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Click here to download the offical program book for The 2012 Kentucky Conference on HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis in PDF format. 

WHY THIS CONFERENCE?
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Public Health, is proud to announce The 2012 Kentucky Conference on HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis. The conference will be held on Tuesday, August 14th and Wednesday, August 15th 2012. As the only one of its kind in Kentucky, this conference presents a unique opportunity for the community, community-based organizations, local, state and federal agencies, and others in the field of HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis to come together and focus on improving the services available to persons infected with and affected by HIV disease.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This conference is designed for anyone interested in or dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis.
Health care and social service professionals who are involved in planning and/or providing direct delivery of services to those persons living with HIV/AIDS in Kentucky, as well as persons who are interested in improving the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. Leaders of all segments of the community are asked to attend to get information and the knowledge to mobilize their communities to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

WHAT ISSUES WILL BE ADDRESSED
Conference workshops, plenaries and panel discussions will focus on the following areas: Men that have sex with Men, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV and Corrections, Women and HIV, Aging and HIV, Youth and HIV, SSI/SSDI, Transgender Advocacy, Housing, Immigration, Hispanic Issues, African American Issues, Mental Health Substance Abuse, Cultural Competency, Social Media and Hepatitis A, B, and C.

The conference will be held at the Clarion Hotel is located at 1950 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY 40511. Their phone number is: (859) 233-0512.  If you call by August 5, 2012, rooms can be reserved at a rate of $85.00.  You may click here to go to the hotel web site.

CEU and CMEs will be offered.  If you are interested in obtaining CEU/CME credits, you must also register on the Train web site by August 11, 2012.  You may visit: https://ky.train.org and search for Course ID#: 1033629. 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED:
The deadline for Abstracts has been extended through June 22, 2012.  If you are interested in presenting, please complete and submit the 2012 Abstract Submission Form.

Help us promote the conference, click here to download a "Save The Date" flyer.

If you have questions please contact the conference Co-Chairs Michael or Beverly: michael.hambrick@ky.gov or beverly.mitchell@ky.gov or call them at 1-800-420-7431.

Thank you. See you in August!
Unbridled Spirit of Kentucky