Agenda


Agenda

Below is a listing of the official 2018 USCA conference agenda. More details about the workshops and speakers will become available as the conference approaches.

2018 USCA Agenda

For any questions please contact conferences@nmac.org.

 

Dates Subject to Change.

Main Agenda

Wednesday, September 5

9:00 am – 5:00 pm                    ED Leadership Institute

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm                    Registration

Thursday, September 6

7:30 am – 5:00 pm                    Registration

8:00am – 11:00 am                    Institutes

  • Achieving a More Coordinated National HIV/AIDS Response for American Indian/Alaska Natives
  • Addressing Stigma to End the HIV Epidemic
  • Addressing Workforce Need & Lighting the Road to Trans Liberation
  • Being Alert, Taking Action, and Doing the Work: HIV & Public Policy
  • Black Gay Men in HIV Health and Research Policy Leadership, Where are We?
  • COMPASS apunta al Sur: Una Conversación con la Comunidad
  • Cultivating Advocates-Building Collaborations and Leveraging Resources Across Disease States
  • Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Address HIV in Asian Communities
  • HIV & Latinx: Our Legacies, Our Present, and Our Futures
  • Ka Hikina o Ka Lā – The Dawning of a New Day
  • Listening Session for PLWHA and Advocates on Housing Needs
  • Master Class: A Historical Look at the Faith & HIV Movement
  • Mobilizing to END AIDS through Effective Policy, Advocacy, and ACTION!
  • Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution-Ending HIV in Black America
  • Saving Our Black Led Agencies and Cultivating New Leadership to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
  • The COMPASS Points South: A Conversation with Community

 

10:30 am – 5:00 pm                  Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 am – 1:30 pm                  Plenary Session (lunch provided)

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm                   Session 1 Workshops

  • Master Series: The 2018 USCA HIV CURE MASTER SERIES
  • Be a Warrior not a Worrier: Leadership, Sustainability, & Renewal
  • Breaking Silence: HIV, Opioids, and Harm Reduction in Tribal Communities
  • Eliminating Barriers to PrEP Access
  • Eliminating HCV Among People Living with HIV
  • Enabling Peer-Led Harm Reduction Models Among Sex Workers
  • Faith through Our Eyes
  • Forging a Successful Path to HIV Criminalization Reform in California
  • HIV Criminalization Advocacy Beyond HIV Criminal Laws
  • Implicit Bias: The Road Towards Sustained Structural Racism
  • It Starts with You: Envisioning Sex Education for Gay Youth
  • Plan de Acción para la Recuperación del Bienestar en Sobrevivientes de Largo Plazo
  • The Consensus: Communicating about HIV Treatment as Prevention
  • The Power of Fiscal Sponsorship: Supporting Small but Mighty Organizations
  • The Urgency for Intersectionality in HIV Prevention for Women
  • Using CDC Surveillance Data to Benefit PWH: An Overview
  • Using Data for Action: How to Reach Your Community, Policymakers, and Grantors with AIDSVu’s Data Visualizations and Tools
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan for Long-Term Survivors
  • Women & Wellness – Staying Healthy Beyond UDVL
  • 50+ Strong & Healthy Mini-Grant Program: Grantees Projects

 

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                   Session 2 Workshops

  • Centering Trans People and PrEP in the SF Bay Area
  • Comunicación en torno al VIH: Reducir el Estigma a través del Lenguaje
  • Cultural Humility in Ever-Changing HIV Landscape: Strategies for Effective Leadership
  • Food Is Medicine for People with HIV: Addressing Access Barriers through Nutrition Services
  • Healing Trauma Within LGBT Family Dynamics: An In-Depth Panel Discussion
  • Help for Multidisciplinary Care Teams: Managing PLWH’s Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
  • HIV Communication: Reducing Stigma through Language
  • HIV & Mental Health: A Faith Response
  • Intersections and Divergences of Tribal, State, and Federal HIV Laws
  • Long-Term Survivors: Research, Programs, & Advocacy for the 21st Century
  • Meeting People Where They Are: Person-Centered Hepatitis Programming
  • Mentoring, Modeling & Messaging: Empowering HIV-Positive Women to Community Leadership
  • Models for Data to Care: Who, When, and How
  • Smoking & HIV – Helping Your Clients Understand the Risk and How to Stop
  • The Bros in Convo Initiative: We Are the Community
  • The New ERA of HIV: Youth Navigation Program
  • The Opioid Crisis and Injection Related Infectious Diseases

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm                    Affinity Sessions

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm                Opening Reception

Friday, September 7

8:30 am – 5:00 pm                    Registration

9:00 am – 11:00 am                  Session 3 Workshops

  • Community Engagement in Data to Care and HIV Surveillance Activities
  • Ensuring Ryan White Funding Follows the Epidemic
  • Fearlessly Living Your Best Life: How to Practice Daily Self-Care
  • Forgotten Population: An Inside Scoop on Formerly Incarcerated Women
  • Getting to HIV Equity by Creating Sustained Systems Changes
  • Girl Talk: Developing Effective Support Groups for HIV-Positive Women
  • Integrating “Sexual Safety” into the HIV Dialogue
  • Mentor, Lead, Succeed: Building Alliances Across Ages
  • Obstacles to Undetectable:  Case Studies from the Rural Deep South
  • Opioids, Hepatitis C, and Harm Reduction: An Overview of Prevention
  • Opioid Use & Treatments: What We Can do in 2018
  • Opioides, Hepatitis C y Reducción del Riesgo: Perspectiva General sobre Prevención
  • Preparing for The Next Generation of The Black HIV/AIDS Response
  • PrEParing the South: Learning from the Mississippi Experience
  • Racism and Housing Policies: The Impact on the HIV Epidemic
  • Syndemics of HIV, Hepatitis, and Overdose
  • Trans & Poz After 50
  • Trending: A Look at Cultural Trends of HIV and Faith among Youth and Young Adults
  • You Down with GPP (Good Participatory Practive)? Engaging young MSM in HIV prevention

10:00 am – 5:00 pm                  Exhibit Hall

11:30 am – 1:30 pm                Plenary Session (lunch provided)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm                    Poster Presentations – Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Level

  • 2NP: A HIV/STI Prevention Intervention Targeting Young Black Gay Men.
  • Addressing Barriers to PrEP Uptake and Adherence among Transgender Women
  • Atrévete, Salte del Closet: Leadership Development in the Latinx Communities
  • Beyond MOU: A Look at Strategic Partnerships
  • Building Community Power: A Women’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Board
  • Cultural Transformation for Integrating HIV/AIDS Care into Primary Care
  • De-Socializing Stigma
  • Empowering Women Experiencing the Trauma Associated with IPV and HIV
  • Evaluating an HIV Leadership Program: Building Leaders of Color (BLOC)
  • HIV Exceptionalism and Implications for Acceptability of PrEP
  • How to Implement Viral Suppression Strategies with Homeless Young MSMOC
  • Improving the HIV Prevention Capacity of Community-Based Organizations
  • Increasing Retention in HIV-care by Addressing Stigma among Mexican MSM
  • Leading Together -Strategic Partnerships to Advance the fight Against AIDS
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: Breaking the Silence, Bridging the Gap
  • NC HIV is Not a Crime Project: A Case Study
  • Older Adults Dominate HIV Epidemic: Needs Defined by Multi-Site ROAH
  • PrEP-aring Together: Community Mobilization’s Role in Expanding PrEP Access
  • PrEPLink: An Active PrEP Referral System in Miami-Dade County, FL
  • Responding to Increased Anxiety among Immigrants through Legal Services
  • Seeking Safety with Transitional Age Youth Living with HIV (YLWHA)
  • Structural Segregation is Killing Us.
  • Tech Please! A New Way to Engage and Retain Clients
  • The “Protective Health Effect” of Legal Intervention on HIV+ Patients
  • The Story of Syringe Vending Machines and Nevada’s Opioid Epidemic
  • Transwomen, Vaginas, and Considerations for Sexual Risk, Testing, and Prevention
  • We Got You: Providing Harm Reduction Services in Mobile Settings
  • West Coast to East Coast: Rapid ART Protocol Implementation
  • Women Living with HIV in Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                   Session 4 Workshops

  • Addressing Employment Needs: Social, Economic, and Employment Disparities
  • ARTAS for Managers: A Collaborative Capacity-Building Assistance Model
  • Behind Closed Doors: Understanding the Culture of Sex in Church
  • Bilding a Community-led Research Agenda for Trans/Non-Binary People and HIV
  • Decriminalizing Sex Work: An Integral Step for Liberation
  • Employment Issues, Opportunities and Strategies for PLHIV over 5
  • Exploring Experiences of HIV Stigma and Spirituality by Older Black MSM
  • Gilead COMPASS Initiative™: A Conversation with the Coordinating Centers
  • Hepatitis Elimination as an Equity Issue
  • HIV Stigma: Why Trauma-Informed Care Matters
  • HIV Treatment in 2018: What’s New & How to Communicate Those Messages
  • La Importancia del Programa 340B para las Organizaciones de Servicios contra el VIH
  • MSM of Color and HIV: Putting Biomedical Interventions into the Mix
  • Reaching the Unreachable: Strategies for Reaching Transgender Populations
  • The Importance of the 340B Program to HIV Service Organizations
  • The Power of Story: Crafting Inspirational Stories to Empower PLWH
  • The Triple Affect: Innovation, Prevention and Treatment
  • Together, Our Voices Make Us Stronger: Digital Storytelling Addresses Stigma
  • Understanding the Opioid Epidemic and How Your Community Can Respond
  • Using HIV Surveillance Data: Where Do We Go from Here?

 

4:15 pm – 6:15 pm                   Session 5 Workshops

  • Atención Informada de Traumas para el Alma: Una Conversación Afro-Latinx
  • Can We Deliver? HIV Research among Pregnant and Breastfeeding WomeN
  • Connecting Data to Identify County-Level Need for Comprehensive Harm Reduction
  • Employing a Sex Positive Approach to HIV Prevention and Care
  • Engagement of Latino MSM in HIV Clinical Trials
  • Enhancing the Role of HOPWA Providers in Ending the Epidemic
  • Financially PrEPared: Maximizing PrEP Utilization in Underserved Populations
  • Maximizing Empowerment and Minimizing Stigma in the Age of U=U
  • Mentoring Future Grant Writers to Develop Applications that Win Funding
  • Methods of Engaging African American YMSM in Biomedical Research
  • Reimagining Role Model Stories for the Trans Community
  • Supporting Supervisors to Manage Successful Linkage to Care Programs
  • Trauma-Informed Care for People Living with HIV: Strategies for Implementation
  • Trauma-Informed Care for the Soul: An Afro-Latinx Conversation
  • We Count: Strategies for Effective SOGI Data Collection
  • Youth HIV Policy Advisor Program: A Model for HIV Advocacy

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                   Affinity Session

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm                  Film Screening: When the Beat Drops feat. Director Jamal Sims

Saturday, September 8

9:00 am – 3:00 pm                    Registration

9:00 am – 11:00 am                  Session 6 Workshops

  • Data Utilization
  • Decolonizing Health Care for American Indian Transgender Women
  • Ensuring Federal Funding for Domestic HIV Programs
  • Gay Youth: Breaking the Evolutionary Code of Risk and Pleasure
  • It Takes a Village: Multi-Sectoral Efforts to Create a Comprehensive Response
  • Mask Off: Raising Hell and Raising Our Voices
  • Moving Past Trauma with H.O.P.E. – An Innovative Model for CBA
  • National Implementation of Interventions for Transgender Women Living with HIV
  • Orlando United: Community Response, Healing, and Moving Forward from the Pulse Tragedy
  • Race & Health Care: Fighting for Access and Equity
  • Race, the U=U Campaign, and HIV Criminal Law Reform
  • Raza, la Campaña Indetectable=Intransmisible (Undetectable = Untransmittable o U=U]), y la Reforma de las Leyes Penales sobre el VIH
  • Shallow Water: The Fate of Transgender Advocacy within HIV Treatment/Care
  • Telemedicine: Addressing HIV Stigma and Building Capacity for HIV Treatment
  • Thriving in Times of Change: Exploring Sustainability and Competitive Advantage
  • To Colored Boys
  • Unpacking U=U: The Message and The Movement
  • Women of Color Aging Gracefully
  • Young Men Debating HIV: Care or Cure; Biomedical or Behavioral

10:00 am – 5:00 pm                  Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 am – 1:30 pm                  Plenary Session (Lunch Provided)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm                   Poster Presentations – Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Level

  • 2NP: A HIV/STI Prevention Intervention Targeting Young Black Gay Men
  • Addressing Barriers to PrEP Uptake and Adherence among Transgender Women
  • Atrévete, Salte del Closet: Leadership Development in the Latinx Communities
  • Beyond MOU: A Look at Strategic Partnerships
  • Building Community Power: A Women’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Board
  • Cultural Transformation for Integrating HIV/AIDS Care into Primary Care
  • De-Socializing Stigma
  • Empowering Women Experiencing the Trauma Associated with IPV and HIV
  • Evaluating an HIV Leadership Program: Building Leaders of Color (BLOC)
  • HIV Exceptionalism and Implications for Acceptability of PrEP
  • How to Implement Viral Suppression Strategies with Homeless Young MSMOC
  • Improving the HIV Prevention Capacity of Community-Based Organizations
  • Increasing Retention in HIV-care by Addressing Stigma among Mexican MSM
  • Leading Together -Strategic Partnerships to Advance the fight Against AIDS
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: Breaking the Silence, Bridging the Gap
  • NC HIV is Not a Crime Project: A Case Study
  • Older Adults Dominate HIV Epidemic: Needs Defined by Multi-Site ROAH
  • PrEP-aring Together: Community Mobilization’s Role in Expanding PrEP Access
  • PrEPLink: An Active PrEP Referral System in Miami-Dade County, FL
  • Responding to Increased Anxiety among Immigrants through Legal Services
  • Seeking Safety with Transitional Age Youth Living with HIV (YLWHA)
  • Structural Segregation is Killing Us.
  • Tech Please! A New Way to Engage and Retain Clients
  • The “Protective Health Effect” of Legal Intervention on HIV+ Patients
  • The Story of Syringe Vending Machines and Nevada’s Opioid Epidemic
  • Transwomen, Vaginas, and Considerations for Sexual Risk, Testing, and Prevention
  • We Got You: Providing Harm Reduction Services in Mobile Settings
  • West Coast to East Coast: Rapid ART Protocol Implementation
  • Women Living with HIV in Permanent Supportive Housing Programs
  • Women of Color Aging Gracefully

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                   Session 7 Workshops

  • Master Series: Trans-NIH HIV/AIDS Research Program: Mission and Future Directions
  • Addressing HIV Stigma in Older Women
  • Aging, HIV, and Emotional Resilience: Skills to Improve Quality of Life
  • Are We Shaming Those Who Are Detectable?
  • A STEP Towards Harm Reduction: Facing Flint’s Opioid Epidemic
  • Building a Community-Led Research Agenda for Trans/Non-Binary People and HIV
  • Cómo Promover PrEP en la Comunidad Latina
  • Get the Gig – Youth Professional Toolkit – Bio’s, Resumes, Headshots
  • Empowering this Generation of Youth to End the Epidemic
  • Health Care Rights and Discrimination in the Trump Era
  • Housing Services Impacting PLWHA Health Outcomes through Intersectionality
  • How to Promote PrEP in the Latino Community
  • Lessons Learned from the Mississippi “Getting to Zero” Learning Collaborative
  • Never Alone: Addressing Isolation & Building Community through Storytelling
  • States in Play: Advocacy Priorities to Maintain HIV Insurance Protections
  • Survivor’s Gifts: Finding Your Story of Strength and Resilience
  • The Third U is Universal Access: Achieving Racial and Gender Justice in U=U
  • Training and Technical Assistance for RWHAP Planning Councils and Recipients
  • Trans Communities: What We Want & Need
  • Transforming Collaborative Systems: Creating New Conversations
  • Trauma-Informed HR Practices: Becoming Trauma-Informed Care Champions

 

4:15 pm – 6:15 pm                   Session 8 Workshops

  • Are U Part of the Revolution? Bringing U=U to Your Community
  • Building an “HIV Toolbox” for Women Living with HIV
  • Chemsex: HIV, Aging: A Revealing Dialogue on Risks and Interventions
  • Condoms, STDs, and PrEP
  • Federal HIV/Aging Policy under Trump-Pence and the Republican Congress
  • Getting in Bed Together: An Intimate Discussion about PrEP
  • HIV Education While Incarcerated
  • Inclusion of Injection Drug Use and the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic in the ETE Process
  • Obtención de Información de Salud Sexual en la Realización del Historial Médico en Pacientes Transgénero y Pacientes que Difieren con los Estereotipos de Género
  • Older Adults Dominate HIV Epidemic: Needs Defined by Multi-Site ROAH
  • Medicaid: Work Requirements, Time Limits, and Lock Outs, Oh My!
  • Safe Consumption Spaces: An Essential Intervention to Fight the Opioid
  • Sexual Health History Taking for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients
  • The Midnight Stroll – Connecting Homeless Trans Persons to Housing
  • The Time is Now! Together or Never!
  • Training and Technical Assistance Available for RWHAP Community Based Organizations and the HIV Community
  • When the Walls Fell: HIV in the Church

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                    Affinity Session

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm                    Special Performance by the Kinsey Sicks!

Sunday, September 9

9:00 am – 11:00 am                  Session 9 Workshops

  • Addressing Trauma in Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive LGBTQ Millennials
  • Beyond Viral Suppression: Addressing Stigma, Mental Health, and Well-Being
  • Deemed Invisible: Transgender Men of Color within HIV Prevention and Care
  • Enfrentar el Trauma en Personas de la Generación del Milenio LGBTQ Recientemente Diagnosticadas con VIH Positivo
  • Healthy Him: HIV Prevention BEYOND HIV Prevention
  • Improving Syringe Access Where You Live
  • Inclusion and Justice: Creating Welcoming Services for LGBTQ Youth
  • Inter-Generational Sisterhood and Storytelling among Black Women Living with HIV
  • Latidos (Heartbeat): Home Away from Home
  • Let’s Fight Back: The Affordable Care Act is Under Attack
  • Leveraging STD Partnerships for Ending the Epidemic
  • Long-Term Survivor Initiative: GMHC’s Multipronged Approach to Aging & HIV
  • The Feeling Out the Future: Understanding Advocacy and Drug Development
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Responses to Substance Use Disorder and Housing
  • They2ze: A Mobile Health Resource for Transgender Spectrum Youth
  • US Women and PrEP Working Group (USWPWG)

11:30 am – 1:30 pm                  Plenary Session