Getting to Zero: 2013 HIV/STD Summit on Prevention, Testing, and Care

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
Warwick, RI

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This day-long program will include sessions on sexual health with a LGBT perspective, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, a plenary on disrupting transmission involving sexual networks, a wide variety of break-out sessions on HIV & STD testing, prevention, and care coordination—plus much more! Network with RI HIV & STD providers, case managers, community and state agencies, consumers, and other stakeholders, to learn about and link the best strategies for the highest impact on prevention and care in RI.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Any and all HIV/STD stakeholders: healthcare providers, social workers, case workers, consumers, community partners, decision makers, educators, and anybody who is interested in Rhode Island HIV/STD issues.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the current HIV and STD epidemiology specific to Rhode Island and current statewide efforts to reach the goal of reducing transmission of new HIV infections to zero within the next five years
2. Identify comprehensive strategies for optimizing the Continuum of HIV Care for Rhode Island communities that will foster improvements in HIV/STD prevention, testing, and issues of access, linkage to, and staying in care
3. Discuss and implement best practices that have an effective impact on targeted populations with highest rates of HIV/STD infections such as Men Who Have Sex With Men

Jointly Sponsored By
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH)

In Collaboration With
The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research
HIV Provision of Care - Executive Office of Health and Human Services

CME ACCREDITATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATIONS
Physicians and Physician Assistants: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers: This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island for 4.5 CE’s, Authorization #: RI-5426, valid until 4/30/15.

Nursing Credit: Continuing Education Units are accredited through the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the Board of Registration in Nursing of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This session has been approved for 6.25 contact hours.

REGISTER ONLINE
FEE: $25.00
This fee includes: Continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, and complimentary parking.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than November 19, 2013. A $10.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. (No refunds for “no shows”. )There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.

This program is supported by the New England AIDS Education and Training Center under Grant H4AHA00050-07-00.