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December 2017

Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit

December 4 @ 8:00 am - December 5 @ 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 2017 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit. Formerly known as the National HIV PrEP Summit, NMAC changed the conference name to reflect their belief that the combination of PrEP and Treatment as Prevention (TasP) will build the pathways to ending the epidemic. Scholarships NMAC increased the number of scholarships for this year’s Summit thanks to the major support provided by Gilead.  There is still a limit of one scholarship per agency. Submit your scholarship application today. Exhibit Hall NMAC is…

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Webinar: Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Overview

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) for a webinar that will overview the ATSDR Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education (CSPECE) strategy to encourage thoughtful consideration about where to locate early care and education (ECE) programs. The CSPECE strategy gives towns, cities, and states a framework to adopt practices that will make sure such programs are located away from chemical hazards. The webinar is for health department officials, organizations working in early care and…

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Webinar: Addressing Social Determinants in HIV Prevention and Care: Examples from the Field

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network (CPN) defines Social Determinants of Health (SDH) as “the complex, integrated, and overlapping social structures, policies, and economic systems that include: the social and physical environments, health services structure, and societal factors that are responsible for most health inequities.”  According to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020: “The Nation cannot meet the Strategy goals without reducing disparities. Poor social and environmental conditions, coupled with high rates of HIV among…

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CDC Vital Signs Town Hall: Increasing HIV Testing to Reduce Diagnosis Delays

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the next Vital Signs Town Hall: Increasing HIV Testing to Reduce Diagnosis Delays. Registration is not required - dial-in using the information below: Conference Line (US only): 800-857-0764 Passcode: 795-4413

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CDC Teleconference Series: Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU)

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s One Health Office is now hosting a monthly Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU) Call. The conference call and webinar occurs the first Wednesday of every month from 2-3pm ET, except January and July. Participants represent more than 1,000 public health and animal health officials, epidemiologists, veterinarians, physicians, nurses, and other public health practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels as well as professionals from non-governmental organizations, industry, and academia. Every presentation is…

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CDC Holiday Food Safety Twitter Chat: Spread Joy, Not Germs

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join CDC for the Holiday Food Safety Twitter Chat: Spread Joy, Not Germs.  Key topics will include: Preparing and cooking holiday treats Food safety tips for parties Storing leftovers To participate: Follow @CDCgov, @CDC_NCEZID, and @NBCNewsHealth Join the chat on Wednesday, December 6 at 2pm, using #CDCFoodChat  

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Webinar: Update from Dr. John Ward: Progress Toward Viral Hepatitis Elimination

December 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Dr. John Ward, Director of the Division of Viral Hepatitis at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for an update on efforts to eliminate hepatitis B and C in the United States. Dr. Ward will highlight findings in the recently released Progress Toward Viral Hepatitis Elimination: National Progress Report with Data through 2015. This report examines progress toward elimination using goals adapted from Healthy People 2020, the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, and CDC's Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan.…

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Webinar: Strategies for PrEP Implementation

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the CDC Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network for a 60-minute webinar to discuss models for PrEP implementation within healthcare organizations working to optimize the provision of PrEP delivery and share best practices.This interactive webinar will feature “case studies” from CAI Global, Denver Prevention Training Center and Primary Care Development Corporation of innovative work being done to support the implementation of PrEP within clinical settings. View presenter bios and REGISTER.

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Webinar: HCV Among Pregnant Women

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The National Viral Hepatits Roundtable is hosting a webinar on hepatitis C virus (HCV) and young women to provide information about increasing rates of HCV among pregnant women and women who may become pregnant. The webinar will include a discussion of whether expanded HCV screening among pregnant women is warranted. Register now.

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Webinar: Acknowledging Stress in Communities Affected by Environmental Contamination

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Environmental contamination can disrupt life as usual and cause stress. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites you to join an upcoming webinar to learn about a new fact sheet “Coping with the stress that environmental contamination can cause” and tips for how to use it with community members. The stress fact sheet is available on the ATSDR website in English and Spanish. Webinar Details Please use both the web link and the telephone audio line to participate in…

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