HIV Epidemic 

Apr 04

Methodist Hospitals, Matec and Brothers Uplifting Brothers present the 2009 HIV Symposium

Saturday, April 4, 2009
Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
800 East 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

The care and treatment of patients infected with HIV continues to progress with numerous significant scientific advances each year. Despite these medical advances, the number of people newly infected with the HIV virus continues to rise both nationally and regionally. An understanding of the epidemic, pathophysiology and clinical presentations of the disease are necessary to care for those living with the virus. Special attention must also be paid to the unique challenges facing vulnerable populations. This day long program will address local epidemiology, treatment strategies, management of co-infections and special issues facing women and minorities.


7:30 am to 8:15 am Breakfast and Registration
8:15 am to 8:30 am Welcome
8:30 am to 9:00 am Epidemiology
Richard Passey, MD, Indiana State Department of Health
9:00 am to 9:30 am Pathophysiology HIV
Robert Clausen, MD, FACP; The South Bend Clinic and Surgicenter
9:30 am to 10:00 am Clinical Presentation- Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS
Petronella Adamako, MD, Medical Specialists Center of Indiana

10:00 am to 10:15 am Break

11:00 am to 12:00 pm HIV in Pediatrics and Pregnancy
Pamela Haerr, RN, CPNP, The Core Center
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch/Regional Resources
Tony Gillespie, Brothers Uplifting Brothers
Tammy Morris, The Aliveness Project

Breakout Sessions
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm Implementing Rapid, Routine HIV Screening in Emergency Departments
Lee Wilbur, MD, Wishard Health Services
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm HIV in Special Needs and Minority Populations
Bethsheba Johnson, MSN, CNS, GNP, AACRN, Luck Care Center

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm Questions & Answers and Concluding Remarks
April Grudi, MPH CHES, MATEC Indiana
Denise Weaver, MD, Medical Specialist Center of Indiana

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592

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