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Rural HIV Research and Training Conference

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Blazing New Trails: How to Engage Rural Communities with Fewer Resources

3rd Annual Rural Based HIV Education and Training
September 12-13, 2014
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

Overview:
The Rural HIV Research and Training Conference is a two-day forum for exchanging the latest information and learning the newest tools to address the challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in rural communities.

Objectives:
1. Discuss HIV-related research with a particular focus on medical, social, and psychological realities.
2. Identify emerging models for integrating primary and behavioral health into HIV/AIDS care.
3. Identify HIV-related challenges and empowerment opportunities as they pertain to rural populations.
4. Identify HIV-related best practices for advocacy, prevention, and intervention in rural communities.
5. Provide continuing education training for health and human service professionals using evidence-based behavior change tools for improving physical health and mental well-being.
6. Address HIV-related ethical issues associated with providing primary care, mental health, and social services.
7. Discuss current trends in epidemiology, treatment and long-term outcomes.

Goal:
Improve HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in rural communities by exchanging the latest information and newest tools.

Need for the Conference:
As we work to serve more people with fewer available resources, the Rural HIV Research and Training Conference brings together health professionals to share innovative strategies, discuss unique challenges, and to foster advocacy and community partnerships to address HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention and care working with children, youth, and families in rural communities.

Who Should Attend?
All health care providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, case managers, public health workers, psychologists, counselors, social workers, family therapists, educators, people living with HIV/AIDS, advocates, community leaders, and policy-makers.

In Partnership with:
Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center (SEATEC) at Emory University
Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Infectious Disease and Immunization Program

Sponsored by:
The College of Education at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Silver Sponsor)
Bristol-Myers Squibb (Gold Sponsor)
Abbvie (Bronze Sponsor)

Division of Continuing Education • PO Box 8124 Statesboro, GA 30458-8124 • 912.478.5555 • conted@georgiasouthern.edu