SYNCHRONICITY CONFERENCE

April 24-25, 2017
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Arlington, VA

 

 

 

For information about SYNC Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Advertising opportunities, click here.

SYNC 2017

SYNChronicity (or SYNC 2017) is HealthHIV’s national conference addressing HIV and HCV disease prevention, care and treatment. With the National Coalition for LGBT Health co-hosting SYNC 2017, the agenda is expanded to include LGBT health. The conference is titled SYNChronicity because the approach is to SYNC various audiences with a variety of topics with the intended outcome of advancing HIV, HCV and LGBT health. SYNChronicity educational offerings will be provided following the conference via webinars and an app with available resources—keeping participants synched throughout the year.


SYNChronicity provides a distinct approach to HIV, HCV and LGBT health education and training. With the rapid changes and challenges in the health care sector, the need to come together and SYNC on pressing issues from access to delivery is greater than ever. SYNC 2017 participants will receive training on a variety of HIV, HCV and LGBT health topics and have the unique opportunity to engage with clinicians, service providers, government officials, community based organization leaders, advocates, and others. Together they will SYNC systems, data, programs, models, interventions and policies to generate targeted solutions and approaches within a dynamic health care environment. Continuing education credits will be offered.


SYNC 2017 will feature five (5) PLENARIES and five (5) TRACKS—Preventative Health, MSM of Color Health, HCV Health, LGBT Health, and Systems Health. Each track will feature (3) sessions.



          

SYNC 2017’s five (5) tracks are as follows:

The Preventative Health track will address the integration of public health and primary care in delivering effective preventative services, and SYNC public health practice with primary care services to advance positive health outcomes.

The MSM of Color Health track will identify strategies to increase the retention and engagement in care of MSM of Color, and examine how cultural competence impacts this population’s access to HIV, HCV and LGBT heath services.

The HCV Health track will SYNC clinicians, allied health providers, and advocates to facilitate implementation of HCV cure therapy, and explore approaches to increasing HCV testing in at-risk communities.

The LGBT Health track will address best practices to SYNCing HIV and STD prevention and treatment within the LGBT community, as well as HIV and HCV co-infection among LGBT individuals.

The Systems Health track will help lead HIV organizations from compliance to sustainability, focusing on complying with federal grants, building revenue streams, and thinking strategically about positioning HIV organizations in a new healthcare landscape.


 

 

 

 

Click here to register at the following rates: 

Regular: $240 (ends 3.3.2017)

Coalition Member: $200 (ends 3.3.2017)

On-site: $295 (ends 4.24.2017)

Federal Rate: $195

One Day Only: $175

Registration includes all sessions, the exhibitors’ reception, and breakfast and lunch on both days of the conference.

 

HealthHIV is committed to promoting and advancing HIV, HCV, and LGBT Health. To demonstrate this commitment, HealthHIV will provide 50 registration-only scholarships (valued at $240) to attend the 2017 SYNChronicity Conference. Conference registration includes two breakfast plenary sessions, two lunch plenary sessions, and one reception.

Scholarship recipients will be responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Click here to apply.

Scholarship applications will only be accepted online, and are due by March 3.  

All applications will be reviewed by the SYNC Scholarship Review Committee.

PLEASE NOTE: You may only apply for one scholarship and scholarships are non-transferrable. Completion of the application is the responsibility of the applicant.

Three major factors will be considered in awarding these scholarships:
a) applicant’s commitment to HIV, HCV, and/or LGBT Health;
b) leadership; and
c) demonstration of need.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Terrence Calhoun at 202.507.4723 or terrence@heatlhhiv.org.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail after March 17.

 

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

SYNC will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue in Arlington, Virginia. The conference has secured rooms at the discount rate of $222 (the prevailing government rate), for the nights of Sunday, April 23 and Monday, April 24.

To make your reservation, click here.

If you experience any issues, contact the hotel directly at 703.413.1300 and mention that you are part of “SYNC 2017”.

Washington, DC at the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial during the spring cherry blossom season.

Washington, DC’s famous cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in April, during SYNC 2017. The District’s Tidal Basin, surrounded by cherry trees, is located just 5 minutes from the conference hotel!

 


SYNC participants can engage with the conference’s content via the SYNC app, which can be downloaded from either:

   

Apple iTunes

Google Play

Search for the app under the title: “SYNC Conference and Web Series”.

 


HealthHIV and AIDS.gov are teaming up to offer a Social Media Lab during the conference. It’s THE place to bring your digital communication questions, big or small. Come in to learn how to set goals for your social media efforts and then measure impact. Do you want to learn what others in the community have done? Looking at how Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat could fit into your communications planning? Plan to visit the lab, and stay tuned for more details in upcoming conference e-mails.

 

Visit SYNC 2017 online at www.SYNC2017.org.

Use hashtag #SYNC2017  to engage with SYNC 2017 on social media:

Facebook.com/
SYNC2017
Twitter.com/
SYNC2017; 
@SYNC2017
Tinyurl.com/
YT-SYNC2017

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SYNC 2017’s sponsors have numerous opportunities to reach and engage the conference’s diverse audiences. If interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Terrence Calhoun, Conference and Events Manager, at Terrence@HealthHIV.org or 202.507.4723. 

CONTACT

For additional information about HealthHIV’s programs, initiatives, or coalitions, please click here to email, or call 202.232.6749.