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USCHA Conference Switches To Virtual

By Charlotte Robinson, August 12, 2021

NMAC has announced that their 2021 US Conference on HIV/AIDS will move from an in-person conference to a virtual meeting due to the continued spread of the Delta variant of the COVID virus. The virtual conference will take place December 2nd & 3rd via Zoom. Paul Kawata, Executive Director of NMAC stated, “This is not the announcement we wanted to make. We were very hopeful that we could hold an in-person USCHA this year. However, the health & safety of our constituents must be our primary concern. The continued spread of the Delta variant & the data from both the Provincetown outbreak & the study released at the IAS conference in Berlin about the impact of COVID on people living with HIV led us to this decision. We are as disappointed as everyone else by the need to make this decision, but we could not, in good conscience, potentially put attendees at risk of exposure.” While there are obvious differences between meeting in person & virtually there will still be opportunities for live engagement that allow for networking, skills-building & discussion. Faculty will be present to answer questions & discuss their presentations in real-time. Conference lounges hosted in Zoom will feature facilitated discussions, health & wellness segments & music breaks. Conference sponsors will be able to engage with attendees at their virtual booth. Registrants will also be able to chat with other attendees logged into the platform. Workshops will address: Racism & Race, Best Practices in Telehealth, Biomedical HIV Prevention, Addressing Issues Around COVID, Ending the Epidemic-Next Steps, Prioritizing People Living with HIV, Public Policy, Trauma-Informed Care/Mental Health & Track en Español. For More Info & Registration…


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