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

SYNChronicity 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 Hotel Information

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

SYNC 2018 will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue, in Arlington, VA. Rooms at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel have sold out.

Rooms are available at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View Hotel, which is adjacent to the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, at the discount rate of $253 per night (the prevailing government rate), for Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23.

Call the hotel at 703.413.1300 and mention “SYNC 2018” to reserve your room.


SYNChronicity 2018’s comprehensive program encompasses 3 Institutes5 Plenary Sessions, 8 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:



Black Women’s Health

Generational Health

HCV Health

LGBT Health

MSM of Color Health

Preventive Health

Systems Health

Fiscal Health National Training



- 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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

In order to get to zero new infections, we must implement and evaluate comprehensive, integrated HIV strategies to achieve health outcomes. Learn new approaches from federal funders and peers on monitoring integration, discuss approaches for making integration organic, and participate in a stakeholder dialogue on the culture of integration at the SYNC 2018 Integrated Planning Institute!


This Institute will provide a roadmap for engaging clients currently using and those considering PrEP usage. The institute will highlight local efforts to locate and engage clients that may benefit from PrEP with tailored messages and interventions; along with Our women’s Institute will focus on unifying all women through health. This four-hour session will focus on the importance of holistic care for women by delving into topics including reproductive health, mental health and well-being as well as empowerment, politics and discrimination. We look forward to bringing all women together to celebrate our commonalities and differences. campaigns that have significant impact within various communities. Finally, the institute will conclude with an intimate conversation about sex and PrEP.



Our women’s Institute will focus on unifying all women – including transgender women, women of color, and lesbians – through health. This four-hour session will focus on the importance of holistic care for women by delving into topics including reproductive health, mental health and well-being as well as empowerment, politics and discrimination. We look forward to bringing all women together to celebrate our commonalities and differences.

PLENARY SESSION 1: SYNCing Healthcare Government Agencies and National Strategies to Advance Health Outcomes

- 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


- 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

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

PLENARY SESSION 2: Discovering the Path to Wellbeing by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity

- 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


- 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

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

PLENARY SESSION 3: Addressing Unique Challenges to HIV Prevention for Transgender Persons: SYNCing Evidence with Practice

- 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


- 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

PLENARY SESSION 4: Advances and Interventions to End Epidemics: The New Front Line of HIV, HCV, and STD Prevention and Treatment

- 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM


- 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

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

PLENARY SESSION 5: Leveraging Social Justice and Public Health Policy to Design Optimal Health Strategies

- 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


The SYNC 2018 Program features 8 tracks with 25 sessions, an Inaugural Poster Hall, and a Special SYNC Session.


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

Conquerors: I Am More Than My Experience, A Trauma Informed Care Perspective

  • Gloria Searson, MSW, Founding Director, Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment
  • Helena Kwakwa, MD, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Strawberry Mansion Health Center

SYNCing Black Feminism with Public Health

  • Dr. Quinn Gentry, PhD, MBA, Messages of Empowerment Productions, LLC

Can We Talk About Me?: Blueprints for Cultural Competency in Black Women’s Health

  • Natalie A. Solomon-Brimage, MPH, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Rahab Wahome, MPH, AIDS Care Group
  • Allison Byrd, AIDS Care Group

The Fiscal Health National Training builds fiscal management and compliance capacity of Ryan White programs. As the changing healthcare landscape continues to impact HIV care delivery, Ryan White recipients and subrecipients must adhere to increasingly robust accountability standards and fiscal management requirements.

This national training prepares Ryan White programs to strengthen fiscal systems, achieve service delivery goals, and ensure compliance with federal regulations. Interactive, 90-minute sessions discuss the program requirements, monitoring standards, and performance measures that all Ryan White program managers need to know.

Impact of Healthcare Reform on Ryan White Program Implementation

  • Michael Shankle, MPH, Director of Capacity Building, HealthHIV
  • Shayna Linov, Fiscal Training Specialist, HealthHIV

Understanding and Implementing HHS Uniform Guidance and HRSA/HAB Fiscal Monitoring Standards

  • Michael Shankle, MPH, Director of Capacity Building, HealthHIV
  • Shayna Linov, Fiscal Training Specialist, HealthHIV

Developing Unit Cost Rates for Ryan White Service Categories

  • Paul Calabrese, Senior Manager, Rubino and Co.
  • John Winnett, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, WOW! Impact Strategies

Strategies for Tracking, Reporting, and Budgeting Program Income to Maximize Service Delivery

  • Jana Collins, MS, Research Protocol Manager, HIV Programs, Bluegrass Care Clinic, University of Kentucky
  • Shayna Linov, Fiscal Training Specialist, HealthHIV


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

Testing in the Modern Era

  • Diane Tider, MPH, Director, Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine, Director of HIV Prevention*
  • Alec Allee-Munoz, LGBT Advocacy Intern, HealthHIV
  • Andrew Reynolds, HCV Education Manager, Project Inform

Resiliency Across Generations

  • Tez Anderson, Executive Director, Let’s Kick ASS, Founder
  • Tariq Shanks, Youth and Campus Outreach Intern, Human Rights Campaign
  • Bill Gross, Coordinator, Friendly Visitor Program and SAGE Positive, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

Growing Up, Growing Old

  • Jonathan Appelbaum, MD, Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences and Professor of Internal Medicine FSU College of Medicine
  • Walter Pittinger-Dunham, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Manager, MBI Health Services, Inc.


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

SYNCing HCV Testing, Navigation and Linkage to Care with HIV Programs: Strategies to Leverage Opportunities for Service Integration

  • Sara Woody, MPH, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Dr. Melissa Collier, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Viral Hepatitis, CDC*
  • Alexandra Shirreffs, MPH, HIV/HCV Project Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Health
  • Amber J Casey, MPH, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Paul Harkin, Program Manager, HIV/Hep C Prevention and Harm Reduction Services, GLIDE

Enhancing Patient-Centered Care Models to Serve Vulnerable Populations at Risk for and Living with HCV

  • Candice Givens, Bridge Counselor, HIV/HCV FOCUS Program, University of North Carolina Infectious Diseases
  • Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Mary Sylla, JD, MPH, Fund Development Director, Centerforce
  • Benjamin Bruso, MSM Prevention Specialist, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
  • Elizabeth Paukstis, MA, JD, Public Policy Director, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

Pathways to HCV Elimination in the U.S.: Strategies in Policy, Program, and Health Systems

  • Sonia L. Canzater, JD, MPH, Associate, Hepatitis C Policy Project, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Boatemaa Ntiri-Reid, JD, MPH, Chief, Center for Viral Hepatitis, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Alyssa Kitlas, Manager, Hepatitis, NASTAD
  • Angela Park, PharmD, CACP, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Rachel Gonzalez, MPH, National Hepatitis C Resource Center, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Corinna Dan, Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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.

Behavioral Healthcare for Transgender Women: What’s New?

  • Edwin Craft, DrPH, MEd, LCPC, Lead GPO and Activities Coordinator Methamphetamine, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Sara Le-Grand, PhD, Co-Project Director, Carolinas Comprehensive Substance Abuse Services Project (CADRE)
  • Denise Carver, MA, CATC-R, Case Manager, Transwomen Residential and Networked Services, HealthRIGHT 360
  • Shawn Snavley, MDiv, Case Manager, Transwomen Residential and Networked Services, HealthRIGHT 360
  • Felix Tunador, Program Director; Interventionist, Queen Victoria Ortega
  • Beda Gamboa, LCSW, Therapist

Innovative LGBT Health Care: New Paradigms, Program and Practices

  • Andrew Greene, Senior Vice President for Development and Marketing, Housing Works Community Healthcare Brooklyn
  • Paige Baker, PsyD, in.power* The Sexual Harm Response Project Program Manager, Howard Brown Health Center
  • Kyan Lynch, MD, MA, Senior Public Health Specialist, Center for Community Practice, University of Rochester
  • Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan, JD, Senior Policy Counsel, Trans/GNC Justice Project Director, Disability Justice Project Director, National LGBTQ Task Force

Advancing LGBT Health Through Progressive Advocacy

  • Laura Durso, PhD, Vice President, LGBT Research and Communications Project, Center for American Progress
  • Sam Brinton, MS, Chief Advocacy Officer, The Trevor Project
  • Guillaume R. Bagal III, MA, MHA, Public Policy Associate, Whitman-Walker Health

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

Promising Practices to Advance Health Services for MSM of Color

  • Representatives from health departments in Alabama, Baltimore, Louisiana, New York City, Philadelphia, Virginia, Washington, DC

PrEP-gagement: Meaningful Mobilization and Navigation

  • Tony Brown, MPH, Program Coordinator for MSM/LGBTQ+ Initiatives, Joseph H. Neal Wellness Center
  • Mario Forte, PrEP Navigator, Chattanooga Cares
  • Maureen P Scahill, NP, MS, Nurse Practitioner/Senior Public Health Advisor, University of Rochester, Infectious Diseases Division, Center for Community Practice

The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth: The Black SGL Man

  • Leo Moore, MD, MSHPM, Associate Medical Director, Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County
  • Daniel Driffin, MPHc, Chief Operating Officer, Thrive SS Inc.
  • Keith Green, PhDc, University of Chicago
  • David Malebranche, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine


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

The Invisibles: SYNCing HIV Prevention with Community Partnership

  • Janet Kitchen, MS, MHC, Executive Director, Positively U Inc.
  • Geneva Galloway, Director of Development, Positively U Inc.
  • Richard Zaldivar, Executive Director, The Wall Las Memoria Project*
  • Vanessa Jacuinde, MPH, CBA Services Manager, APLA Health
  • Miguel Chion, MPH, MD, Associate Director HIV Access & Community-Based Services / Director CBA Programs, APLA Health

Navigation Works!: Approaches for Ongoing PrEP Engagement

  • Michele Dorsainvil, MA, Consultant, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Sarit Golub, MPH, PhD, Department of Psychology, Hunter College
  • Moya Brown-Lopez, MPH, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Damon Jacbos, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Private Psychotherapy Practice
  • Lena Saleh, MS, PhD, Director of Program Planning, HIV Prevention Program, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Let’s Talk About Sex: Informing the Primary Health Care Experience

  • Jamal Halley, MA, Director of Programs, Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Brandon Harrison, Project Manager, Primary Care Development Corporation



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.

Exploring Outcomes-Driven Sustainability Solutions in a Turbulent Healthcare Landscape

  • Leandro Rodriguez, Director of Programs, Latino Commission on AIDS
  • Fungisai Nota, PhD, MPH, CCEP, Founder and CEO, Solvency Health | Nota Consulting Group

Integrating Systems for Better Health Outcomes

  • Ross Hewitt, MD, Associate Medical Director for HIV Services, MetroPlus Health
  • Michael Hager, MPH, MA, President and CEO, Hager Health, LLC

Strategies for Integrating and Expanding Clinical Services

  • Peter Parisot, Deputy Executive Director, Cascade AIDS Project
  • Tyler TerMeer, Executive Director, Cascade AIDS Project
  • Gerlinda Gallegos (GG) Somerville, MPH, CHES Chief, Health Systems Branch, Division of Services Improvement/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Andrea Harris, CSAT Team Lead, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration



SYNC 2018’s inaugural Poster Hall will feature posters addressing a variety of HIV, HCV, and LGBT health issues across all 8 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

  • Guadalupe Dominguez Plummer, MPH, CASAC, Program Manager, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, Care and Treatment Program, Quality Management and Technical Assistance Unit, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Providing Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment, HIV and Viral Hepatitis to High-Risk Black/African American Women

  • Sarah Ndiangui, Public Health Advisor, CSAT, SAMHSA
  • LT. Dantrell Simmons, Public Health Advisor, Performance Measurements Branch, SAMHSA

Embracing the Power of the “P”: Promoting PrEP Use Among Black Women in D.C.

  • Ashlee Wimberly, Project Coordinator for the PrEP for Women Initiative, Washington AIDS Partnership
  • Andrea M. Augustine, MPH, CHES, Public Health Analyst, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis Administration (HAHSTA), District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH), Government of the District of Columbia

What’s the P? Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Knowledge and Attitudes among Black and Latina Women in Los Angeles County

  • Danielle Campbell, MPH, Los Angeles Women’s PrEP Network

Do Differences in Male-to-Female Sex Ratios Explain Variability in HIV Diagnosis Rates by State?

  • Leonard Sowah, MD, Residency Program Faculty, Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Prince George’s County Hospital Center

HIV and STIs Testing and Positivity Trends among Adolescents and Young Adults at Family Planning and School-Based Clinics        

  • Ruth Buzi, LCSW, PhD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Baylor College of Medicine

Wellness Web: A Text Message Linkage & Retention in Care Program for Young Adults

  • Hillary Vallejo, Project Coordinator, Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
  • Alison Johnson, MS, CHES, CHW, LCDC, LPC Intern, Director of Outreach

Family Matters: Building a Youth and Family-Centered Support Program for Trans, Gender Expansive, and LGBPQ+ Youth

  • Jessica Cohen, LGBTQ+ Community Health Specialist, Trillium Health
  • Cara Freeman, LGBTQ+ Community Health Specialist, Trillium Health

HCV Screening and Linkage Challenges in the Opioid vs. Baby Boomer Population in Alabama

  • Anthony Lee, Director of Viral HCV and HIV, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama Birmingham

HCV Health, Education and Supportive Services

  • Ronni Marks, Founder and Executive Director, Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group

Indigenous Hepatitis Forum

  • Todd Theringer, Board Chairperson, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

HIV Provider Knowledge and Attitudes about Screening and Treating People Living with HIV for Hepatitis C Coinfection

  • Vivian Towe, PhD, MSc, MA, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Lisa Wagner, MS, MA, Senior Policy Analyst. RAND Corporation

Successful HCV Linkage Requires Expansion of Screening and Education

  • Melisa Hart, MPH, Educator, RWJBarnabas Health

Stopping HCV in its Tracks: Expanding HCV Testing Can Halt the Epidemic

  • Katie Lushbough, MD, Internal Medicine, Jersey City Medical Center

Sexually Acquired HCV Infections Emerging among HIV-Uninfected Men Who Have Sex with Men on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Against HIV

  • Andrew Reynolds, Hepatitis C Education Manager, Project Inform

Treating Patients with HIV/HCV Coinfection in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Challenges and Lessons Learned

  • Karen A. McKenna, RN, BSN, CTTS, ID Clinic, The Wright Center for Medical Education
  • Zaza Varsimashvili, Practice Manager/RW Program Coordinator, The Wright Center for Medical Education

Identifying Shortcomings in National Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research Funding

  • Caroline Voyles, MS, Department of Community Health & Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

From a Small Semi-Rural Clinic to an Integrated Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Practice Transformative Model

  • Bill Hoelscher, MS, Executive Director, Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation

Elements Associated with Retention of Puerto Rican Transgender Females in Formal Medical Care

  • Maribel Acevedo Quiñones, MD, Directora Médica Asociada, Centro Ararat, Inc.

Empowering Trans and Gender Diverse Patients in Healthcare Environments

  • Julia/Julie M. Applegate, MA, Director, Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity, EquitasHealth

Building the Transgender Health Capacity of Health Care Organizations: Findings from the Field

  • Brandon A. Harrison, Project Manager, Primary Care Development Corporation

PrEP Use Among NYC Home Test Giveaway Participants

  • Dinesh Rathakrishnan, Health Data Analyst, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Protective Health Effect of Legal Intervention on People Living with HIV (PLWH)

  • Guillaume R. Bagal III, MA, MHA, Associate Director of Policy, Whitman-Walker Health

Let’s Talk About Sex: An Interactive Workshop for Healthcare Providers and Students

  • Julia Sisson, Student, Duke University School of Nursing

HIV and Medical Outcomes for Transgender Women Living with HIV

  • Jamie Reed, Health and Education for Youth (HEY) Case Manager, Washington University/Project ARK

Experiences of Discrimination on Dating Apps among Gay and Bisexual Men in the Men’s Body Project: A Qualitative Study

  • Justin Kaplan, MPH Candidate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Challenges and Opportunities in HIV-Related Healthcare Delivery: African American Transwomen and MSM Perspectives

  • John P. Salerno, MPH, Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC), University of Maryland College Park, School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Transforming Lives: Trauma-Informed Transitional Housing

  • Veronica Sanders, Director of Clinical Services, AIDS Resource Foundation for Children
  • Bethsaida Rivera, Substance Abuse Counselor, AIDS Resource Foundation for Children

Utilizing Social Media and Social Network Platforms to Engage YMSM of Color in Prevention, and HIV Care and Treatment Services

  • Julio Ceaser-Roman, Director of Community, LGBTQ & Support Services, North Jersey Community Research Initiative, Project WOW LGBTQ Center

Social Media and Technology Interventions Targeting HIV-Positive Black and Latino MSM: Implementation and Enrollment Successes and Challenges

  • Melissa Medich, PhD, MPH, Project Director/Site Liaison, Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center, SPNS Social Media Initiative, Department of Family Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Constructing a Whole-Person System of Care: This is How We Thrive: Improving Measurable Participation and Access to Care and Treatment DMV (IMPACT DMV)

  • Kate Drezner, MPH, Data Analyst, HAHSTA, DC Department of Health

Art Logic: Explore What You Know

  • Jeremy Teal, Community Engagement, The Kind Clinic, Texas Health Action

Fade Out HIV-Beauty and Barber Initiative

  • Franda Thomas, M.Ed, Health Services Manager, Communicable Disease Bureau Chief, City of St. Louis Department of Health

Let’s Talk About PrEP! Implementing PrEP Coordination in a New York City-Based FQHC for the First Time

  • Bryan Bickford, PrEP Coordinator, COMPASS, Institute for Family Health, Family Health Center of Harlem

Proportion of Adolescents 12-to-17 Years-Old Presenting with Newly Diagnosed HIV: An Urban HIV Program’s 5 Year Experience

  • Nancy Campbell, MSW, LGSW, Clinical Social Worker, Ryan White Program Coordinator, JHU Pediatrics, Adolescent and Young Adult HIV/AIDS 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

  • Ross Hewitt, Associate Medical Director, HIV/PIC, Metroplus Health Plan

The Impact of Public Perceptions of People Living with HIV on their Utilization of HIV Care Services

  • Helena Danielle Green, PhD, LMFT, Research Associate, Institute for Community Research

Examining HIV-Related Attitudes and Behaviors among Haitian Immigrant Women in Florida

  • Berthline Isma, PhD, MPH, MBA, President/CEO, Impact on the World Through Healthcare, Inc.

Using Dashboards to Identify Progress on Health Disparities

  • Cher Levenson, Washington State Department of Health, Quality Improvement Coordinator

Addressing Barriers to Care through the Voices of LGBTQ+ Youths of Color

  • Jasmin Choi, MSW, MPH Candidate, Research Assistant, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

This special SYNC Session will be held on Monday, April 23, from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

REIMAGINE: A New Narrative for HIV Prevention

  • Leo Moore, MD, MSHPM, Associate Medical Director, Division of HIV and STD Programs, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Roberta Laguerre-Frederique, MD, Clinical Director, Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • Gregorio Millett, MPH, Vice President and Director, Public Policy, amfAR
  • Lena Saleh, PhD, MS, Director of Program Planning, HIV Prevention Program, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene













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.



SYNC 2018 organizers have drafted a letter for attendees who may need approval from their employers to attend. The draft approval letter provides a brief overview of the conference, the benefits of attendance, and what registration covers, and may be adapted as needed.


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


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