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Leadership in HIV Summit Breakout Sessions

Participants will have the opportunity to select their top three breakout session topics on the registration form. Each participant will attend two breakout sessions. Breakout sessions are organized into three Tracks, which correspond with the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Baltimore’s HIV/AIDS Strategy:

Track 1: Reducing HIV incidence

Track 2: Increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes

Track 3: Reducing HIV-related health disparities

Each session will:

Educate

  • Educate the audience on the topic from a clinical, psychosocial, legal, research and/or epidemiologic standpoint

  • Educate the interprofessional audience on campus-level efforts that relate to this topic and impact each participant’s discipline, practice and engagement in the community

Empower

  • Provide campus resources that relate to the topic

  • Demonstrate how to access campus resources. Resources may be academic/educational, clinical/practice-related or both

Engage

  • Access campus resources via website or app

  • Monitor engagement

Track 1: Reducing HIV Incidence

  1. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND’S APPROACH TO INTENSIFYING HIV PREVENTION THROUGH DISCIPLINE- SPECIFIC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.
    By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe specific, evidence-based HIV prevention strategies, including the role of HIV treatment as prevention for HIV infected and uninfected persons;

    2. Identify how HIV prevention techniques impact the HIV Treatment Cascade;

    3. Describe how the academic disciplines at the University of Maryland, including medicine, nursing, law, social work, pharmacy and dentistry, have incorporated HIV testing and HIV prevention efforts through their discipline’s engagement with the community;

    4. Access resources and tools for HIV prevention at the University of Maryland.

  2. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND’S APPROACH TO INTENSIFYING HIV PREVENTION THROUGH ROUTINE HIV TESTING AND LINKAGE TO CARE IN CLINICAL SETTINGS (Sections 01 and 02). 
    By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe specific, evidence-based HIV prevention strategies, including the role of HIV treatment as prevention for HIV infected and uninfected persons;

    2. Identify how HIV prevention techniques impact the HIV Treatment Cascade;

    3. Describe how to integrate routine HIV testing in clinical settings, including the acute care setting and outpatient setting;

    4. Utilize practical tools to routinize testing, including algorithms and scripts developed at the University of Maryland in practice;

    5. Access resources and tools for HIV prevention at the University of Maryland.

Track 2: Increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes

  1. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND’S LINKAGE TO CARE STRATEGY: Overcoming Barriers and Challenges for Client-Centered Engagement.
    By the end of this session, participants will be able to :

    1. Define linkage to care in the context of HIV and its associated challenges;

    2. Identify how linkage to care impacts the HIV Treatment Cascade;

    3. Describe how the University of Maryland has created an efficient and coordinated linkage to care process for persons newly or previously diagnosed with HIV;

    4. Learn new strategies and associated policies developed by the University of Maryland that overcome historic challenges for follow-up in the context of diagnosis

    5. Access linkage to care resources from the clinical setting and the community setting.

  2. A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO INCREASING ACCESS TO CARE.
    By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Define the challenges associated with access to care for persons living with HIV;

    2. Identify how access to care impacts the HIV Treatment Cascade;

    3. Describe how the University of Maryland’s academic and clinical campus serves as an entry point for access to care and addresses gaps in the continuum of care;

    4. Understand the role of current and future professionals in maximizing encounters in clinical and community settings to increase access to care;

    5. Access resources from the clinical setting and the community setting that enhance access to care and wrap-around services.

Track 3: Reducing HIV-related health disparities

  1. REDUCING HIV-RELATED HEALTH DISPARITIES THROUGH CLINICAL AND COMMUNITY PRACTICE SETTINGS.
    By the end of the session, participants will be will able to:

    1. Describe the correlation between the social determinants of health and HIV prevention, care and retention.

    2. Identify how health disparities impact the HIV Treatment Cascade;

    3. Identify services that exist at University of Maryland to care for populations disproportionately impacted by HIV and other health disparities; 

    4.  Present models from the University of Maryland that target health disparities;

    5. Access academic and clinical resources that reduce health disparities.

  2. UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN ADDRESSING HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE.
    By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify specific communities disproportionately impacted by HIV;

    2. Identify how cultural competence impacts the HIV Treatment Cascade;

    3. Discover personal biases and stereotypes;

    4. Explore strategies to provide culturally competent care, treatment and support to populations disproportionately impacted by HIV;

    5. Identify campus resources that increase capacity in cultural competence.