Early Registration Begins for 5th Annual Symposium

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Good Morning, Friends!

We are excited to announce that early registration has begun for our 5th Annual HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium!

We have another exciting day of learning and networking in store for you, from local experts and longtime allies in the fight against HIV/AIDS to national experts.

To register, click here: https://hiv-aging.kimbia.com/2015symposium

Scholarships available upon request and availability of funds. Please email us at hivagingaustin@gmail.com if you would like to request scholarship support.

General questions? Email us at hivagingaustin@gmail.com.

See you on May 1!

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Speaker Annoucement: Elizabeth Colvin from Insure Central Texas

Director_Elizabeth-680x1024Elizabeth Colvin, JD, Director of Insure Central Texas, will be speaking on how the Affordable Care Act will impact older adults living with HIV/AIDS in our community. Colvin is a nonprofit attorney and director, with a career built with organizations that advocate on behalf of low-income communities. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and an alumna of Rice University. Colvin will be replacing Monica Crowley, JD, on the symposium schedule.

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Thank You to Our Amazing Sponsors!

Our event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. We would not be able to host Central Texas’ only HIV/AIDS and Aging conference without their leadership and support.

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2014 HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium: The Final Countdown

Tonight marks the final countdown to register for the 2014 HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium on May 2, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church (301 East 8th Street, Austin, Texas). This conference includes an opportunity to earn 6 CEUs for LPC, LCDC, LMFT and LMSW. 

Registration closes on Thursday, April 24 at midnight. Don’t miss this chance to see this exciting lineup of speakers!

Online registration is open through Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12 a.m. Limited registration will be available the day of the event.

• Registration + meals $40
• Registration + meals + 6 CEUs  for LPC/LMSW/LCDC/LMFT $45

Register today for a great deal to learn more about how our community can serve this growing need. To register, click here or visit hivandaging.wordpress.comSome scholarships are available. Email hivagingaustin@gmail.com for more information.

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Early bird registration extended through March 31!

We are excited to announce the 2014 HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium speakers:

Keynote by Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H
PerryHalkitisPerry N. Halkitis is Professor of Applied Psychology, Public Health, & Population Health, and Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies at New York University. Dr. Halkitis’ research examines the intersection between the HIV epidemic, drug abuse, and mental health burden in LGBT populations. His new book, The AIDS Generation: Strategies for Survival and Resilience in 2013, is now available.

Session with Andrew Martin, MSN, RN, CHPN
AndrewMartinC. Andrew Martin is a Nurse Medical Case Manager with AIDS Services of Austin and Adjunct Online Faculty at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. A nurse in the hospice industry for the past 17 years, Andrew is passionate about promoting end-of-life care education to colleagues and the community. Educating the community about end-of-life care continues through the recent publication of his book, Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life.

Affordable Care Act Information with Monica Crowley, Lone Star Circle of Care
MonicaCrowleyMonica Crowley, Senior Director of Strategic Communication & Policy, will discuss how the new law will impact the HIV/AIDS and aging community.

 

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Prevention Discussion with Tiffany Mack, Special Health Resources for Texas
Tiffany Mack will discuss HIV/AIDS prevention and education programming with the aging community.

 

As a special offer, early bird pricing is available through March 31.

• Early registration + meals $35
• Early registration + meals + CEUs $40

Register today for a great deal to learn more about how our community can serve this growing need. To register, click here or visit hivandaging.wordpress.com.
Some scholarships are available. Email hivagingaustin@gmail.com for more information.

 

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HIV/AIDS and Aging Schedule announced

Announcing the schedule for the 4th annual HIV/AIDS and Aging Conference:

8 am to 8:45 am: Registration opens, networking breakfast begins

9 am: Introduction 

9:30 am: Keynote by Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H

11:15 am: Affordable Care Act Information with Monica Crowley, Lone Star Circle of Care

12 pm: Lunch Break

1 pm: Session with Andrew Martin, MSN, RN, CHPN

2 pm: Prevention Discussion with Tiffany Mack, Special Health Resources for Texas

3 pm: Survivors’ Panel

4 pm: Closing Remarks with Brandon Wollerson, HIV/AIDS and Aging Committee Chair

Register today to get the early bird rate: https://hivandaging.wordpress.com/registration/

 

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Early Bird Registration Begins today!

Early bird registration is currently underway for the 4th annual HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium. Register now through March 20 to save $5!

Our conference offers an excellent deal: registration includes breakfast, lunch, and up to 5 social work CEUs for only $40 or only $35 without CEUs.

Click here to register.  

Prices go up on March 21, so don’t wait! If affording this conference is challenging for you, we do have a limited number of scholarships available. For more information, email us at hivagingaustin@gmail.com. 

Early registration begins March 3, 2014:
• Early registration + meals $35
• Early registration + meals + CEUs $40
Regular registration begins March 21, 2014:
• Registration + meals $40
• Registration + meals + CEUs $45

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2014 Symposium Speakers, Registration announced!

Get excited! The 2014 Symposium is just around the corner! We delighted to announced the amazing speakers we have coming in and the dates for early bird registration. Check out the details below:

2014 HIV/AIDS & Aging Symposium
Friday, May 2, 2014
@ St. David’s Episcopal Church
301 East 8th Street,
Austin, Texas 78701

Registration goes live March 3, 2014. Check back here for the link to the registration page. 

The 2014 HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium will bring community leaders together to improve the lives of older adults living with HIV/AIDS. This one-day event will educate and inspire Central Texas social workers, physicians, nurses and care managers.

Symposium Highlights
Keynote by Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H
PerryHalkitisPerry N. Halkitis is Professor of Applied Psychology, Public Health, & Population Health, and Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies at New York University. Dr. Halkitis’ research examines the intersection between the HIV epidemic, drug abuse, and mental health burden in LGBT populations. His new book, The AIDS Generation: Strategies for Survival and Resilience in 2013, is now available.

Session with Andrew Martin, MSN, RN, CHPN
AndrewMartinC. Andrew Martin is a Nurse Medical Case Manager with AIDS Services of Austin and Adjunct Online Faculty at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. A nurse in the hospice industry for the past 17 years, Andrew is passionate about promoting end-of-life care education to colleagues and the community. Educating the community about end-of-life care continues through the recent publication of his book, Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life.

Affordable Care Act Information with Monica Crowley, Lone Star Circle of Care
MonicaCrowleyMonica Crowley, Senior Director of Strategic Communication & Policy, will discuss how the new law will impact the HIV/AIDS and aging community.

Prevention Discussion with Tiffany Mack, Special Health Resources for Texas
Tiffany Mack will discuss HIV/AIDS prevention and education programming with the aging community.

Registration

Register online at hivandaging.wordpress.com. Limited scholarships are available. For more information, email us at hivagingaustin@gmail.com.

Early registration begins March 3, 2014:
• Early registration + meals $35
• Early registration + meals + CEUs $40
Regular registration begins March 21, 2014:
• Registration + meals $40
• Registration + meals + CEUs $45

Download the flyer here: Flyer

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Registration is now open for the 2013 HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium!

Register now for the 2013 HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium of Central Texas. The event will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. Check out our 2013 Symposium page for speaker information and click on the Register page to register!

2013 HIV/AIDS & Aging Symposium
Friday, May 3, 2013
@ St. David’s Episcopal Church
301 East 8th Street,
Austin, Texas 78701

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Funding Cuts to HAAC Partners by United Way for Greater Austin

The members of the HIV/AIDS and Aging Coalition were devastated to hear late last night that the United Way for Greater Austin has ceased supporting four of our collaboration partners: AIDS Services of Austin, AGE of Central Texas, The Care Communities and Meals on Wheels and More. A total of 12 health and human service organizations lost critical funding as a result of United Way’s “fundraising shortfalls.”

The United Way, a long-time supporter of health services in Austin, was a major donors to our partners. The loss of this funding is devastating. The funding lost was based on an existing grant cycle. That is, our partners had been granted the funding from the United Way, but the financial shortfall prevented the United Way from providing the full amount promised. Moreover, for many of these organizations, they are in the middle of their fiscal year. So, they planned on having the support of the United Way when they made their budgets. The sudden withdrawal of financial support means that our partners are now faced with tough decisions. AGE of Central Texas is facing a $70,000 shortfall that directly impacts the low-cost Alzheimer’s Care services they provide. AIDS Services of Austin is now $55,000 short for the emergency dental services they provide.

The United Way for Greater Austin has been a faithful funder for many years, and has more than held up their end in underwriting health services and their decision was made to keep their organization financially solvent.

The damage of these cuts extends past the HIV/AIDS and Aging Coalition. The organizations cut from the United Way funding represented the social safety net in Austin, providing free or low-cost services to the community’s most vulnerable: the indigent, the elderly, and people with HIV/AIDS. For example, Salvation Army lost the funding for Passages, a homeless to permanent housing program. The loss of this support rips a gaping hole in our community’s safety net and Central Texans are bound to fall through.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US:
 The organizations impacted by the loss of funding will continue on toward their mission, and so will the HIV/AIDS and Aging Committee.We are committed to raise awareness of older adults living with HIV/AIDS and Aging in Central Texas for now and the years to come.
We want everyone to extend their love and support (if you have the means) to our friends at ASA, AGE, MOWAM and TCC. We need to give them support to keep this community collaboration going. Spread the word that these groups need help from the community.
We will continue moving forward with our plans unless we are told otherwise. Stay strong friends. This is really bad news but I know we will persevere. We have to. The community is counting on us. Please join us in showing support for our partners and other organizations below:

AIDS Services of Austin

Austin Groups for the Elderly

Austin Habitat for Humanity

Any Baby Can

Bastrop County Food Pantry

BiG Austin

Capital IDEA

Care Communities

Family Eldercare

Frameworks

Foundation Communities

Goodwill

LifeWorks

Manos De Cristo

Meals on Wheels and More

People’s Community Clinic

PeopleFund

Project Transitions

SafePlace

Salvation Army

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic

Williamson Burnet County Opportunities

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