We are excited to announce we are accepting proposals for the 2017 Transforming Care Conference! This year’s theme will be Health Across the Lifespan with a focus on:

  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Access to Care
  • Cultural Competency and Cultural Humility
  • Advocacy and Community Engagement
  • Clinical/Medical
  • Holistic Health Activities (i.e. meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, poetry)

Proposals should be interactive, engaging, and relevant to the learning objectives of the conference. We welcome a variety of proposal types, including oral presentations, workshops, panels, and posters. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups. We are looking for proposals that will:

  • Go beyond a PowerPoint presentation and get conference attendees actively engaged
  • Boost the energy of conference attendees
  • Breakdown barriers and promote collaboration
  • Creative a positive and safe learning experience

CONFERENCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The learning objectives of the conference are as follows:

  •  Develop the capacity for critical thinking about HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ health across the lifespan.
  • Identify the successes and challenges of HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ care across the lifespan.
  • Develop capacities and skills necessary to work effectively with the LGBTQ and PLWH communities.

PROPOSAL SCORING CRITERIA

Proposals will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to conference theme and strands
  • Relevance to HIV/AIDS or LGBTQ care
  • Addresses current issues
  • Innovation, creativity, novelty
  • Based on research and/or best practices
  • Proposal format
  • Participant learning objectives
  • Presentation delivery method
  • Appropriateness for audience
  • Presenter’s competence and experience in HIV/AIDS or LGBTQ care

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INFORMATION

  • Proposals must be submitted through the Transforming Care Conference website
  • Proposals must be submitted by 11:59PM, May 22nd, 2017
  • Proposals with incomplete or missing information will not be reviewed
  • Proposal abstracts must not exceed 500 words
  • Notification of proposal acceptance will occur in mid-June

Call for Abstracts: Holistic Activity

Click here to submit a Holistic Activity Abstract

Deadline to Submit: 11:59 PM, May 22.

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Health and social service providers, researchers, academics, students, activists, policy makers, community members, etc. with an interest in improving health for the LGBTQ Community and People Living with HIV/AIDS.

AUDIENCE
Conference participants include health and social service providers, researchers, academics, students, activists, policy makers, LGBTQ community members and People Living with HIV/AIDS.

SUGGESTED CONTENT

The Holistic Health strand is seeking activities for conference attendees that meet the following criteria:

  • Teaches or guides conference attendees through an activity to promote better health
  • Includes adaptations or assistance so that all attendees can fully participate
  • Potential activities may include but are not limited to:

Holistic activities could include: meditation mindfulness, yoga aromatherapy, poetry, art, or massage therapy.

For questions or more information email, equitashealthinstitute@equitashealth.com

Call for Abstracts: Educational Session

Click here to submit an Educational Session Abstract

Deadline to Submit: 11:59 PM, May 22

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Health and social service providers, researchers, academics, students, activists, policy makers, community members, etc. with an interest in improving health for the LGBTQ Community and People Living with HIV/AIDS.

LENGTH OF PRESENTATION
Breakout sessions are 60 minutes (please consider time for questions and answers). In the event of space restrictions, some workshops may be combined. You will be given advance notice if your presentation will be combined.

AUDIENCE
Conference participants include health and social service providers, researchers, academics, students, activists, policy makers, LGBTQ community members and People Living with HIV/AIDS.

PRESENTATION SCOPE

We welcome proposals that complement the conference theme of Transforming Care for LGBTQ and HIV-positive communities. Proposals may be oral presentations, workshops, panels, posters, performances, etc. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups. We welcome proposals related, but not limited to:

The learning objectives of the Mental and Behavioral Health strand are as follows:

  • Identify the successes and challenges of providing mental and behavioral health care to PLWH and the LGBTQ community across the lifespan.
  • Deepen an understanding of the dynamic interrelationship between the LGBTQ community, PLWH, and mental and behavioral health across the lifespan.

The learning objectives of the Access to Care strand are as follows:

  • Identify the successes and challenges of accessing care for PLWH and the LGBTQ community across the lifespan.
  • Enhance capacities and skills to provide access to care for PLWH and the LGBTQ community.

The learning objectives of the Cultural Humility strand are as follows:

  • Identify how to incorporate cultural humility into HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ care through practical application.
  • Enhance capacities and skills to provide culturally appropriate care for PLWH and the LGBTQ community across the lifespan.

The learning objectives of the Advocacy and Community Engagement strand are as follows:

  • Identify the successes and challenges of advocacy and community engagement for HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ care across the lifespan.
  • Enhance capacities and skills for HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ advocacy and community engagement through practical application.

The learning objectives of the Clinical/Medical strand are as follows:

  • Identify the successes and challenges of providing care to PLWH and the LGBTQ community across the lifespan.
  • Enhance capacities and skills to provide culturally appropriate care for PLWH and the LGBTQ community across the lifespan.

Presentations should be interactive, engaging, and relevant to the learning objectives of this conference. All presentations must include measurable learning objectives. Community-based presenters are encouraged to submit.