The conference program was designed to increase the knowledge and skills of HIV health care providers. Lectures and interactive case presentations were supplemented by take-home materials. Distinct tracks allowed participants to customize their conference experience to best meet their professional needs. At the conclusion of this program, participants were able to:
- Identify the role, uses, and complications of antiretroviral therapy as a treatment option;
- Identify and treat HIV disease complications;
- Identify and access resources and standard of care protocols that can be immediately applied
to any clinical setting; and,
- Effectively treat and manage co-morbid conditions in the primary care setting.
Designed as an overview of the topics essential to the management of HIV, including strategies of antiretroviral therapy, drug interactions, comorbid conditions, complications of HIV disease, and therapeutic interventions.
Beata Casanas, DO, FACP;
Joanne J. Orrick, PharmD, AAHIVE; and
Todd S. Wills, MD.
Experienced HIV clinicians will learn about the more complex aspects of HIV care as well as consider specialty topics to broaden their skills base. Practitioners will leave with new knowledge directly applicable to their practice.
Dushyantha Jayaweera, MD, MRCOG (UK), FACP; and
Iván Meléndez-Rivera, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS.
These sessions will enhance the clinical skills of nursing professionals working in the field of HIV. Nurses will gain the tools and knowledge to better achieve and document quality care.
Deborah Cestaro-Seifer, MS, RN;
Mary Jo O'Hara, MSN, ARNP; and
David Waldron, BSN, RN.
Leaders in the field will provide a comprehensive review of the current standards of care for treatment of HIV-infected children and adolescents.
Ayesha Mirza, MD, FAAP; and
Robert M. Lawrence, MD.