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The abstract submission period for the 2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment is now open. Please submit abstracts for sessions and poster presentations by completing the online submission process. Abstracts should reflect the conference theme, The Time is Now: Harnessing the Power of Innovation, Health Equity, and Community to End the HIV Epidemic. Submissions should be relevant to one or more of the six conference tracks and should provide appropriate technical assistance to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients and stakeholders to improve outcomes.

The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, December 17, 2021.

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Conference Tracks

Abstract Submissions should be relevant to one or more of the six conference tracks and should provide appropriate technical assistance to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients and stakeholders to improve outcomes. Conference tracks are listed below.

1) Population-Based Approaches for Improving Access, Engagement / Reengagement, and Health Outcomes

This track will focus on novel approaches used to increase access to care and treatment and improve engagement / reengagement in care and treatment for people with HIV.

Examples of topics for this track include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing and monitoring seamless systems to link justice-involved people to care
  • Addressing behavioral health needs of Black men who have sex with men (MSM) with HIV
  • Addressing barriers to HIV care for vulnerable subpopulations (e.g., women of color, aging, young Black MSM, transgender populations, etc.) in Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) jurisdictions
  • Integrating hepatitis C treatment into HIV care
  • Innovations in clinical practice transformation as a result of COVID-19 related disruptions
  • Improving engagement through social media outreach for transitioning youth to adult care
  • Training patient navigators and community health workers

2) Data Utilization

This track will examine data integration, data analysis, and data utilization with a focus on how these activities enhance engagement / reengagement, service delivery, and public health approaches to ending the HIV epidemic and curing hepatitis C in the RWHAP.

Examples of topics for this track include, but are not limited to:

  • Data 101: collecting and reporting high-quality, accurate data
  • Utilizing data to identify and re-engage people with HIV who are not receiving HIV care and treatment due to COVID-19 related disruptions
  • Partnering to link HIV surveillance, HIV program, and other data sets such as Medicaid to improve data quality and improve health outcomes
  • Establishing and developing technological innovations to streamline the data collection, data utilization, and reporting processes
  • Utilizing data to identify health disparities and to focus programming and service delivery to address those disparities
  • How data support the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions in EHE jurisdictions

3) Innovative System-level Models for HIV Service Delivery

This track will highlight innovative models of care, system-level enhancements, and workforce development that lead to improvements in health outcomes as well as related co-morbidities, such as hepatitis C, behavioral health, and substance use disorders.

Examples of topics for this track include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative programming to address the opioid epidemic among people with HIV
  • Innovative public health approaches to curing hepatitis C in the RWHAP
  • Increasing access to oral healthcare for people with HIV
  • Addressing the impact of structural barriers such as unemployment, unstable housing, food insecurity, and intimate partner violence on health outcomes
  • Innovations in the use of social media to improve health outcomes in EHE jurisdictions
  • Use of patient-centered medical homes and other models of care that provide high quality, coordinated team-based care, and delivery for individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Adaptability of health care delivery services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Innovative public health approaches to address structural barriers created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic such as unemployment, unstable housing, loss of insurance, food insecurity

4) Clinical Quality Management

This track will examine the fundamentals, best practices, and innovations for clinical quality management programs to measure and improve HIV service delivery and health outcomes to reduce health disparities and end the HIV epidemic.

Examples of topics for this track include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing the infrastructure of a clinical quality improvement (CQM) program
  • Utilizing a CQM collaborative to improve health outcomes
  • Engaging people with HIV in CQM programs
  • Using HIV health information systems to develop and maintain efficient quality management programs
  • Integrating multiple health information systems to improve clinical outcomes
  • Innovations in clinical interventions for CQM and quality improvement, including outcome measure changes as a result of COVID-19 related to stay-at-home orders

5) RWHAP Planning and Resource Allocation: Community Engagement and Collaborative Partnerships

This track will focus on requirements and best practices for integrated planning, program implementation, workforce development, and resource allocation and utilization, including examples of collaborative partnerships and community engagement initiatives that result in a quality, comprehensive system of HIV prevention, care, and treatment that will promote the EHE goals.

Examples of topics for this track include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilizing data to drive resource allocation and HIV service delivery decisions
  • Innovation in planning to better address unmet service needs and/or specific populations
  • Utilizing program income and rebates to address HIV service needs
  • Addressing the workforce shortage in HIV service delivery providers
  • Expanding HIV care and treatment capacity via telehealth
  • Best Practices related to innovations in community engagement protocols and collaboration among partners as a result of COVID-19 stay-at-home and social distancing orders
  • Utilizing innovative, community-driven solutions/strategies to address unique local needs in achieving the goals of the EHE Initiative.

 

6) RWHAP Fiscal and Grant Management Boot Camp

This track focuses on technical assistance training for RWHAP recipients and subrecipients on fiscal and grant management requirements and highlights innovation and best practices.

Examples of topics for this track include, but are not limited to:

  • Best practices and tools for fiscal and program monitoring of subrecipients with multiple grants
  • Virtual and/or hybrid program monitoring models
  • Partnerships and best practices for client certification/recertification
  • Considerations and best practices for unit costs or actual reimbursement models
  • Generating, tracking and utilizing program income and rebates for the purposes of the RWHAP
  • Distinguishing between RWHAP and EHE program requirements
  • Best practices for telehealth billing process