3rd National Ending the HIV Epidemic Partnerships for Research Meeting

About

The 3rd National Ending the HIV Epidemic Partnerships for Research Meeting hosted by UCLA CHIPTS and the UCLA-CDU Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) will take place on April 15-16, 2024, in-person at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center. This meeting will convene the CFAR/ARC Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) supplement project teams funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and community and public health partners to share project findings and explore opportunities to advance high-impact HIV implementation research.  

The 2024 meeting theme is:Accelerating Innovations for Equitable Reach and Uptake of HIV Services.” Grounded in this theme, the meeting aims to:

  • Facilitate the dissemination of innovative implementation strategies and generalizable findings from the EHE supplement projects.
  • Promote best practices for research-community partnerships in HIV implementation research.
  • Offer opportunities for networking and exploring new collaborations to accelerate progress towards ending the HIV epidemic.

Registration is free and required for attendance. Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of airfare and/or hotel accommodations.

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This meeting is supported by NIH grant number P30AI152501-02S1.

Key Dates
  • Early registration deadline: February 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Standard registration deadline: March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Hotel reservation booking deadline: March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT

Register

To attend the 3rd National Ending the HIV Epidemic Partnerships for Research Meeting, you must register using the link below. Registration is free and required for attendance. Your registration includes meeting admission, breakfast, and lunch for both days and access to meeting resources.

Register early because space is limited. Participants who register by February 16, 2024, will be entered into a giveaway for a chance to win prizes.

Select the link below to access the registration page. You will receive a confirmation email after you register.

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If you need to cancel your registration, please email us immediately at chipts@mednet.ucla.edu.

Key Dates
  • Early registration deadline: February 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Standard registration deadline: March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Hotel reservation booking deadline: March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT

Venue

Overview

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Meeting dates: April 15-16, 2024

Reserve your room: Reservation Link. Please note that the recommended check-in date is April 14 and check-out date is April 16, 2024. The reservation link is pre-set for check-in on April 14 and check-out on April 17 to accommodate those who may need to stay an additional night. Please be sure to adjust the check-out date to April 16 if you will be departing after the conference ends that day.

Group code: LG2404EHEA

Luskin Conference Center Reservations phone number: 855-522-8252

Reservation Details

The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center is offering a discounted group rate for our meeting attendees. Registration for the meeting is required to book with the discounted group rate.

The room rate is $269 per night, plus tax. Current tax is 16% and subject to change. Rates are for standard single or double occupancy. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please book early.

The recommended check-in date is April 14 and check-out date is April 16, 2024. The discounted room rate may be applied to early arrivals and late departures (up to 3 days) based on room availability. To extend your stay dates, please call Luskin Conference Center Reservations directly at 855-522-8252.

If you are required to use federal rates for your hotel, please email chipts@mednet.ucla.edu.

Individuals must identify themselves as members of the group. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and accompanied by a first night room deposit. Guests must book their own reservations by calling 855-522-8252 using the group code LG2404EHEA or online via the reservation link.

If you have questions about booking your hotel room, email LCC@ha.ucla.edu.

The group code or reservation link must be used during initial booking. Group rates cannot be applied retroactively. 

Scholarships

Scholarship are now closed.

Deadline

Applicants must complete and submit an online application for consideration by January 26, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT. Review the information below and download a Preview of the 2024 National EHE Meeting Scholarship Application to learn more.

Overview

We are excited to offer two levels of scholarships to help support the participation of early-stage investigators and community and implementation partners involved in the EHE initiative.

  1. Partial scholarship can be requested for either a roundtrip economy airfare OR hotel accommodations for up to two nights.
  2. Full scholarship can be requested for roundtrip economy airfare AND hotel accommodations for up to two nights. These are highly competitive with a limited number of full scholarships available.
Applicant Eligibility

To apply for a scholarship, an applicant:

  • Must be an early-stage investigator (as defined by NIH) who does research in HIV supported by EHE funding (past and current) OR
  • Must be affiliated with a community partner and/or implementation partner site involved in an NIH-funded EHE research project (including projects funded from 2019 to present).

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria but are involved in EHE research and would need financial support to participate in the meeting, please email chipts@mednet.ucla.edu. We will assess additional requests for support on a case-by-case basis, pending available funding.

Requirements

Applicants must download and review the complete scholarship information before applying. Applicants must submit an online application by Friday, January 26, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT for consideration. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their responses to the application, resume or CV, and letter of recommendation. Notifications of scholarship awards will be sent to awarded recipients by Friday, February 9, 2024.

If awarded, scholarship recipients must book airfare (domestic travel only) and hotel reservations through UCLA with CHIPTS. Scholarships cannot be used to reimburse for airfare or hotel that are booked externally. The economy airfare is limited to domestic travel to and from the meeting city (Los Angeles) only. Hotel accommodations are for up to two nights only at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center hotel and are based on room availability.

Scholarship recipients must register to attend and participate in the full two-day, in-person meeting in its entirety, and complete the daily and overall meeting evaluations. Other travel-related expenses including additional meals, ground transportation, and other incidentals are not covered under the scholarship.

How to Apply

The person submitting the application must be the scholarship applicant.  The application must include a CV/resume and a letter of recommendation from either a mentor from the applicant’s academic institution or the principal investigator of an NIH-funded EHE research project.

Please read through the complete scholarship information before applying. If you have any questions, email chipts@mednet.ucla.edu.

 

Scholarship Application

Committees

Steering Committee

Christopher Gordon, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health (Co-Chair)

Steve Shoptaw, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, CHIPTS (Co-Chair)

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Cheryl Barrit, MPA, Los Angeles County Commission on HIV

Judith Currier, MD, MSc, UCLA-CDU Center for AIDS Research

Wendy Garland, MPH, Los Angeles County Division of HIV and STD Programs

Alison Hamilton, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, CHIPTS Implementation Science Hub

Liz Johnson, San Diego Center for AIDS Research

Uyen Kao, MPH, University of California, Los Angeles, CHIPTS

Linda Koenig, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Raphael Landovitz, MD, MSc, University of California, Los Angeles, CHIPTS

Rebecca Mandt, PhD, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Brian Mustanski, PhD, Third Coast CFAR and Implementation Science Coordination Initiative

Suzy Pollard, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health

Demetrios Psihopaidas, PhD, MA, Health Resources and Services Administration

Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD, San Diego CFAR Implementation Science Hub

Eric Refsland, PhD, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Eddie Sanders, CHIPTS CAB and Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Annalise Schoonmaker, MS, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

LaShonda Spencer, MD, UCLA-CDU Center for AIDS Research

Nicole Stadnick, PhD, MPH, San Diego CFAR Implementation Science Hub

Julie Tolentino, MPH, Los Angeles County Division of HIV and STD Programs

Elaine Wong, MS, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Jerome Zack, PhD, UCLA-CDU Center for AIDS Research

Operations Committee

Uyen Kao, MPH, University of California, Los Angeles, CHIPTS (Operations Lead)

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Bryna Block, San Diego Center for AIDS Research

Kelli Cain, MA, San Diego CFAR Implementation Science Hub

Carrie Geremia, MA, San Diego CFAR Implementation Science Hub

Oluwadamilola O. Jolayemi, MSc, University of California, Los Angeles, CHIPTS

Jina Lee, BS, UCLA-CDU Center for AIDS Research

Rina Lee, BS, UCLA-CDU Center for AIDS Research

Elena Rosenberg-Carlson, MPH, University of California, Los Angeles, CHIPTS

Enrique Sanchez, BS, University of California, Los Angeles, CHIPTS

Kimberly Schoonover, San Diego Center for AIDS Research

Christina Williams, San Diego Center for AIDS Research

Liz Zunshine, San Diego Center for AIDS Research

Partners

Funding for this conference was made possible by P30AI152501-02S1 from NIH. We would also like to acknowledge our federal partners from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for their contributions to planning the 3rd National Ending the HIV Epidemic Partnerships for Research Meeting.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Past Meetings

2019 National EHE Summit

 

Hosted by the Third Coast CFAR on October 28-29, 2019, in Chicago, IL, this summit brought together the first 65 funded EHE supplement projects and was a precursor to the National EHE Meetings.

2021 National EHE Meeting

 

The first National EHE Meeting was hosted by NIH and the DC CFAR on April 14-15, 2021. Over 300 academic investigators and community and public health partners participated in this virtual event.

2022 National EHE Meeting

 

The second National EHE Meeting was hosted by the UAB CFAR in Birmingham, AL, on September 15, 2022. This hybrid meeting also offered a pre-event online implementation science training.

FAQ

When is the deadline for registration?

The early registration deadline is February 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT. Participants who register by February 16, 2024, will be entered into a giveaway for a chance to win prizes. The standard registration deadline is March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT.

Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee. The meeting is free to attend. However, all participants MUST register to be admitted into the meeting.

Are there meals provided with my registration?

Yes, breakfast and lunch are included with registration.  However, all participants MUST register to be admitted into the meeting.

Will I receive an email confirmation after I complete the online registration?

Yes, you will receive an email confirmation after registering for the meeting. If you do not see it in your inbox, check your spam/junk folder. Email chipts@mednet.ucla.edu if you do not receive an email confirmation.

Can I register to attend only one day of the meeting?

No, registration is only available for the full two-day meeting. If special circumstances will impact your ability to attend both meeting days, please email chipts@mednet.ucla.edu.

How do I cancel my registration if I can no longer attend?

Please email chipts@mednet.ucla.edu as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. This will allow us to open spots for others.

How can I request accommodations to support my participation in the meeting?

You can request accommodations when you register for the meeting. You can also email us directly at chipts@mednet.ucla.edu.

Is there a call for abstracts?

There is no call for abstracts. The meeting is comprised of plenary and invited presentations. If you are interested in submitting ideas for presentations, email chipts@mednet.ucla.edu.

I would like to stay extra nights at the Luskin hotel. How do I book them?

The UCLA Luskin hotel is offering a special discounted rate for attendees from Sunday, April 14 (check in), through Tuesday, April 16 (check out). The discounted room rate may be applied to early arrivals and late departures (up to 3 days) based on room availability. If you would like to extend your stay, please call Luskin Conference Center Reservations directly at 855-522-8252 and provide them with group code LG2404EHEA.

Is there a federal government room rate at the Luskin hotel?

Yes. Email chipts@mednet.ucla.edu for more information.

Are there scholarships available to help with travel or accommodation costs?

We are offering partial and full scholarships to help cover airfare and/or hotel costs. Learn more on the Scholarships webpage. The deadline for scholarship applications is January 26, 2024, at 5:00 PM PT.

If you do not meet the scholarship eligibility criteria but are involved in EHE research and would need financial support to participate in the meeting, please email chipts@mednet.ucla.edu. We will assess additional requests for support on a case-by-case basis, pending available funding.

Will there be parking for the event?

Yes, there will be parking available in a nearby lot. It is walking distance to the meeting venue. Please indicate your anticipated parking needs when you register for the meeting. Registrants will receive parking and other logistical details via email in early April before the meeting.