2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
On behalf of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau, I look forward to your participation at the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD from December 11-14, 2018. Our theme this year is “Catalyzing Success: Advancing Innovation. Leveraging Data. Ending the HIV Epidemic”- fitting as the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program continues to provide quality, comprehensive HIV care and treatment services to people living with HIV in the United States. This year’s theme aligns with the Program’s commitment to the national goals for ending the HIV epidemic.
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau hosts this conference every two years to deliver program and policy updates, share innovative models of care, and provide training and technical assistance to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients; federal, national, state, and local stakeholders; health care and service delivery providers; and people living with HIV. The conference provides a forum to share best practice models and strategies that will help attendees facilitate a coordinated national response designed to reduce new HIV infections and HIV-related health disparities.
This conference has several objectives, including identifying strategies to enhance recipient’s knowledge and implementation of programmatic and fiscal requirements of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. In addition, later in 2018, we look forward to sharing highlights of the planned keynote speakers and workshops that address a wide array of issues related to providing high-quality models of comprehensive system of health care and support services focused on improving health outcomes. This conference will offer recipients the opportunity to network among attendees and to find areas of collaboration. Your participation in this biennial conference is vital to the success of this Program, so we encourage attendees to come prepared to share your ideas and knowledge with one another.
As we look toward this conference, we hope your experience at the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment will be rewarding and offer a productive exchange of valuable knowledge and information. Thank you for your commitment to providing high-quality, comprehensive care and treatment to people living with HIV.
Laura Cheever, M.D., Sc.M.
Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau
Submit an Abstract
Notice of abstract status will be sent by August 2018 so that submitters have ample time to prepare for the conference.
The 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment conference is pleased to offer exhibiting opportunities. The exhibit hall is the center point of the meeting, where attendees will find, state and federal agencies in the Federal Village, researchers, advocacy partners, foundations, national HIV/AIDS service organizations, and other groups involved in HIV care and treatment.
In addition to showcasing the products, services and talents of exhibiting organizations, and providing a venue to make valuable connections, the exhibit hall at this year’s event is designed to serve as a gathering place for meeting participants—a spot to regroup, relax, recharge or have a quiet conversation with peers.
Exhibiting is free, but space is limited—so don’t wait. Prospective exhibitors, including Federal partners and current HRSA or Federal partner cooperative agreement recipients, must be approved by HRSA. To take part in the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment, please submit a request to exhibit. Within 15 business days, you will receive a decision and, if approved, further details about exhibiting.
Exhibitors will be limited to three attendees per organization. Attendees with exhibitor registrations will not be permitted to attend conference workshops.
Registration is now open for the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment. Participants, including direct-care providers, program/fiscal administrators, members of planning councils, board members, people living with HIV, federal staff, and others involved in HIV care and treatment, are expected to take part in this year’s event. Registration is free, however space is limited and attendees are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, per diem, meals and other related expenses. Registration will close on September 28, 2018 or once a maximum of 4,500 participants have been registered and confirmed. Once the registration cap has been reached, a waitlist will be established.
The HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) reviews all registrations to ensure compliance with registration caps and attendance requirements. Recipient registrations (those that include a grant number), Federal Staff and Technical Assistance Contractors/Providers will receive an update on their registration status within 10 business days following submission. If you are a recipient, please ensure you select the correct Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) part and enter the correct grant number when you register. Failure to do so may result in a delay of your registration review and status update. Consumer, Sub-recipient and Other RWHAP Stakeholder registrations will receive an update on their registration status after registration closes.
Sun. 12/9 – Tues. 12/11, 2018
Experienced HIV physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other key clinical decision makers in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)-funded clinics and programs
Tues. 12/11 – Fri. 12/14, 2018
Program staff funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), National Partners, Technical Assistance Providers, Consumers
Sun. 12/9 – Fri. 12/14, 2018
HIV clinical decision makers who wish to attend the Clinical Conference and stay for the duration of the National Conference