The conference features five key tracks with several expanded areas for dialogue at the conference.

  • Research: Basic Science, Clinical, Prevention, Population, Implementation
  • Federal-EHE (Ending the HIV Epidemic): Diagnose, Treat, Prevent, Respond
  • Community: Minoritized Groups (Racial, Ethnic, Sexual, Gender), Street-involved, Substance Users, Sex Workers, COVID-19; Youth; Eldersexuals; Language Justice; Stigma; College Students
  • CBO - Health Departments: Telehealth; FQHC/CHC; MAT; Behavioral Health; Trauma-Informed Care
  • Rural: Transportation; Food; Migrant Workers; Opioid; Healthcare Access

The four-day conference will host 1,000+ participants and features four nationally recognized keynote speakers, 200 workshops, 100 poster sessions within five key tracks with several expanded areas for dialogue. Most importantly, the gathering will provide a platform for conversation and knowledge sharing about the current state of HIV in this country, how to reach at-risk populations (especially college students), prevention resources, and treatment and care.

Raniyah Copeland

Raniyah Copeland, M.P.H.

Co-founder and principal of Equity & Impact Solutions and the former president/CEO of Black AIDS Institute.

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Tori Cooper, M.P.H.

Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative at the Human Rights Campaign.

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Miachel Saag

Michael S. Saag, M.D.

Associate Dean for Global Health and a physician and prominent HIV/AIDS researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Bruce Smail

This conference will bridge higher education with HIV professionals, healthcare workers, pharmaceutical companies, and frontline workers who are doing HIV prevention, HIV education, and HIV care. It will build a much-needed network, offer participants an opportunity to interact, exchange ideas, and so much more.

Bruce E. Smail, director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center, special assistant to the vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs, and IUNHC chair