HIV conference — Texas


The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) HIV/STD Program, in partnership with the Center for Health Training (CHT) and Workers Assistance Program (WAP), is conducting a call for presentations for the 16th Texas HIV/STD Conference, scheduled for May 18-22, 2008 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. This event is designed for HIV/STD health professionals who serve Texans living with and affected by HIV and other STDs. Presentations should support the overall conference goal and objectives:

GOAL: The goal of the Texas HIV/STD Conference is to enhance the capacity of HIV/STD health professionals to effectively serve Texans living with and affected by HIV and other STDs.

OBJECTIVES: By the end of the conference, participants will:

  • demonstrate an enhanced capacity for providing effective HIV/STD prevention and intervention;
  • demonstrate an enhanced capacity for providing effective HIV/STD care;
  • demonstrate an enhanced awareness of the epidemiology of HIV, STDs and related co-infections; and/or
  • demonstrate an enhanced capacity for ensuring the quality of HIV/STD programs.

PRESENTATION FORMAT: Breakout presentations will be 90 minutes (1.5 hours) in length. Presenters are encouraged to allot time for questions and answers at the conclusion of their proposed presentation(s).

PRESENTATION EVALUATION: Proposed presentations will be evaluated by the Conference Planning Committee (CPC). The CPC will recommend presentations for inclusion in the agenda based on:

  • how well the presentation supports the conference goal, objectives, and priority topics;
  • the choice of appropriate teaching methods for the proposed presentation;
  • the strength of the content outline and presentation overview; and
  • presenter experience and knowledge regarding the proposed topic.

SUBMISSION: Submit completed applications only to Dan Warr at . Electronic submission is required. A Microsoft Word version of this application can be found online at

DUE DATE: Applications submitted after December 7, 2007 will not be evaluated by the CPC.

Additional information about the conference can be found at .

Venton C. Jones Jr.

Texas HIV/STD Conference Committee

“If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must employ methods never before attempted.”

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