NMAC Announces the National HIV PrEP Summit

 

NMAC Announces the National HIV PrEP Summit
December 3-4, 2016, San Francisco, CA
TARA BARNES-DARBY| APRIL 19, 2016NMAC is pleased to announce a new conference that will focus on the importance of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and biomedical HIV prevention interventions to curb the spread of HIV. 

National HIV PrEP Summit (NHPS)
December 3 – 4, 2016
Hilton Union Square
San Francisco, CA

The first National HIV PrEP Summit (NHPS) will bring together leaders to focus on the implementation and infrastructure needed to turn the promise of the science of PrEP into an effective community-level HIV prevention option for communities of color.  This will be accomplished through skills-building sessions and feedback vehicles to make policy recommendations for the new administration.  NMAC is partnering with a number of organizations that have been instrumental in the implementation of successful PrEP campaigns in their communities.  The NHPS logo is a collage featuring the impactful work of some of the summit partners. Keeping NMAC’s mission to lead with race at the forefront of our programs, the NHPS goals are to:

  • Increase access to quality PrEP services for people of color.
  • Collaboratively build the infrastructure needed to support biomedical HIV prevention.
  • Bring together diverse leaders and constituents.

Summit Format

The summit’s sessions will include 24 workshops and 4 plenary sessions focusing on both capacity building and policy development.  Proposed conference tracks include: Research, Program Implementation, Priority Populations, Public Policy, Healthcare Providers, Education Campaigns and Training Programs.  A needs assessment and constituent survey will inform program development.  There will be no exhibit hall this year; however, partners’ PrEP campaigns will be displayed throughout the conference space.
Registration
Registration is now open!  Unlike USCA, registration for NHPS is limited to 400 participants.  Don’t wait; register now.

Scholarships
Scholarship opportunities are available to support PrEP navigators, community based organizations and health departments that are working to establish PrEP programs.  Apply for a scholarship.

Sponsorship

NMAC thanks Gilead Sciences for their major support of the meeting.  However, additional support is needed. For information on sponsorship opportunities visit the NHPS website or contact NMAC’s Development Division.

NHPS SPONSOR

NHPS PARTNERS

Community Based Organizations
AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Bienestar, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, Mass AIDS Coalition, San Francisco AIDS Foundation and SisterLove

Corporate
Avita Pharmacy Solutions and Walgreens

Social Media
Grindr
PrEPFacts

Federal Agencies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration/HAB, National Institutes of Health, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy/HHS and Office on Women’s Health

Foundation
Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Centers
Callen Lorde Community Health Center and Fenway Institute

Health Departments
Broward County Health Department, Fulton County Health Department, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and New York City Health Department

National Organizations
AIDS United, AVAC, Black AIDS Institute, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, HIV Medicine Association, Latino Commission on AIDS, National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, National Coalition of STD Directors, Project Inform, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States and Treatment Action Group

Academic Institutions
UCSF School of Medicine, University of Mississippi and University of Puerto Rico

For additional information on NMAC’s conferences, please contact the Conferences division at conferences@nmac.org.

Yours in the struggle,Tara Barnes-Darby, CMP
Director of Conferences
NHPS IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Scholarship Application: September 1, 2016

Hotel Reservations:
November 2, 2016

Registration:
November 4, 2016

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