CONFERENCE AGENDA

The 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment will offer dozens of plenary and breakout sessions over four days. The agenda below is here to help you plan the best educational experience. Please check back periodically as we'll continue to update this page as we get closer to the National Conference.

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Agenda

The 2018 Conference will feature six conference tracks

 

  • 1
  • Increasing Access, Engagement and Retention in HIV Care and Treatment

This track will focus on best practices and models for access to, engagement with, retention of and re-engagement in HIV care and treatment that result in improved health outcomes for PLWH.

  • 2
  • Data Utilization

This track will examine data integration, data analysis and data utilization with a focus on how these activities improve engagement/re-engagement, service delivery and public health approaches to ending the HIV epidemic and curing hepatitis C in the RWHAP.

  • 3
  • Leveraging Innovative Practices to Improve Outcomes and Address Emerging Priorities

This track will highlight new and innovative models for PLWH engagement, HIV workforce development and deployment, service integration and service delivery that lead to improvements in health outcomes along the HIV care continuum as well as addressing emerging priorities such as curing hepatitis C in the RWHAP, behavioral health integration and the opioid epidemic.

  • 4
  • Clinical Quality Management and Quality Improvement

This track will examine the fundamentals and best practices for clinical quality management programs to measure and improve HIV service delivery and health outcomes with the ultimate goal of reducing health disparities.

  • 5
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Planning and Resource Allocation: Collaborative Partnerships and Community Engagement

This track will focus on requirements and best practices for integrated planning, program implementation, workforce development and resource allocation and utilization. It will include examples of collaborative partnerships and community engagement initiatives that result in a quality, comprehensive system of HIV prevention, care and treatment that is responsive to the evolving HIV epidemic.

  • 6
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Fiscal and Grant Management Boot Camp

This is a technical assistance track that focuses on training RWHAP recipients and sub-recipients on fiscal and grant management requirements and best practices.

Agenda in Brief

Agenda schedule subject to change. Click here to view the full agenda for the 2018 National Conference. 

Monday, Dec 10

  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration

Tuesday, Dec 11

  • 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Registration & Help Desk
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. HAB/Division Meetings
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch on your own/Exhibit Hall Open & Poster Viewing
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.HAB/Division Meetings
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Opening Plenary Session 
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m Auxiliary Meetings

Wednesday, Dec 12

  • 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m Registration & Help Desk
  • 8:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own/Exhibit Hall Open & Poster Viewing
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Networking Break/Poster Session*
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Auxiliary Meetings
  • *Authors available to     discuss poster. 

Thursday, Dec 13

  • 7:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m. Registration & Help Desk
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Networking Break
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own/Exhibit Hall Open & Poster Viewing
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Networking Break/Poster Session*
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Workshops (Concurrent Sessions
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Auxiliary Meetings
  • *Authors available to discuss poster. 

Friday, Dec 14

  • 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration & Help Desk
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closing Plenary Session
  • Conference Adjourns