AFC thought leaders to present at nine health conferences this fall

August 17, 2016

Continuing its legacy as a collaboration and knowledge center in Chicago, thought leaders from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) will be representing dynamic programs from across the organizations at state, national and international conferences this autumn. To learn more about abstracts and presenters, email us.



Date of Meeting

Abstract title


National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, Washington, DC August 23-26, 2016 Designing a Transnational Intervention to Link and Retain Mexican Men who have sex with Men in HIV Care Amy Johnson, presenter, and Roman Buenrostro
Quality Management Strategies to Improve Tracking of Health Outcomes for Ryan White Case Management Charlotte Detournay, presenter, and Amy Johnson
Transnational Practices and Linkage to Care: Lessons from the SPNS Latino Access Initiative Amy Johnson, presenter, and Jeff Bailey, Manisha Maskay and Janet Myers
Illinois Public Health Annual Meeting, Springfield, IL September 13-15, 2016 Promoting Culturally Competent Health Services and Equity through Social Marketing and Web-based Engagement Adam Conway, presenter, and Roman Buenrostro and Kelly Nowicki
Developing and Evaluating a Youth-Led Social Marketing Campaign to Increase Awareness about Sexually Transmitted Infections among Young Cis and Transgender Women of Color L'Oreal Bailey, presenter, with Cynthia Tucker and Amy Johnson
The impact of issues regarding program data and reliability on the HIV Continuum of Care in Cook and Collar Counties Alanna Berdanier, presenter, and Joel Ritsema
Public Health Research Collaborations: Strategies to Enhance Community- Academic Partnerships Amanda Peters, presenter, and Kelly Nowicki and Julia Dickson-Gomez
The implications of improving data quality to better monitor viral load suppression in Cook and Collar Counties Charlotte Detournay, presenter, and Joel Ritsema
United States Conference on AIDS, Hollywood, FL September 15-18, 2016 Identifying newly-diagnosed and lost-to-care Latinos: Implementing cullturally appropraite strategies  Roman Buenrostro, presenter, and Amy Johnson, Jeff Bailey and Manisha Maskay
How to get your Medicaid program to work for you Ramon Gardenhire, presenter, and Amy Killelea, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, and Carolyn McAllaster, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative 
Plenary on voter engagement  Maxx Boykin
National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2016 Youth-led participatory evaluation of a community engagement project designed to lower rates of sexually transmitted infections among young women and transgender women of color Amy Johnson, presenter, and Cynthia Tucker, Alan Johnson, Kelly Nowicki and L'Oreal Bailey
Family Medicine Midwest Conference, Indianapolis, IN October 7-9, 2016 Breaking the Ice: Talking about Sex, PrEP and HIV Prevention Pamela Tassin, presenter, and Evelyn Figureo
Supporting Reproductive Needs and Desires of People Living with HIV Pamela Tassin, presenter, and Evelyn Figureo
HIV Research for Prevention, Chicago, IL October 17-21, 2016 Prepping 4 Love: Engaging Focus Communities in the Development of a Citywide Social Marketing Campaign Amy Johnson, presenter, and Ramona Bhatia and Jim Pickett
The Midwest HIV Prevention and Pregnancy Planning Initiative: An Internet based study of medical providers' attitudes, knowledge and behavior about pregnancy planning for HIV impacted women Amy Johnson, presenter, and Jessica Terlikowski, Kelly Nowicki, Pamela Tassin and Sara Semelka
Illinois HIV/STD Conference, Springfield, IL October 25-27, 2016 Project Elevate: Using Digital Storytelling to decrease STI, Stigma and create Public Health Policy  Alan Johnson, presenter, and Brooke, Cynthia Tucker and Beverly Ross
American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA October 24-29, 2016 Mixed methods evaluation of multi-state initiative aimed at increasing reproductive health options for women living with HIV Kelly Nowicki, presenter, and Amy Johnson, Jessica Terlikowski, Pamela Tassin and Sara Semelka
Building Evaluation Capcity at Diverse HIV Prevention and Care Organizations in Chicago Mallory Edgar, presenter, and Amy Johnson, George Greene, Gregory Phillips and Hendricks Brown
American Public Health Association, Denver, CO October 29-Nov 2, 2016 Using community engagement and mobilization to decrease rates of sexually transmitted infections among young women of color in Chicago Kelly Nowicki, presenter, and Cynthia Tucker, Alan Johnson, Amy Johnson and L'Oreal Bailey
Multi-level Interventions to Improve access to screening, treatment and care for Sexually transmitted Infections for Young Cis- and Transgender Women of Color Cynthia Tucker, presenter, and Kelly Nowicki, Amy Johnson, Alan Johnson and L'Oreal Bailey
Public Health Implications of Networks of HIV prevention programs in Chicago Gregory Phillips, presenter, and Amy Johnson, George Greene and Hendricks Brown


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