Agenda


Agenda

Below is a listing of the official 2018 USCA conference agenda. Details about the workshops and speakers are also available on the mobile app.

2018 USCA Agenda

For any questions please contact conferences@nmac.org.

Main Agenda

Wednesday, September 5

9:00 am – 5:00 pm                    ED Leadership Institute

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm                    Registration

Thursday, September 6

7:30 am – 5:00 pm                    Registration

8:00am – 11:00 am                    Institutes

  • Cultivating Advocates-Building Collaborations and Leveraging Resources Across Disease States
  • Listening Session for PLWHA and Advocates on Housing Needs
  • Meaningful Input From Community: Dialogue with AIDS United on Policy, Grantmaking, and Capacity Building Priorities
  • Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution-Ending HIV in Black America
  • The COMPASS Points South: A Conversation with Community
  • Master Class: A Historical Look at the Faith & HIV Movement
  • Addressing Stigma to End the HIV Epidemic
  • Achieving a More Coordinated National HIV/AIDS Response for American Indian/Alaska Natives
  • HIV & Latinx: Our Legacies, Our Present, And Our Futures
  • Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Address HIV in Asian Communities
  • Ka Hikina o Ka Lā – The Dawning of a New Day
  • Addressing Workforce Need & Lighting the Road to Trans Liberation
  • Ending the Epidemic: But for Who? Passing the Torch
  • Leadership Development for Youth Champions in the HIV Movement (Youth 18-25 only)
  • Womens Institute: Leading with Intention, Through Resilience, Grace and Strength
  • Saving Our Black Led Agencies and Cultivating New Leadership to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
  • Being Alert, Taking Action, and Doing the Work: HIV & Public Policy

10:30 am – 5:00 pm                  Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 am – 1:30 pm                  Plenary Session (lunch provided)

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm                   Session 1 Workshops

  • The 2018 USCA HIV Cure Master Series
  • 50+ Strong & Healthy Mini-Grant Program: Grantees Projects
  • Implicit Bias: The Road towards Sustained Structural Racism
  • Using CDC Surveillance Data to Benefit PWH: An Overview
  • Faith through Our Eyes
  • Eliminating HCV Among People Living with HIV
  • The Consensus: Communicating about HIV Treatment as Prevention
  • Enabling Peer-Led Harm Reduction Models Among Sex Workers
  • HIV Criminalization Advocacy Beyond HIV Criminal Laws
  • Be a Warrior not a worrier: Leadership, sustainability & renewal
  • It Starts With You: Envisioning Sex Education for Gay Youth
  • Eliminating Barriers to PrEP Access
  • The Urgency for Intersectionality in HIV Prevention for Women
  • Forging a Successful Path to HIV Criminalization Reform in California!
  • Breaking Silence: HIV, Opioids, and Harm Reduction in Tribal Communities
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan for Long Term Survivors
  • The Power of Fiscal Sponsorship: Supporting Small but Mighty Organizations
  • Women & Wellness- Staying Healthy beyond UDVL
  • Using Data for Action: How to Reach Your Community, Policymakers, and Grantors with AIDSVu’s Data Visualizations and Tools

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                   Session 2 Workshops

  • Long-Term Survivors: Research, Programs & Advocacy for the 21st Century
  • The New ERA of HIV: Youth Navigation Program
  • Models for Data to Care: Who, When and How
  • Meeting People Where They Are: Person-Centered Hepatitis Programming
  • The Opioid Crisis and Injection Related Infectious Diseases
  • Food Is Medicine for People with HIV: Addressing Access Barriers through Nutrition Services
  • Cultural humility in ever-changing HIV landscape: Strategies for effective leadership
  • Healing Trauma Within LGBT Family Dynamics: An In-Depth Panel Discussion
  • Centering Trans People and PrEP in the SF Bay Area
  • Intersections and divergences of Tribal, State and Federal HIV Laws
  • Mentoring, Modeling & Messaging: Empowering HIV-Positive Women to Community Leadership
  • HIV Communication: Reducing Stigma through Language
  • The Bros in Convo Initiative: We Are The Community
  • Health Needs of HIV+ Women Who are Aging
  • Help for Multidisciplinary Care Teams: Managing PLWH’s Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
  • Smoking & HIV- Helping your clients understand the risks and how to stop.
  • HIV & Mental Health: A Faith Response
  • Implementing U=U in Your Jurisdiction

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm                    Affinity Sessions

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm                Opening Reception feat. Ongina

Friday, September 7

8:30 am – 5:00 pm                    Registration

9:00 am – 11:00 am                  Session 3 Workshops

  • PrEParing the South: Learning from the Mississippi Experience
  • Community Engagement in Data to Care and HIV Surveillance Activities
  • Trending: A Look at Cultural Trends of HIV and Faith among Youth and Young Adults
  • Syndemics of HIV, Hepatitis, and Overdose
  • Obstacles to Undetectable: Case Studies from the Rural Deep South
  • Getting to HIV Equity by Creating Sustained Systems Changes
  • Racism and Housing Policies: The Impact on the HIV Epidemic
  • Decriminalizing Sex Work: A Integral Step for Liberation
  • Integrating “Sexual Safety” into the HIV Dialogue
  • The Complexities of Lives and Care of Black Women with HIV
  • You Down With GPP (Good Participatory Practice)? Engaging young MSM in HIV prevention
  • Forgotten Population: An Inside Scoop on Formerly Incarcerated Women
  • Girl Talk: Developing Effective Support Groups for HIV-Positive Women
  • Opioids, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction: An Overview of Prevention
  • Preparing for The Next Generation Of The Black HIV/AIDS Response
  • Ensuring Ryan White Funding Follows the Epidemic
  • Mentor, Lead, Succeed: Building Alliances Across Ages
  • Trans & Poz after 50

10:00 am – 5:00 pm                  Exhibit Hall

11:30 am – 1:30 pm                Plenary Session (lunch provided)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm                    Poster Presentations – Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Level

  • 2NP: A HIV/STI prevention intervention targeting young Black gay men.
  • Addressing barriers to PrEP uptake and adherence among transgender women
  • Atrévete, salte del closet: Leadership Development in the Latinx Communities
  • Beyond MOU: a look at strategic partnerships
  • Building Community Power: A Women’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Board
  • Cultural Transformation for Integrating HIV/AIDS Care into Primary Care
  • De-Socializing Stigma
  • Empowering Women Experiencing the Trauma Associated with IPV and HIV
  • Evaluating an HIV Leadership Program: Building Leaders of Color (BLOC)
  • HIV Exceptionalism and Implications for Acceptability of PrEP
  • How to implement Viral Suppression strategies with homeless young MSMOC
  • Improving the HIV Prevention Capacity of Community-Based Organizations
  • Increasing retention in HIV-care by addressing stigma among Mexican MSM
  • Leading Together -Strategic Partnerships to Advance the Fight Against AIDS
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: Breaking The Silence, Bridging the Gap
  • NC HIV is Not a Crime Project: A Case Study
  • PrEP-aring Together: Community Mobilization’s Role in Expanding PrEP Access
  • PrEPLink: An Active PrEP Referral System in Miami-Dade County, FL
  • Responding to Increased Anxiety among Immigrants through Legal Services
  • Seeking Safety with Transitional Age Youth Living with HIV (YLWHA)
  • Structural segregation is killing us.
  • Tech Please! A New Way to Engage and Retain Clients
  • The “Protective Health Effect” of Legal Intervention on HIV+ Patients
  • The story of syringe vending machines and Nevada’s opioid epidemic
  • Transwomen, vaginas and considerations for sexual risk, testing and prevention
  • We Got You: Providing Harm Reduction Services In Mobile Settings
  • West Coast to East Coast: Rapid ART protocol implementation
  • Women Living With HIV in Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                   Session 4 Workshops

  • Using HIV Surveillance Data: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Hepatitis Elimination as an Equity Issue
  • MSM of Color and HIV: Putting Biomedical Interventions into the Mix
  • Addressing Employment Needs: Social, Economic, and Employment Disparities
  • ARTAS for Managers: A Collaborative Capacity-Building Assistance Model
  • Fearlessly Living Your Best Life: How to Practice Daily Self-Care
  • Understanding the Opioid Epidemic and How your Community Can Respond
  • Together, Our Voices Make Us Stronger: Digital Storytelling Addresses Stigma
  • HIV Stigma: Why Trauma Informed Care Matters.
  • HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence: It’s Not Just Physical Anymore!!!
  • The Importance of the 340B Program to HIV Service Organizations
  • The Triple Affect: Innovation, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Exploring Experiences of HIV Stigma and Spirituality by Older Black MSM
  • HIV Treatment in 2018- What’s new & how to communicate those messages
  • Behind Closed Doors: Understanding the Culture of Sex in Church
  • Gilead COMPASS Initiative™: A Conversation with the Coordinating Centers
  • The Power of Story: Crafting Inspirational Stories to Empower PLWHIV
  • Reaching the Unreachable: Strategies for reaching transgender populations
  • Older Adults Dominate HIV Epidemic: Needs Defined by Multi-Site ROAH

4:15 pm – 6:15 pm                   Session 5 Workshops

  • Ain’t I A Woman: Why Funding Gaps are Harmful!!!
  • Supporting Supervisors to Manage Successful Linkage to Care Programs
  • Financially PrEPared: Maximizing PrEP utilization in underserved populations
  • Can We Deliver? HIV Research among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
  • Youth HIV Policy Advisor Program: A model for HIV Advocacy
  • Maximizing Empowerment and Minimizing Stigma in the Age of U=U
  • Trauma-Informed Care for People Living with HIV: Strategies for Implementation
  • Methods of Engaging African American YMSM in Biomedical Research
  • Connecting data to identify county-level need for comprehensive harm reduction
  • We Count: Strategies for Effective SOGI Data Collection
  • Enhancing the role of HOPWA providers in Ending the Epidemic
  • Engagement of Latino MSM in HIV Clinical Trials
  • Listening Session: Updating National Plans for HIV & Hepatitis
  • Trauma Informed Care for the Soul: An Afro-Latinx Conversation
  • Mentoring Future Grant Writers to Develop Applications that Win Funding
  • Reimagining Role Model Stories for the Trans Community
  • Employing a Sex Positive Approach to HIV Prevention and Care

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                   Affinity Session

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm                  Film Screening: When the Beat Drops feat. Director Jamal Sims

Saturday, September 8

9:00 am – 3:00 pm                    Registration

9:00 am – 11:00 am                  Session 6 Workshops

  • Data Utilization
  • To Colored Boys
  • Telemedicine: Addressing HIV Stigma and Building Capacity for HIV Treatment
  • National Implementation of Interventions for Transgender Women Living with HIV
  • Moving Past Trauma with H.O.P.E. – An innovative model for CBA.
  • Race, the U=U Campaign, and HIV Criminal Law Reform
  • Thriving in Times of Change: Exploring Sustainability and Competitive Advantage
  • Young Men Debating HIV: Care or Cure; Biomedical or Behavioral
  • Ensuring Federal Funding for Domestic HIV Programs
  • Let’s Fight Back: The Affordable Care Act is Under Attack
  • Gay Youth: Breaking the Evolutionary Code of Risk and Pleasure
  • It Takes a village: Multi-sectoral efforts to create a comprehensive response
  • Shallow Water: The fate of Transgender advocacy within HIV Treatment/Care
  • Unpacking U=U: The message and the movement
  • Immigrant Latinas – Are They Really Included among “Women of Color?”
  • Orlando United: Community Response, Healing and Moving Forward from the Pulse Tragedy
  • Decolonizing Health Care for American Indian Transgender Women
  • Mask Off: Raising Hell and Raising Our Voices
  • Women and PrEP: Challenges, Opportunities and Successes
  • Women of Color Aging Gracefully

10:00 am – 5:00 pm                  Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 am – 1:30 pm                  Plenary Session (Lunch Provided)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm                   Poster Presentations – Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Level

  • 2NP: A HIV/STI prevention intervention targeting young Black gay men.
  • Addressing barriers to PrEP uptake and adherence among transgender women
  • Atrévete, salte del closet: Leadership Development in the Latinx Communities
  • Beyond MOU: a look at strategic partnerships
  • Building Community Power: A Women’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Board
  • Cultural Transformation for Integrating HIV/AIDS Care into Primary Care
  • De-Socializing Stigma
  • Empowering Women Experiencing the Trauma Associated with IPV and HIV
  • Evaluating an HIV Leadership Program: Building Leaders of Color (BLOC)
  • HIV Exceptionalism and Implications for Acceptability of PrEP
  • How to implement Viral Suppression strategies with homeless young MSMOC
  • Improving the HIV Prevention Capacity of Community-Based Organizations
  • Increasing retention in HIV-care by addressing stigma among Mexican MSM
  • Leading Together -Strategic Partnerships to Advance the fight Against AIDS
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: Breaking The Silence, Bridging the Gap
  • NC HIV is Not a Crime Project: A Case Study
  • PrEP-aring Together: Community Mobilization’s Role in Expanding PrEP Access
  • PrEPLink: An Active PrEP Referral System in Miami-Dade County, FL
  • Responding to Increased Anxiety among Immigrants through Legal Services
  • Seeking Safety with Transitional Age Youth Living with HIV (YLWHA)
  • Structural segregation is killing us.
  • Tech Please! A New Way to Engage and Retain Clients
  • The Feeling Out the Future: Understanding Advocacy and Drug Development
  • The “Protective Health Effect” of Legal Intervention on HIV+ Patients
  • The story of syringe vending machines and Nevada’s opioid epidemic
  • Transwomen, vaginas and considerations for sexual risk, testing and prevention
  • We Got You: Providing Harm Reduction Services In Mobile Settings
  • West Coast to East Coast: Rapid ART protocol implementation
  • Women Living With HIV in Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                   Session 7 Workshops

  • Master Series: Trans-NIH HIV/AIDS Research Program: Mission and Future Directions
  • Training and Technical Assistance for RWHAP Planning Councils and Recipients
  • Trans Communities: What we want & need
  • Race & Health Care: Fighting for Access and Equity
  • States in Play: Advocacy Priorities to Maintain HIV Insurance Protections
  • Housing services impacting PLWHA health outcomes through intersectionality
  • Addressing HIV Stigma in Older Women
  • Where Health Happens
  • Trauma-Informed HR Practices: Becoming Trauma-Informed Care Champions
  • Transforming Collaborative Systems: Creating New Conversations
  • A STEP Towards Harm Reduction: Facing Flint’s Opioid Epidemic
  • How To Promote PrEP in the Latino Community.
  • Lessons Learned from the Mississippi “Getting to Zero” Learning Collaborative
  • Survivor’s Gifts: Finding Your Story of Strength and Resilience
  • Get the Gig”- Youth Professional Toolkit – Bio’s, Resumes, & Headshots
  • Are We Shaming Those Who Are Detectable?
  • Building a Community-Led Research Agenda for Trans/Non-Binary People and HIV
  • Ending the Epidemic with the Help of Peer Workers: Peer Worker Programs in HIV, HCV, and Harm Reduction
  • Heterosexual HIV+ Men – Our Presence Matters
  • Aging, HIV, and Emotional Resilience: Skills to Improve Quality of Life

 

4:15 pm – 6:15 pm                   Session 8 Workshops

  • Training and Technical Assistance available for RWHAP community-based organizations and the HIV community
  • When the Walls Fell: HIV in the Church
  • Federal HIV/aging policy under Trump-Pence and the Republican Congress
  • HIV Education in Correctional Settings
  • Chemsex: HIV, Aging: A Revealing Dialogue on Risks and Interventions
  • Sexual Health History Taking for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients
  • Building an “HIV Toolbox” for Women Living with HIV
  • Getting in Bed Together: An Intimate Discussion about PrEP (formerly: Benefits, Barriers, and Bridges: A community approach to PrEP Promotion)
  • Health Care Rights and Discrimination in the Trump Era
  • Condoms, STDs, and PrEP
  • Exploring South Asian Sexual Health Relational Domains in the US
  • Safe Consumption Spaces: An Essential Intervention to Fight the Opioid Crisis
  • Empowering this Generation of Youth the End the Epidemic
  • Are U part of the revolution? Bringing U=U to your community
  • The Time is Now! Together or Never!
  • The Midnight Stroll – Connecting Homeless Trans Persons to Housing
  • Inclusion of Injection Drug Use and the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic in the ETE Process
  • Never Alone: Addressing Isolation & Building Community through Storytelling
  • HIV Education While Incarcerated
  • Employment Issues, Opportunities and Strategies for PLHIV over 50

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                    Affinity Session

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm                    Special Performance by the Kinsey Sicks!

Sunday, September 9

9:00 am – 11:00 am                  Session 9 Workshops

  • Long-Term Survivor Initiative: GMHC’s Multipronged Approach to Aging & HIV
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Responses to Substance Use Disorder and Housing
  • Inter-generational sisterhood and storytelling among Black women living with HIV
  • Inclusion and Justice: Creating Welcoming Services for LGBTQ Youth
  • Healthy Him: HIV Prevention BEYOND HIV Prevention
  • Addressing Trauma in Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive LGBTQ Millennials
  • Latidos (Heartbeat): Home Away from Home
  • they2ze: A mobile health resource for transgender spectrum youth
  • Beyond Viral Suppression: Addressing Stigma, Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Medicaid: Work Requirements, Time Limits, and Lock Outs, Oh My!
  • Leveraging STD partnerships for ending the epidemic
  • Improving Syringe Access Where You Live
  • Know Your Rights Training: The War on Drugs and Sex Workers
  • HCV Session WORKSHOP
  • The Third U is Universal Access: Achieving Racial and Gender Justice in U=U
  • Deemed Invisible; Transgender men of color within HIV prevention and Care
  • US Women and PrEP Working Group

11:30 am – 1:30 pm                  Plenary Session