HIV Conference Held in South Florida

Adherence 2016 will focus on optimizing the HIV care and prevention continuum. Photo Credit: Facebook

Adherence 2016 will take place from May 9 to 11 at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood. During these four days, the presentation and discussion of HIV treatment and prevention adherence research will be discussed.

The target audience for this conference includes physicians, nurses/nurse-practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, behavioral researchers, social scientists, epidemiologists, social workers, case managers, AIDS service organization (ASO) staff, and allied healthcare and lay professionals working in the field of HIV medicine.

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care sponsors the conference.

Adherence 2016 will focus on five thematic areas: data for action; optimizing the HIV care continuum; optimizing the HIV prevention continuum; leaving no one behind; and ending AIDS as a public health threat.

The program will feature a Keynote address; the Gary S. Reiter, MD, and Andrew Kaplan, MD, Memorial Lecture; and the Mario S. Cooper Memorial Colloquium, as well as:

  • 3 pre-conference breakfast sessions
  • 11 plenary sessions
  • 5 panel discussions
  • 6 oral abstract sessions

After completing this activity, participants should be able to summarize public health goals to reduce AIDS-related morbidity and mortality by optimizing the HIV care continuum. In addition, attendees will be able to apply evidence-based strategies to enhance adherence to HIV treatment in order to mitigate drug resistance and achieve long-term virologic suppression; and integrate into clinical practice biomedical prevention interventions, including evidence-based strategies to enhance adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis.

The conference takes place as Florida continues to be hit hard by HIV. Miami-Dade and Broward were number 1 and 2 in the U.S. in new HIV infections in 2014 per 100,000 residents, according to state and federal data.

At the same time, the World Health Organization is ramping up its ambitious goal to reduce HIV. By 2020, 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90 percent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90 percent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

The deadline for standard registration for the Adherence conference is May 6, 2016. For information on how to register, visit xcdsystem.com/adherence.


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