The What’s New Update STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning, and Addictions conference took place on April 11, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. Its focus was on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning and addictions were discussed.
In this session Kimberly McClellan, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC discussed Pre-conception Counseling and Contraception.
In this session Dace S. Svikis, PhD discussed What’s New in Addictions and Mental Health including prescription drug abuse and bath salts.
In this session Henry Fraimow, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Camden, NJ discussed how to best diagnosis and treat TB, and its relationship to HIV infection.
In this session Dr. Luciano Kapelusnik, Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland gives an update on Hepatitis C and STIs.
Learner objectives for the whole conference were:
1. State current treatment practices for hepatitis C
and multi-drug resistant bacterial STDs
2. Identify interactions between HIV and TB
3. Explain how to screen clients for substance
abuse, including the identification of cooccurring mental health issues
4. Describe current methods of effective
contraception and pre-conception counseling
Baltimore City Health Department
National Hepatitis Technical Assistance Center
New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis
Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and
STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers
TRAINING 3, Family Planning Council