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Intersecting Epidemics 3: Medication Assisted Treatment Centers, Substance Use Disorder, and HIV

11:30am - January 20, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East ATTC
Registration Deadline: January 20, 2021
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This virtual event is the third in the series entitled "Intersecting Epidemics in the Context of Ending the Epidemic: Tackling HIV, Substance Use, and HCV".

The audience for this program is for health care providers and staff working at HIV clinics, infectious disease clinics, substance use disorder treatment programs, opioid treatment programs, case managers, addiction counselors and therapists.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how to screen for HIV minimizing stigma as a barrier to care and engagement
  2. Identify opportunities to offer HIV/PrEP treatment in conjunction with treatment for substance use disorder
  3. Describe methods to provide HIV treatment/PrEP in facilities that focus on treating substance use disorder

Trainings with 60 minutes didactic and 60 minutes interactive. Breakout rooms will be part of the interactive piece and will include case study discussion.

Program Plan:

A 4-hour program: 60-minute didactic presentation on successfully treating active substance users for HCV. 

Two additional presenters; one from a substance treatment center and one from an MAT service in a primary care setting to each give an overview of how they have successfully treated HCV in their settings. What they had to do to make it possible to treat their patients.  


Ingrid McDowell headshotIngrid McDowell,Community Public Health Training Coordinator for the Mid Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC) at Johns Hopkins University AETC under the REACH Initiative. As Training Coordinator she facilitates and delivers provider and community partner training on HIV treatment, prevention and other HIV related issues in the state of Maryland and in Baltimore City. Ms. McDowell is also the Director of Invisions Consulting and has over 18 years of management and consulting experience in HIV. Her areas of expertise include: public health for diverse populations, health beyond illness, grant writing, capacity building, and non-profit fund development.



Continuing Nursing Education (CNE): The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Work: This program is offered for 2.0 CE hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education accredited school and therefore a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC biennial license renewal.

More accreditation information coming soon.

Continuing Education credits issued for participation in CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of their state licensing board(s).

This virtual conference is provided in collaboration by: The Central East ATTC, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC), the National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD), the Opioid Response Network (ORN), and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center.