Conference Audience, Goal, and Objectives
The goal of this activity is to update the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of health providers who care for patients with HIV/AIDS. This activity is also designed for healthcare media, federal and state legislators, AIDS service organization officers, social workers, pharmacists, nurses, peer counselors, church leadership and corrections healthcare personnel. The objectives are to familiarize participants with the epidemiology of HIV in the United States, current guidelines and cutting edge clinical modalities for the management of HIV, current research encompassing drug abuse and its connection to the HIV epidemic, social and psychiatric concerns of the HIV-infected patient, policy initiatives, trends and political issues which impact all HIV-infected patients.
Special Guest Speaker:
Roland S. Martin
A nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, Martin is the author of Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith and Speak, Brother! A Black Man's View of America.
Martin is also a CNN Contributor, appearing on a variety of shows, including Paula Zahn Now, Anderson Cooper 360, and Lou Dobbs Tonight. He is also a contributor for Essence magazine, a commentator for TV One Cable Network, and host of The Roland S. Martin Show in Chicago.
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