Atlanta, Georgia -- The conference planning committee for the 10th annual National African-American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other health disparities have officially launched the call for the submission of abstracts, posters, institutes and workshops to be presented at the 2013 Conference. The abstract submission application contains all the pertinent information for submittal of abstracts for workshops, institutes and poster presentations that can be accessed online at www.naesm.org. Also, you may click on the following link to access the abstract submission form.
Completed abstracts must be submitted online via link for online submission. Submissions must be submitted via online by 9:00 p.m. EST on October 31, 2012.
This year's conference will explore and cause conversation on a plethora of HIV/AIDS and other health disparities subject matters important to us and for us in the struggle to understand, share and to provide a foot path to sustain focus for our brothers on what's important now as we move forward engaging the theme "10 Years and the Dialogue Continues" -- HIV Prevention as Social Justice for Black Gay Men/MSM 2013 and Beyond.
Six track topics will be offered in 2013:
Track 1: Executive Directors/Board Development
This track will help Executive Directors and Board members to develop skills, identify resources, network and identify best practices that support community-based, health service organizations or social justice agencies.
Track 2: Prevention Programs, Community Planning and the 12 City Projects
Participants will learn about the effective program planning and how to strengthen African-American parity, inclusion, and representation in the Community Planning process and the 12 City Projects.
Track 3: HIV, STD and Other Health Disparities
This track will focus on health disparities and their impact on African-American MSM's health, as well as effective care strategies.
Track 4: Advocacy, Community Mobilization and Awareness
This track will address the development, sustainability and accessibility of effective health promotion services, interventions and programs, including those that target social justice issues.
Track 5: Youth and Young Adults
This track will address issues and matters that focus on youth and young adults (29 years or younger).
Track 6: Special Interests
This track will focus on topics that address other health disparity issues, either directly or indirectly, that can help remove health burdens from the community, increase self efficacy, or have a general interest in the African-American MSM community.
The 2013 National African-American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other health disparities is slated for January 17-20, 2013 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel.