PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

SYNC 2019 SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Prevention Institute
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Prevention Institute will engage participants in discussion and strategic planning around the populations, practices, and policy surrounding HIV prevention efforts. With a solutions-based focus, the PrEP Institute provides an opportunity for providers and policymakers to synchronize innovative strategies to improve health outcomes in the populations most burdened by HIV.

  • Promoting HIV Prevention Tools to DC’s Underserved Communities
  • Mississippi Learning Collaborative…in Rural Health Centers in the South
  • Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a U=U Campaign on Long Island
  • Biomedical Prevention for Women: Developing a Public Health Detailing Campaign for Women’s Healthcare Providers to Promote PrEP and PEP for Women in NYC
  • Two Blue Pills (The Game Changer or STD Makers): U=U and PrEP
  • PrEP-Focused Qualitative Interviews with Transgender Women of Color
  • Prioritizing PrEP Facts Top 10 Myths Preventing Uptake
  • PrEP Awareness, Attitudes and Trusted Sources for PrEP Information and Provision among Community Members in the Context Matters Survey, USA 2015-2016
  • Maximizing Utilization if Prevention Services in Underserved Populations
  • Meeting Them Where They Are: Strategies to Engage Black MSM in HIV Care and Prevention Services
  • Dismantling HIV Myths and Building Trust for PrEP, Bridging the Gap Between the Community and the Healthcare System

Black Women’s Health Institute Institute
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

During this institute, we will discuss Black women’s experiences with racism, both historically and currently, as well as the invisible structural barriers that facilitate racism and stigma. This session will unveil how these experiences may play a role in Black women’s mental and sexual health, including how Black women access and engage with healthcare providers and their participation in clinical trials, and the uptake of biomedical advances available to reduce sexually transmitted infections including HIV.

Fiscal Health Training Institute: Preparing for a Ryan White Site Visit
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The National Fiscal Health Training at SYNC 2019 convenes program and fiscal managers of Ryan White programs and healthcare non-profits to build and practice fiscal management skills. Through a series of sessions, participants will explore strategies for maintaining program compliance, maximizing funding opportunities, and expanding service delivery. The training will highlight innovative strategies for sustaining services and responding to the evolving financial landscape of HIV care programs. Sessions include:


• Opportunities for Ryan White Programs to Diversify Funding
• Ryan White and 340B: Strategies for Managing Pharmacies, Revenue, and Compliance
• Innovative Investments of Program Income
• Preparing for a HRSA HAB Site Visit
• Transitioning to Fee For Service Payment Models

Integrated Planning Institute: Enhancing Structure and Synchronicity for Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Planning
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

HIV planning has long been an integral part of ensuring comprehensive delivery of HIV services in communities. Recently, health departments and community implementers have been faced with syncing HIV services and programs while still bound by fiscal requirements and legislative regulations. At the Integrated HIV Planning Institute, health departments, community planners and service implementers will have the opportunity to sync on a variety of topics to improve planning and implementation of integrated HIV prevention and care services.

In order to get to zero new infections, jurisdictions must implement and evaluate comprehensive, integrated HIV strategies to achieve health outcomes. Learn new approaches from federal funders and peers on assessing planning effectiveness, monitoring integration, and discuss approaches for making integration organic at the SYNC 2019 Integrated HIV Planning Institute on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00-6:00PM.

 

Opioids/HIV/HCV Institute: Ending the Epidemics: Addressing the Intersection of HCV & Opioid Use
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is responsible for more deaths in the United States than any other infectious disease, and HCV infections have been rising at an alarming rate since 2010. The role of the opioid epidemic is significant and undeniable. Without increased implementation harm reduction services (e.g. syringe services programs), comprehensive services for people with opioid addiction (e.g. Medication-Assisted Treatment), and expanded access to life-saving HCV treatment for people who inject drugs (PWID), the goal to eliminate HCV in the U.S. will not be accomplished. 

The HCV & Opioid Institute will convene clinicians, harm reduction and prevention specialists, educators, and advocates to discuss the intersecting hepatitis C and opioid epidemics and offer thought-provoking perspectives on engaging people with substance use disorders in HCV testing, care, care and treatment. Learn evidence-based strategies for supporting patients with injection drug use in harm reduction, approaches to integrate patient-centered HCV education into substance abuse programs, and interdisciplinary models for HCV care and treatment for PWID. 

  • Mount Sinai REACH Program, Including Buprenorphine and Hepatitis C Treatment
  • Centering Safer Drug Consumption Spaces in the Opioid Syndemic
  • Challenges and Best Practices in Buprenorphine Implementation Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in New York State

 

Transgender Institute
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

The Transgender Institute is designed and delivered by community members and aims to address the structural and social determinants of health. The institute is broken into four sections: Engagement, Prevention, Care and Advocacy.

  • Exceptional Care and Management of the Transgender Adult and Child in a Primary Care Setting
  • Effective Implementation of PrEP Services for Transgender Individuals in a FQHC: Proactivity vs Reactivity
  • Achieving an HIV Neutral Clinic for Transgender’s

More topics will be added to this session soon. 

 

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Breakfast Plenary: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Breakfast Plenary: The State of HIV, HCV, STI and LGBT Health

This plenary is designed to level-set SYNC 2019 attendees on the current state of HIV, HCV, STI, and LGBT health by providing clinical, epidemiological, and system-related updates for each of SYNChronicity’s four focus areas.

Track Session 1: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Session 1: Immediate Initiation of ARVs Following a Positive Test

  • Fast Forward to Viral Suppression: Immediate Initiation of HRVs Following Reactive HIV+ Test Result or Engagement in HIV Care for the
  • First Time at a FQHC in Washington, D.C.

Session 1: Transitioning to Fee for Service Payment Models: Case Studies

Session 1: Mentor, Lead, Succeed: Building Alliances Across Ages

  • Mentor, Lead, Succeed: Building Alliances Across Ages

Session 1HCV Elimination: What Will It Take?

  • Innovation and Equity: Navigating HCV Care in VA
  • What Will It Take to Eliminate HCV Among HIV-Positive San Franciscans?
  • The Beginning of the End: Implementing Routine HCV Testing in the U.S.-Mexico Border
     

Session 1Tobacco Harm Reduction Efforts in the LGBT Community

  • A Trauma Informed Approach to Smoking and Harm Reduction in LGBTQ Communities

Session 1: Innovations Interventions to Engage Young MSM in of Color in the HIV Prevention and Care Continuum

  • CHEMSEX: Meth Use Among Black Gay Men and HIV  
  • HIV, STI, and PrEP Screening Among YMSM and Transgender Youth in the Chicago House Ball Communities
  • The New Narrative Project (2NP): An HIV Prevention Intervention Targeting Young Black Gay Men
     

Session 1: HIV Criminalization and Activism

  • HIV Criminalization and PLWHIV Networks
  • SYNCing Activism, Advocacy, and Organizing Through HIV Criminalization Modernization

Session 1: African Americans and PrEP: Overcoming the Uptake Challenges

  • PrEP and PEP Knowledge and Acceptance Among At-Risk African Americans
  • From Prevention to Prescription: The Challenges of Prescribing PrEP to Women of Color
  • Innovative Approaches to PrEP Education for Black Women in Washington, D.C.
     

Session 1: To Be Announced

Lunch Plenary: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

End HIV/AIDS Plan by 2030 

Department of Health and Humans Services who will present on the need, strategy, vision and desired outcomes of the 10-year plan. Participants will then discuss how to implement various components including HIV prevention, care and treatment, behavioral health interventions, and workforce efforts. Finally, Congressional Representatives will discuss aspects of advancing the plan.

Invited Speakers:

  • The Honorable Alex Azar, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Admiral Brett Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary of US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tammy Beckham, DMV, PhD, Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
  • Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease, NIH
  • Robert R. Redfield, MD, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Eugene McCray, MD, DIrector of the National HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • George Sigounas, MS, PhD, Administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Laura Cheever, MD, ScM, Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration 
  • James McCrae, MA, MPP, Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Congressional Representatives including The Honorable Barbara Lee (CA-13) 
  • Carl Schmid, Co-Chair, President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Other plenary sessions will feature patient advocates and leads from government agencies, ASOs/CBOs, health centers and health departments discussing their role in and perspective on implementing this plan. Those plenary session speakers will be announced soon. 

Track Session 2: 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Session 2Integrating CQI to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV Disparities

  • Addressing Disparities to End the HIV Epidemic: Successful Tools by the Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII) ECHO Collaborative
  • Creating a Culture of Quality Improvement to Reduce HIV Disparities by Increasing Viral Suppression in the U.S. in Partnership with Federally-Funded Providers
  • REAL QI: Integrating Behavioral Health and HIV Primary Care in NJ
     

Session 2: Integrating Medical Services into HIV Organizations

Session 2: Addressing the Needs of People Living with HIV Over 50

  • Utilizing Multiple Strategies for Assessing the Needs of Older Persons Living with HIV in NYC
  • Innovative Program Models to Address the Psychosocial Needs of MSM Living with HIV Who Are 50+
  • The All-Ages Show: An Intergenerational Forum for Long-term Survivors over Age 50 and for Younger People More Recently Diagnosed

Session 2Lessons Learned, Integration Opportunities from HIV

  • AIDSVu and HepVu: Visualizing HIV and HCV to End the Epidemics
  • Overview of Sexual Transmission of HCV for HIV-Infected MSM
  • Applying Strategies from Universal HIV Screening to Birth Cohort HCV Screening…FQHC Network

Session 1Tobacco Harm Reduction Efforts in the LGBT Community

  • A Trauma Informed Approach to Smoking and Harm Reduction in LGBTQ Communities

Session 2: LGBTQ Health Equity

  • Creating Space to Achieve LGBTQ Health Equity within the Florida Department of Health Orange County
  • Shout Out AZ: Development and Implementation of a Statewide LGBTQ Health Assessment
  • Garden State Equality’s Map and Expand Project
     

Session 3: Health Equity, Emotional Health, Sexual Health Among LGBT Populations

  • Supporting Sexual Wellness in LGBT Older Adults
    – Improving Health Equity for LGBTQ Persons
    – Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Key to LGBTA and Wellness

Session 2Defining Masculinity in MSM Communities of Color

  • Gentlemen Respecting and Interacting in Truth: Healthy Black Masculinity
  • Drivers of Sexual Health Knowledge for Two-Spirit, Gay, Bi and/or Native MSM

Session 2: Putting Talk into Action to Foster Civic Engagemen

  • Reducing Harm, Expanding Access, & Ensuring Equal Justice by Fostering Good Civic Health
  • Health Equity: Putting Talk into Action

Session 2: Using Data to Implement PrEP

  • Focused Qualitative Interviews with Whitman-Walker Health Patients
  • Assessing the Feasibility of Data to Care Activities in Relation to PrEP Clinical Care
  • Pathways to Prevention: An Observational Study of HIV Pre-expsoure Prophylaxis in an Urban Community-based Setting

Session 2Women and Intimate Partner Violence

  • Remove the Bandages: Learning from the Dual Identities of Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Women Living with HIV

  • She Speaks: Intersection of HIV-STD/IPV

SYNC Sessions: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

SYNCing Reception & Poster Hall: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Breakfast Plenary: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Breakfast Plenary: Enhancing Partnerships to Impact HIV, HCV, STI and LGBT Health

This plenary is designed to provide attendees with an update on efforts to eliminate HIV, HCV, STIs and improve LGBT health. We will discuss activities including the 90/90/90 Fast Track Cities Initiative, U=U and other biomedical advances, efforts to increase testing and awareness, and investments from philanthropic partnerships to improve health outcomes. 

 

Track Session 3: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Session 3Update on Unintentional Weight Loss and Aspects of Aging with Multiple Comorbid Conditions

Session 3: Strategically Investing Program Income: Case Studies

  • Program Income 101: Developing Methods for Tracking and Allocation
  • Program Income Fundamentals and Allowable Costs for 340B Grantees

Session 3: Creating Opportunities for African American Women over 50 to engage in Sexual Health Discussions

  • Creating Opportunities for African American Women over 50 to engage in Sexual Health Discussions

Session 3HCV and People Who Inject Drugs

  • Hepatitis C Elimination in Drug Using Populations: What Will It Take
  • Hep C Medical Case Management for People Experiencing Homelessness and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)
  • First Things First: Providing Wound Care for People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Hawaii

Session 3: Health Equity, Emotional Health, Sexual Health Among LGBT Populations

  • Supporting Sexual Wellness in LGBT Older Adults
    – Improving Health Equity for LGBTQ Persons
    – Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Key to LGBTA and Wellness

Session 3: Medical Care and Services to Address HIV, HCV, STI and Sexual Health

  • Linkage to Medical Care and Services for HIV+ MSM of Color through a Multi-site CDC Funded Initiative
  • Addressing HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis to Open the Gates to Sexual Health for Black and Latino MSM

Session 3: Advocacy on Federal and Regional Levels

  • Value of Voices in Federally-Focused Advocacy for HIV, HCV, and STIs
  • Leadership in Action: Community Advocates Redefining MIPA in the South for the 21st Century

Session 3: Implications of PrEP in the Real World

  • PrEP is Here, Why Aren’t We?
  • HIV Positive and on PrEP: Wait … What?

Session 3To Be Announced

Lunch Plenary: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Plenary: SYNCing Strategies with Success: Community Driven Implementation and Innovation

This plenary session will allow patient advocates, representatives from ASOs, CBOs, and health departments and other vested groups discuss their roles and perspectives on implementing this Administrations 10-year plan to end HIV transmission along with achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, elimination of STIs, and improved health access and equity among LGBT persons and other underserved communities. 

 

SYNC 2019 PROGRAM

Plenary Sessions

Breakfast Plenary: The State of HIV, HCV, STI and LGBT Health

This plenary is designed to level-set SYNC 2019 attendees on the current state of HIV, HCV, STI, and LGBT health by providing clinical, epidemiological, and system-related updates for each of SYNChronicity’s four focus areas.

Lunch Plenary: EndHIV/AIDS by 2030 Plan

This plenary will begin with an overview of the 10-year plan by principals from the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services who will present on the need, strategy, vision and desired outcomes of the 10-year plan. Participants will then discuss how to implement various components including HIV prevention, care and treatment, behavioral health interventions, and workforce efforts. Finally, Congressional Representatives will discuss aspects of advancing the plan.

Breakfast Plenary: Enhancing Partnerships to Impact HIV, HCV, STI and LGBT Health

This plenary is designed to provide attendees with an update on efforts to eliminate HIV, HCV, STIs and improve LGBT health. We will discuss activities including the 90/90/90 Fast Track Cities Initiative, U=U and other biomedical advances, efforts to increase testing and awareness, and investments from philanthropic partnerships to improve health outcomes.

Lunch Plenary: SYNCing Strategies with Success: Community Driven Implementation and Innovation

This plenary session will allow patient advocates, representatives from ASOs, CBOs, and health departments and other vested groups discuss their roles and perspectives on implementing this Administrations 10-year plan to end HIV transmission along with achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, elimination of STIs, and improved health access and equity among LGBT persons and other underserved communities. 

Institutes

Prevention Institute
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Prevention Institute will engage participants in discussion and strategic planning around the populations, practices, and policy surrounding HIV prevention efforts. With a solutions-based focus, the PrEP Institute provides an opportunity for providers and policymakers to synchronize innovative strategies to improve health outcomes in the populations most burdened by HIV.

  • Promoting HIV Prevention Tools to DC’s Underserved Communities
  • Mississippi Learning Collaborative…in Rural Health Centers in the South
  • Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a U=U Campaign on Long Island
  • Biomedical Prevention for Women: Developing a Public Health Detailing Campaign for Women’s Healthcare Providers to Promote PrEP and PEP for Women in NYC
  • Two Blue Pills (The Game Changer or STD Makers): U=U and PrEP
  • PrEP-Focused Qualitative Interviews with Transgender Women of Color
  • Prioritizing PrEP Facts Top 10 Myths Preventing Uptake
  • PrEP Awareness, Attitudes and Trusted Sources for PrEP Information and Provision among Community Members in the Context Matters Survey, USA 2015-2016
  • Maximizing Utilization if Prevention Services in Underserved Populations
  • Meeting Them Where They Are: Strategies to Engage Black MSM in HIV Care and Prevention Services
  • Dismantling HIV Myths and Building Trust for PrEP, Bridging the Gap Between the Community and the Healthcare System

Black Women’s Health Institute Institute
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

During this institute, we will discuss Black women’s experiences with racism, both historically and currently, as well as the invisible structural barriers that facilitate racism and stigma. This session will unveil how these experiences may play a role in Black women’s mental and sexual health, including how Black women access and engage with healthcare providers and their participation in clinical trials, and the uptake of biomedical advances available to reduce sexually transmitted infections including HIV.

Fiscal Health Training Institute: Preparing for a Ryan White Site Visit
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The National Fiscal Health Training at SYNC 2019 convenes program and fiscal managers of Ryan White programs and healthcare non-profits to build and practice fiscal management skills. Through a series of sessions, participants will explore strategies for maintaining program compliance, maximizing funding opportunities, and expanding service delivery. The training will highlight innovative strategies for sustaining services and responding to the evolving financial landscape of HIV care programs. Sessions include:


• Opportunities for Ryan White Programs to Diversify Funding
• Ryan White and 340B: Strategies for Managing Pharmacies, Revenue, and Compliance
• Innovative Investments of Program Income
• Preparing for a HRSA HAB Site Visit
• Transitioning to Fee For Service Payment Models

Integrated Planning Institute: Enhancing Structure and Synchronicity for Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Planning
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

HIV planning has long been an integral part of ensuring comprehensive delivery of HIV services in communities. Recently, health departments and community implementers have been faced with syncing HIV services and programs while still bound by fiscal requirements and legislative regulations. At the Integrated HIV Planning Institute, health departments, community planners and service implementers will have the opportunity to sync on a variety of topics to improve planning and implementation of integrated HIV prevention and care services.

In order to get to zero new infections, jurisdictions must implement and evaluate comprehensive, integrated HIV strategies to achieve health outcomes. Learn new approaches from federal funders and peers on assessing planning effectiveness, monitoring integration, and discuss approaches for making integration organic at the SYNC 2019 Integrated HIV Planning Institute on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00-6:00PM.

 

Opioids/HIV/HCV Institute: Ending the Epidemics: Addressing the Intersection of HCV & Opioid Use
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is responsible for more deaths in the United States than any other infectious disease, and HCV infections have been rising at an alarming rate since 2010. The role of the opioid epidemic is significant and undeniable. Without increased implementation harm reduction services (e.g. syringe services programs), comprehensive services for people with opioid addiction (e.g. Medication-Assisted Treatment), and expanded access to life-saving HCV treatment for people who inject drugs (PWID), the goal to eliminate HCV in the U.S. will not be accomplished. 

The HCV & Opioid Institute will convene clinicians, harm reduction and prevention specialists, educators, and advocates to discuss the intersecting hepatitis C and opioid epidemics and offer thought-provoking perspectives on engaging people with substance use disorders in HCV testing, care, care and treatment. Learn evidence-based strategies for supporting patients with injection drug use in harm reduction, approaches to integrate patient-centered HCV education into substance abuse programs, and interdisciplinary models for HCV care and treatment for PWID. 

  • Mount Sinai REACH Program, Including Buprenorphine and Hepatitis C Treatment
  • Centering Safer Drug Consumption Spaces in the Opioid Syndemic
  • Challenges and Best Practices in Buprenorphine Implementation Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in New York State

 

Transgender Institute
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

The Transgender Institute is designed and delivered by community members and aims to address the structural and social determinants of health. The institute is broken into four sections: Engagement, Prevention, Care and Advocacy.

  • Exceptional Care and Management of the Transgender Adult and Child in a Primary Care Setting
  • Effective Implementation of PrEP Services for Transgender Individuals in a FQHC: Proactivity vs Reactivity
  • Achieving an HIV Neutral Clinic for Transgender’s

More topics will be added to this session soon. 

 

 

Tracks

The 6th annual SYNChronicity Conference (SYNC 2019), which will be held April 14-16, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C, will feature nine tracks:

  • Clinical
  • Fiscal Health
  • Generational Health
  • HCV Health
  • LGBT Health
  • MSM Health
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • PrEP
  • Women's Health

Session 1: Immediate Initiation of ARVs Following a Positive Test

  • Fast Forward to Viral Suppression: Immediate Initiation of HRVs Following Reactive HIV+ Test Result or Engagement in HIV Care for the
  • First Time at a FQHC in Washington, D.C.
     

Session 2Integrating CQI to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV Disparities

  • Addressing Disparities to End the HIV Epidemic: Successful Tools by the Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII) ECHO Collaborative
  • Creating a Culture of Quality Improvement to Reduce HIV Disparities by Increasing Viral Suppression in the U.S. in Partnership with Federally-Funded Providers
  • REAL QI: Integrating Behavioral Health and HIV Primary Care in NJ
     

Session 3Update on Unintentional Weight Loss and Aspects of Aging with Multiple Comorbid Conditions

Session 1: Transitioning to Fee for Service Payment Models: Case Studies
 

Session 2: Integrating Medical Services into HIV Organizations
 

Session 3: Strategically Investing Program Income: Case Studies

  • Program Income 101: Developing Methods for Tracking and Allocation
  • Program Income Fundamentals and Allowable Costs for 340B Grantees

Session 1: Mentor, Lead, Succeed: Building Alliances Across Ages

  • Mentor, Lead, Succeed: Building Alliances Across Ages


Session 2: Addressing the Needs of People Living with HIV Over 50

  • Utilizing Multiple Strategies for Assessing the Needs of Older Persons Living with HIV in NYC
  • Innovative Program Models to Address the Psychosocial Needs of MSM Living with HIV Who Are 50+
  • The All-Ages Show: An Intergenerational Forum for Long-term Survivors over Age 50 and for Younger People More Recently Diagnosed

Session 3: Creating Opportunities for African American Women over 50 to engage in Sexual Health Discussions

  • Creating Opportunities for African American Women over 50 to engage in Sexual Health Discussions

Session 1HCV Elimination: What Will It Take?

  • Innovation and Equity: Navigating HCV Care in VA
  • What Will It Take to Eliminate HCV Among HIV-Positive San Franciscans?
  • The Beginning of the End: Implementing Routine HCV Testing in the U.S.-Mexico Border
     

Session 2Lessons Learned, Integration Opportunities from HIV

  • AIDSVu and HepVu: Visualizing HIV and HCV to End the Epidemics
  • Overview of Sexual Transmission of HCV for HIV-Infected MSM
  • Applying Strategies from Universal HIV Screening to Birth Cohort HCV Screening…FQHC Network
     

Session 3HCV and People Who Inject Drugs

  • Hepatitis C Elimination in Drug Using Populations: What Will It Take
  • Hep C Medical Case Management for People Experiencing Homelessness and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)
  • First Things First: Providing Wound Care for People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Hawaii

Session 1Tobacco Harm Reduction Efforts in the LGBT Community

  • A Trauma Informed Approach to Smoking and Harm Reduction in LGBTQ Communities

Session 2: LGBTQ Health Equity

  • Creating Space to Achieve LGBTQ Health Equity within the Florida Department of Health Orange County
  • Shout Out AZ: Development and Implementation of a Statewide LGBTQ Health Assessment
  • Garden State Equality’s Map and Expand Project
     

Session 3: Health Equity, Emotional Health, Sexual Health Among LGBT Populations

  • Supporting Sexual Wellness in LGBT Older Adults
    – Improving Health Equity for LGBTQ Persons
    – Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Key to LGBTA and Wellness

Session 1: Innovations Interventions to Engage Young MSM in of Color in the HIV Prevention and Care Continuum

  • CHEMSEX: Meth Use Among Black Gay Men and HIV  
  • HIV, STI, and PrEP Screening Among YMSM and Transgender Youth in the Chicago House Ball Communities
  • The New Narrative Project (2NP): An HIV Prevention Intervention Targeting Young Black Gay Men
     

Session 2Defining Masculinity in MSM Communities of Color

  • Gentlemen Respecting and Interacting in Truth: Healthy Black Masculinity
  • Drivers of Sexual Health Knowledge for Two-Spirit, Gay, Bi and/or Native MSM
     

Session 3: Medical Care and Services to Address HIV, HCV, STI and Sexual Health

  • Linkage to Medical Care and Services for HIV+ MSM of Color through a Multi-site CDC Funded Initiative
  • Addressing HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis to Open the Gates to Sexual Health for Black and Latino MSM

Session 1: HIV Criminalization and Activism

  • HIV Criminalization and PLWHIV Networks
  • SYNCing Activism, Advocacy, and Organizing Through HIV Criminalization Modernization
     

Session 2: Putting Talk into Action to Foster Civic Engagemen

  • Reducing Harm, Expanding Access, & Ensuring Equal Justice by Fostering Good Civic Health
  • Health Equity: Putting Talk into Action
     

Session 3: Advocacy on Federal and Regional Levels

  • Value of Voices in Federally-Focused Advocacy for HIV, HCV, and STIs
  • Leadership in Action: Community Advocates Redefining MIPA in the South for the 21st Century

Session 1: African Americans and PrEP: Overcoming the Uptake Challenges

  • PrEP and PEP Knowledge and Acceptance Among At-Risk African Americans
  • From Prevention to Prescription: The Challenges of Prescribing PrEP to Women of Color
  • Innovative Approaches to PrEP Education for Black Women in Washington, D.C.
     

Session 2: Using Data to Implement PrEP

  • Focused Qualitative Interviews with Whitman-Walker Health Patients
  • Assessing the Feasibility of Data to Care Activities in Relation to PrEP Clinical Care
  • Pathways to Prevention: An Observational Study of HIV Pre-expsoure Prophylaxis in an Urban Community-based Setting
     

Session 3: Implications of PrEP in the Real World

  • PrEP is Here, Why Aren’t We?
  • HIV Positive and on PrEP: Wait … What?

Session 2Women and Intimate Partner Violence

  • Remove the Bandages: Learning from the Dual Identities of Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Women Living with HIV

  • She Speaks: Intersection of HIV-STD/IPV

Each track will feature three sessions. Some sessions will have additional presentations announced shortly. In addition, SYNC 2019 will include four plenary sessions and six institutes. Topics and speakers will be announced shortly.

SYNC Sessions

Posters