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American Bar Association
 HIV Law and Practice Conference
    Orlando, Florida •  February 3 - 4, 2010


Lawyers, Healthcare Providers and Social Service Professionals to Explore Common Issues at Interactive Conference

The American Bar Association's HIV Law and Practice: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead, was a pre-eminent multidisciplinary continuing legal education (CLE) conference addressing HIV/AIDS-related legal and policy issues.  Held in conjunction with the ABA Midyear Meeting, the 2010 conference featured a track designed specifically for healthcare providers, case workers, and social service professionals to examine how HIV-related law and policy affects their work and, in turn, to enlighten lawyers about their needs and experiences in working with HIV-positive patients. In addition, this year's innovative conference offered a maximum of eighteen (18) hours of continuing medical education (CME) credit.

* “This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and
policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint
sponsorship of the National Medical Association and the American Bar Association AIDS
Coordinating Committee. The National Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

* “The National Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.”

* “The National Medical Association has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized
Provider by the International Association for Continuing Medical Education and Training
(IACET), 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102-5120. The National Medical
Association has awarded 1.8 of CEUs to participants who successfully complete this

CME Program Co-Chairs

Shelley D. Hayes, J.D.
Gladys Branic, M.D., M.P.H.

Benefits Institute (February 3)
Interactive primers for non-lawyers on the legal dimensions of securing public benefits for people living with HIV/AIDS. Among the topics was a "Social Security Mock Hearing," "How to File a Successful Claim," and "Access to Care: Equality for All?"

Other multidisciplinary conference topics included:

  • Cities at the Forefront: Municipal Responses to HIV
  • What's New? Recent Litigation and Legislation
  • Ryan White Reauthorization: 2009 - 2013
  • How to Get Grant Funding and How to Keep It
  • Intersecting Epidemics: HIV, Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking
  • Medical-Legal Partnership
  • . . . And many more

    Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
    Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

    Thomas M. Liberti, M.D.
    Chief, Bureau of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis
    Florida Department of Health

    Confirmed plenary speakers included:

    • Christopher Bates, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    • Dr. Barry Zuckerman, Founding Director
      National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, Boston Medical Center

    • Janet Cleveland, Deputy Director for Prevention Programs
      Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    • Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director
      American Public Health Association

    Planning Committee
    ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee:
    Shelley D. Hayes, Chair
    Richard A. Wilson, Vice Chair
    Joshua Bachrach
    Myra Frazier
    Karen Freeman-Wilson
    Helaine Knickerbocker
    Gloria Sturman

     Michelle Batchelor
    National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors 

    Virginia A. Caine, M.D.
    Indiana University School of Medicine 

    Anthony Japour, M.D.
    Anthony Japour & Associates Medical and Scientific Consulting, Inc. 

    Myrthe Naparstek
    MedEd-Link, Inc.

    Evelyn Tomaszewski
    National Association of Social Workers

    Healthcare Advisory Committee

    Virginia A. Caine, M.D.
    Indiana University School of Medicine 

    Anthony Japour, M.D.
    Anthony Japour & Associates Medical and Scientific Consulting, Inc. 

    Robert E. Fullilove, Ed.D.
    Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

    David R. Holtgrave, Ph.D.
    Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Marjorie J. Hill, Ph.D.
    CEO, Gay Men's Health Crisis

    Joseph O'Neil, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
    Former Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy

    Wayne J. Riley, M.D., M.P.H., MBA, FACP
    President and CEO, Meharry Medical College

    Presenting Sponsor

      Other Sponsors

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