CHIPTS HIV Next Generation Conference

The Center for HIV, Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) at UCLA is pleased to announce the upcoming HIV Next Generation Conference on Friday, December 2, 2022! The conference is free to attend and will be held in-person at UCLA Covel Commons – 330 De Neve Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Abstract submission and registration are now open!

General Information

The CHIPTS HIV Next Generation Conference is a one-day in-person conference to support the next generation of HIV researchers and service providers working towards an end to HIV/AIDS through networking and sharing visions for future priorities.

The conference theme is “Implementation Science for HIV Prevention and Treatment to End the Epidemics.”

We welcome participation from all Southern California, national and global stakeholders and partners working to advance HIV prevention and treatment programs, policies, education, and research. The intended audience are CBO, ASO, clinic and public health department staff, community, patient and client advocates, students and trainees, and early-stage to established investigators.

Abstracts:

The conference will feature oral and poster presentations by faculty, students, and emerging researchers. We encourage abstracts on the conference theme and any of the sub-themes below to create a shared vision of priorities and partnerships to make transformational impacts on HIV prevention and treatment that are based upon CHIPTS’ four-level (behavioral, biomedical, technological, structural) framework for HIV prevention and care.

  • Health Disparities and Inequities
  • Homelessness, Housing and Economic Insecurity
  • Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Co-Morbidities and Co-Infections
  • Biomedical Prevention (PrEP/PEP)
  • Continuums of Care and Prevention
  • Implementation Science
  • Model Partnerships and Integrated Services
  • COVID-19

Abstracts that address social and structural determinants of health (e.g. homelessness, stigma), resilience, and protective factors to improve HIV health outcomes, and abstracts that explore the impact of disruptors on HIV prevention, substance use, and/or mental health services (e.g., expansion of telehealth, self-testing, etc.) for communities affected by HIV are strongly encouraged. Abstracts from global and local research projects are also encouraged.

We plan to host an in-person conference, but still encourage applicants to submit abstracts regardless of geographical region. We will continue to monitor developments on COVID-19 and keep the safety of our participants as priority in decision-making.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

To guide your abstract submission, abstracts should be between 300-600 words and feature the sections: Title, Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

5 Ways to Participate:

  1. Attend: Participate in the conference to learn, share, and network.
  2. Present: Share program and research experiences and findings in oral or poster
  3. Mentor: Senior researchers and staff provide feedback on abstract drafts prior to final
  4. Review: Conduct peer review of abstracts for oral and poster
  5. Learn: Earn up to 4 hours of Continuing Education Credits for Nurses, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEP & *Pharmacists

Submit an Abstract:

Download the complete call for participation: CHIPTS HIV Next Generation Conference - December 2022 Call for Participants

Submit an abstract online: https://forms.gle/taRNaqvQVtivpFwK8

Registration Information

Register to attend the conference on Friday, December 2, 2022: https://forms.gle/RqhnU643oYKarhZs6

Important Dates

  • Submit Pre-submission Abstracts Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2022
  • Submit Final Abstracts Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2022
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline: Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Register and Volunteer Deadline: Monday, October 31, 2022

Questions?

For questions or comments, please contact Damilola Jolayemi at ojolayemi@mednet.ucla.edu

Conference Recaps

Event Description

The 2022 CHIPTS HIV Next Generation Virtual Conference is this upcoming Friday, January 28, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. The conference is VIRTUAL and FREE to attend. Access the conference recap with opening remarks, open plenary, and panel discussions. https://chipts.ucla.edu/news/chipts-2022-hiv-next-generation-virtual-conference-recap/

Please REGISTER if you would like to attend. The conference is organized to support the next generation of HIV researchers and service providers who are working towards an end to HIV/AIDS through networking and sharing visions for future priorities. The theme of this year’s conference is “Resilience and Risk: Changing Paradigms.” The conference will feature oral and poster presentations by faculty, student and emerging researchers from various institutions.

Download conference program:
2022 Next Generation Conference Program

Download agenda only:
2022 Next Generation Conference Agenda

Download oral presentations:
2022 Next Generation Conference Oral Presentations

Download poster presentations:
2022 Next Generation Conference Poster Presentations

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Zoom Breakout Room Instructions

We invite you to take a look at the poster presentations below which will be featured at the 2022 Next Generation Virtual Conference.

CEU credits: Attend the conference, and sign in and out using the form that will be provided to receive credits. The PAETC will follow up post-conference.

The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center – Los Angeles Area is accredited to provide the following: Continuing LCSW and MFT Education Credit. Courses meet the qualification for a maximum 3.5 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 128280. Continuing Nursing Education Credit. Course is approved for a maximum of 3.5 contact hour by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #15484.

Conference Poster Presentations

Poster Presentation 1

Presenter(s):

  • Cherie Blair, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Presentation Title: HIV, Methamphetamine Use, and Pulmonary Hypertension: From Blue Skies to an Integrated Research Agenda

Summary: This project was funded by the 2021 CHIPTS Kickstarter Grant. We will present findings from a joint UCLA/CHIPTS and Stanford symposium to develop a collective research agenda to identify and address the overlapping behavioral, biomedical, and social contexts of HIV, methamphetamine use, and pulmonary hypertension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 2

Presenter(s):

  • Ekrem Cetinkaya, MS, Medical Student, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Eshani Choksi, BS, Medical Student, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Surayya Miller, MBS, Medical Student, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nishawn Rahaman, MS, Medical Student, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Krzysztof Zembrzuski, BA, Medical Student, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Presentation Title: Risk Factors for HIV Progression Among Males Ages 18-35 in Essex County, New Jersey: A Literature Review

Summary: This presentation summarizes various risk factors that were identified in literature, that affect HIV progression and poor prognosis. We chose the 18-35-year-old male population in Essex County, New Jersey, as we believe that this population specifically faces extensive socioeconomic disadvantages that have contributed to the extremely high prevalence of HIV in this region. We believe that highlighting the risk factors that predispose this population to poorer outcomes is imperative in facilitating change to allocate more resources and attention to individuals in this area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 3

Presenter(s):

  • Homero E. del Pino, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Research Health Scientist, GRECC (Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center), VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Petra Durán, BA, Clinical Coordinator, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Angel Martínez, MS, Volunteer, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Edwin Rojas, MPH, Research Assistant, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center

Presentation Title: Engaging the Siblings of Latinx MSM in Promoting PrEP Use

Summary: The siblings of Latinx MSM are an overlooked source of social support in HIV prevention strategies. We will share findings from our community-partnered study that aims to engage siblings in the promotion of PrEP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 4

Presenter(s):

  • Gabriel G. Edwards, MD, MPH, Assistant Project Scientist, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research
  • Carolyn Belton, MHHS, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Presentation Title: Services for Re-Entry Populations: Community-Focused Development of a Policy Brief

Summary: This presentation describes the process of creating a policy brief on community re-entry services for individuals leaving incarceration. The brief was a collaboration between academics and community members, in response to an ongoing initiative to create policy recommendations around alternatives to incarceration in Los Angeles County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 5

Presenter(s):

  • Kevin Frost, Undergraduate Student at University of Southern California, Director of External Affairs at Harm Reduction Los Angeles
  • Sid Ganesh, BA, BS, PhD candidate, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences and the Institute for Prevention Research at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Cofounder and Codirector at Harm Reduction Los Angeles
  • Tucker Avra, DVM, Medical Student, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Cofounder and Codirector at Harm Reduction Los Angeles

Presentation Title: 1st Annual Harm Reduction in Clinical Praxis CME Conference

Summary: Birthed in the HIV epidemic in the US, Harm Reduction is a social justice movement and a framework for resource allocation that centers intersectional communities most impacted by the racist and anti-immigrant War on Drugs. The 1st Annual Harm Reduction in Clinical Praxis CME Conference was hosted by Harm Reduction Los Angeles in conjunction with the USC CME office at Keck School of Medicine on September 25, 2021, with a focus on offering interventional, institutional, and structural tools specific to improving care and outcomes for people who use drugs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 6

Presenter(s):

  • Caleb Garcia, BS Candidate, Undergraduate Student, HIV Counseling and Testing Coalition at UCLA

Presentation Title: UCLA’s First Annual Sexual Health and Wellness Fair: Building a Healthier, Safer, & More Sex-Positive Campus

Summary: With the gracious support of the CHIPTS Kick Start Grant, the student-run HIV Counseling and Testing Coalition held its’ inaugural Sexual Health and Wellness Fair. The primary goal of the Fair was to administer free HIV tests and provide client-specific risk-reduction counseling to students, staff, and faculty. Our organization also utilized the Fair as an opportunity to re-introduce ourselves to the campus community as a free and confidential testing, counseling, and educational resource after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 7

Presenter(s):

  • Bill Le, BA, PrEP Education Specialist, APLA Health
  • Ian Klinger, MA, Research Coordinator, APLA Health
  • Matt Mutchler, PhD, Principal Investigator, APLA Health

Presentation Title: Innovative Outreach Strategies for a PrEP study during COVID-19

Summary: The poster presentation will discuss how to increase strategies for outreach and recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic to support PrEP uptake between YBMSM and their close friends. As time has progressed and mandated shutdowns and “stay at home orders” in Los Angeles County have been lifted or lessened, in-person events have slowly started reappearing. This has led to us developing a new hybrid strategy which we are currently working to employ to reach our target population during these challenging times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 8

Presenter(s):

  • Charles McWells, BA, HIV Prevention Services Manager, Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Instructor, Community Faculty at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Presentation Title: Velvet Jesus: An Edu-tainment Model for Behavioral Change Among At-Risk LGBTQ Adults of Color

Summary: “Educational Entertainment” (or “Edu-tainment”) is an evidence-based model that uses film, television, theatre or other forms of performance art to convey health-empowerment messages.  In this project, Black and Latinx LGBTQ adults participated in screenings of a motion picture that focused on homophobia, childhood trauma, mental health disorders, and HIV/AIDS.  Following the screenings, audience members discussed how their shared experiences mirrored the film plot, and developed alternative plot-lines in which the characters made healthier behavioral choices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 9

Presenter(s):

  • Dianna Polanco, BA, Research Coordinator, UCLA Semel Institute Center for Community Health

Presentation Title: Do Chatbots Have a Place in Adolescent HIV Research? A Qualitative Study in Los Angeles and New Orleans

Summary: The purpose of this abstract is to assess usability chatbots in research. Focus groups were held to discuss the pros and cons of using chatbots in research studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 10

Presenter(s):

  • Rebecca Ruiz, BS, HIV Project Empowerment Trainer, AltaMed Health Services

Presentation Title: Virtual Training Significantly Increases Primary Care Providers’ PrEP Knowledge

Summary: Several studies have shown that a lack of knowledge among primary care providers (PCPs) about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can be a barrier to HIV preventative care; when PCPs increase their knowledge about PrEP, they are more likely to initiate discussions about PrEP and prescribe it to their patients. We developed and conducted trainings among PCPs within a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) to increase provider comfort/willingness with prescribing PrEP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation 11

Presenter(s):

  • Jimena Sandoval, BA, Case Manager, Bienestar Human Services, Inc.
  • Ricardo Mendoza Lepe, PhD, Field Specialist and Research Coordinator, Bienestar Human Services, Inc.
  • Ronald Brooks, PhD, Assistant Professor at Department of Family Medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and he is also Director of Research and Evaluation at Bienestar Human Services, Inc.
  • Brendan O’Connell, MSW, Chief Operating Officer, Bienestar Human Services, Inc.

Presentation Title: Homeless not hopeless: The impact of support systems in improving the quality of life of transgender people of color experiencing homelessness

Summary: Identifying the impact that social support connections, specifically from family members, have on trans people of color in facing risk situations and preventing future risk factors.

Welcome/Opening Plenary

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks by:

  • Norweeta Milburn, PhD, Director, CHIPTS Development Core
  • Steve Shoptaw, PhD, Director, CHIPTS 

Conference Facilitator and Announcements by:

  • Dallas Swendeman, PHD, Co-Director, CHIPTS Development Core

Opening Plenary

 

Presentation Title:
Promoting Resistance and Resilience for Holistic Health: The Power of LGBTQIA+ Youth

  • Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPH, Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Panel Discussions

Panel 1: PrEP with Gay and Bisexual Men

 

Presentation Title:
Correlates of Sexual Contact, COVID Testing, and Comfort Attending Sexual Venues During the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Global Sample of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with M

  • Juan C. Jauregui, MSW, MPH, Doctoral Student, Gay Sexuality and Social Policy Initiative, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Los Angeles

Presentation Title:
Using PrEP is Being Part of a Larger Movement: Additional Individual and Community Level Benefits of PrEP Use Among Latino Gay and Bisexual Men

  • Martin Santillan Jr., Research Assistant, Bienestar Human Services

 

Panel 2: HIV and Substance Use

 

Panel Discussant: Pamina M. Gorbach, MHS, DRPH Global HIV Director, CHIPTS Co-Director, UCLA Center for AIDS Research Program on Biobehavioral Epidemiology and Substance Use.

Presentation Title:
Sexual Risk Among Pregnant Women at Risk of HIV Infection in Cape Town, South Africa: What Does Alcohol Have to do With it?

  • Amanda P. Miller, PhD, MSc, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Epidemiology, UCLA

Panel 3: PrEP with Women

 

Presentation Title:
Examining Interest in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Delivery Modalities Among Ghanaian Immigrant Women in the US

  • Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong, MA, MPH, PhD Candidate, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo -The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
  • David Adzrago, PhD(C), MSW, MPhil, PhD Candidate, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas

Presentation Title:
"I Want to See What That’s About”: Black Women’s Insights on Accessing PrEP via a Telehealth App

  • Drew Mack, BSc, Medical Student, Charles Drew University, Urban Health Institute

Presentation Title:
Piloting TelePrEP Information Sessions: An Implementation Strategy to Increase PrEP Awareness and Optimize PrEP Uptake Among Latina Cisgender Women

  • Dilara K. Üsküp, PhD, PhD, Assistant Professor (In Progress), UCLA Department of Family Medicine & Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences Department of Internal Medicine
  • Omar Nieto, BS, Project Director, UCLA Department of Family Medicine

Panel 4: People Living with HIV

 

Presentation Title:
Developing an Online Platform to Improve Social Connections for Older Adults Aging with HIV: Lessons Learned from Multi-site Discussion Groups

 

Panel 5: Youth and HIV

 

Panel Discussant: Sabrina L. Smiley, PhD, MPH, MCHES Core Scientist, CHIPTS Combination Prevention Core, Assistant Professor of Research in Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC)

Event Description

The 2021 CHIPTS HIV Next Generation Virtual Conference is this upcoming Friday, January 22, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM. The conference is VIRTUAL and FREE to attend. Access the conference recap with opening remarks, open plenary, and panel discussions. https://chipts.ucla.edu/features/chipts-2021-hiv-next-generation-virtual-conference-recap/

Please REGISTER if you would like to attend. The conference is organized to support the next generation of HIV researchers and service providers who are working towards an end to HIV/AIDS through networking and sharing visions for future priorities. The theme of this year’s conference is “Living with Pandemics: Challenges and Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Treatment.” The conference will feature oral and poster presentations by faculty, student and emerging researchers from various institutions.

Important Deadlines & Dates

August 17, 2020 – Pre-submission Abstract deadline – submit here: https://forms.gle/W18Z6tPGVYoTjuc29
October 19, 2020 – Abstract submission deadline – submit online here: https://forms.gle/mKrkC55b2i46UyCg6
November 23, 2020 – Abstract acceptance notifications sent for oral/panel or poster presentations with guidelines
December 7, 2020 – Registration deadline for attendance

CEU credits: CEU credits (for nurses and mental health providers) will be offered by the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) Los Angeles Region. If you are interested in receiving these credits, there is a secondary registration process. First register for the conference using the link above, then the PAETC will follow up with the CEU registration link.

The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center – Los Angeles Area is accredited to provide the following: Continuing LCSW and MFT Education Credit. Courses meet the qualification for a maximum 3.5 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 128280. Continuing Nursing Education Credit. Course is approved for a maximum of 3.5 contact hour by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #15484.

Welcome/Opening Plenary

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks by:

  • Norweeta Milburn, PhD, Director, CHIPTS Development Core
  • Steve Shoptaw, PhD, Director, CHIPTS 

Conference Facilitator and Announcements by:

  • Dallas Swendeman, PHD, Co-Director, CHIPTS Development Core

Opening Plenary

 

Presentation Title: N/A

  • Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc, Chief, UCLA Division of Infectious Disease

Panel Discussions

Panel 1: COVID-19 and HIV

 

 

 

Presentation Title: Leveraging Telehealth to Promote Access to HIV Primary Care among Persons Living with HIV in LAC during COVID-19 

  • Angela Castillo, MA, Research Analyst II, Los Angeles County of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs

Presentation Title: Joteria Mentality: A Social Media Strategy to Clap Back at COVID 19

  • Alejandro Chavez, HIV Prevention Supervisor, Project Empowerment Grant (State Office of AIDS), AltaMed Health Services
  • Charlie De Lira-Zepeda, HIV Prevention Supervisor, Vulnerable Populations Grant (LA County Department of Health), AltaMed Health Services

Presentation Title: Testing an Educational Visual Aid to Increase Knowledge and Adherence to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among At-risk Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Joan Christodoulou, PhD, Assistant Professor, Palo Alto University
  • Disha Nangia, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
  • Elizabeth Shaw, Palo Alto University

 

Panel 2: HIV Prevention and Treatment Among MSM

 

 

 

Presentation Title: Examining geographical differences in the HIV care cascade among men who have sex with men in Mexico

  • Angel Algarin, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego

Presentation Title: “That’s kind of like the big struggle right now is can we get PrEP?” Facilitators and barriers to PrEP uptake among active duty gay and bisexual males

  • Raiza Beltran, MPH, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA DSGOM, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Ashley Schuyler, MPH, PhD candidate, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Presentation Title: Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Associated Factors among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

  • Chenglin Hong, MSW, MPH, PhD candidate, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

 

Panel 3: Programs and Interventions for HIV Prevention

 

 

Presentation Title: Justicia Une a Nuestras MujeresTrans y Oficiales de Policías Hacia la Salud (JUNTOS:—“together”) [Justice Unites our Trans Women and Police Officers Toward Health]: A Trust-Building Intervention to Help Address Critical HIV Outcomes

  • Joanna Lizbeth Barreras, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor at CSULB and Associate Director of Research and Evaluation at Bienestar Human Services, Inc, California State University, Long Beach–School of Social Work and Bienestar Human Services, Inc.

Presentation Title: Differences in Sexual Health Communication: The Use of Latent Class Analysis to Inform HIV Intervention Tailoring for Young Black Women

  • Jaih Craddock, PhD, MSW, MA, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Presentation Title: The State of LGBT Health Care Access In Orange County: Health Care and Mental Health Experiences and Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Populations in Orange County 

  • Austin Nation, PhD, RN, PHN, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton, School of Nursing
  • Aleiza Ambalada, Undergraduate Student Research Assistant, California State University, Fullerton, School of Nursing
  • Jonathan Pelayo, Undergraduate Student Research Assistant, California State University, Fullerton, School of Nursing
  • Mathew Trevino, BSN, RN, Research Assistant, California State University, Fullerton (Alumni), School of Nursing

Panel 4: Ending the HIV Epidemic Supplement Projects (UCLA CHIPTS)

 

 

 

Presentation Title: Regional Response to HIV Eradication Efforts in California Counties  

  • Elena Rosenberg-Carlson, MPH, Ending the HIV Epidemic Coordinator, UCLA CHIPTS

Presentation Title: Technology-Based PrEP Delivery and Retention Services for Priority Populations in Los Angeles County 

  • Omar Nieto, BA, Project Director, UCLA Department of Family Medicine
  • Dilara Üsküp, Ph.D., Ph.D, NIH T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, UCLA CHIPTS

Presentation Title: Preparing for long-acting injectable treatment for HIV in Los Angeles 

  • Oluwadamilola Jolayemi, MSc, Program Coordinator, UCLA CHIPTS
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