Call for Proposals: 26th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS
May 22-25, 2014 Denver, Colorado
Submission deadline: December 10, 2013
Please consider submitting a conference presentation proposal for our 26th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, to be held in the beautiful and vibrant City of Denver. Join me and over 500 other HIV/AIDS social workers for this important gathering. The 2014 theme will examine the many ways in which HIV care is evolving. While social determinants and healthcare disparities continue to be critical issues in understanding HIV, some now see HIV as best treated primarily like a chronic disease. Treatment as prevention is another perspective under consideration that may have far reaching impacts on service delivery. We also now understand more about the “Cascade of Care” which provides new insights about HIV disease progression. Developments in Medical Case Management also affect our work. Further, The Affordable Care Act, The National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Ryan White Program funding issues present new challenges and opportunities. All of these will impact the future of HIV/AIDS social work practice. What is our niche in this new era?
As always we plan to offer over 100 presentations from colleagues that address all areas of contemporary HIV/AIDS social work practice. We are especially interested in receiving presentation proposals that address aspects of the 2014 conference theme. Conference sessions will begin at 5:30 on Thursday, May 22 and conclude at 1:15 on Sunday, May 25. There will also be several informal “meet and greet” networking receptions and social gatherings during all four days. In addition, some events will be organized by the Professional Association of Social Workers in
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