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									     South Carolina HIV/STD Conference




October 14-15, 2009
The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, South Carolina




     “the 26th year of providing South Carolina with the state’s only
       comprehensive conference on HIV/AIDS and other STDs”
                                                                         www.schiv-stdconference.org


CONFERENCE INFORMATION
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The South Carolina HIV/STD Conference is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants,
nurses, other clinicians, HIV/STD educators, social workers, other health professionals, service providers, teachers,
students, people living with HIV and all interested community members. Our mission for this interdisciplinary
conference is to provide opportunities for professionals and community members to engage in dialogue and discuss
strategies to confront challenges and embrace change. In response to the overlapping epidemics of HIV and STDs, it
is essential to build on successful prevention, treatment, and care strategies.




CONTINUING EDUCATION
Mid-Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) provides a variety of continuing education credits.
Daily Totals:

10/14 (Wednesday)       6 hours
10/15 (Thursday)        6 hours

Counselors & Therapists
This program has been approved for 12 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC
Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational
Specialists.

Nursing
This nursing continuing education activity is approved for 12 hours total (includes 3 hours pharmacology). Mid-
Carolina AHEC, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The South Carolina Nurses
Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.

Social Workers
This program has been approved by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners
for 12 clock hours total: 4.75 hours social work and 7.25 non-social work hours of continuing education.

Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc.
This program is approved for 1.2 CEU’s (12 clock hours) of continuing education by Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. and
meets the SC AHEC Best Practices Standards. Participants must attend 90% of the program in order to receive a
certificate or attendance. No partial credit will be given.

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and Prevention Professionals
Applications are being made to the SC Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (SCAADAC) and the SC
Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates (SCAPPA) for continuing education credit.

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)
Application is being made to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control for continuing education
credits for Certified Health Education Specialists.




KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
David A. Reznik, DDS
        David Reznik, DDS, is a graduate of Emory College and Emory University School of Dentistry, and is
currently the Director of the Oral Health Center of the Infectious Disease Program of Grady Health System in
Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Reznik also serves as President of HIVdent, an Internet organization designed to facilitate the
oral health care of people living with HIV disease and as Dental Director of the Southeast AIDS Education and
Training Center. Presently, Dr. Reznik's research activities include the epidemiology and management of candidiasis
in persons living with HIV.

JoAnne Keatley, MSW
        JoAnne Keatley, MSW, is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention, and
Minority Programs Manager of the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center at the University of California, San
Francisco. Ms. Keatley received her Master of Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Beginning at CAPS in 1999, she directed numerous NIH funded transgender research projects and co-founded the
Transgender Resources and Neighborhood Space (TRANS) project. In addition, she has consulted on transgender
health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA) and at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA). In January 2009, Ms. Keatley received the University of California at San
Francisco’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. award for promoting cultural diversity and social justice.

Gustavo Aquino, MPH
        Gustavo Aquino, MPH, serves as the Associate Director for Program Integration at the CDC National Center
for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Mr. Aquino joined CDC in 1990 and most
recently served NCHHSTP as a Team Leader in the Prevention Program Branch of the Division of HIV/AIDS
Prevention. He also served in Moscow with the Division of TB Elimination, providing oversight and support for TB
control demonstration projects in collaboration with national and international partners. As the in-country Public
Health Advisor, he played a key role in bringing life-saving drugs to persons impacted by the TB epidemic in Russia.
His experience also includes multiple assignments in state programs and in the field, conducting sexually transmitted
disease prevention work in Florida and Chicago, and TB control and prevention work in New York City, New Jersey
and Puerto Rico. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, where he received a Masters in Public Health.
Stephan Adelson
         Stephan Adelson is currently the President of Adelson Consulting Services Incorporated, the Executive
Director of the nonprofit Internet Intervention Incorporated and the previous General Manager of Online Buddies,
Inc. (Manhunt.net). Through Adelson Consulting Services and in partnership with the Internet and STD Center of
Excellence, Stephan and his team developed the social networking website www.STDPreventionOnline.org
(STDPO), designed for sexual health professionals. Through Internet Interventions he has developed the HIV-
positive social networking website www.HIVConnect.net and the wiki www.InternetInterventions.org, created as a
repository for information regarding Internet-based Partner Services. Stephan currently provides consulting services
for national organizations such as the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors and the National
Coalition of STD Directors. He also provides consulting and technical assistance to state and local areas in the areas
of training, guideline development, and protocol creation for the use of technology in disease intervention and
prevention.
Bishop Joyce Turner Keller
        Bishop Joyce Turner Keller has lifted the term ―southern hospitality‖ to an entirely new level. She is not only
the founder and CEO of Aspirations, a non-profit faith-based community service organization, but someone who is
living with HIV/AIDS herself, and has dedicated herself to educating, supporting and inspiring others living with
HIV/AIDS throughout the nation. In May 2006 she received a proclamation from Governor Kathleen Babineaux
Blanco of Louisiana for hosting the first Hepatitis Awareness Day, shortly after hosting the first National Women
and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in March of that year. Over the years, Bishop Joyce has incurred an extensive
list of certifications, recognitions, and awards for her extensive work in community awareness and development in
the HIV/AIDS arena. She is a certified HIV/AIDS – Hepatitis C Community Educator by the Louisiana State Office
of Public Health and the Shreveport Office of Public Health through the Centers for Disease Control. She has been
an ordained minister for thirty-five years, is matriculating in the field of Psychology at Southern University Baton
Rouge, and is the proud grandmother of thirteen grandchildren!



2009 S.C. HIV/STD CONFERENCE
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Visit www.schiv-stdconference.org for updated information about the 2009 SC HIV/STD Conference or contact Pam
Harper, Conference Registrar, at Mid-Carolina AHEC: phone 803-286-4121; fax 803-286-4165; e-mail
pharper@comporium.net.

PLWHA SCHOLARSHIPS
A limited number of scholarships for conference registration costs are available for people living with HIV/AIDS
(PLWHA). Scholarships will be awarded to PLWHAs who would be unable to attend this conference without such
assistance. All scholarship applicants must meet the eligibility requirements specified on the scholarship application
form at schiv-stdconference.org. This form must be completed and received by August 14, 2009. Incomplete or late
applications will not be considered. Faxed applications will not be accepted. For further information, please contact
Teretha Fowler at 1-888-802-8252 or 864-585-8252 or by email at Teretha@sadac.org. Scholarships do not include
lodging, travel or evening meals.

REGISTRATION FEES
Registration fees include conference materials, keynote addresses, concurrent sessions, and conference meals
(continental breakfast, breaks and lunch each day). You may register for one or two days. Please note deadlines for
registration and any special requirements. Registrations postmarked after September 24, 2009, will be considered
late registration and will be accepted on a space-available basis. Any registration paperwork not received in our
office by October 7, 2009, will be considered on-site registration and the appropriate fee schedule will apply if space
is available.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION
The HIV/STD Conference is pleased to offer on-site registration if space is available. NO personal checks will be
accepted (no exceptions). We will accept certified checks from agencies and organizations and certified checks
and purchase orders from state government agencies only. On-site registration fees are:

Full Conference          $ 320
Per Day                  $ 160*
*The Early fee (postmarked by August 27, 2009) is $80 per day; Regular fee (postmarked by September 24, 2009) is
$110; Late fee (must be received by October 7, 2009) is $140 per day. Any registrations received after October 7,
2009, will be considered as on-site.

CONFERENCE SUPPORT AND/OR EXHIBIT SPACE
For those who wish to support this HIV/STD conference, the following contribution levels are available:
        Conference Partner              $10,000
        Diamond Level                   $ 5,000
        Platinum Level                  $ 2,500
        Gold Level                      $ 1,000
        Silver Level                    $ 750
        Bronze Level                    $ 350
        Non-profit/State Agency         $ 200 (Exhibit only)
Contact Elizabeth Peters at 803-791-3740 or via email at PetersLongAssoc@aol.com to support the conference
and/or arrange an exhibit space. The Sponsor/Exhibitor Brochure is available on our website at www.schiv-
stdconference.org.
2009 S.C. HIV/STD CONFERENCE
ACCOMMODATIONS
Special rates for conference participants have been negotiated with hotels located within a short distance of
the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Participants must make their own hotel reservations by
contacting the hotel of their choice. Participants must advise the hotel that they are attending the SC
HIV/STD Conference at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to ensure that they receive the
discounted rate. The special rate cutoff date is September 30, 2009. Please check with the individual
hotel regarding its parking information for hotel guests. Parking is provided free at the Convention Center.
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Hilton Columbia
924 Senate Street • Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: (803) 476-1302
Rate: $129.00 per night, single or double occupancy with queen or king standard (plus 11% tax + $1.07
Columbia marketing fee). The Hilton will honor the $92.00 government rate if specifically requested at
reservation and a government ID is shown at check-in; however, limited rooms are available at this rate.
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Hampton Inn
822 Gervais Street • Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: (803) 231-2000 (ask for Stephanie Mitchell or Lisa Gray)
Rate: $116.65 per night, single or double occupancy (plus 11% tax + $1.07 Columbia marketing fee).
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Columbia Downtown
511 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: (803) 978-2333
Marriott Columbia
1200 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: (803) 744-6922
Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC (by Marriott)
630 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: (803) 799-7800
Marriott Properties Rate: $92.00 (government rate) per night, single or double occupancy (plus 11% tax +
$1.07 Columbia marketing fee).
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

 8:00 - 8:55 am       Registration/Continental Breakfast
 9:00 - 9:10 am       Welcome/Opening
 9:10 - 10:10 am      Keynote Address
10:30 - 11:30 am      Concurrent Sessions
11:40 - 12:40 pm      Concurrent Sessions
12:40 - 1:45 pm       Luncheon
 1:00 - 1:45 pm       Keynote Address
 2:00 - 3:00 pm       Concurrent Sessions
 3:15 - 4:15 pm       Concurrent Sessions
 6:00 - 9:30 pm       Evening Reception/MSM Forum (Closed Event: for MSM Only)

WEDNESDAY SESSION TOPICS (subject to change)
Wednesday’s sessions are geared toward those working in the clinical area and are presented at that
level, although other disciplines are welcome to attend. The sessions for the clinical day include:

       Oral Manifestations of HIV Disease
       HIV Testing Patterns in SC
       STDs and Their Impact on Women’s Health
       Adherence Mathematics
       STI Update – Acute Urethritis and Genital Ulcer Disease
       Transgender Health and HIV
       Syphilis Treatment Update
       HIV Treatment Update
       Nursing Triage in HIV
       Cultural Competence with Transgender Persons

SPECIAL EVENTS
Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. (Closed Event: for MSM Only)
This forum is sponsored by the SC HIV Planning Council and the African American MSM Workgroup.
Only MSM (of any race/ethnicity) may attend this forum. Through an interactive discussion, MSM will
provide feedback on recently collected information on the HIV prevention needs, barriers and strategies for
MSM in South Carolina. The goal of the forum is to provide a final review of the state's first strategic plan
for the prevention of HIV among MSM. Additionally, a portion of the forum's agenda will be devoted to a
discussion of the role of the Internet in increasing HIV risks as well as serving as a resource for the
prevention of HIV. To register or for more information, please contact K. Allen Campbell at (803) 917-
0105 or email at Kalc12461@aol.com or you may contact Matt Jenkins at (803) 898-0898 or email at
jenkinm@dhec.sc.gov.

AWARDS
Conference awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in South Carolina, will be presented at the
plenary sessions on October 15, 2009. The deadline for receipt of award nominations is September 4th.
Information on the awards, along with the specific nomination guidelines and forms, can be found on the
conference web site at www.schiv-stdconference.org.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
 8:00 - 8:55 am      Registration/Continental Breakfast
 9:00 - 9:10 am      Welcome/Opening
 9:10 - 10:10 am     Keynote Address
10:30 - 11:30 am     Concurrent Sessions
11:40 - 12:40 pm     Concurrent Sessions
12:40 - 1:45 pm      Luncheon
 1:00 - 1:45 pm      Keynote Address
 2:00 - 3:00 pm      Concurrent Sessions
 3:00 - 3:15 pm      Dessert Break
 3:20 - 4:20 pm      Closing Keynote Address
 4:20 - 4:30 pm      Evaluation/Adjourn
THURSDAY CONCURRENT SESSION TOPICS (subject to change)

       CDC Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI)
       Perinatal Transmission: New Recommendations, New Challenges
       Setting the Limits
       Harm Reduction is Not What’s Nice, It’s What Works
       Magnetic Partners
       Program Collaboration and Service Integration – Southern Style (Part 1)
       Technologies – A New Frontier (Part 1)
       Impact of Interpersonal Violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
       Keeping Patients Engaged
       Hepatitis C and Addiction: A Deadly Combination
       Positive Women
       Program Collaboration and Service Integration – Where Do We Begin? (Part 2)
       Technologies – Can You Hear Me Now? (Part 2)
       The Internet and Public Health: Internet Interventions and the National Guidelines
       Brief Neurobiology of Addiction and Motivational Enhancement as a Best Practice
       Housing as HIV Prevention
       Closing the Health Disparities Gap Through Cultural Competency
       How to be a Positive Positive
       Two Tasks, One Effort: One Stop Shop for HIV and Hepatitis C
       Putting Into Practice the National Guidelines for Internet Interventions
       Embracing Challenges, Embracing Change
                                  Ryan White and HOPWA Institute
This exciting two-day pre-conference institute is designed for South Carolina Ryan White and HOPWA providers.
The target audience includes all case managers, their supervisors and executive directors. This is a unique
opportunity to ensure you and your staff are fully equipped to provide services, conduct reporting and implement
programs in a manner that will not only meet grant requirements but also truly impact HIV disease in South Carolina.
Topics to be covered include:

    Tuesday, October 13:
    Provide Enterprise End User and Reporting Training

    Wednesday, October 14:
    1. Overview of Ryan White program and legislation
    2. Ryan White HIV care continuum (client-centered medical case management)
    3. Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adolescents and Adults
    4. Viral Resistance and Treatment Adherence
    5. AIDS Drug Assistance Program – Direct Dispensing and Insurance
    6. Benefits Navigation
    7. HOPWA program overview

By the end of this two-day training, participants will be able to:
    Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of Provide Enterprise data entry and reporting
    Discuss the importance of ensuring and demonstrating quality care for people living with HIV/AIDS,
       including an understanding of the role of data in ensuring and demonstrating quality care
    Discuss the critical role of the medical case manager in the HIV care continuum
    Understand the highlights of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected
       Adolescents and Adults
    Explain the importance of treatment adherence counseling and how it can decrease viral resistance in
       patients with HIV
    Discuss the guidelines of the ADAP direct dispensing and insurance programs
    Discuss an array of client benefits program available in South Carolina
    Discuss the HOPWA program guidelines
The Ryan White and HOPWA Institute will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13 and 14, 2009, from
9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. The October 13 session will be held at DHEC’s Peeples Auditorium located at 2600
Bull Street in Columbia. The October 14 session will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at
the same time as the Clinical Training day of the HIV/STD Conference.
All Institute participants are encouraged to attend the multidisciplinary HIV/STD Conference on October 15 to take
advantage of the full array of training opportunities.

The Registration Fee for the Ryan White and HOPWA Institute is $50.00 per person. Advance
registration is required. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on October 14.

Contact Noreen O’Donnell at odonnent@dhec.sc.gov for more information.
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Mail a copy of this registration form with a $50.00 check made payable to Mid-Carolina AHEC (Federal ID #57-
0650682) by September 25 to: ATTN Pam Harper, MC AHEC, Box 2049 Lancaster, SC 29721

Name: ____________________________________________________
Email:______________________________

Agency:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
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                                                       Wed.              Thur.                Full
                                                      Oct. 14           Oct. 15            Oct. 14-15
EARLY REGISTRATION                                    ___$ 80           ___$ 80            ___ $160
Must be postmarked by August 27

REGULAR REGISTRATION                                  ___$110           ___$110            ___ $220
Must be postmarked by September 24

LATE REGISTRATION                                     ___$140           ___$140            ___ $280
Must be received in MC AHEC office by October 7

ON-SITE REGISTRATION                                  ___$160           ___$160            ___ $320

TOTAL                                            $____________________________________

___ I would like a vegetarian entrée lunch.
Accessibility—The SC HIV/STD Conference Committee is committed to making the conference fully accessible for
all attendees. Check the box below if you require assistance to fully participate in the conference.

___Yes, attached is a written description of my requirements.
I have read and agree to the ―Refunds, Substitutions and Cancellations‖ policy found at
www.schiv-stdconference.org.
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Make checks, purchase orders or money orders payable to Mid-Carolina AHEC (Federal ID #57-0650682).
Choose method of payment: ___ check #_________________ ___ purchase order #___________________
(We will accept POs from SC state government agencies only.)

Incomplete registration forms will not be processed. Confirmation of registration will be made via postcard or e-
mail.

Mail completed registration form and payment to: Pam Harper, Registrar, SC HIV/STD Conference, Box
2049, Lancaster, SC 29721. Questions? Phone 803-286-4121; fax 803-286-4165 or email
pharper@comporium.net.

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