The National Conference on HIV, HCV, and LGBT Health | April 22-24, 2018

SYNChronicity 2018

100

SPEAKERS

7

TRACKS

5

PLENARY SESSIONS

3

PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTES

2

MINUTES FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

1

UNIQUE CONFERENCE

ABOUT SYNC 2018

SYNChronicity convenes clinicians, service providers, government officials, community-based organization staff, fiscal managers, consumers, and youth, among others, to address HIV, HCV, and LGBT health through education, training, networking, and resource sharing. Together, participants “SYNC” across systems, data, programs, models, interventions, and policies to create targeted solutions within a dynamic health care environment.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with over 1,000 colleagues nationwide at SYNC 2018, featuring over 30 sessions and more than 100 presenters from diverse disciplines.

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SYNC 2018 OVERVIEW & STRUCTURE

SYNChronicity 2018’s comprehensive program encompasses 3 Pre-Conference Institutes5 Plenary Sessions7 Conference Tracks (3 sessions each), and an Inaugural Poster Hall. The Plenary sessions will feature pre-eminent thought leaders and experts in HIV, HCV, and LGBT health.

This program’s Tracks are based on needs identified during evaluations from the SYNC 2017 conference. One Workshop per track and the Poster Hall presentations were selected through SYNC 2018’s first-ever Call for Abstracts. Plenary and Track sessions facilitate SYNC scenarios – an enhanced Q&A time designed to provide concrete recommendations and suggestions on how to SYNC on specific topics and issues. Plenary and Session Tracks are as follows:

PLENARY SESSIONS

Preventive  Health
Clinical Health
Systems Health
Behavioral Health
LGBT Health

TRACKS

Black Women’s Health
Generational Health
HCV Health
LGBT Health
MSM of Color Health
Preventative Health
Systems Health

SYNC 2018 SCHEDULE

PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTES

- 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

INTEGRATED PLANNING INSTITUTE
The integrated planning institute will provide distinct opportunities for health departments and community implementers to share updates and “SYNC” with each other and other government officials on the integrated planning process. The institute will cover advances made and consider policies, practices, and strategies necessary for jurisdictions to be successful in carrying out their integrated plans. Institute topics will include: Data Collection and Usage; Community Engagement; Operationalizing the Plan; Monitoring of Plan Activities; Actualizing the Plan and Funding; and Communication and Dissemination of the Plan.

 

PrEP (Promoting Responsible Engagement of People):
TRANSFORMING PRESCRIPTIONS INTO HOLISTIC WELLNESS INSTITUTE

Cliniciansservice providers, and consumers are invited to a pre-conference institute addressing the barriers and challenges that prevent engagement with PrEP, including social anxiety, emotional instability, mental illness, low self-esteem, isolation, and inconsistent medical adherence support. Moving from evaluating the PrEP landscape from many fields and problem identification to actions and solutions that will increase the capacity of providers, health workers, and patients alike to be equipped and support full implementation of PrEP inclusive of continual support beyond the prescription.

 

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
ALL women – including transgender womenwomen of color, and lesbians – are invited to address issues that impact and affect women in obtaining quality healthcare. The institute will focus on issues, such as 1) Sexual/Reproductive Health, including “Sexual Reproductive Health and Advocacy” and “Sexual Violence, Prevention and Trauma-Informed Care (#MeToo)”; 2) Mental and Behavioral Health, including “The State of Mental Health: HerCARE” and “Navigating Social Stigma”; and 3) Defining Mental Health Disorders, including “Investment in Women’s Health” and “Valuing Diversity: Healthy Tools to Help Women Interact.”

PLENARY SESSION 1

- 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

TRACK SESSION 1

- 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Black Women’s Health Preventative Health MSM of Color Health HCV Health Systems Health LGBT Health Generational Health

PLENARY SESSION 2

- 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

TRACK SESSION 2

- 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Black Women’s Health Preventative Health MSM of Color Health HCV Health Systems Health LGBT Health Generational Health

PLENARY SESSION 3

- 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

EXHIBITOR'S RECEPTION

- 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

PLENARY SESSION 4

- 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM

TRACK SESSION 3

- 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Black Women’s Health Preventative Health MSM of Color Health HCV Health Systems Health LGBT Health Generational Health

PLENARY SESSION 5

- 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

SYNC 2018 TRACKS: SESSION & POSTER TITLES

The Black Women’s Health Track bolsters programming and interventions addressing health issues among Black women.

SESSION TRACKS

  • Toward Intersectionality and Resilience in Addressing HIV/AIDS Disparities Among Black Women
  • Advancing Black Feminism in HIV/AIDS: 10 Key Principles and Practices
  • Peers for the Win: Enhancing HIV Care Continuum for Women of Color
  • Securing Your Oxygen Mask First!

 

POSTER TRACKS

  • Building Capacity to Address Trauma Among Women Living with HIV in Ryan White Part A Mental Health Programs: The Role of Evidence-Based Interventions and Clinical Supervision
  • Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment, HIV and Viral Hepatitis to High Risk Black/African American Women
  • PrEP, Intersectionality, and Social Justice: Promoting PrEP Use Among Black Women in DC
  • Do Differences in Male-to-Female Sex Ratios Explain Variability in HIV Diagnosis Rates by State?
  • Examining HIV-Related Attitudes and Behaviors among Haitian Immigrant Women in Florida
  • HIV risk perception and pre-exposure prophylaxis perspectives and use among Women: Issues of Disclosure and Trust

SYNC 2018 REGISTRATION

ONE-DAY REGISTRATION

$240

REGULAR REGISTRATION (UNTIL MARCH 2)

$240

ONSITE REGISTRATION (AFTER MARCH 2)

$295

FEDERAL/GOVERNMENT REGISTRATION

$195

LGBT COALITION MEMBER REGISTRATION

$200

SYNC registration fees remain the same as last year for SYNC 2018, and are significantly lower than other HIV, HCV, and LGBT public health conferences.

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS

The Preventive Health Track integrates public health and primary care in delivering preventive services.

SESSION TRACKS

  • Spiritually in the Fight Against HIV
  • Best Practices from the Field of HIV Navigation for PLWH People at High Risk for HIV
  • Tell It Like It T-I-IS
  • Let’s PlaySure: PrEPing for Prevention Navigation
  • So I’m On PrEP. Now What?
  • Beyond the Prescription: PrEP Decision Making and Adherence Counseling
  • It’s Just Sex: An Examination of How Shame and Provider Bias Hinders Access to Primary Health Care and Behavioral Health Services for Persons Engaged in Sex Work
  • Getting to Zero Through Integration of Sexual Health Services in Primary Care”

 

POSTER TRACKS

  • Art Logic: Explore What You Know
  • Native Americans=Highest Risk
  • Fade Out HIV-Beauty and Barber Initiative
  • Let’s Talk About PrEP! Implementing PrEP Coordination in a New York City based FQHC
  • Proportion of Adolescents 12 to 17 Years-Old Presenting with Newly-Diagnosed HIV: An Urban HIV Program’s 5-Year Experience

The MSM of Color Health Track identifies strategies to increase retention and engagement in health services among MSM of Color.

SESSION TITLES

  • Engaging Black Same Gender Loving Men: The Truth, Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth
  • Barriers to PrEP Uptake: “Coming Out” to Healthcare and Your Parents for Young African-American Men Who Have Sex with Men
  • Biomedical-Behavioral-Structural Interventions for Black MSM: Identifying the Right Connection
  • Navigating MSM of Color: Towards PrEP Access Using Social Media, Hookup Apps and Community Workshops

 

POSTER TITLES

  • Transforming Lives: Trauma Informed Transitional Housing Services for HIV+ Gay/Bisexual Males (18-25)
  • Utilizing Social Media & Social Network Platforms to Engage YMSM of Color in Prevention, & HIV Care and Treatment Services 
  • Social Media and Technology Interventions Targeting HIV-Positive Black and Latino MSM: Implementation and Enrollment Successes and Challenges
  • Constructing a Whole-Person System of Care- This is How We Thrive: Improving Measurable Participation and Access to Care and Treatment DMV (IMPACT DMV)

The HCV Health Track syncs strategies to facilitate engagement in HCV testing and cure therapy in at-risk communities.

TRACK SESSIONS

  • Integrating HCV Prevention, Testing, Navigation and Linkage to Care into HIV Programming
  • Sharpening our FOCUS: How Community Health Collaborations Connect the Dots between the Opioid Epidemic and Hepatitis C Linkage-to-Care
  • Practical Strategies to Improve Care to Vulnerable Populations Along the HCV Care Continuum
  • The Role of Testing and Linkage to Care in Hepatitis Elimination
  • From Policy to Program: Building Collaboration to Eliminate Hepatitis C
  • Eliminating Hepatitis C in the VA: Getting to 90-90-90
  • HCV Testing, Follow Up and Linkage to Care with Wisconsin Rural/Metro Area Needle Exchange Clients

 

POSTER SESSIONS

  • Treating Patients with HIV/HCV Coinfection in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Challenges and Lessons Learned
  • What Makes HCV Prevention Different from HIV Prevention?: Practicing the Gold-Standard of HCV Prevention
  • Best of Both Worlds: Hepatitis C (HCV) Built on HIV Models
  • HCV Screening and Linkage Challenges in the Opioid vs Baby Boomer Population in Alabama
  • Practical strategies to Improve Care to Vulnerable Populations Along the HCV Care Continuum: The Impact of NVHR Mini-Grant Support to Community-Based Organizations
  • HCV Health, Education and Supportive Services
  • Indigenous Hepatitis Forum
  • HIV Provider Knowledge and Attitudes about Screening and Treating People Living with HIV for Hepatitis C Coinfection
  • Successful HCV Linkage Requires Expansion of Screening and Education Guidelines
  • Stopping HCV in its Tracks – Expanding HCV Testing Can Halt the Epidemic
  • Sexually Acquired HCV Infections Emerging Among HIV-Uninfected Men Who Have Sex with Men on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Against HIV

The Systems Health Track helps HIV organizations move from compliance to sustainability with federal grants, revenue building, and strategic thinking within the new healthcare landscape.

TRACK SESSIONS

  • Sustainable Finance for Non-Profits: Approach to Blended Value Strategies
  • Organizational Development to Support Quality Management and Improvement
  • Maintaining Relevance and Sustainability in a Changing Healthcare Environment: How a Traditional ASO Can Evolve to Become a Direct Healthcare Service Provider
  • Positive Life: An Integrated System of Care for PLWHA in a Rural Community
  • Data to Care, Concept to Reality: NYS End the Epidemic Managed Care Organization Pilot Program to Improve HIV Viral Load Suppression

 

POSTER SESSIONS

  • PCMH Transformation in an HIV Jail-Based Clinic
  • Choosing Life: Results of A Data to Care Pilot Program in New York City by a Medicaid Managed Care Organization to Improve HIV Viral Load Suppression
  • The Impact of Public Perceptions of People Living with HIV on their Utilization of HIV Care Services
  • Using Dashboards to Identify Progress on Health Disparities

The LGBT Health Track syncs diverse stakeholders developing high impact policies and interventions geared to changing social norms, promoting equity, and improving health outcomes among underserved LGBT persons.

SESSION TITLES

  • Trans and Disabled: The Intersectional Needs of Trans People with Disabilities
  • Transgender-Specific Behavioral Healthcare for Women: What’s New?
  • Improving Laws and Policies to Protect LGBT Sex Workers and Promote HIV Prevention and Care
  • Re-charge: A New Treatment Paradigm for MSM Who Use Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Experiences in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Academic Detailing, Lessons for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Education for Providers in New York State

 

POSTER TITLES

  • Identifying Shortcomings in National Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research Funding
  • From a Small Semi-Rural Clinic to an Integrated Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Practice Transformative Model
  • Elements Associated with Retention of Puerto Rican Transgender Females in Formal Medical Care
  • Empowering Trans and Gender Diverse Patients in Healthcare Environments
  • Building the Transgender Health Capacity of Health Care Organizations: Findings from the Field
  • Creating an interdisciplinary team to improve access to care for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth
  • PrEP Use Among NYC Home Test Giveaway Participants
  • Protective Health Effect of Legal Intervention on People Living with HIV (PLWH)
  • Identifying Shortcomings in National Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research Funding
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: An Interactive Workshop for Healthcare Providers and Students
  • HIV and Medical Outcomes for Transgender Women Living with HIV
  • Experiences of Discrimination on Dating Apps Among Gay and Bisexual Men in the Men’s Body Project: A Qualitative Study
  • Challenges and Opportunities in HIV-Related Healthcare Delivery: African American Transwomen and MSM Perspectives

The Generational Track identifies the unique needs of people across generations, especially youth and persons 50 and older.

SESSION TITLES

  • eHIV, eSyphilis, and eSTI in the iERA
  • If I Had Known…”– Long Term HIV/AIDS Survivor Syndrome and Ethical Implications for Social Workers

 

POSTER TITLES

  • Implementing New Methods of Education Targeting Transgender Youth
  • The Youth Engagement Project
  • HIV and STIs Testing and Positivity Trends among Adolescents and Young Adults at Family Planning and School-based Clinics
  • Wellness Web: A Text Message Linkage & Retention in Care Program for Young Adults
  • Family Matters: Building a Youth and Family-Centered Support Program for Trans, Gender Expansive, and LGBPQ+ Youth
  • After-School Programs Improve Educational, Health and Social Outcomes for Minority and Low-Income Communities

April 22-24, 2018
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Arlington, VA

CONTACT SYNC 2018

Terrence Calhoun, Conference and Events Manager
202.507.4723   |   terrence@healthhiv.org

Scott Brawley, Director of Development
202.507.4733   |   scott@healthhiv.org

Michael Beyer, Advocacy Manager
202.507.4724   |   beyer@healthhiv.org

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