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Pitt, UPMC Host World AIDS Day 30th Anniversary Conference

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WHAT: The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC), based at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, will collaborate with UPMC and local HIV stakeholders to host an all-day educational forum to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day and the 30th Anniversary of the MAAETC, funded by the U.S. Health Resources & Service Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau since 1988. 


The 2018 conference will bring together experts in the field of HIV to enable physicians, nurses and other HIV and primary care team members to improve HIV prevention, treatment and policy. They will discuss changes, opportunities and challenges facing health professionals, institutions and systems in addressing HIV and related co-morbidities with a focus on evidence-based practice, community collaboration and innovation. 


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• Antoine Douaihy, M.D., professor of psychiatry and director of Addiction Medicine Services and the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Pitt School of Medicine
• Marla Gold, M.D., F.A.C.P., former dean and professor, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health 
• Ronald Goldschmidt, M.D., professor and vice chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, and director of the AETC National Clinician Consultation Center
• Cheryl Healton, Dr.P.H., M.P.A., dean and professor, New York University College of Global Public Health
• John Mellors, M.D., Endowed Chair for Global Elimination of HIV and AIDS and professor of medicine, Pitt School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
• Corey O’Connor, councilman, City of Pittsburgh


WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

WHERE: University of Pittsburgh, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15260. 


Note to Media: To cover this event, contact Allison Hydzik at 412-647-9975 or