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World AIDS Day 2018
MidAtlantic AETC Celebrates 30 Years

Registration for attendees

Registration for submission of abstracts
            Abstract/Poster Submission Information

Conference Agenda
Transportation & Parking

Date: November 30, 2018, 7:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh, 4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Please note that room temperatures can vary greatly this time of year, and dress accordingly. 

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling 412-624-1895 or emailing 

Conference Agenda:
7:30am Registration
8:00am Welcome and Introduction
8:30am Session 1: HIV, HCV, and Medication Assisted Opioid Treatment
Ron Goldschmidt, MD
9:30am Session 2: Global Challenges in HIV
Cheryl Healton, DrPH
10:30am BREAK

Session 3: 30 Years of the AIDS Education and Training Centers Panel 
Moderator: John Folby
Panelists: Lou DePaola, DDS, MS; Linda Rose Frank, PhD, MSN, ACRN, FAAN; Ron Goldschmidt, MD; Pat Lincoln, BSN, ACRN;
Ann Ricksecker, MPH; Jeannette Southerly, RN, BSN, ACRN; Susan Thompson, BA


Alumni Hall Ballroom, First Floor

2:00pm Session 4: Future Challenges and Opportunities in HIV Treatment and Prevention
John Mellors, MD
3:00pm Session 5: Substance Use and Mental Health
Antoine Douaihy, MD
3:45 pm Session 6: Moving the Agenda Forward: Advocacy and Empowerment
Marla Gold, MD, FACP
4:30pm Closing Remarks and Evaluations
4:45pm Adjournment


Louis Depaola, DDS, MS
Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs
Professor, Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

  Antoine Douaihy, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, 
University of Pittsburgh
Director of Addiction Medicine and Dual Diagnosis Unit
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
  John Folby
World AIDS Day 2018 Honorary Chair
  Linda Rose Frank, PhD, MSN, ACRN, FAAN
Professor of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing
Director, MPH Program
Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
  Marla Gold, MD, FACP
Dean Emerita and Professor of Health Management and Policy
Dornsife School of Public Health
Drexel University
  Ronald Goldschmidt, MD
Professor, Department of Family Community Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine
Director, National Clinician Consultation Center
  Cheryl Healton, DrPH, MPA
Dean, College of Global Public Health
Professor of Public Health Policy and Management
College of Global Public Health
New York University
  Patricia Lincoln, BSN, ACRN
Regional Coordinator, Christiana Care Health System
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
  John Mellors, MD
Chief and Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Endowed Chair for Global Elimination of HIV/AIDS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director of HIV Services
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  Ann Ricksecker, MPH
Regional Coordinator, Health Federation of Philadelphia
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
  Jeannette Southerly, RN, BSN, ACRN
Regional Coordinator, West Virginia University
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
  Susan Thompson, BA
Training Coordinator, Health Federation of Philadelphia
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center

The event will be taking place at Alumni Hall at the University of Pittsburgh, located at 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.  

Parking is available on the street or at nearby parking garages (O'Hara Garage, Soldiers and Sailors Garage, UPMC Presbyterian).  More information is available at:

 Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!