THREE PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTES
SYNC 2018 will hold three Pre-Conference Institutes on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2 - 6pm ET. They are:
MAKING INTEGRATED HIV PREVENTION AND CARE A REALITY: FROM PLANNING TO IMPLEMENTATION
HIV planning has long been an integral part of ensuring comprehensive delivery of HIV services in communities. New guidance is linking HIV prevention and care planning in a more meaningfully and dynamic way. Health departments and community implementers are faced with syncing HIV services and programs while still bound by fiscal requirements and legislative regulations.
At the Integrated Planning Institute, health departments, community planners and service implementers will have the opportunity to sync on a variety of topics from planning to implementation of integrated HIV prevention and care services.
In order to get to zero new infections, we must implement and evaluate comprehensive, integrated HIV strategies to achieve health outcomes. Learn new approaches from federal funders and peers on monitoring integration, discuss approaches for making integration organic, and participate in a stakeholder dialogue on the culture of integration at the SYNC 2018 Integrated Planning Institute!
PrEP (Promoting Responsible Engagement of People):
TRANSFORMING PRESCRIPTION INTO HOLISTIC WELLNESS INSTITUTE
This institute will provide a roadmap for engaging clients currently using and those considering PrEP usage. The institute will highlight local efforts to locate and engage clients that may benefit from PrEP with tailored messages and interventions; along with national campaigns that have significant impact with various communities. Finally, the institute will conclude with an intimate conversation about sex and PrEP.
The institute will be moderated by Damon L. Jacobs, Private Psychotherapy Practitioner from New York.
WOMEN'S WELLNESS: A HOLISTIC APPROACH
Our women's pre-conference institute will focus on unifying all women through health. This four-hour session will focus on the importance of holistic care for women by delving into topics including reproductive health, mental health and wellbeing as well as empowerment, politics and discrimination. We look forward to bringing all women together to celebrate our commonalities and differences.
SYNC 2018's SEVEN TRACKS
- The Generational Track identifies the unique needs of people across generations, especially youth and persons 50 and older.
The HCV Health Track syncs strategies to facilitate engagement in HCV testing and cure therapy in at-risk communities.
The LGBT Health Track syncs diverse stakeholders developing high impact policies and interventions geared to changing social norms, promoting equity, and improving health outcomes among underserved LGBT persons.
The MSM of Color Health Track identifies strategies to increase retention and engagement in health services among MSM of Color.
The Preventive Health Track integrates public health and primary care in delivering preventive services.
The Systems Health Track helps HIV organizations move from compliance to sustainability with federal grants, revenue building, and strategic thinking within the new healthcare landscape.
SESSION WORKSHOPS AND POSTER HALL ABSTRACTS
SYNC 2018's Program has been informed by a Call for Abstracts process. Selected abstracts address issues across HIV, HCV, and LGBT health, and include: "Toward Intersectionality and Resilience in Addressing HIV/AIDS: Disparities Among Black Women"; "Integrating HCV Prevention, Testing, Navigation and Linkage to Care into HIV Programming"; "Improving Laws and Policies to Protect LGBT Sex Workers and Promote HIV Prevention and Care"; "Engaging Black Same Gender Loving Men; and "Sustainable Finance for Non-Profits: Approach to Blended Value Strategies". Here are the sessions at a glance!
Black Women's Health
Session 1: Conquerors: I Am More Than My Experience- A Trauma Informed Care Perspective
Session 2: SYNCing Black Feminism with Public Health
Session 3: Can We Talk About Me?: Blueprints for Cultural Competency in Black Women’s Health
Session 1: Testing in the Modern Era
Session 2: Resiliency Across Generations
Session 3: Growing Up, Growing Old
Session 1: Synching HCV Testing, Navigation and Linkage to Care with HIV Programs: Strategies to Leverage Opportunities for Service Integration
Session 2: Enhancing Patient-Centered Care Models to Serve Vulnerable Populations at Risk for and Living with HCV
Session 3: Pathways to HCV Elimination in the US: Strategies in Policy, Program, and Health Systems
Session 1: Behavioral Healthcare for Transgender Women: What's New?
Session 2: Building Up LGBT Health Power at the State and Local Level
Session 3: Practices to Improve Trust, Transparency and Treatment with the LGBT Community
MSM of Color Health
Session 1: Thrive Jurisdictions Best Practices
Session 2: PrEP-gagement: Meaningful Mobilization and Navigation
Session 3: The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth: The Black SGL Man
Session 1: The Invisibles: SYNCing HIV Prevention with Community Partnership
Session 2: Navigation Works!: Approaches for Ongoing PrEP Engagement
Session 3: Let’s Talk About Sex: Informing the Primary Health Care Experience \
Session 1: Remaining Resilient: Exploring Outcomes-Driven Sustainability Solutions in a Turbulent Healthcare Landscape
Session 2: Data to Care, Concept to Reality: Integrating Systems for Better Health Outcomes
Session 3: Traditional to Medicinal: Strategies for Integrating and Expanding Clinical Services
For more information, including session descriptions and faculty, Click here to view selected Session Workshops and Poster Hall abstracts!
FIVE PLENARY SESSIONS
Each plenary session will feature pre-eminent thought leaders and experts in HIV, HCV, and LGBT health. Plenary sessions will be announced this month.