“Innovative Use of Technology for HIV Prevention and Care: Evidence, Challenges, and the Way Forward”

CHIPTS is hosting a free, one-day conference on the use of technology for HIV prevention and care on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the California Endowment in Los Angeles.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers, representatives of technology companies, public policy makers, HIV service providers, and members of the HIV/AIDS community to share cutting-edge research and real-world application of social media, web-based, and mobile technologies for HIV prevention and care.   The conference will include keynote presentation  from Dr. Indu Subaiya, CEO and Co-Founder at Health 2.0, as well as presentations from leading experts such as Dr. Brian Mustanski of Northwestern University, Dr. Marguerita Lightfoot of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco,  Drs. Eric Rice and Lynn Miller of the University of Southern California,  Dr. Nina Harawa of Charles R. Drew University,  Dr. Cathy Reback of Friends Research Institute, and others.   There will also be a panel discussion addressing implementation, funding, policy and privacy issues inherent to the use of technology for HIV prevention and care from various perspectives (researchers, medical care providers, legal/policy makers and clients).  Panelists include Mr. Brad Sears of UCLA Charles L. Williams Institute, Mr. Ramin Bastani of Hula (www.GetHula.com ), Dr. Tina Henderson of JWCH Institute,  Ms. Risa Flynn of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, and others.

Immediately following the conference will be a networking reception.  This reception is being organized specifically to give our conference presenters, researchers, participants, exhibitors, and other stakeholders an opportunity to meet one another with the goal of developing new collaborations, partnerships, and ideas. The reception is also free and open to all conference attendees, but advance RSVP is required. WE APOLOGIZE, BUT WE HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY AND NOT ACCEPTING ADDITIONAL  RSVPS FOR THE RECEPTION AT THIS TIME.

Registration for the conference is still OPEN.  To register for the conference, please go to http://bit.ly/1dUKaNa  Space is limited!

For more information, please email hivtech2014@mednet.ucla.edu or call 310-794-0619 ext 246.

For a copy of the draft agenda, please click here.


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