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The 2017 SE AETC HIV Conference: Battling HIV Through the Care Continuum. This three-day conference will take place May 10-12 in Sandestin, Florida, at the stunning Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

The Southeast AIDS Education and Training Center (SE AETC) is an eight-state consortium that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Last year, our training sites were able to provide 1,565 training opportunities to over 32,657 participants. Working together, we aim to engage many of these participants in this regional conference.

We hope to bring together a diverse group of healthcare professionals representative of our eight-state region, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other community health advocates. This conference will allow attendees to contribute to discussions regarding developments in the HIV Care Continuum in our quest for those diagnosed with HIV to achieve viral suppression. Join in this year’s HIV conference for the Deep South! Below, please find the registration fees for the conference. Our cancellation policy can be downloaded here. Registration includes three days of breakfast, lunch, refreshments and conference session materials. Lodging and any additional meals will be at the expense of the participant.



January 1-March 31st

General: $275
Students: $175

April 1-May 9

General: $325
Students: $225


General: $375
Students: $275



Destin, FL


05/10/17 8:00am – 05/12/17 5:00pm

More information to follow soon!
Co-hosted by partners of the Southeast AETC and Suwannee River AHEC
Join us for three days in Destin, FL



A room block has been created at the hotel for summit attendees to receive a discounted rate of $139/night plus taxes. This rate is applicable for up to three days before and after the summit, so if you would like to extend your stay in Destin, you may do so.

In order to book your room, please click the Book Lodging Now button below to access the conference booking page. You may also book over the phone at 800-622-1038 (mention reference code 23O5YK). Bookings must be received by April 1, 2017, to receive the discounted rate. You will be required to pay a deposit upon booking equal to one night’s stay.

Note: Conference registration does not include or guarantee your accommodation reservation at the hotel. Hotel reservations must be made separately.

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We strive to provide interesting and engaging speaker topics for our conference participants. Speaker information will be added soon.

Topics to Include:
  • Epidemiology of HIV in the South
  • Linkage to Care
  • Retention in Care
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • HIV Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Testing Laws
  • Substance Abuse and HIV
  • Case Studies
  • HIV Care for Specific Minority Populations
  • Cultural Competency in Care



Click Here For Agenda (PDF)

Advanced Topics for HIV Clinicians Fundamentals for HIV Providers and Staff Cultural Competency
Experienced HIV clinicians will learn about the
more complex aspects of HIV care as well as
consider specialty topics to broaden their skills
base. Practitioners will leave with new
knowledge directly applicable to their practice.
This track is designed to provide an overview of the
topics essential to the management of HIV,
including strategies for antiretroviral therapy, drug
interactions, comorbid conditions, complications of
HIV disease, and therapeutic interventions.
Leaders in the field will provide culturally relevant strategies
for each stage of the HIV care continuum that can improve the
health status of individuals living with HIV. Participants will
learn how providing culturally competent care can positively
impact the lives of individuals living with HIV.
Tuesday, May 9
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Registration and Check- In
Wednesday, May 10
7:00 AM – 8:15 AM Buffet Breakfast in Magnolia Foyer
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM History of HIV (Stephen Raffanti, MD MPH – Tennessee)
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Break with refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Linkage and Engagement to Care (Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc – University of Alabama Birmingham)
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall/ Grand Veranda/ Magnolia Breezeway
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Perinatal Care and Prevention (Robert
Lawrence, MD – North Florida)
Immunizations to Consider in Adult HIV Patients
(Zoe Muller, MD – North Florida)
Social Determinants of Health (Robertson Nash, PhD(c), ACNP,
BC – Tennessee)
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Hepatitis-HIV Coinfection and the Medical
Home (Gregory S Felzien, MD AAHIVS – Georgia)
Taking a Confidential Sexual History (K. Amen
Eguakun, MSN, APRN, BC – Tennessee)
Structural Violence and HIV in the Deep South (Laurie Dill, MD
AAHIVS – Alabama)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break with Afternoon Snacks
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Neurological Complications (Stephen Raffanti,
MD MPH – Tennessee)
Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV (Jennifer
Janelle, MD – North Florida)
Cultural Implications to Consider When Transitioning Latina(o)
Youth to Adult Care (Ana Garcia, PhD – South Florida)
Thursday, May 11
7:00 AM – 8:15 AM Buffet Breakfast in Magnolia Foyer
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Ryan White Funding Update
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break with refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Test & Treat (Oliver Bacon, MD MPH – University of California, San Francisco)
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall/ Grand Veranda/ Magnolia Breezeway
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Transgender Patients with HIV (Laura Ellis, MD –
North Florida)
Antiretroviral-Naïve Patients: What to Start
(Joanne Orrick, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP – North
Health Literacy and HIV (Carrie Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN –
University of Alabama Birmingham)
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Break
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Substance Use Interventions in the HIV Care
Setting (Nicole Ennis Whitehead, PhD – North
Drug- Drug Interactions (Ryan Moss, PharmD,
AAHIVP – Tennessee)
HIV and Incarceration (Ernesto J. Lamadrid, MD, AAHIVS –
North Florida)
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Break with Afternoon Snacks
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM HIV and Renal Issues HIV Pre and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (Marylee
Worley, PharmD, BCPS – South Florida)
Sexuality, Spirituality, and HIV among Black MSM (Rev. Dr.
Tommie L. Watkins, Jr., PhD, M.Div, MSW – Alabama)
Friday, May 12
7:00 AM – 8:15 AM Morning Refreshments and Snacks in the Exhibit Hall
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM Drug Resistance Cases Panel (Jennifer Janelle, MD – North Florida; Mesfin Fransua, MD – Georgia; Stephen Raffanti, MD, MPH – Tennessee) Primary Care for People Living with HIV Infection (Ryan Nall, MD – North Florida) HIV and Homelessness (Robertson Nash, PhD(c), ACNP, BC – Tennessee)
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Buffet Breakfast in Magnolia Foyer
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Integrating HIV and Behavioral Health Care: Stress, Trauma and Distress (Deborah Cestaro- Seifer,MS RN – North Florida)
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM HIV and Aging (Alftan Dyson, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP – Alabama)
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall/ Grand Veranda/ Magnolia Breezeway
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM HIV Research Update
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Working with LGBT Patients (David Baker- Hargrove,PhD, LMHC – North Florida)
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks




Exhibitor Prospectus

We are looking for exhibitors to participate in the 2017 conference. Exhibitors will have an opportunity to promote their organization, as well as network with allied health professionals. Please download our 2017 SE AETC Conference Exhibitor Prospectus to see the different options available for your organization.






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