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NECA AETC September 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: Episode 110: Baby Teeth, Depression, & HIV

  2. Webinar: Health Literacy

  3. Event: HIV Clinical Care Symposium for Western New York Providers

  4. Webinar: Treatment and Management of Chemsex and HIV

  5. Event: National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day #HIVandAging

  6. Event: Wound Care Summit

  7. Resource: National HIV Curriculum 3rd Edition

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

Episode 110: Baby Teeth, Depression, & HIV

Description: This episode, Marianna sits down with Francine Cournos, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, and Stephen Abel, Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, to talk about the connection between oral health and mental health, especially when it comes to people with HIV.

Note: This episode will be available from Thursday, September 7th.

In the meantime, take a peek below and find the full episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or anywhere you get your podcasts.


Webinar: Health Literacy

When: Friday, September 15, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00 Registration deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Description: (Registration is required) Albany Medical College Division of HIV Medicine and Albany Medical Center Department of Social Work present a live webinar focusing on health literacy. This program will be of interest to case managers, social workers, mental health practitioners, and other mental health counselors. Other disciplines are welcome to attend. Speaker: Jennifer Manganello, PhD, MPH, Professor University at Albany School of Public Health, Rensselaer, NY Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about health literacy and how it relates to HIV.

  • Understand health literate communication strategies.

  • Identify how best practices in communication can influence HIV treatment adherence.

Social Work CE Credit: This activity is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education credit. Albany Medical Center is an approved provider for Social Work Continuing Education.

Albany Medical Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0522.

Note: CE Credit is ONLY available to Social Workers licensed in the State of New York. All other participants will receive a general certificate of attendance. Acknowledgement: This program is sponsored by Albany Medical College, Division of HIV Medicine under the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and 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. Registration: Click here to register; Wednesday, September 13, 2023 (registration required). Contact: John Prokop at 518-262-6864 or email prokopw@amc.edu

Event: HIV Clinical Care Symposium for Western New York Providers

When: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Notes:

  • Live and in-person only

  • Registration required (link below)

  • No registration fee, but attendance is limited

  • More details available in brochure

Target Audience: Health care providers who provide patient care including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Other disciplines are welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss patient cases regarding selection of HIV treatment and prevention.

  • Review antiretrovirals in clinical development for HIV treatment and prevention.

  • Describe how to inquire about transgender-specific medical needs for patients.

  • Identify preventative screenings for transgender patients.

  • Discuss the implications of opioid use disorders in people with HIV.

  • Describe current options for addressing stimulant use.

  • Review current STI trends.

  • Describe CDC STI treatment guidelines and updates.

Credit: 4 Hours CME or CNE Credit - 4.0 Continuing Education Credits:

CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM

  • 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 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education Credits

  • Kendra Schreiner, RN, 18160 Cottonwood Rd., Sunriver, OR 97707, (503) 467-6661

  • is an independent provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and has approved this program for 4 contact hours. Provider #15828.

Registration: Click here to register. Location: Buffalo Niagara Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, New York 14221

Hotel: If you need overnight accommodations, a group room rate is available at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott at $129.00 per night plus tax. To book a room, use this link:

Book your group rate for Albany Medical Group. Please contact the hotel by Friday, September 22, 2023 to ensure the group rate. (Travel expenses are the financial responsibility of the registrant.)

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

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


Webinar: Treatment and Management of Chemsex and HIV (September 8, 2023)

Part of the NAHEWD 'Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field Webinar Series

When: Tuesday, September 8, 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Format: Webinar (see flyer for more information) Presenter: Justin Alves, FNP-BC, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE Description: This presentation will provide an overview of the syndemic relationship between chemsex and HIV. It will provide practical screening and evaluation strategies. Additionally, the presentation will provide treatment strategies to address the chemsex phenomenon as well as biomedical intervention considerations for the treatment and prevention of HIV. Real de-identified patient cases will describe strategies for promoting wellness in the population described. Credit: Continuing Education Credit: CEs will be offered. Registration: Click here to register.


Event: National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day #HIVandAging (September 18, 2023)

Hashtag: #HIVANDAGING

When: Monday, September 18, 2023 Description: National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, September 18th, is sponsored by The AIDS Institute. The 50 and older group is the fastest growing population with HIV. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported persons aged 50 and older accounted for approximately:

  • 17% of new HIV diagnoses

  • 47% of persons living with HIV

  • 71% of all deaths of persons with diagnosed HIV infection



Event: Wound Care Summit (September 30, 2023)


(Registration deadline was August 25, but there may be some space for latecomers, link below)

One Day Summit: A program from our ATTC partners for those interested in Xylazine and improving healthcare for people who use drugs.

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2023, 9am - 5pm (registration 8-9am)

Location: The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W 125th St., New York, NY Description: Hosted by the Northeast & Caribbean Opioid Response Network in collaboration with Columbia University School of Nursing, this 1-day summit will provide an opportunity to further your knowledge and experience regarding wound care for persons who use drugs (PWUD). This conversation will include an overview of the risks associated with xylazine use, best practices for identifying and treating wounds, conversational strategies for enhancing engagement in wound care among PWUDs, as well as harm reduction focused resources and recommendations for improving the health of this population. You will have the opportunity to ask experts questions, work with your peers, share your own experiences, and even practice wound care intervention. Registration: Click here to register. August 25 registration deadline, but check for remaining space if still interested. (For those not in NYC, limited travel assistance is available. Apply at this link)


Resource: National HIV Curriculum 3rd Edition


Source: University of Washington (UW) Infectious Diseases Education & Assessment (IDEA) Program

After extensive reviews and updates, the National HIV Curriculum 3rd Edition launches on September 1, 2023 to start a new 3-year CE accreditation period. Registered learners can earn CE credit even if they have CE credit from previous editions.

Important 3rd Edition changes include:

  • New multimedia and interactive elements which enhance learning including a new Oral Health pathway.

  • The length or complexity of selected 3rd Edition lessons and Question Bank topics were significantly revised.

  • A 3rd Edition individualized progress tracker added.

  • Learning group progress trackers are available for 3rd Edition lessons and Question Bank topics.

  • New Certificate of Completion (CoC) design. CoC are available by module for those who don’t need CE.



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