UNC's HIV Care 2014

May 5-6, 2014

Sheraton Chapel Hill
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

 

Monday, May 5:

9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Trends in Clinical Care and Caring for Vulnerable Populations (for all attendees)

Tuesday, May 6:

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dental and Pharmacological Considerations (separate tracks)

The purpose of this event, the largest of its kind in North Carolina, is to give health care providers an update on the care and treatment of HIV-infected patients who are now living longer lives. In the United States, the Southeast is bearing the brunt of the epidemic. UNC's Adaora Adimora, MD, will deliver a keynote address on "HIV in the South". Dr. Adimora led one of the few population-based studies of risk factors for heterosexually transmitted HIV infection among African Americans in the rural South. Her work has demonstrated the importance of sexual network patterns and contextual factors, such as poverty and racism, in promoting behaviors that establish and maintain racial disparities in rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

Other topics will address newly approved treatment regimens, the management of HIV/Hepatitis C co-infected patients, bone health, patients with personality disorders and medication adherence. Additional sessions will address issues related to disclosure, cultural competency, and bioethics.

This year, additional training curricula have been added for dentists and pharmacists. A second, half-day of training offers topics focusing on current trends and treatment strategies, oral health of the HIV+ patient, and post-exposure prophylaxis, among others. These new tracks stem from North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center’s (NCATEC) development of more curriculum and training resources for pharmacists and dentists. NCATEC’s new webpage focuses on this information:  http://www.med.unc.edu/ncaidstraining/pharmacy-dentistry

This event is co-sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine, the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, the UNC Center for AIDS Research, and the UNC-based North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center.

CME credit provided through the Greensboro Area Health Education Center.

To register for Day 1: CLICK HERE

To register for day 2: CLICK HERE

For program questions or information, please contact Michele Bailey, NCATEC Program Manager: michele_bailey@med.unc.edu

For questions specifically about registration or continuing education credits, please contact Tina Latham at the Greensboro Area Health Education Center: (336) 832-8219 or tina.latham@conehealth.com

Special Note:  Overflow parking at the Sheraton will be located 1 block away at the American Legion and a shuttle will take participants to the event and back.