Ryan White Clinical Conference Shifts to Full Virtual Format

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From the IAS–USA and AETC NCRC  

The 2021 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program CLINICAL CONFERENCE is fully virtual.

We just announced that due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 delta variant infections, we have come to the difficult decision that it is unsafe and impractical to have the in-person component of the conference. Our first and foremost concern is to ensure our attendees’ health and safety and decided the safest option is to only have the virtual component of the conference. The conference dates will remain the same and the updated agenda, including the updated conference hours, are available on the IAS–USA website under the 2021 RWHAP CLINICAL CONFERENCE activity page.

This technical conference will provide state-of-the-art research, care, and treatment updates for experienced clinical decision makers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) who are responsible for the day-to-day medical care and treatment of persons living with HIV and those integral to the provision of medical care in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)–funded sites. If you are a clinical decision maker in a RWHAP-funded clinic or program (specifically for part A, B, C, and D) who provides direct clinical care to patients, you can apply to attend here.

Attendance is limited and you must be approved to attend. A limited number of spots are reserved for registered nurses and pharmacists who are the primary clinical decision makers in their RWHAP-funded clinic or program. This conference is funded by the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration and is organized and sponsored for CME by the International Antiviral Society–USA, in coordination with the AETC National Coordinating Resource Center. 

If you are registered for the 2021 RWHAP CLINICAL CONFERENCE, break-out session sign up will be closing on September 17, 2021. The break-out sessions are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are filling up fast. Sign up by using the link included in your registration confirmation. If you registered to attend the virtual component prior to the conference going fully virtual, you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for break-out sessions.

This year, the HIV 101 pre-conference session will take place as a separate webinar on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. You can register for the HIV 101 here. There is no fee to participate. 

If you have a colleague(s) that are new to your clinic and have not attended the RWHAP CLINICAL CONFERENCE previously, feel free to forward this email to them.  

Thank you for your understanding in this time of uncertainty as we continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in person this year, but we will work to deliver the same quality of content as always, and look forward to the next time we can meet face-to-face. 

Sincerely, 
IAS–USA and NCRC 

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