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Seminars and Training Programs

MATEC sites offer workshops and skills-building programs for clinicians working in HIV care and prevention. These range in length from one hour to several days. The programs focus on a broad range of topics, from Cultural Competence and HIV Care to Managing Anti-Retroviral Drug Failure. To sign up for programs, select your state from the menu on the left and browse the calendar. Contact your local MATEC Site for more information. >

Custom Training from MATEC Missouri

What We Do
We provide custom multidisciplinary HIV education/training and other support services to assist Missouri’s healthcare professionals in meeting the healthcare needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Our group is committed to continuing with the rich tradition of working together with federal, state, or local organizations to ensure that Missouri’s healthcare professionals are optimally prepared and supported for dealing with the ongoing HIV epidemic. We tailor our programs to meet your needs.

Clinical Education and Training Programs
We offer comprehensive didactic and skill building programs led by expert clinicians and other health care professionals. Clinical preceptorships are provided through the MATEC affiliate sites. Our outreach services are available throughout the state and can often be done on-site. Examples of program topics include:

  • HIV prevention and testing
  • Pathogenesis and clinical course of infection
  • Epidemiology of HIV
  • Diagnosis and clinical management of HIV/AIDS
  • Antiretroviral therapy and opportunistic infection prophylaxis
  • Management of patient with comorbidities
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Oral health
  • Cultural competence in HIV service
  • Emerging HIV clinical issues
  • Medication issues, including adherence
  • Post exposure prophylaxis

Expert Clinical Consultation and Technical Assistance
We provide clinical consultation services to healthcare providers from local or regional experts by phone, fax or email. We also provide technical assistance to healthcare professionals and organizations for building capacity to provide HIV-related services.

For more information contact the MATEC Missouri Program Manager Alicia Downes.

Custom Training from MATEC Michigan

Intensive HIV Clinical Training

MATEC Michigan provides in-depth HIV clinical training to health care professionals. Courses include didactic and clinical components. Faculty for these intensive programs are recognized experts in HIV care. Some example courses we have presented in the past:

  • HIV Clinical Course for Physicians
  • HIV Clinical Course for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • HIV Clinical Course for Pharmacists
  • HIV Clinical Course for Dental Professionals

Longitudinal Training Programs
Committed to providing quality education to increase HIV awareness among health care professionals, MATEC Michigan offers comprehensive in-service programs to non-profit organizations at no cost. Most in-service programs are one hour in length and carry 1 CEU. All of our speakers are health professionals who actively work in the field. We offer HIV education programs on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Accessing Community Resources and Public Benefits for HIV-positive Clients
  • Adherence Issues in HIV Care
  • Cultural Competence in HIV/AIDS Care
  • HIV Prevention in the Native American Communities
  • PreExposure Prophylaxis for HIV
  • The Role of Alternative Therapies in HIV Care
  • Nursing Management in HIV/AIDS Care

For more information contact the MATEC Michigan Program Director Mary Rose Forsyth.

Custom Training from MATEC Iowa

What We Do
We provide custom multidisciplinary HIV education/training and other support services to assist Iowa’s healthcare professionals in meeting the healthcare needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Our group is committed to continuing with the rich tradition of working together with federal, state, or local organizations to ensure that Iowa’s healthcare professionals are optimally prepared and supported for dealing with the ongoing HIV epidemic. We tailor our programs to meet your needs.

Clinical Education and Training Programs
We offer comprehensive didactic and skill building programs led by expert clinicians and other health care professionals. Clinical preceptorships are provided through the MATEC affiliate sites. Our outreach services are available throughout the state and can often be done on-site.
Examples of program topics include:

  • HIV prevention and testing
  • Pathogenesis and clinical course of infection
  • Epidemiology of HIV
  • Diagnosis and clinical management of HIV/AIDS
  • Antiretroviral therapy and opportunistic infection prophylaxis
  • Management of patient with comorbidities
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Oral health
  • Cultural competence in HIV service
  • Emerging HIV clinical issues
  • Medication issues, including adherence
  • Post exposure prophylaxis

Expert Clinical Consultation and Technical Assistance
We provide clinical consultation services to healthcare providers from local or regional experts by phone, fax or email. We also provide technical assistance to healthcare professionals and organizations for building capacity to provide HIV-related services.

For more information contact MATEC Central Office.

HIV/STD Update

The HIV/STD Update: Advances in Care and Prevention is a daylong conference that brings both nationally and locally recognized experts to discuss the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and STDs. This conference will focus on new scientific knowledge and opportunities for statewide networking. The overarching goal of this interdisciplinary conference is to provide an opportunity for healthcare providers to dialogue and share past successes, common concerns, and hopes for the future.

This conference provides a forum for healthcare professionals to learn about and discuss the management of HIV disease and sexually transmitted diseases, focusing on Advances in Care and Prevention.

MATEC offers the following for attending this conference:

  • University of Cincinnati for Physician CME
  • Indiana University Health for Nursing and Social Work CE
  • Indiana Pharmacy Alliance for Pharmacy credit

For more information contact the MATEC Indiana Training Coordinator Karen Curd.

About the Speaker:
The HIV/STD Update: Advances in Care and Prevention is a collaboration of the Indiana University School of Medicine - Infectious Diseases Division, the Marion County Public Health Department's Bell Flower Clinic, the Indiana State Department of Health's HIV, STD, Viral Hepatitis Division and the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC) Indiana.

HIV/AIDS Nursing: Chicago Chapter, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Program Meetings

Target Audience:

MATEC supports the Chicago Chapter Program Meetings, which are held in the evening, 4-6 times each year and include dinner and networking opportunities in addition to program content. Content is determined by the Chapter's Program Committee in response to current issues. Continuing Education Credit available for most programs. For more information contact Michelle Agnoli at 312-996-0224 or [email protected].

HIV Test Counseling and HIV Test Counseling Practicum

An in-depth, 4 hour exploration of client-centered counseling techniques and HIV prevention strategies, this workshop is recommended as preparation to participate in the patient simulation clinical experience, which offers participants the opportunity to practice Prevention and Test Counseling. For more information, please contact Brittany Barton at 312-996-0787 or [email protected].

Cultural Competence with LGBTQ Clients

This one-day workshop uses interactive exercises and group discussions to examine how to work effectively with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning clients. Program topics include LGBTQ culture and language, attitudes and perceptions about LGBTQ, development of sexual identity, managing discomfort with cultral differences, common myths & misconceptions, and communication skills for cultural competence. For more information, please contact Brittany Barton at 312-996-0787 or [email protected].

Cultural Competence in HIV Care

This intensive 2-day workshop is for providers who want to improve their ability to work effectively with associates and patients/clients from diverse cultures. The program uses group discussions, simulation exercises, rituals and other interactive experiences to help participants explore cultural issues and learn to be culturally competent. Content includes honoring diversity, how we learn about culture, culture and cultural competence, skills for cultural competence, how cultural issues affect care, and capacity building for providers. For more information, please contact Brittany Barton at 312-996-0787 or [email protected].

Adherence Counseling: A Client Centered Approach

This half-day program focuses on the importance of adherence to prescribed antiretroviral drugs and its crucial role in successful HIV treatment. Participants will explore ways in which individual clients might be supported in their efforts to adhere to complicated regimens. The workshop is recommended as preparation for the patient simulation experience described below. For more information, please contact Brittany Barton at 312-996-0787 or [email protected].