Agenda

Preliminary conference agenda. Details of sessions and seminars will be updated periodically.

 

THURSDAY, May 25

3:00 - 6:30 PM      Registration

3:00 - 8:00 PM      Exhibit Hall Open - Embassy Hall

5:00 - 6:30 PM      Poster Sessions - Embassy Hall

(No CE Credits Available for Poster Sessions)

6:30 - 7:15 PM       Opening reception sponsored by gilead sciences

6:45 - 8:15 PM       Opening Plenary Session - International Ballroom

(1.5 CE Credits Available)

In the words of John F. Kennedy, “If not us, who? If not now, when?” HIV/AIDS is not just a health issue…it is a social justice issue laced with traces of poverty, racism, homophobia, stigma, social isolation, fear, and the list goes on.  This session will describe a picture of the intersect between HIV/AIDS social work practice, advocates, and leaders, a lens of the environment and social worker’s critical role. This session sets the stage for the critical conversations and the National Strategy to not just treating and managing HIV/AIDS, but ending this preventable disease!  

"Social Justice and Social Work - How We Achieve Health Equity!"

  • Jesse Milan, CEO, AIDS United
  • Gary Bailey, Professor and Director of Urban Leadership Program, Simmons College
  • Nala Toussaint, Prevention Coordinator-Transgender Services, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

8:15 - 9:15 PM       Dessert Bar Sponsored by Gilead Sciences

All are invited! We hope that you will join us for a great time of fellowship and food.

 

FRIDAY, May 26

7:30 - 8:15 AM       Continental Breakfast - Embassy Hall

8:00 - 6:00 PM      Registration and Information Desk Open

8:00 - 6:00 PM      Exhibit Hall Open - Embassy Hall

8:30 - 9:45 AM      Plenary Session - International Ball Room

(1.25 CE Credits Available)

"Health Equity for All!: The Federal Response"

This session will provide a discussion on the current outlook of the U.S. Federal Response to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment and its focus on improving health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum including Social Work’s role in addressing the social determinates of health to achieve optimal health outcomes.

  • Facilitator: Jesse Milan, AIDS United
  • Rita Flegel, U.S. Department of HUD, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing
  • Donna McCree, Ph.D., Associate Director for Health Equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Connie Jorstad, Division of Policy and Data, HRSA

10:00 - 5:30 PM     Medical case management institute (6 CE Credits available)

10:00 - 11:15 AM    Session 1 Workshops

(Six, 75-minute intensive sessions covering an array of topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1.25 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits.) 

"Health Equity for All!: The Federal Response" Question and Answer - Federal Panel

From poz to POS(itive): Utilizing Positive Psychological Paradigms and Interventions to Enhance Optimal Functioning - Michael Hassler, COMHAR

Getting from ’Normal’ to ’Wise’:  An Evidence Based Toolkit for Overcoming Stigma in Our Workplaces - Terri Fox, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

"Good Care" and Justice For All: Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Women Living with HIV - Krista Cooper, Andrews University

Healing Bodies: Beyond Viral Loads and CD4. Treating Trauma and Toxic Stress in HIV & AIDS Care. - Jo Richardson, Wellness Services

Housing Interventions that Work: Provider Perspectives - Chuck Peterson, Clare Housing

11:30 - 12:45 PM    Session 2 Workshop

(Five, 75-minute intensive sessions covering an array of topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1.25 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits.) 

Addressing the Burden of HIV/AIDS on Young Adults: Improving the Continuum of Care Through Group Work - Christopher Ferraris, Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine

Addressing the Intersection of HIV and Intimate Partner Violence Through Improved Cross-Agency Planning, Resource Utilization, and Service Integration Among HIV Housing and Service Providers and Victim Service Providers - Amy Palilonis, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Circles of Health: Creative Problem-Solving through Self-Care (No CE Credit Available for this Session) - Nancy Wolff, Colorado Dept. of Public Health, Colorado Counseling Association, American Art Therapy Association

Organizational Growth, Sustainability and the Future of Non-Profits - Fungisai Nota, Nota Consulting Group

What’s Sex Got to do with it:  Talking with Clients About Sexual Health, Risk Behaviors and Harm Reduction - Evelyn Tomaszewski, National Association of Social Workers

12:45 - 2:15 PM      Lunch Break (On your own)

2:15 - 3:30 PM       Session 3 Workshop

(Five, 75-minute intensive sessions covering an array of topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1.25 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits.) 

Eliminating Stigma and Achieving Recovery through a Multidisciplinary Treatment Model - Jonathan Asayag, Lehigh Valley Hospital

Homelessness - A Challenge to Combat HIV/AIDS - H.k. Makkar, HOPE Atlanta Programs of Travelers AID, HIV/AIDS Program

Past, Present, & Future of HIV Research: Unlocking the Cure - Micheal Barber, Emory University School of Medicine

Recognizing the Intersection of HIV and the MSM/TG Community: It’s Not on Google Maps, But We Still Need to Know How to Get There! - David Rosen, Hudson Pride Connections Center

Combating Discrimination Against People with HIV AIDS - David Knight and Aileen Bell-Hughes, US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

3:45 - 5:00 PM      Session 4 Workshop

(Six, 75-minute intensive sessions covering an array of topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1.25 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits.) 

HIV-Related Stigma, Isolation, and Spiritual Practices in Social Work: A Review of the Literature - Susan Tusher, Kansas AIDS Education and Training Center / MATEC-KS / Universisty of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Matters in Substance Use Treatment Facilities - Tessie Haywood, South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council

Implementation of a Novel Housing Acuity Tool for Providing Holistic Support to PLWHA in Los Angeles County: A Training and Case Study Analysis - Keshav Tyagi, APLA Health

Motivational Interviewing and Retention in Care: Social Justice Issues? - Marla Corwin, University of Colorado College of Nursing

The Conundrum of Care: Balancing Clinical Documentation and Ethical Obligation - Spencer Simmons, Synergy Family Services

Using a Reproductive Justice Framework to Support the Integration of Reproductive Health and HIV Services - Joanne Phillips, Rutgers University

5:30 - 7:00 PM      Deepsouth documentary and Q&A

(1.5 CE Credits Available)

deepsouth, a documentary directed by Lisa Biagiotti explores the neglected HIV epidemic in the rural South. Beneath layers of history, poverty, and now soaring HIV infections, three Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive. This moving film features AIDS Alabama’s CEO, Kathie Hiers, and her tireless work to bring attention to the needs and challenges of people living with HIV/AIDS in Alabama. 

  • Kathie Hiers, CEO, AIDS Alabama
 

SATURDAY, May 27

7:30 - 8:15 AM       Continental Breakfast - Embassy Hall

8:00 - 6:00 PM      Registration and Information Desk Open

8:00 - 6:00 PM      Exhibit Hall Open - Embassy Hall

8:30 - 9:45 AM      Plenary Session 

"Ending HIV/AIDS Through Social Work!" (1 CE Credit Available)

Russell Bennett, LGSW, Ph.D., Collaborative Solutions, Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS

Randall Russell, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

The finalized National Strategy to End HIV/AIDS through Social Work lays the groundwork and strategic direction of our profession. Developed through national input from social worker practitioners, researchers, and advocates, as well as, our allies, the Strategy provides a vision and direction articulating the role and impact our professional will have in ending HIV/AIDS in America.

PASWHA 15 Minute Membership Meeting (All Welcome) (No CE Credit Available)

This annual meeting of the PASWHA members will endorse the National Strategy to End HIV/AIDS through Social Work, organizational strategies, programs, and incoming board.

10:00 - 5:30 pm     Medical case management institute (CE Credit Not Available)

10:00 - 11:15 AM    Session 6 Workshop

(Six, 75-minute intensive sessions covering an array of topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1.25 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits.) 

Caring for Ourselves: An Experiential Group Meeting - Alan Rice, VNSNY CHOICE Select Health

Children, War, HIV and the Human Rights Imperative: A Social Justice Lens -Hugo Kamya, Simmons College

Federal Housing Assistance for Persons with HIV: Does it Address the Need? - Lisa Moore, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Healthy Consensual Non-Monogamy, and Its Role in Treatment and Preventative Care. - Amy Jacobs, University of Michigan Health System

Legal Services as a Critical Partner with Case Managers to Promote Health Equity and Social Justice for All - Patrice Paldino, Legal Aid Service of Broward County

Knowing & Using Your local HIV Care Cascade: A Tool to Improve Health Equity -  Amy Palilonis, U.S. Department of HUD, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing and Chuck Peterson, Clare Housing (Endorsed by PASWHA)

11:30 - 12:45 PM    Session 7 Workshop

(Six, 75-minute intensive sessions covering an array of topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1.25 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits.) 

Going Beyond HIV Case Management: Promoting HIV Client Treatment Adherence through Behavior Change Counseling - David Rosen, Hudson Pride Connections Center

HIV Stigma in the MSM Community: Social Justice???? Begins with Compassion - Robert Pompa, LVHN AIDS Activities Office

Home-based Mental Health and Support Services for Families Affected by HIV/AIDS: Thinking Outside the Office - Sandra Gossart-Walker, Yale University Child Study Center

Integrating Housing and Emergency Financial Assistance into a Clinic Setting: Lessons from the First Year - Jessica Morris, Bluegrass Care Clinic

Being the Advocate Leader in My Agency - Becky S. Corbett, BSCorbett Consulting and Carmen Julious, Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (Endorsed by PASWHA)

12:45 - 2:15 PM      Lunch Break (On your own)

1:00 - 2:00 PM       Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Networking Lunch

(Ce Credit Not Available)

2:15 - 3:30 PM       Session 8 Workshop

(Five, 75-minute intensive sessions covering an array of topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1.25 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits.) 

Advancing Health Equity at HBCUs: Constructing Capacity to Reduce Disparities - Felicia Tuggle, Savannah State University

HIV + Incarceration:  A Social Justice Issue Impacting Older African American Adults - Tammi Thomas, University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work

Laugh and heal thyself - Mike Cotayo, Private Practice

Money Management as a Core Stabilization Tool for the Chronically Ill and Marginally Housed - Donald Soto, LSS of Northern California

Coalition Building: To End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic - Georgia Equality and Southern AIDS Coalition (invited) (Endorsed by PASWHA)

3:45 - 5:00 PM      Session 9 Workshop

(Five, 75-minute intensive sessions covering an array of topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1.25 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits.) 

Black Men who have Sex with Men:  Association with Closeness to Black and Gay Communities - Dennis Corbin, Fayetteville State University

“If I had known…”– Long Term HIV/AIDS Survivor Syndrome and Ethical Implications for Social Workers - Walter Pittinger-Dunham, NASW, ALGBTIC, NCC AP

How Funders See HIV/AIDS, Population Health, and Social Determinants of Health - Randall Russell, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

WTF!!! I was just screamed at again! Avoiding Compassion Fatigue in the Pursuit of Social Justice - Robert Pompa, LVHN AIDS Activities Office

Connecting the Dots: Frontline Social Workers as the Agents to End HIV/AIDS - Marla Corwin, University of Colorado College of Nursing and Rebecca Russell, CrescentCare (Endorsed by PASWHA)

 

SUNDAY, May 28

7:30 - 8:15 AM      Coffee and light refreshments - International Foyer

8:00 - 1:00 PM      Registration and Information Desk Open

8:00 - 9:00 AM     Best Practice Workshops

(Five, 60-minute best practice discussions on key topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits. )

Engendering Equitable HIV/AIDS Events on College Campuses: If You Build It, They Will Come! - Felicia Tuggle, Savannah State University

Housing is Healthcare: How Long Term Stable Housing Improves Health Outcomes - Andrea Ropp, Equitas Health

Becoming Undetectable: The Path to Viral Suppression - Shabaura Perryman, Bristol Myers Squibb (unbranded presentation) (This session is offered twice. Attendees can only earn 1 CE credit for attending one of these sessions.)

Self-Care Starts with Me (No CE Credit Available for this Session) - Becky S. Corbett, BSCorbett Consulting, LLC

National Strategy to End HIV/AIDS through Social Work Listening Session - PASWHA

9:15 - 10:15 AM     Best Practice Workshops

(Six, 60-minute best practice discussions on key topics related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Attendees will receive 1 CE credits for attending. Please note that specific marked sessions do not qualify for CE credits. )

Becoming Undetectable: The Path to Viral Suppression - Shabaura Perryman, Bristol Myers Squibb (unbranded presentation) (This session is offered twice. Attendees can only earn 1 CE credit for attending one of these sessions.)

Consumers for Quality!  Ideas for Integrating Consumers or at least Consumer Input into Case Management Practice to Make a Better System of Care - Terri Fox, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

HBCU PRIDE! Engaging MSM Students as Peer Educators in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Intervention - Felicia Tuggle, Savannah State University

Let’s talk about sex: Remaining sex-positive in the current field - Mike Cotayo, Private Practice

Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph - Lawayne Childrey, Nashville Regional Ryan White Planning Council

National Strategy to End HIV/AIDS through Social Work Listening Session - PASWHA

10:30 - 12:00 PM   Brunch and Closing Plenary Session

(1 CE Credit Available)

“The Bridge to Hope & Healing℠: Taking Care of Me Today to Be the Change Agent Tomorrow”

  • Becky S. Corbett, MSW, ACSW

When social workers and other mental health professionals find their clients in a critical, life-changing moment of crisis, they will benefit from incorporating principles for building a bridge to hope and healing. Inspired by her story, My Husband Is Gay—Now What?, Becky offers principles to life circumstance. Through the first romantic break-up, to health issues, to the loss of a job, to a child being diagnosed with diabetes, to the death of a family member, Becky illustrates the power of hope and healing as a change agent in HIV/AIDS.