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October 20 - 21, 2014: 5th International Workshop on HIV & Aging

October 20, 2014 - October 21, 2014
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel
Baltimore, MD, USA

After the very successful 4th edition, we are pleased to announce the 5th International Workshop on HIV & Aging, to be held on 20 - 21 October 2014 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore, MD, USA.

With an aging HIV-infected population – and suggestions that HIV itself may cause conditions normally associated with aging – there is a pressing need for more scientific dialog on this topic. The annual international Workshop on HIV & Aging was initiated five years ago as a unique and much needed platform for international scientific exchange on the increasingly recognized problems of HIV and aging.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/5th-hiv-aging-2014/


October 20 - 23, 2014: African Neglected Tropical Diseases Research Network

October 20, 2014 - October 23, 2014
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
Hamburg, GERMANY

Establishing an African network of research scientists working on neglected tropical diseases

The European Foundations Initiative on Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD) http://www.ntd-africa.net/en/home.html is supporting the establishment of an African research network for NTDs (ARNTD) http://www.arntd.org/about.php. As the first step in this, a meeting is being held 20th-23rd October 2014 at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany to discuss and review the activities of the ARNTD and explore synergies with other funding organisations. It will provide a forum for networking with the EFINTD fellows and fellows sponsored by other funding organisations researching into NTDs as they interact in soft skills acquisition workshops and discussion groups. The activities of the ARNTD will be reviewed and actions prioritized for 2014/15.

They are seeking African researchers, working on NTDs, who are interested in being part of ARNTD.

Contact: Trudi O’Neill oneillhg@ufs.ac.za if you are interested in attending.


October 21, 2014: The Ryan White Program: What Do We Know and What Don't We Know Webinar

October 21, 2014 - October 21, 2014
1:00 pm ET
Webinar

Jeffrey S. Crowley, MPH
Program Director, National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; Distinguished Scholar, Georgetown University; former Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy

Since 1990 the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program has funded essential HIV care and enabling services for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS are now eligible for insurance through the marketplaces or through Medicaid. Recent research has demonstrated that strong adherence to antiretroviral treatment leads to viral suppression and can have important preventive effects. Given this changing health policy and scientific context, how is the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program expected to change in coming years? How should Ryan White-funded ASOs and CBOs best prepare for those changes? Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O'Neill Institute at Georgetown University and former White House ONAP Director, will provide his perspective on what we might expect from the Ryan White Program in the near future and how ASOs and CBOs can adapt to the changing policy and funding landscape.

Click here to register.


October 22, 2014: HIV Pre-Exposure & Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP) Webcast

October 22, 2014 - October 22, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Webcast

LIVE NATIONAL WEBCAST

HIV Pre-Exposure & Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP)

Register Here (free)

Agenda
12:00 pm Welcoming Remarks
Douglas G Fish, MD, AAHIVS & Carl J Koenigsmann, MD

12:05 pm HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Ronald H Goldschmidt, MD

12:40 pm Live Q & A call in/e-mail session with presenters

12:50 pm Break

1:00 pm HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Dawn K Smith, MD, MS, MPH

1:35 pm Live Q & A call in/e-mail session with presenters

1:45 pm Discussion of case by panel

2:00 pm Adjourn

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the indications for HIV pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP).
  • Discuss the current guidelines for initiating HIV PrEP and PEP.
  • Identify the appropriate medications to prescribe as PrEP and PEP.
  • Analyze a clinical scenario evaluating whether to initiate PrEP or PEP.
Program Goal
To enable the learner to have the most recent information about HIV pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP)

Target Audience
Physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, and other interested medical providers

FLYER HERE

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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 23, 2014: Stigma and Criminalization of Infectious Diseases Webinar

October 23, 2014 - October 23, 2014
Webinar
2:00 pm -3:30 pm ET

Stigma and Criminalization of Infectious Diseases: Building Bridges Across Issues, Communities and Movements

In our focus on HIV and the stigma that accompanies it, we often lose sight of the long history of discrimination and stigma associated with other infectious diseases. Infectious diseases such as meningitis, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis (TB), often face similar or greater stigma, and trigger discrimination and criminalization. People with HIV (PLHIV) are disproportionately affected by these conditions along with many other populations, including homeless people, individuals in prison, drug users and immigrants.

This 90 minute webinar will:

  • explain how other infectious diseases affect PLHIV and remain a serious domestic and global threat;
  • examine the stigma associated with infectious diseases other than HIV and how those diseases disproportionately affect socially and politically marginalized communities;
  • explore the connection between HIV criminalization and broader criminalization based on identity and disease; and
  • consider the relevance of broader criminal justice issues such as the problem of over-criminalization, and over-policing of people of color, immigrants, queer youth and transgender people to strategies to modernize HIV-specific laws.
Panelists:
Lauren Fanning, Community Advocate – Washington State
Carol Galletly, Associate Professor – Center for AIDS Intervention Research at Medical College of Wisconsin
Coco Jervis, Policy Director – National Women’s Health Network

Moderator:
Kenyon Farrow, US and Global Policy Director – Treatment Action Group

For more information and to register, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2331188213155551745


October 24, 2014: Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care - Albany

October 24, 2014 - October 24, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cicatelli Associates
2 Winners Circle
Albany, New York 12205 USA

This one-day training will help increase non-clinical health and human services provider’s knowledge of Hepatitis C screening and diagnosis and the importance of effective linkage to care for persons infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Click here to register

Continuing Education: Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.


October 25 - 26, 2014: 9th International Workshop on HIV Transmission: Principles of Intervention

October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA

The objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for basic scientists, clinicians, virologists, epidemiologists and public health officials to present and to discuss the various aspects of the transmission of HIV. The ultimate goal of the meeting is the integration of efforts from all relevant disciplines to constrain the spread of (drug-resistant) HIV.

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/9th-hiv-transmission-workshop-2014/


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.


October 28, 2014: Building Bridges to Cultural Competency - Albany

October 28, 2014 - October 28, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cicatelli Associates
2 Winners Circle
Albany, New York 12205 USA

This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

Click here to register

Continuing Education: Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.


October 28, 2014: Caring for Gender Dysphoric Children and Adolescents Webinar

October 28, 2014 - October 28, 2014
Webinar
1:00 pm ET

Faculty: Stewart Adelson, MD, and Walter Bockting, PhD, Initiative for LGBT Health, Columbia University, New York

Description: A growing number of clinicians are facing the challenge of caring for pediatric patients with fluid gender identities and with dysphoria about discordance between their gender identity and birth sex. In this webinar, Dr. Stewart Adelson and Dr. Walter Bockting, both of Columbia University Medical Center's new LGBT Health Initiative, will focus on how clinicians can support children and adolescents with gender dysphoria. They will review specific health and mental health needs in gender dysphoric children and adolescents, and will provide viewers with effective and innovative ways to support their gender dysphoric patients. Additional resources will be provided.

Register


October 30, 2014: The Affordable Care Act: Implications for AIDS Service Organizations Webinar

October 30, 2014 - October 30, 2014
1:00 pm ET
Webinar

Robert Greenwald, JD
Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Member, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
Carmel Shachar, JD, MPH
Staff Attorney, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS are now eligible for insurance coverage thanks to the ACA. This webinar will examine this and other changes brought about by the ACA, and offer guidance to Ryan White-funded ASOs and CBOs for navigating this changing policy environment and improving retention in care for their clients. It will examine initial data on how many people living with HIV/AIDS are newly insured, address concerns such as high copayments for anti-retroviral medications, and suggest approaches for ASOs and CBOs in both Medicaid expansion states and non-expansion states.

Click here to register.


November 2 - 6, 2014: HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow 2014

November 02, 2014 - November 06, 2014
Glasgow, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM

The HIV 2014 Glasgow Congress will build on the scientific strength and standards set by the previous 11 meetings. The scientific programme will cover, via single-session format, relevant topics presented by renowned experts from all continents. Topics will be addressed as keynote lectures, via plenary presentations and interactive case-based sessions. Scientific abstracts will be an integral part of the programme presented either within plenary, during poster discussion sessions or on display in the poster area. Networking and the informal sharing of information complement the highly scientific, credible formal programme on offer.

For more information, please visit http://hivglasgow.org/


November 6 - 8, 2014: ANAC's 27th Annual Conference

November 06, 2014 - November 08, 2014
Miami, Florida, USA

Navigating a Path Towards an AIDS Free Generation

Conference Overview:

The Conference will address international and domestic issues related to HIV and AIDS for nurses new to the specialty as well as experienced clinicians and researchers. Various learning activities, expert speakers, symposia, roundtable discussions, and presentations (practice, education/administration, and research) will address HIV nursing issues related to the conference objectives. Nurses play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare, educational, and counseling services to individuals with HIV infection and AIDS. The 2014 conference has been organized to meet the learning needs of all levels, from novice to expert. There will be a track for Advance practice Nurses at this year’s Conference. Researchers, educators, administrators, and clinicians will appreciate the abstract sessions presented by peers from across the nation.

Conference Objectives:

  • Identify current evidence based research pertaining to HIV/AIDS bio-medical treatment advances (PrEP, Vaccines, Microbicides, Treatment as Prevention);
  • Evaluate the most up to date approaches in clinical practice with an emphasis on highly impacted populations;
  • Create a collective vision of what an AIDS free generation might look like;
  • Discuss the role of nurses in impacting the HIV/AIDS treatment cascade and current prevention measures;
  • Discuss the leadership roles of HIV nurses in helping to shape an AIDS free generation.
For more information, please visit http://www.nursesinaidscare.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=4525


November 6, 2014: HIV Testing in NYS - Albany

November 06, 2014 - November 06, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cicatelli Associates
2 Winners Circle
Albany, New York 12205 USA

This three-hour training will provide information about New York State Public Health Law related to HIV testing and will provide staff who offer HIV testing in clinical and community based settings with a host of free New York State resources related to HIV testing.

Click here to register

Continuing Education: Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 4 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 3 contact hours.


November 7 - 11, 2014: AASLD: The Liver Meeting

November 07, 2014 - November 11, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), invites you to join us at The Liver Meeting 2014. This meeting brings together hepatologists from around the world to share their discoveries. You will learn about the latest in hepatology research and patient care, and return to work ready to put new ideas into practice.

For more information, please visit http://www.aasld.org/livermeeting/attendees/Pages/default2.aspx


November 10, 2014: Advancing Global Health: Education, Building, and Supporting - New York City

November 10, 2014 - November 10, 2014
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461 USA

A one day conference that focuses on:

  • Building sustainable global partnerships
  • Global health and medical education
For further information contact global@einstein.yu.edu. On-line registration is available at www.mecme.org.


November 13 - 14, 2014: Get Health: A Global Education & Technology Health Summit

November 13, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Dublin Castle
Dublin, IRELAND

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the world faces a global shortage of almost 4.3 million doctors, midwives, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, as well as a shortage of faculty that can provide high-quality training and mentorship for current training programmes . However, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help to overcome those challenges.

The Summit aims to bring together stakeholders from different sectors, levels and geographies, including Governments, NGOs, Education and the digital and IT sectors to generate fresh knowledge, partnerships and ideas that can address the global health worker shortage, through the use of digital media and ICTs.

This year’s conference has evolved into a collaboration between iHeed and the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), building on from two very successful events which were held in 2013; GETHealth Summit and mHealthEd.

2013 culminated in directors from both teams behind these two very events having worked together to release recommendations for mobile and ICT based health worker training via the WHO bulletin in late 2013.

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/91/11/13-118737.pdf

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


November 15 - 19, 2014: 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition

November 15, 2014 - November 16, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition serves as the home for public health professionals to convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA.

For more information, please visit http://www.apha.org/meetings/annual/


November 21, 2014: NATAP NY HCV Symposium - New York City

November 21, 2014 - November 21, 2014
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Weill Cornell Medical College
Uris Auditorium
1300 York Avenue @ 69th Street
New York, New York 10021 USA

NATAP NY HCV Symposium


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

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

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.

To download a save-the-date flyer, please click here.


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

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

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.

To download a save-the-date flyer, please click here.


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

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

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.

To download a save-the-date flyer, 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/

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines:


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 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 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

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines:


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 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 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/


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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