UNC event to address HIV patient care

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 — 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 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 for clinicians and another for case managers, nurses, psychologists and substance abuse counselors who care for HIV infected patients.

Last year more than 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 Dr. Heidi Swygard, assistant professor of medicine at UNC and event organizer.

Registration is required and attendees will receive continuing education credit. Walk-in registration is allowed based on availability. The event is sponsored by the division of infectious diseases in the UNC School of Medicine, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the Greensboro Area Health Education Center.

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

UNC division of infectious diseases contact: Lisa Chensvold, (919) 843-5719, lisa_chensvold@med.unc.edu