December 11, 2012
Iris House: a Center for Women Living with HIV, Inc., is now accepting Workshop Proposals and Poster Abstracts for our annual two day summit, Women as the Face of AIDS. Friday May 3, 2013 will focus primarily on providers and professionals working in AIDS Service Organizations, Community Based Organizations and Medical Facilities; Saturday, May 4, 2013 will focus on consumers, clients and community members.
The 2013 Summit's theme is "Moving Forward Together." There are so many new advances in prevention and treatment, but major issues still exist: services, funding here and around the world, discussions and rumors of a cure. How do we, as a community, unite together to address the illness, the contextual issues around living with HIV, and how do we ensure that we DO get to zero, that we continue to be our sister's keeper, and that the challenges of day to day living are addressed by each of us individually, and as part of a collective?
Workshop Presentations will showcase 45 minute presentations that will reflect one of the five conference tracks. We invite a wide range of presentation styles: lecture, Q&A, panel, hands-on participation, and hope to offer a diverse collection of topics inside each track.
Our five tracks for 2013 are:
As always, we are interested in topics that can also address needs and challenges of specific populations (Latino, LGB and Trans, Seniors, etc.) while discussing one of our track areas.
The Poster Presentation session will showcase a variety of effective programs and projects that are conducted by non-profit organizations that serve those who are infected or affected by HIV/ AIDS. Iris House also welcomes posters that feature student research on topics concerning HIV/AIDS and the community. Posters will be displayed around the venue throughout the day. Attendees will be directed to seek out poster authors throughout the day and will have an opportunity to speak with them at the Networking Hour. We encourage submissions that can be captured electronically and included on our website and distributed in smaller paper copies.
Please indicate which category you are applying for: Workshop Presentation or Poster Presentation.
Email your abstract to Michael Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop faculty will be notified no later than February 17, 2013.
If you have questions, please contact Michael Jones, email@example.com or 646-548-0100 x222.
The committee regrets that it cannot offer honorariums or reimbursements for food and/or transportation costs for all presenters. If you are in need of transportation assistance please indicate this at the end of your abstract submission. All workshop and poster presentation panelists will receive lunch served at the Summit.
|2013 Summit Planning Committee|
Ingrid Floyd, Chair (Iris House)
Ofelia Barrios (Iris House)
The Reverend Henry Belin (First Bethel Church & Food Bank of New York)
Debra Bosier (Iris House)
Hadiyah Charles (Harm Reduction Coalition)
Robert Cordero (Citiwide Harm Reduction)
Antionettea Etienne (Iris House)
Olivia Ford (TheBody.com)
Vanessa Johnson (National Women and AIDS Collective)
Michael Barret Jones (Iris House)
Jim Phillipe (Iris House)
Angelica Ramirez (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region II)
Kimberly Richardson (Iris House)