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NECA AETC February 2024 Update



NECA AETC February 2024 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. Podcast: NECA in the Know (Episode 129) All About Initiating ART (Part I)

  2. Online: HIV Medication Errors (February 7)

  3. Online: How the History of Medical Distrust from Black Communities Affects Acceptance of New Healthcare Developments (February 7)

  4. Online: Ending the HIV Epidemic: Strategies for Success (February 9)

  5. Online: Spring 2024 National HIV Curriculum Oral Health Learning Group (From February 12)

  6. Save the Date: 24th HIV & HCV Clinical Care Symposium (June 5)

  7. Job Posting: Nurse Education Specialist (FXB Center)

  8. Online: NAHEWD 'Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field Webinar Series

  9. Event: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD (February 7)

  10. Resource: NECA AETC Mobile Apps



NECA in the Know: A podcast for healthcare providers in the HIV field


Episode 129: All About Initiating ART (Part I) 


Description: In the first of this two-part series, Marianna sits down with John Faragon to talk about initiating HIV treatment and antiretroviral therapy. Tune in to find out what the main goals of ART are, when to start it, and more.


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



Online: HIV Medication Errors (February 7)

Wednesday Night Webinar for Pharmacists

When: Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET Registration deadline: Monday, February 5, 2024

Speaker: 

  • Alexandra Danforth, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP, Director, Infectious Disease & Clinical Pharmacy, Trillium Health, Rochester, New York

Target audience:

  • Pharmacists in the State of New York

Learning Objectives:

  • List the guidelines for preferred HIV regimens from DHHS.

  • Discuss background data on medication errors in people with HIV.

  • Review common types and causes of medication errors that occur in people with HIV.

  • Describe strategies for preventing medication errors in people with HIV.

Credit: 

  • Knowledge Based Activity

  • UAN number: TBD

  • Initial Release Date: 2/7/2024

  • Program Expiration Date: 2/7/2025

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.

All attendees seeking ACPE credit must register with LIU by 5:59 pm on February 7, 2024 (see link below).


Acknowledgement:

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.


Registration:

Questions? Contact Lejla Stocevic at 518-262-4674 or stocevl@amc.edu



Webinar: How the History of Medical Distrust from Black Communities Affects Acceptance of New Healthcare Developments (February 7)

When: Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00pm ET

Speakers: 

  • Dottie Dowdell, MHS, Chief Executive Officer at Creative Training and Development Group

  • Prantik Saha, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the historical legacy of racism in medicine.

  • Describe the impact of this legacy on the level of trust regarding new medical developments.

  • List the skills needed to interact with patients in a manner that encourages healthcare engagement and trust and improves HIV health outcomes.

About this webinar:

  • A discussion about how specific historically racist events in medicine fueled current mistrust causing Black patients to miss out on advances in healthcare, including mistrust created by past engagement experiences that delays routine care. Motivational interviewing can be a strategy for HIV healthcare workers to earn the trust of their patients.

Acknowledgement:

  • Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with zero percent financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Registration:


Questions: Contact Laurie Sadofsky, MPH (las2363@cumc.columbia.edu)



Online: Ending the HIV Epidemic - Strategies for Success (February 9)

When:

  • Friday, February 9, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Speaker: 

  • John Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, Albany Medical CollegeClinical Pharmacist Regional Pharmacy Director 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review current progress in Ending the HIV Epidemic plan.

  • Describe recent data that can be applied to meeting EHE goals.

  • List common challenges to the EHE plan and describe potential strategies for overcoming barriers.

  • Provide evidence base resources that can be used in improving EHE success.

Credit: 

  • 1 CME AMA PRA Credit

Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide 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.

Acknowledgement:

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.

Registration:

Questions? Contact Catherine Farquharson: cf2863@cumc.columbia.edu



Online: Spring 2024 National HIV Curriculum Oral Health Learning Group (From February 12)

Interested in developing a greater understanding of the healthcare needs of people with HIV?

When: February 12 to April 14, 2024 Registration deadline: Sunday, April 14, 2024

Be part of the Northeast Caribbean AETC's Spring 2024 National HIV Curriculum Oral Health Learning Group! The program is tailored with oral health professionals in mind to provide current information on the spectrum of HIV care.

Target audience:

  • Open to dentists and dental hygienists in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Topics covered in the self-paced/self-study program include:

  • HIV Screening & Diagnosis

  • Fundamentals of HIV Care

  • Oral Manifestations

  • Antiretroviral Therapy

  • Hepatitis & Substance Use Disorders

  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) & PreExposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Credit: 

  • Dental hygiene CE, NYDHA: This continuing education learning activity was approved for registered dental hygienists by the New York Dental Hygienists’ Association (NYDHA), an accredited approver by the New York State Department of Education.

  • NYSDF: This program is sponsored by the New York State Dental Foundation and offered by the Northeast/Caribbean AETC. The NYSDF is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

Acknowledgement:

  • Funding for this was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with zero percent financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Registration:

Questions? Contact Laura O'Shea: laura.oshea@health.ny.gov




Save the Date: 24th HIV & HCV Clinical Care Symposium (June 5)

Agenda and e-brochure with registration information will be available in April

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Details so far: 

  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180

Questions: Contact John Prokop by email at prokopw@amc.edu or by telephone at 518-262-6864.


Sponsored by Albany Medical College's Department of Medicine, Division of HIV Medicine.



Job Posting: Nurse Education Specialist (FXB Center)


The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB Center) at the Rutgers School of Nursing is seeking a full time Nurse Education Specialist who will use their nursing expertise to provide education and capacity development as part of the workforce development program teams throughout the FXB Center.



How to apply


For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/220062



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:

Friday, February 2, at 12 pm ET: HIV, Harm Reduction, and Youth Engagement

  • Presented by Mike Selick, MSW, this training will provide an updated lens on the current state of HIV and substance use in the United States. We will discuss rates of HIV amongst people who use drugs (PWUD) and what unique factors impact health outcomes for them. Guidelines for prevention and meaningful engagement surrounding risk reduction for PWUD will be discussed as well as a focus on engaging youth who are living with HIV and youth engaging in substance. Register for the session here.

  • Presented by Aniruddha Hazra, MD, this webinar will explore innovative strategies and evidence-based interventions that aim to disrupt the intersection of substance use disorders and sexual health risks. Discover how this discussion will empower attendees to reshape prevention paradigms, fostering healthier futures for vulnerable populations. Continuing Education credits will be offered. Register for this session here.


Event: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD (February 7)

 

Description: February 7 is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which was first observed in 1999. This observance is a day to acknowledge how HIV disproportionately affects Black people.


Black communities have made great progress in reducing HIV. Yet racism, discrimination, and mistrust in the health care system may affect whether Black people seek or receive HIV prevention services. These issues may also reduce the likelihood of engaging in HIV treatment and care. NBHAAD is an opportunity to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among Black communities.


This year’s theme is "Engage, Educate, Empower: Uniting to End HIV/AIDS in Black Communities".


Engage: Discussing ways to better involve the black community in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts. This can include outreach programs, community partnerships, and utilizing local leaders and influencers to promote HIV testing and destigmatize the conversation around HIV/AIDS.


Educate: Focusing on improving HIV/AIDS education among black youth and adults. This could cover the latest research, treatment options, understanding of PrEP and PEP medications, and debunking myths that contribute to stigma and discrimination.


Empower: Highlighting success stories and strategies that have effectively empowered black individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Empowerment can be through advocacy, policy change, access to care, and support systems.


Stay tuned for more information on events and activities for the day!




One last thing before you go...

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