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Hot Topics in HIV 2021
Brought to you by the West Virginia Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AETC

Hot Topics in HIV 2021—Virtual Programs via Zoom

Target Audience:   The intended audience for these webinars are physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, advance practice nurses, social work and ancillary team members.  *For those not listed, please check with your licensing agency for credit approval. 

Part 1:   March 18, 2021     12:00—1:15 p.m. “COVID-19 Vaccine and Vaccine Hesitancy” 

Conference Description:  Todays' event will focus on COVID-19 vaccine awareness and the issue of vaccine hesitancy among health care providers and the general population.

12:00 —12:15 p.m. Welcome

12:15 —  1:15 p.m. COVID-19 Vaccine and Vaccine Hesitancy by Luke Velickoff, BSN RN

Luke is a registered nurse working full-time in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at West Virginia University Ruby Memorial Hospital. As a native West Virginian, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from West Virginia University. Luke is an instructor of an intensive care simulation course for WVU nursing students in the Health Science Center. He is also a Sigma Theta Tau chapter chair and a board member of the West Virginia Nursing Association. In addition to caring for extremely ill patients with COVID-19 in the ICU, Luke donates his time to provide COVID-19 testing and education to members of Harrison County, at Health Access Inc, a free and charitable clinic in Clarksburg, WV. Luke aids in the fight against COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy as a member of the West Virginia COVID-19 Community Workgroup and through a partnership with the WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources.

Objectives:  At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify CDC recommended guidelines and current research surrounding COVID-19 vaccines cleared for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA.
  2. Discuss common myths and questions pertaining to COVID-19 Vaccines.
  3. Define “Vaccine Hesitancy” and examine ways in which US and other prominent organizations are working to combat the issue.

 *Online Registration:  https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17285

Part 2:   April 15, 2021     10:15 a.m.—1:40 p.m. “Prevention and Reproductive Choices for Women”

Conference Description:   This virtual conference will focus solely on HIV and Women. According to CDC 2016 data more than 7,000 women received an HIV diagnosis in 2016. Black/African American women are disproportionately affected by HIV, compared with women of other races/ethnicities. Conference attendees will gain knowledge of issues related to women with HIV and women without HIV as well as issues related to pregnancy options and referrals.

ATTENTION: THIS TRAINING IS HELD ON 2 SEPARATE DATES (April 15th and June 10th). YOU WILL RECEIVE CREDIT ONLY FOR THE DATE YOU ATTENDED.

10:15 —10:30 a.m.    Welcome

10:30 — 11:30 a.m.   Pregnancy and Women with HIV by Jeannette Southerly, RN ACRN, Site Director, WV Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center

11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.  HIV Harm Reduction for Women by Carolyn Kidd, RN ACRN, Clinical Nurse Educator, WV Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center

12:00 p.m.—12:10 p.m. Break

12:10 p.m.—1:40 p.m. Comprehensive Pregnancy Options by Andolyn Williams, Director of Programs at WV FREE and Charlie Mullens, Program Coordinator at WV FREE.

Objectives:  At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe best practices for identification, care and treatment for the pregnant woman with HIV.
  2. Discuss HIV transmission and prevention issues specific to the female population.
  3. Describe the WV FREE Comprehensive Pregnancy Options Referral model.
  4. Identify resources available to individuals for choosing the following options:  parent, adoption and abortion.
  5. Deliver information with a neutral and objective tone for each option.

*Online Registration:  https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17024

Part 3:   April 29, 2021     10:45 a.m.—12:15 p.m. “Human Trafficking”

Conference Description:  Todays' event will focus on human trafficking within the state and nation, as well as the opioid epidemic's impact and laws surrounding this issue. 

10:45 a.m.—11:00 a.m. Welcome

11:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. Human Trafficking by Brenda Joseph

Objectives:  At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the role of human sex trafficking and risk for HIV acquisition and transmission.
  2. Compare and contrast human trafficking vs. smuggling vs. adult sex work.

Online Registration:  https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17383

Part 4:   May 13, 2021     11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. “Guidelines for Blood Donation and Gay Men”

Conference Description:  

11:00 a.m.  — 11:15 a.m.    Welcome

11:15 a.m.  — 12:15 p.m.    Guidelines for Blood Donation and Gay Men by Luke Velickoff, BSN RN

Objectives:  At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Outline the current FDA regulated guidelines regarding men who have sex with men (MSM) blood donation within the United States
  2. Define “Personal Risk Assessment” and discuss ways in which it can be implemented in the United States regarding at risk populations donating blood product.

*Online Registration:  https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17286

Part 2 (offered again): June 10, 2021 10:15 a.m.—1:40 p.m. “Prevention and Reproductive Choices for Women”

ATTENTION: THIS TRAINING IS HELD ON 2 SEPARATE DATES (April 15th and June 10th). YOU WILL RECEIVE CREDIT ONLY FOR THE DATE YOU ATTENDED.

10:15 —10:30 a.m. Welcome

10:30 — 11:30 a.m. Pregnancy in the Woman with HIV By Jeannette Southerly, RN ACRN, Site Director, WV Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center

11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. HIV Harm Reduction for Women By Carolyn Kidd, RN ACRN, Clinical Nurse Educator, WV Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center

12:00 p.m.—12:10 p.m. Break

12:10 p.m.—1:40 p.m. Comprehensive Pregnancy Options By Andolyn Williams, Director of Programs at WV FREE and Charlie Mullens, Program Coordinator at WV FREE.

Objectives: At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe best practices for identification, care and treatment for the pregnant woman living with HIV.
  2. Discuss HIV transmission and prevention issues specific to the female population.
  3. Describe the WV FREE Comprehensive Pregnancy Options Referral model.
  4. Identify resources available to individuals for choosing the following options: parent, adoption and abortion.
  5. Deliver information with a neutral and objective tone for each option.

 *Online Registration:  https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17025

There are no fees to attend these events.  The MidAtlantic AETC does not charge a fee or costs for the actual programming or its presenters.

Continuing Medical Education: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the WVU School of Medicine and MAAETC. The WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The WVU Office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure:  All those in a position to control content of this program have indicated that they have no relevant interests to disclose.

Social Work: Social Work Hours are provided by Concord University Social Work Program for a total of 1.2 Social Work credits. Provider #490047

Nursing: This continuing education activity has been provided by the WV Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center for 1.2 contact hours. The WV Regional Partner is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the State of WV Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. WVBRN provider number 50-26128.86