Training and TA for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Clinicians: HIV Champions Pave the WayPosted: November 27th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This AETC NRC ShareSpot article features PAETC’s Alyssa Bittenbender, MPH and Tom Donohoe, MBA and their efforts to address HIV training needs among U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement providers. To view the article, click here.
HIV and Adolescents: Guidance for HIV Testing and Counselling and Care for Adolescents Living with HIVPosted: November 27th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
These recommendations from World Health Organization are the first to address the specific needs of adolescents both for those living with HIV as well as those who are at risk of infection. To access the guidance, click here.
AETC E-Learn Webinar: Learning Management Systems: What the Heck are They, and How Do You Pick One An Inside Look at How One LPS Became MoodlersPosted: November 25th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This AETC E-LEARN presentation will take place on December 3, 2013 from 10:00 am-11:00 am Pacific Standard Time and features Maya Gil-Cantu, MPH from the Charles Drew University AETC (a Pacific AETC LPS)
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
1) Define what a learning management system (LMS) is
2) Summarize what affects the decision making when purchasing a LMS
3) Describe how Moodle works as a platform for e-learning
To register, click here.
11th Annual Hep C SummitPosted: November 25th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
More than 250 healthcare providers and consumers in viral hepatitis will attend the Hepatitis C Summit 2013, the largest annual gathering of people affected by viral hepatitis in Southern California.
The catered, day-long educational CE program features leading clinicians, policy makers, public health officials and consumer advocates in viral hepatitis, addressing the latest in treatment, prevention and policy issues facing Los Angeles County and California. For CE, a $25 fee in cash is due at registration sign-in on day of event
When: Friday, December 6, 2013
Registration: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Program: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
To register for this summit, click here.
Quick Reference Card for Managing Older Adults in HIVPosted: November 25th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
The Office of the Medical Director, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, has posted a quick reference card for primary care clinicians on HIV in Older Adults. The card is available for download.
This card was developed to raise awareness about the high rates of co-morbid conditions that are found in the older HIV-infected population (50-65 years of age) compared with their non-HIV-infected counterparts. Chronic diseases typically associated with aging may develop earlier in life in patients with HIV. The card outlines assessments that are particularly important for older adults with HIV/AIDS.
The End of AIDS: HIV Infection as a Chronic DiseasePosted: November 25th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
To access this article reivew by Steve Deeks, MD, click here.
World AIDS Day is December 1, 2013Posted: November 21st, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
Click here to learn about how to get involved in World AIDS Day activities and to:
- read about the White House Actions
- learn about the PEPFAR Blueprint
- browse Storify stories
- learn about the HIV/AIDS epidemic
The Century Ahead: TB Science, Public Health and Policy SymposiumPosted: November 18th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
When: December 5, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Location: University of California, San Francisco Laurel Heights Campus
This symposium is intended for scientists, public health professionals and policymakers. The program will feature strategies necessary to contain and eliminate tuberculosis, building upon scientific and public health successes. The event coincides with the centennial of the California state tuberculosis program, established by the legislature in September 1913.
Peter Small, MD , Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation FEATURED SPEAKERS
Henry F. Chambers, III, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health
Charles L. Daley, MD, National Jewish Health
David Dowdy, MD, PhD, ScM, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Jennifer Flood, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health
Julie Higashi, MD, PhD, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Philip Hopewell, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Mitchell H. Katz, MD, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
George Rutherford, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Gisela Schecter, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health
James P. Watt, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health
Seating is limited, early registration is encouraged. To register for this free event, click here.
2013 Transgender Awareness MonthPosted: November 13th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
The 2013 Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed globally on November 20th. Since it’s inception 15 years ago, the Transgender Day of Remembrance has become a day when people put aside their differences and come together to remember the lives we’ve lost in the trans community due to transphobia.
Throughout this month the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) will be participating in various events and encourages others to attend local Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Click here in order to find out if there is a Transgender Day of Remembrance event in your area.
NASTAD hosting two-part webinar series to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week (November 18 – 23, 2013) and Native American Hertiage Month.
These webinars are focused on the need for targeted programming and interventions for the transgender community across the United States.
The first webinar is co-sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Targeted Programming for the Transgender Community
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
12:00 to 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
This webinar will focus on the need of health departments to create targeted programing for the transgender community. We will highlight the epidemiology and need for services among the transgender community, as well as present two examples of programs from Florida and Tennessee.
The second webinar is co-sponsored by the National Native Transgender Network
Working wtih Native American Transgenders
Thursday, November 21, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET Pacific
This webinar, coordinated through the NASTAD Native American Networking Group (NANG), will highlight the need for effective and targeted programing for Native Transgender individuals. Specific issues and impacts on Native Transgender individuals will be covered, as well as specific program recommendations and practices.
The Obamacare & You Portal for People with HIVPosted: November 5th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This new web portal from Kaiser Family Foundation is specifically designed to address the needs of people with HIV, the Obamacare & You portal, is presented as part of Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information initiative developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation together with the Black AIDS Institute. To access the portal, click here.