15th Annual statewide event to address care of HIV patients

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold its 15th annual statewide update on the care and treatment of HIV-infected patients on Monday, May 3.

The symposium, “HIV Care in 2010: Trends in Clinical Care and Caring for Vulnerable Populations,” will be held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event will feature two tracks, one designed for clinicians and another for case managers, nurses, psychologists and substance abuse counselors who care for HIV-infected patients.

Last year over 500 people from a variety of disciplines and specialties attended the update. “We are able to draw such a large audience because we bring in HIV specialists from outside of UNC and offer interesting lunch panels that include both experts and patients,” said Heidi Swygard, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at UNC and organizer of the event since 2008.

Registration is required and attendees will receive continuing education credit. Walk-in registrations are allowed based on availability.

This event is co-sponsored by the division of infectious diseases in the UNC School of Medicine, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the the Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

For more information or to register, visit http://www.aheconnect.com/Registration/gahec/eventdetail.asp?EventID=29689 or call (336) 832-8025.

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UNC Division of Infectious Diseases contact: Lisa Chensvold, (919) 843-5719 or lisa_chensvold@med.unc.edu.