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Ending the HIV Epidemic: Implementing Substance Use, Mental Health, HCV and STI Screening
Presented by the MidAtlantic AETC, STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at John Hopkins and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Description of the Conference Series

First, the MAAETC, STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at John Hopkins and the CEATTC are hosting four lead-in webinars focusing on frontline workers. After these webinars, on Tuesday August 30th, this collaborative is hosting a hybrid in-person & virtual event at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township, PA. The topics of discussion include the Syndemics of HIV, communication skills and best practices, harm reduction, STI, HCV screening and integrating in primary and HIV care, substance use disorder screening, and mental health screening for suicide. Information on screening will also include an introduction to intervention best practices. The conference series will conclude with a virtual event on Thursday September 8th to discuss logistics and administrative issues in implementing strategies from the conference.

Audience

Healthcare workers working in the fields of HIV, HCV, STIs, harm reduction, mental health and substance use disorder.

First, there will be four webinars focusing on frontline workers

1. Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 from 10am-11:15am ET: Principles of Change and the Helping Hand

2. Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 from 10am-11:15am ET: Compassion Fatigue and Burnout for Frontline Workers  

3. Friday, June 17, 2022 from 10:00am - 11:15am ET: Syndemics & Sexual Health

4. Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 10:00am - 11:15am ET:  Partnership: Why it Matters and How to Build It

The webinars will lead into a hybrid event with the in person location in Cranberry Township, PA. Please register for either the in-person or virtual option based on your planned mode of attendance.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 8:00am - 4:30pm ET - In Person Registration: Ending the HIV Epidemic Conference: Implementing Substance Use, Mental Health, HCV and STI Screening

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 8:30am - 4:30pm ET - Virtual registration: Ending the HIV Epidemic Conference: Implementing Substance Use, Mental Health, HCV and STI Screening

Lastly, we will be holding a webinar after the hybrid conference to discuss logistics and administrative issues in implementing strategies from the conference.

Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 10:00am -11:15am ET: Webinar Panel Discussion - Link coming soon