CELEBRATING 30 YEARS
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
On behalf of HRSA’s HIV AIDS Bureau, I look forward to your participation at 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, on August 11-14, 2020. The National Conference theme this year is “30 Years of Innovating Care, Optimizing Public Health, Ending the HIV Epidemic,” which is timely as HRSA celebrates 30 years since the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act was first enacted. This year’s theme also aligns with the Administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, the 10-year initiative with the important goal of reducing new HIV infections to less than 3,000 per year by 2030.
HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau hosts the National Conference every two years to deliver program and policy updates, share innovative models of care, and provide training and technical assistance to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients; federal, national, state, and local stakeholders; health care and service delivery providers; and people with HIV. This biennial event provides a forum to share best practice models and strategies that will help attendees facilitate a coordinated national response designed to reduce new HIV infections and HIV-related health disparities. The National Conference will offer attendees the important opportunity to network and to find areas of collaboration.
I am especially looking forward to the National Conference this year because we will have the opportunity to highlight the incredible work the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, including all of our recipients and partners, has accomplished over the past 30 years to pave the way to end the HIV epidemic. I think back to the 1990s when I was a young clinician working in San Francisco, and I hoped there would come a time when this horrible epidemic in this country would end. That time is now! With the incredible advancements in HIV treatment and prevention in recent years, we now have the tools that we need to end the HIV epidemic in America.
I hope your experience at the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment will be rewarding and will offer a time for reflection and celebration as well as a productive exchange of valuable knowledge and information. Thank you for your commitment to providing high quality, comprehensive care and treatment to people with HIV and your efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the United States.
Laura Cheever, M.D., Sc.M.
Associate Administrator, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
Registration is now open for the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment. Participants will include direct-care providers, program/fiscal administrators, members of planning councils/ planning boards, people with HIV, federal staff, and others involved in HIV care and treatment. Registration is free, however, space is limited.
Registration will close on July 10, 2020, or once a maximum of 3,800 participants have been registered and confirmed. Once the registration maximum has been reached, a waitlist will be established.
The 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment is pleased to offer exhibiting opportunities.
The exhibit hall is the center point of the meeting where attendees will find state and federal agencies in the Federal Village, researchers, advocacy partners, foundations, national HIV/AIDS service organizations, and other groups involved in HIV care and treatment. The exhibit hall will be open throughout the National Conference (Tuesday, August 11 through Friday, August 14).
All requests to exhibit require HIV/AIDS Bureau approval. The types of organizations that are encouraged to exhibit are the following: current technical assistance partners, federal and state agencies, public and private non-profits, and foundations. A list of 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment exhibitors can be viewed using the drop down bar below. All products and services displayed in the exhibit hall should be related to HIV care, treatment and prevention.