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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Workshop: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Congress, Level 4

Integrating Hepatitis Services into HIV Programs - Hepatitis Pathway

HIV programs are a critical pathway to the necessary expansion of viral hepatitis services, including screening, vaccination, confirmatory testing, and referral to care and treatment. In this workshop, speakers will discuss opportunities for and share examples of integrating hepatitis services into HIV programs. The workshop will describe provisions under the Ryan White Program and the ACA to support the provision of viral hepatitis services, in particular HCV testing and counseling; share data from a national survey about how health department HIV programs are supporting HCV testing; provide examples of how HIV programs have integrated viral hepatitis services; and highlight tools and resources to support service integration efforts.


Lisa Stand

Senior Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute

Corinna Dan

Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy

Chris Taylor

Senior Director, Viral Hepatitis, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)

Gretchen Weiss

Director of HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Seminar: 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Location: Treasury, Level 4

ACA Implementation for People with HIV - Overcoming Challenges to Accessing Medications

As the ACA continues to be implemented, The AIDS Institute and others have identified barriers people living with HIV and others with chronic health conditions have encountered in accessing prescription medications.  This seminar will examine some of those barriers, including high patient cost-sharing, insufficient drug coverage, lack of plan transparency, the use of medication management tools and mail order only pharmacies.  Efforts underway to improve patient access to medications, including new state and federal regulations, discrimination complaints, and conversations with issuers will be examined.  Finally, steps that can be taken in the future will be discussed.


Michael Ruppal

Executive Director, The AIDS Institute,

AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families

Carl Schmid

Deputy Executive Director, The AIDS Institute

Lisa Stand

Senior Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute

Kelly Brantley

Senior Manager, Avalere

Lourdes Grindal-Miller

Director, Exchange Policy and Operations Group, CCIIO(invited)

Courtney Mulhern-Pearson

Director of State and Local Affairs, San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Wayne Turner

Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program

Friday, September 11, 2015

Workshop: 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Location: Supreme Court, Level 4

Keeping the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Funded and Current

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program needs to be continued and funded, and absent of reauthorization, the Program must adapt to the changing health care landscape within the current law.  The FY2016 appropriations process relative to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program will be discussed, along with ways in which the Program can adapt under current law.  Strategies to distribute funding to areas with unmet need, including supplemental funding, and provide care and treatment to people with HIV who are co-infected with hepatitis will be examined.


Carl Schmid

Deputy Executive Director, The AIDS Institute

Lisa Stand

Senior Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute

Nick Taylor

Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute

Carolyn McAllaster

Executive Director, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative

Friday, September 11, 2015

Workshop: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Location: Community Connections - Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 - The Road Ahead for the DMV

This session will provide an overview of the National HIV AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, its vision and goals, and the 10 quantitative indicators designed to monitor our progress and ensure that the goals of the Strategy are achieved. The session will also provide suggestions on how organizations and service providers throughout the DMV regions can foster collaborative partnerships to educate their communities on the mission, vision and goals of the updated Strategy as well as examine some of the anticipated challenges that these regions may face in coordinating the efforts required to achieve the goals outlined in the National Strategy.


Dr. Ivy Turnbull

Deputy Executive Director, AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families, Co-Chair, USCA 2015 Policy & Advocacy Committee

Leandrea Gilliam

Staff Consultant, Us Helping Us People Into Living, Inc.

Michael Kharfen

Senior Deputy Director, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, & TB Administration, DC Department of Health

Marsha Martin

Director, Policy and Partnerships, Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Matthew Rose

Program Coordinator, Black AIDS Institute, Co-Chair, USCA 2015 Policy & Advocacy Committee

Blake Rowley

Manager on Health Equity and Prevention, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), Young Black Gay Mens Leadership Initiative


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Workshop: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Location: Union Station, Level 3

PrEP and nPEP: Development of a Statewide Strategic Plan to Guide Implementation

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines on the use of PrEP for the prevention of HIV infection in the United States. Information still needs to be distributed widely to ensure providers as well as the community have the most up-to-date facts about PrEP. The workshop will focus on the partnership between The AIDS Institute and key stakeholders who conducted a series of strategies that led to the development of a strategic plan for guiding implementation of specific biomedical interventions, including PrEP and nPEP in Florida and how they can replicate these strategies in their respective areas.


Michael Ruppal

Executive Director, The AIDS Institute, AIDS Alliance

Michelle Scavnicky

Director of Education and Capacity Building, The AIDS Institute

Jesse Fry

State Policy Analyst, The AIDS Institute

Marlene LaLota

HIV/AIDS Section Administrator, Florida Department of Health