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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. >

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 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 bebarton@uic.edu.

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 bebarton@uic.edu.

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 bebarton@uic.edu.

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 bebarton@uic.edu.