SYNChronicity is the premier national conference and webinar series on HIV, HCV, and LGBT health. Organized by HealthHIV in partnership with the HealthHCV initiative and the National Coalition for LGBT Health, SYNC offers participants a unique opportunity to build relationships with a diverse range of medical providers, health care workers, government officials, faith and community-based organizations, and others addressing HIV, HCV, and LGBT health throughout the United States.
The SYNC Webinar Series, facilitated by HealthHIV and the National Coalition for LGBT Health, will begin in Fall 2016. Participants will convene online to SYNC systems, data, programs, models, interventions, and policies on specific HIV, HCV, and LGBT issues and topics.
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) from May 18 – 20 (pre-conference day: Wednesday, May 17) in San Antonio, Texas. We will be updating 2017 annual meeting information frequently in the coming months — so bookmark this page and check back often.
The AGS Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational event in geriatrics, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging, and innovative models of care delivery. The 2017 Annual Meeting will address the educational needs of geriatrics professionals from all disciplines. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, health care administrators, and others can update their knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations.
The 2017 Annual Meeting offers many continuing education sessions, including invited symposia, workshops, and meet-the-expert sessions. Sessions will include information about emerging clinical issues, current research in geriatrics, education, health policy, and delivery of geriatric health care.
Meeting attendees will have many wonderful opportunities to network and exchange ideas and information with colleagues. The Presidential Poster Reception, Special Interest Group Meetings, Section Meetings for Fellows-in-Training, Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, and Teachers are all great opportunities to interact with colleagues.
AGS staff is happy to answer any questions you may have about the meeting. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!
Paul Mulhausen, MD Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN
Program Chair President
The National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS is an annual event, founded in 1988, that typically draws more than 500 HIV/AIDS-care social workers and service providers from across the country and from many nations abroad. For this year’s 2017 conference, we are traveling back to the Southern region and being hosted by the beautiful city of Atlanta, GA. Many communities throughout the country have achieved success in fighting HIV/AIDS. However, the Southern region of the U.S. is experiencing an unprecedented increase in HIV cases; which is why it is fitting for us to convene this year’s conference in the heart of the South.
In the words of John F. Kennedy, “If not us, who? If not now, when?” HIV/AIDS is not just a health issue…it is a social justice issue laced with traces of poverty, racism, homophobia, stigma, social isolation, fear, and the list goes on. Now is the time to have the next phase of conversations that lead to actions that address the complexity of not just treating and managing HIV/AIDS, but ending this preventable disease!