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NECA AETC December 2023 Update

NECA AETC December 2023 Update

Welcome to the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education & Training Center's monthly newsletter, bringing you everything you need to know about our work — from webinars and panels to the latest guidelines and more!

This month:

  1. NECA in the Know Podcast Ep. 121: World AIDS Day 2023

  2. Resource: NECA AETC Mobile Apps

  3. Online: HIV Prevention — New Challenges and Options (December 15)

  4. Online: Transgender Health & HIV (December 17)

  5. Job Posting: Program Coordinator (Stony Brook)

  6. Online: Upcoming sessions — NAHEWD 'Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field Webinar Series

  7. Event: World AIDS Day #WorldAIDSDay (December 1)

 

Episode 121: World AIDS Day 2023


Description: This week, Marianna sits down with John Faragon to talk about World AIDS Day, commemorated each year on December 1st. Tune is as they talk about the origins of HIV, common misconceptions, and what we can hope for in terms of the future.


Learn more about World AIDS Day at www.hiv.gov.


Watch a preview of the podcast, and listen to the full episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or anywhere you get your podcasts.


 

Are You Using NECA AETC Mobile Apps?

Developed with funding from the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center Program, these four mobile apps are designed for practicing clinicians to provide information on HIV medications and drug interactions with commonly co-prescribed primary care medications and HIV-HIV combinations.


Four tabs at the bottom of each app include:

  • HIV-Primary Care Interactions

  • HIV-HIV Interactions

  • Drug Metabolism

  • Common Web Resources.

The Common Web Resources tab contains links to external websites and phone numbers for information and national warmlines that provide clinical support with HIV care, substance use, Hepatitis C, and COVID‐19.


Download links for Android and iPhone versions of these apps can be found the NECA AETC Mobile Apps page


 




Online: HIV Prevention: New Challenges and Options (December 15)

When: Friday, December 15, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Speaker:

  • John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, Clinical Pharmacist, Regional Pharmacy Director, Albany Medical College

Learning Objectives:

  • Review recent CDC data on PrEP uptake in the U.S.

  • Discuss guidelines for PrEP use.

  • Describe the role of multidisciplinary teams in providing HIV prevention services.

Credit:

CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accrediation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to providing continuing medical education for physicians.


The Albany Medical College designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Registration (Free):

  • Click here to register


Questions: Contact Catherine Farquharson (cf2863@cumc.columbia.edu)


 

Online: Transgender Health & HIV (December 17)


An Interactive Webinar for Pharmacists

When: Sunday, December 17, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET

  • NOTE: All attendees seeking ACPE credit must register with LIU by 6:59 pm on December 17 using this link.

Speaker:

  • Holly R. Hamilton, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCPS, Clinical HIV/AIDS Pharmacist, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, New York

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand barriers transgender people face when accessing HIV treatment and prevention.

  • Recognize treatment considerations for transgender individuals living with HIV.

  • Identify common hormone replacement therapies (HRT) and their clinical pharmacology.

Credit:

  • Knowledge Based Activity

  • Target Audience: NY Pharmacist

  • ACPE CEU CREDIT PENDING

  • Initial Release Date: 12/10/23

  • Program Expiration Date: 12/31/23

Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of Long Island University (LIU) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

LIU and Albany Medical College have entered into a Joint Providership Agreement

Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Registration (Free):

  • Pre-registration is required by December 7, 2023 for each person wanting to participate in the webinar.

  • Click here to register


Acknowledgement: This program is sponsored by Albany Medical College, Division of HIV Medicine under the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education & Training Center.

Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Any trade/brand names for products mentioned during this presentation are for training and identification purposes only.

 

Job Posting: Program Coordinator


NECA AETC Regional Partner Stony Brook Medicine is currently seeking a Program Coordinator.


The Program Coordinator will have the primary responsibility of coordinating the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center grant which includes work plan development, scheduling of training for clinical providers at various locations throughout Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties; establishing new local program sites, monthly reports for existing programs and new initiatives; and to oversee all quality improvement projects.


For more information, please see the posted job description:


 

Upcoming sessions — NAHEWD 'Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field Webinar Series


The following are upcoming sessions in NAHEWD's Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field webinar series:

  • Presented by Lawrence Bryant, PhD, MPH, BSW, RRT, this workshop will examine issues and trends related to SUD and HIV/AIDS in the Same Gender Loving community. You can register for the session here.

Thursday, January 4, at 1 pm ET:Substance Use Disorders and Oral Health

  • Presented by Samantha Rawlins-Pilgrim, MD MSc, and Tara Prasad, DM, the speakers will discuss substance use disorders, HIV, and their oral health implications as encountered in their practice at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. You can register for the session here.

 



Event: World AIDS Day #WorldAIDSDay (December 1)

Description: This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is “World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit.” This annual event serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma, an opportunity to honor those we have lost, and a rallying cry to committing to working toward a day when HIV is no longer a public health threat.


The first World AIDS Day took place in 1988, providing a platform to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and honor the lives affected by the epidemic. This year marks the 35th commemoration of this important day. Over the past 35 years, there has been significant progress in addressing HIV/AIDS thanks to advancements in medical research, increased access to treatment and prevention, and a broader understanding of the virus.


You can read more about this year’s theme and its importance from Harold Phillips, MRP, Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy, Admiral Rachel Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy here.


 

One last thing before you go...


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