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2017 WHICC Conference

June 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Registration is FREE! Please click the register button below.

Food will be provided both days of the conference!

— Conference Agenda —

Thursday, June 8, 2017
3 – 5pm Registration
Friday, June 9, 2017
7 – 8am Breakfast/Registration
8 – 8:40am Welcome and Keynote
Introduction: Henry Pacheco, MD, SCAETC Director
Speaker: Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, PhD, University of the Incarnate Word
8:50 – 9:50am Concurrent Track Sessions
Women growing older with HIV
Speaker: Barbara Taylor, MD, MS, UT Health San Antonio
Impact of HIV on women in Texas
Speaker: Shelley Lucas, MPH, Manager HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch, DSHS
9:50 – 10:05am Break
10:05 – 11:05am Concurrent Track Sessions
Speaker: Amneris Luque, MD, UTSW
HIV in Hispanic women
Speaker: Carmen Zorilla, MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
11:15am – 12:15pm Concurrent Track Sessions
PrEP-Special issues for women
Speaker: Charlene Flash, MD, Baylor College of Medicine Houston
HIV in migrant women
Speaker: Deliana Garcia, MA, Migrant Clinicians Network
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch Keynote/Exhibits
Speaker: Charlene Doria-Otriz, Community Health Program Manager Bexar County
1:15 – 2:15pm Concurrent Track Sessions
The burden of STDs and HIV among women
Speaker: Philip Chan, MD, MS, Brown University
Mental health issues affecting women with HIV
Speaker: Melissa Grove, MS, LPC, Executive Director Legacy Counseling Center
2:25 – 3:25pm Concurrent Track Sessions
Urgent management of women exposed to HIV
Speaker: Lealah Pollock, MD, MS, UCSF Department of Family & Community Medicine and Clinician Consultation Center
Women and the global HIV epidemic: Sub-Saharan Africa
Speaker: Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD, UAB
3:25 – 3:40pm Break
3:40 – 4:40pm Concurrent Track Sessions
STDs and HIV risk factors in WSWs
Speakers: Vanessa Schick, PhD, UT Health Science Center Houston
HIV care in female adolescents
Speaker: Theresa Barton, MD, Baylor College of Medicine Houston
4:40 – 4:50pm Adjournment
Speaker: Arti Barnes, MD, MPH, SCAETC Clinical Director


Saturday, June 10, 2017
7 – 8am Breakfast
8 – 9:10am Welcome and Keynote
Introduction: Rachel Galarza, MSHCM, SCAETC Associate Director
Keynote: Research updates in HIV care for women
Carmen Zorilla, MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
9:20 – 10:20am Concurrent Track Sessions
New frontiers in safe sex and pregnancy: It is not just about condoms
Speaker: Judy Levison, MD, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine Houston
Substance abuse in women with HIV: A focus on opioids
Speaker: Timothy Grigsby, PhD, UTSA
10:30 – 11:30am Concurrent Track Sessions
IVF: assisted reproduction for HIV positive women
Speaker: John Parry, MD, University of Mississippi
Hep C and HIV in women
Speaker: Mamta K. Jain, MD, MPH, FIDSA, UTSW
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch Keynote/Exhibits
Psycho social issues affecting transgender women
Speaker: Jan Redfern, PhD, Redfern Strategic Medical Communications Inc.
12:30 – 1:30pm Concurrent Track Sessions
HIV medication errors in women with HIV
Speaker: Tomasz Jodlowski, PharmD, VA North Texas
Social determinants of HIV in women
Speaker: Paula Frew, PhD, MPH, MA, Emory University School of Medicine
1:40 – 2:40pm Track Session
Retention and access to care for women with HIV
Speaker: Ank E. Nijhawan, MD, MPH, MSCS, UTSW
2:40 – 2:50pm Closing remarks




Credit Designation Statement

  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essentials and standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Antidote Education Company and the South Central AIDS Education & Training Center. Antidote is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Antidote designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand one evidence based strategy that includes linkage to care
  2. Integrate one best practice into current clinical setting that will positively impact the health of HIV-infected women, children, and their families.
  3. Assess two identified health disparities amongst women served in current setting.
  4. Discuss two empowerment strategies that can be used to implement positive change in care for HIV+ women.


Submission period has passed for this conference. Thanks to all for your interest and to those who have submitted abstracts!

Target Audience:

Nurse practitioner, Public Health Professional, Other Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician, Physician Assistant,

CE Credits:

Medical, Nursing, Social Work,

CE Credits:

Medical, Nursing, Social Work,

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