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Annual HIV/AIDS Conference to be in Lexington in May

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 10, 2006  
Contact Information:  Gwenda Bond or Beth Crace, (502) 564-6786  

The 2006 Kentucky HIV/AIDS Conference will be May 10-12 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lexington.

The conference, hosted by the Kentucky Department for Public Health and Heartland CARES, Inc., of Paducah, is for health care and social service professionals who plan or provide prevention education or direct delivery of services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Kentucky. It is also intended for people who are interested in improving the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS, and those who are concerned about the impact HIV/AIDS has in our communities.

This conference may be of special interest to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, prevention specialists, health planners, social workers, counselors, certified health education specialists, pharmacists, administrators, corrections officers, substance abuse counselors, caregivers, service providers, community members and others affected by HIV/AIDS.

The conference will start May 10 with a reception. Entertainment will be provided by “Another Note,” an ensemble whose members have been singing together since 1997.

The group holds benefit concerts in December and during spring months to raise money for Moveable Feast of Lexington.

On Thursday, May 11, Reverend Edwin C. Sanders II, will give his nationally known address “Wake Up.” Sanders is the senior servant and founder of the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church, a congregation representing a diverse group of people. He also founded the First Response Center in 1992 to provide services to those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Mitchell Goldman will serve as this year’s keynote speaker and will address conference attendees on Friday, May 12. Goldman is a professor of medicine and serves as the program director of the infectious disease fellowship at Indiana University. His presentation will focus on new HIV drugs, immune reconstitution and new developments in HIV care and organ transplantation.

Pre-registration is $100 until April 25. On-site registration is $125.
Approval for CEU/CME credit is currently pending. There is no additional charge for CEU/CME credits. For more conference information, contact Trista Chapman at the Department for Public Health at (502) 564-0535.      


Last Updated 4/10/2006