Selected nominees will be notified on or before May 1st, 2019.
The Biomedical Intervention Institute will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott San Anotnio Riverwalk. It is a 3 minute scenic walk from the Hyatt Regency Hotel where we are hosting the 2019 National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD May 17-19, 2019.
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool. These last few years we have rushed to meet the needs of our communities and have created PrEP programs to address the gaps in our services. Our intention with this Institute is to focus on PrEP implementation and infrastructures to ensure that our attendees effectively incorporate their PrEP services in their work.
We invite agencies that want to start a PrEP program in their organization, agencies who have recently implemented their program and would like additional guidance, and agencies with a PrEP program that would like an opportunity to reevaluate their current program and learn from other PrEP programs. [There will be a max of 30 participants - no more than 3 staff from the same organization will be allowed.]
Agencies will be required to introduce themselves with a presentation on their PrEP programs and discuss their barriers and successes. Our facilitators will underscore the lessons learned from the presentations and will press the agencies to think about what their ideal PrEP program would look like. With their guidance, attendees will brainstorm with their colleagues and report back what their ideal programs would look like and discuss potential barriers and areas of strengths.
Participants in this institute will additionally commit to continuing the dialogue started in this session. Technical Assistance will be provided post-Institute and attendees will be encouraged to stay accountable by participating in a check-in with all 30 participants two months after the conference to discuss the PrEP programs.