ANNOUNCING SYNC 2018
The National Conference on HIV, HCV, and LGBT Health
April 22-24, 2018
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Why should you SYNC in 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.
SYNC 2018 PROGRAM
Learn more SYNChronicity 2018 – and what participants had to say about last year’s conference:
REQUEST APPROVAL FOR SYNC 2018!
With SYNC 2018 just six months away, now’s the time to get approval to attend! Since many people are required to submit an approval letter to their employer to attend, we have draft approval letter, available here, which can be adapted as needed. It provides a brief overview of the conference, the benefits of attendance, and what registration covers.
SYNC 2018 PROGRAM
The innovative program will include:
* Five Plenary Sessions
Featuring pre-eminent thought leaders and experts in HIV, HCV, and LGBT health.
* Seven Tracks (3 Sessions Per Track)
- The Black Women’s Health Track bolsters programming and interventions addressing health issues among Black women.
- The HCV Health Track syncs strategies to facilitate engagement in HCV testing and cure therapy in at-risk communities.
- The LGBT Health Track details best practices to sync HIV/STD and HIV and HCV prevention and treatment among LGBT individuals.
- The MSM of Color Health Track identifies strategies to increase retention and engagement in health services among MSM of color.
- The Preventive Health Track integrates public health and primary care in delivering preventative services.
- The Systems Health Track helps HIV organizations move from from compliance to sustainability with federal grants, revenue building, and strategic thinking within the new healthcare landscape.
- The Youth Health Track identifies vulnerabilities associated with youth health needs, with an emphasis on transgender youth.
Continuing medical education (CME), continuing education (CE), and Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) credits will be available at all SYNC 2018 plenary and track sessions. CME credits will be offered to Physicians and Osteopathic Doctors; CE credits will be offered to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants; and CHES credits to Social Workers. More details will be available in Fall 2017.
This year, SYNC 2018 will be accepting abstract submissions. One workshop session per track will be selected through the abstract submission process. In addition, abstracts can be submitted for the Poster Hall. Poster sessions will feature original research, and new and ongoing best practices and interventions.
Click here to submit an abstract. Decisions will be announced in January.
HealthHIV will be accepting applications for scholarships starting in September 2017. Eligible applicants include youth, consumers, transgender individuals, and community-based organization staff members. Three major factors will be considered in awarding these scholarships: a) applicant’s commitment to HIV, HCV, and/or LGBT health; b) leadership; and c) demonstration of need.
Click here to apply. Decisions will be announced by March 1, 2018.
SYNC registration fees remain the same for SYNC 2018. Registration fees are significantly lower than other HIV, LGBT, HCV, and public conferences.
After October 2, 2017, registration rates will be as follows:
- REGULAR (Until March 2, 2017): $240
- LGBT COALITION MEMBER: $200
- FEDERAL: $195
- ONSITE (After March 2, 2017): $295
- ONE-DAY: $175
Registration includes the entire conference program, as well as two (2) breakfasts, two (2) lunches, and a reception.
SYNC 2018 HOTEL
SYNC 2018 will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue, in Arlington, VA. The conference has secured rooms at the discount rate of $253 per night (the prevailing government rate), for Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23.
To reserve your room at this rate, contact the hotel at 703.413.1300 and mention “SYNC 2018”, or book rooms online here, by March 31, 2017.
SYNC SPONSORSHIP, EXHIBITOR & ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
SYNC 2018 offers unique sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising opportunities for agencies and organizations engaging with health care professionals, clinicians, advocates, consumers, and other stakeholders addressing HIV, HCV, and LGBT health.
Learn more in the SYNC 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus available here or sign up using the SYNC 2018 Sponsor, Exhibitor, and Advertising Form here.
ADDITIONAL SYNC INFORMATION
SYNC WEBINAR SERIES
The SYNC Webinar Series is a monthly online training series that continues to sync leaders in HIV, HCV, and LGBT health, building on topics from SYNChronicity.
SYNCing 340B and HIV/STD Prevention and Care: From Compliance to Income Maximization
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 3:00PM – 4:00PM EST
Leveraging program income generated from the 340B program is a key factor in program sustainability and service expansion. 340B Drug Pricing Programs are designed to expand service delivery to provide more care to more patients. Understanding the complex fiscal monitoring and program compliance requirements of 340B is a challenging task for providers. To enhance program sustainability and strengthen compliance procedures, 340B covered entities need to thoroughly understand HRSA legislative requirements.
- Describe the 340B Drug Pricing Program
- Identify common compliance challenges for covered entities in managing 340B programs and pharmacy relations
- Summarize the fiscal components of overseeing a 340B program in Ryan White settings
- Discuss opportunities to leverage 340B STD designations to expand PrEP and Hepatitis C services
- Explain the implications of potential 340B policy changes on the Ryan White program and service delivery
- Fungisai Nota, Founder & CEO, Nota Consulting Group, LLC
- Shayna Linov, Fiscal Training Specialist, HealthHIV
SYNC or Swim: Strategies for ASOs/CBOs Navigating a Dynamic Healthcare Environment
Thursday, June 29, 2017
AIDS service organizations and community-based organizations often feel lost at sea amidst a constant inundation of conflicting, changing, and ever-emerging information about healthcare reform. Weathering these turbulent storms demands strong navigation skills. This webinar highlighted strategies that address key components of organizational sustainability and proactively respond to policy and funding shifts impacting HIV programs. Fortified with effective navigation strategies and decision-making skills, ASOs/CBOs can ride the wave of health reform for smooth sailing with sustainable, healthy organizations.
HealthHIV content experts and faculty synced discussions on fiscal, leadership/governance, and partnerships elements that impact sustainability. The webinar featured:
- Impact of Health Reform on Access To HIV/HCV Healthcare: Emalie Huriaux, Director of State and Federal Affairs, Project Inform
- Developing Strategic Partnerships for Organizational Sustainability: Marissa Tonelli, ASO Sustainability Lead, HealthHIV
- Income Diversification and Revenue Generation in Creating Sustainable Organizations: Shayna Linov, Fiscal Training Lead, HealthHIV
- Decision-Making Strategies for ASO/CBO Leadership: Scott Bertani, Director of Policy, Lifelong AIDS Alliance
For more information, contact Terrence Calhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org.