about new forms of PrEP – from lubricants and gels to injections, films, fibers, rectal douches and rings. Find out about new male and female condoms being developed, and discover ways to get involved in research advocacy.

While it may be helpful to have participated in the Project Ready, Set, PrEP! training on Truvada as PrEP, it is not required. The RSP+ training begins with a quick review of Truvada as PrEP to help ensure everyone is on the same page before we go exploring.

Register today!


December 12 - 13, 2014: 4th HCV Advances Meeting 2014

December 12, 2014 - December 13, 2014
Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel (4*)
18 Avenue de Suffren
Paris, FRANCE

It is our great pleasure to announce the fourth edition of the Workshop on HCV Therapy Advances – New Antivirals in Clinical Practice, to be held in Paris, France on 12-13 December 2014.

An exciting program has been set for treating physicians to discuss the latest developments in the field of Hepatitis C treatment and the promising new treatment possibilities of new direct antivirals that are becoming available. The conference presentations will focus on the translation of these new data and availability of new drugs into daily clinical practice.

Case discussions will be an important part of this conference in order to allow discussions on local issues and stimulate interaction.

We hope to see you in Paris in December 2014!

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/4th-hcv-advances-meeting-2014/


December 12, 2014: Addressing Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Adolescents Webinar

December 12, 2014 - December 12, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Addressing Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Adolescents


December 14, 2014: TAG's 2014 Research in Action Awards - New York City

December 14, 2014 - December 14, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
404 Tenth Avenue
@ 33rd Street
New York, New York, USA

Treatment Action Group's
2014 Research in Action Awards

TAG's annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA) event honors activists, scientists, philanthropists, and creative artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the fight against AIDS. Resources raised at RIAA provide vital support for TAG’s programs throughout the year, and enable us to honor champions in the fight to end AIDS.

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


December 15, 2014: Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the EHR Webinar

December 15, 2014 - December 15, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Webinar

Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Electronic Health Record: Why and How

Faculty: Harvey Makadon, MD, Director, the National LGBT Health Education Center and Chris Grasso, MPH, Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services, Fenway Health, Boston

Description: The Institute of Medicine has recommended routinely collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data from patients to help end lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender invisibility in health care as well to measure quality and progress in eliminating disparities. In addition, a growing number of federal agencies are using or testing SOGI questions in surveys; for example, HRSA is including gender identity questions in the upcoming 2014 Health Center Patient Survey. In this webinar, Dr. Harvey Makadon of the National LGBT Health Education Center will focus on the rationale for collecting SOGI data, including health care inequalities faced by LGBT people, as well as the practical steps to implementing data collection within the electronic health record (EHR). Chris Grasso, MPH, the Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services at Fenway Health will then describe ways to collect SOGI information and incorporate it into the EHR.

Register


December 17, 2014: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Expanding the HIV Prevention Toolkit - Syracuse

December 17, 2014 - December 17, 2014
Syracuse, New York, USA

PrEP: Expanding the HIV Prevention Toolkit

The 1/2 day conference will focus on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for PrEP, the New York State Department of Health PrEP guidance, patients who may benefit from PrEP, challenges in managing patients in various practice settings, as well as organizational and psychosocial considerations for providing PrEP.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.


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

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines:


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 11 - 15, 2015: 14th World Congress on Public Health

February 11, 2015 - February 15, 2015
Kolkata, INDIA

The Congress will aim towards fostering the promotion of "Healthy People - Healthy Environment" and will bring together thousands of participants from a wide range of public health disciplines from many countries around the world.

The 14th World Congress on Public Health will be hosted jointly by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA). The IPHA will also be holding its 59th Annual Conference at the same time. In keeping with the tradition, youth participation will be a key element of the Kolkata Congress.

For more information, please visit http://www.14wcph.org/


February 21 - 22, 2015: 5th International Workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause

February 21, 2015 - February 22, 2015
Seattle, Washington, USA

The 5th International Workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause, will be held in Seattle, WA, USA on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 February 2015.

Women and HIV is a very complex field of research. Whereas many conferences worldwide discuss the various aspects of HIV treatment, this international meeting provides a unique platform for experts involved in research and treatment of HIV-infected women to present and discuss the latest developments in the field and identification of treatment strategies for the future.

The workshop provides an interactive scientific program consisting of overview talks by key opinion leaders, oral abstract presentations, Q&A sessions, poster sessions, roundtable- and patient case discussions. The workshop focuses on a global perspective with regard to the treatment and management of HIV-infected women: Having a better understanding of different barriers and issues around the globe, should help identify ways forward for improving health of women.

We hope that you will be able to attend this unique workshop.

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/5th-hiv-women-workshop/


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

February 23, 2015 - February 26, 2015
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington, USA

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI is a global model of collaborative science and the premier international venue for bridging basic and clinical investigation into clinical practice in the field of HIV and related viruses. CROI 2015 will be held from February 23 to February 26, 2015, in Seattle, Washington, at the Washington State Convention Center. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources from CROI 2015 will be available online via webcast.

The CROI Foundation has partnered with the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) to sponsor the Conference.

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

Related NYS Quick Reference Card:


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/

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines and Best Practices:


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 20 - 21, 2015: 4th Latin American Meeting on Treatment of Hepatitis and HIV Co-infection

March 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

After the very successful first editions of the meeting, attracting around 300 participants, it is our great pleasure to announce the 4th Latin American Meeting on Treatment of Hepatitis and HIV Co-infection, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 20-21, 2015 (t.b.c.).

This meeting promises again to become a unique high profile educational event with the contribution of key opinion leaders. We have set up a program for treating physicians to discuss the latest developments in the field of Hepatitis B and C treatment and the promising treatment possibilities of new antivirals that are becoming available. The conference presentations will focus on the translation of these new data and availability of new drugs into daily clinical practice. In addition, case discussions will be an important part of this conference, in order to stimulate discussions on local issues and stimulate interaction.

The target audience of this meeting consists of healthcare professionals involved in treating hepatitis and HIV co-infected patients, such as infectious disease doctors, gastro-enterologists, hepatologists, etc.

At the completion of this workshop the participant will:

  • have an understanding of the basic concepts of Hepatitis B and C therapy
  • be updated on the latest developments in the field of Hepatitis B and C antiviral research
  • have an understanding of the challenges of Hepatitis B and C treatment in different patient populations
  • have an overview of the advantages and possibilities of new antivirals in Hepatitis B and C therapy
  • will know how to apply direct acting antivirals in clinical practice.
We invite you to attend the fourth Latin American Meeting on Treatment of Viral Hepatitis and Co-infection and encourage you to submit abstracts on your research in this field.

We hope to see you in Rio de Janeiro for this exciting event !

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/4th-la-viral-hepatitis-workshop-2015/


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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March 26 - 28, 2015: 6th Annual CUGH Conference

March 26, 2015 - March 28, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) invites all persons wishing to report original research, innovative projects or novel programs related to global health to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation.

Abstracts in all areas of global health are welcome and are collected through 6 Global Health Tracks:

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Non-communicable Diseases & Injuries
  • Education / Training / Capacity Building
  • Governance / Management / Human Rights / Economics
  • Social & Environmental Determinants of Health
  • Innovations / New Technologies / Improvement Science
For more information, please visit http://www.cugh.org/events/2015-cugh-global-health-conference-boston-ma


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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April 17 - 18, 2015: National Transgender Health Summit

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Oakland, California, USA

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health invites you to attend the 2015 National Transgender Health Summit. This landmark program will present cutting edge research and evidence-based educational sessions across many disciplines and is the premiere national conference in transgender health.

For more information, please visit http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=ev-summit-2015


April 22 - 26, 2015: EASL: The International Liver Congress

April 22, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Vienna, AUSTRIA

The European Association for the Study of the Liver has selected the city of Vienna for its 50th annual congress "The International Liver Congress™, which will take place April 22-26, 2015 at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center.

For more information, please visit http://www.easl.eu/_events/the-international-liver-congress/the-international-liver-congress-2015-50th-annual-meeting-of-the-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver


May 7 - 8, 2015: HIV Management 2015: THE NEW YORK COURSE - New York City

May 07, 2015 - May 08, 2015
Hudson Theatre @
Millennium Broadway
New York, New York, USA

HIV Management 2015

Please be advised that registration is now open for HIV Management 2015: THE NEW YORK COURSE.

The agenda, faculty and other relevant information may be viewed at http://newyorkcourse.com

We will again provide participants with the latest information and practical guidance from nationally and internationally recognized AIDS experts on pathogenesis, resistance, treatment and prevention of HIV infection and its complications.

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May 8 - 9, 2015: HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT: STATE OF THE ART - New York City

May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015
The Hudson Theatre @
Millennium Broadway
New York, New York, USA

Hepatitis C Management

Please be advised that registration is now open for HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT: STATE OF THE ART, taking place May 8 & 9 at the Historic Hudson Theatre in the heart of New York City.

The agenda, faculty and registration information may be viewed at www.hep2015.com/

This intensive 2-day advanced CME activity, set conveniently in the heart of midtown Manhattan, will again provide participants with state-of-the-art education and practical guidance from nationally and internationally recognized experts on hepatitis management and HCV/HIV Coinfection.

Make sure to register online by December 31, 2014 to receive the early registration rate of $295 (includes admission to plenary and lunch case discussion sessions, conference meals and online CE content)

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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.ias2015.org/


October 7 - 10, 2015: G-I-N Conference 2015

October 07, 2015 - October 10, 2015
Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

On behalf of the G-I-N Board of Trustees, the G-I-N 2015 Scientific Committee and the consortium of Dutch G-I-N members involved in co-hosting the conference, we are delighted to invite you to the 12th annual G-I-N conference in Amsterdam.

During this international congress, state of the art developments in healthcare guidelines will be addressed. The conference takes place from 7-10 October 2015 in the beautiful Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The conference theme is 'Engaging all stakeholders. Guidelines from a societal perspective.’ Specific attention will be paid to a variety of stakeholders including patients, policymakers, insurance companies and of course everybody working on guideline development, implementation and evaluation. The topics that will be discussed will be shaped by your contributions! Abstract submission and registration open on January 5th 2015. On behalf of the Dutch consortium of G-I-N members we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Netherlands!

For further information, including sponsorship opportunities for this conference, please refer to: www.gin2015.net.

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October 21 - 24, 2015: 15th European AIDS Conference

October 21, 2015 - October 24, 2015
Barcelona, SPAIN

It is our great pleasure to announce that the city of Barcelona has been selected to host the 15th European AIDS Conference from October 21-24, 2015. Please mark your calendars for this event. We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in 2015!

For more information, please visit http://www.eacs-conference2015.com/


November 8 - 13, 2015: 18th ICASA Conference 2015

November 08, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Tunis, TUNISIA

The biggest conference in Africa

Over 10,000 delegates expected from the global village

The conference theme “AIDS in Post 2015: Linking Leadership, Science & Human Rights” engages the whole continent and all stakeholders in the post MDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible if Human rights are not key priority for a new vision of leadership in the context of strengthening the application of science based evidence.

The 18th ICASA is an opportunity to renew this global commitment by drawing the world’s attention to the fact that the legacy is now under threat as a result of the global economic downturn. This year’s ICASA is an opportunity for the international community, and all Africans, to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free Africa. Given the urgency of the issue we are anticipating 7 000 -10 000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, PLHIV, government leaders – as well as a number of heads of state and civil society representatives – will be joining the debate on how to achieve this vision.

The conference will be chaired by Dr Ihab AbdelRhaman Ahmed, an epidemiologist and President of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA). It will be co-chaired by Professor Mohamed Ridha Kamoun, a dermatologist and President of “Association Tunisienne de Luttecontre les MST et le SIDA’’.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to promote inter-sectoral achievements in the AIDS response and to strengthen the partnership among governments, civil society, and development partners.

For more information, please visit http://icasa2015tunisia.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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