Call for Abstracts

The Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine and the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Clinical Education Initiative welcome your proposal to share your clinical expertise, innovative strategies, cutting-edge ideas, and measurable implementation plans with our conference attendees!

The New York State 2018 Clinical Conference on HIV and Hepatitis C will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester (125 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604). The goal of this conference is to enhance the capacity of New York State clinicians to provide high quality and clinically sound HIV and Hepatitis C prevention and care. 

This year's conference theme is "Leading the Way to Leave No One Behind." As we reach the halfway point of the Ending the AIDS Epidemic effort as well as the recent launch of the Hepatitis C Elimination Campaign, it is an important time evaluate current efforts to ensure medical providers are doing their part in screening, prevention, and care access. This year's conference seeks to continue this dialogue on the important role of medical providers to ensure health equity for all patients.

How to Submit an Abstract

Due to the clinical focus of our conference, all presentations must be geared towards medical providers (e.g. physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, dentists, and pharmacists). At least one medical provider must be a presenter per abstract.

Abstracts may be submitted for a 60 minute breakout presentation session. Applicants may submit more than one abstract for consideration. Abstracts that utilize a combination of interactive methodologies (mixed methods, case studies, lecture, video, audience response, etc.) are ideal for this conference. Additional information regarding credentials and financial disclosures may be requested for CE application purposes if your abstract is selected. Accepted abstract presenters must submit their presentation slides four weeks before the conference date for CE review and approval.

Suggested abstract topic areas include (but not limited to) the following:

- HIV and/or Hepatitis C clinical research
- Implementation of Governor's Plan to End AIDS Blueprint
- Projects in line with the New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Campaign 
- Clinical manifestations of HIV and/or Hepatitis C
- Initiatives around Hepatitis C and people who use drugs 
- Programs targeting PrEP and/or PEP implementation
- HIV or Hepatitis C related policy, economics, or program integration
- Behavioral health interventions
- Utilizing innovative technology in the primary care setting
- HIV vaccine research
- Programs targeting specific populations (e.g. LGBTQ, people who use drugs, youth)
- Smoking cessation in the patient living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C
- Buprenorphine treatment
- Opioid overdose prevention strategies

All abstracts are subject to a review by a committee comprising of Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine staff and topic-specific experts. It is recommended to save a copy your abstract text in another program (Microsoft Word, etc.) as SurveyMonkey does not have the capacity to save submissions for future editing. Applicants may submit more than one abstract for consideration.

All abstract proposals must be submitted by December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST to be considered. Applicants will be notified in January 2018 if their abstract has been accepted for presentation. We will provide one honorarium for each accepted abstract to assist with travel and lodging expenses. 

For further information, please contact Naomi Harris Tolson at or 212-731-3792.

Best of luck!

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