Agenda 2016

8:30 am Registration, Exhibits and Refreshments
9:00 am Opening Session
Musical Selection- The Barrie School Choir
Sohail Rana, M.D.,
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University
“Standing Together Against Fear, Blame, and Shame”  Greetings
Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D, R.Ph.,
Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Howard University
9:30 am Keynote Address Phil Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Black AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, CATitle: Convergence – Science, Fear, Stigma and Justice:  The Road to Ending AIDS
9:55 am PANEL – Conversations About Stigma: Breaking Down Silos

Moderator: Loretta Jay, B Stigma-free

Neelum Aggarwal, M.D., Chief Diversity Officer of the American Medical Women’s Association Advisory Council

Abed Ayoub, JD, Legal and Policy Director at American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Washington DC

Dana Careless, MS, LPC, is Director of Health Promotion at Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

11:10 am Morning Break, Posters and Exhibit Tables
11:25 am Presentation of Winning Scientific Abstracts

Mark Paige, City University of New York Medical School
PEP/PrEP Stigma: How Stereotyped Beliefs Relate to Attitudes toward HIV Chemoprophylaxis among New York City Residents

Sarju Sing Rai, Policy and Programs Officer, UNAIDS, Global Health Corps Fellow
Stigma among Women Living with HIV in Nepal: A Double Burden of Disease and Disparity

Questions and Answers

11:40 am Gabriel Maldonado, Founder and CEO, TRUEVOLUTION
11:55 am Promising Futures Youth performance

LUNCH, Posters, Music and Exhibit Tables

1 pm PANEL- What’s Faith Got to do with It?

Moderator: Khadijah Abdullah-Lardas, Founder and Executive director, Reaching All HIV+ Muslims In America (RAHMA)

Rev. Darryl! LC Moch, BA, Ms.C.Ed.; MFA, Life Coach, Minister, Performance Artist, Social Entrepreneur, Chair, Places of Worship Advisory Board, Senior Minister, Inner Light Ministries, President/CEO, The Aspire Initiative-Inner Light Inc.

Ilana Flemming, Manager of Advocacy Initiatives, Jewish Women International

Nechelle D. Terrell, HIV/AIDS Prevention Coordinator, Alexandria Health Department, Nursery Ministry Coordinator  and Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Oakland Baptist Church, Partner Member, Northern Virginia Clergy Council for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Co- Chair, HIV Prevention and Education Committee, Community Health Planning Group, Virginia Department of Health

Urooj Arshad, Associate Director, International Youth Health and Rights
Advocates for Youth, Steering Committee Member of the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD)

Sohail Rana, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University

Maryam Laiyemo, Howard University College of Medicine

Chaplain Asma Hanif, RN, CNM, ANP, Executive Director & Founder, Muslimat Al Nisaa Shelter a subsidiary of Inge Benevolent Ministries Refugee & Domestic Violence Ministry

2:15 pm
2:30 pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSION                   

TRACK 1: Stigma: What’s New in Research?

Coordinator: Patricia Houston, MS

Moderator:  Anne Stangl, Ph.D, Senior Behavioral Scientist, International Center for Research on Women, Washington, DC


LaRon Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, Dean’s Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Rochester
Title: The Trauma Factory: Stigma the Production of Traumatic Stress

Valerie Earnshaw, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and CEHD Faculty Scholar, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Delaware

Victoria Frye, MPH, DrPH, Associate Medical Professor , Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY Medical School City College of New York, City University of New York (CUNY)

TRACK 2:   Where Is The Stigma Money Going?

Coordinators: Rebecca Vargas-Jackson, M.D. and Patricia Houston, MS

Moderator: Rebecca Vargas-Jackson, M.D., Faculty Researcher, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


Ugochukwu Amanyeiwe, M.D., Senior Technical Advisor, Community Care and Prevention with PLHIV, Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, USAID Office of HIV/AIDS
Title: Integrating Anti-Stigma and Discrimination Interventions into HIV Programming

Natalie Solomon-Brimage, MPH, Public Health Analyst/Project Officer, Special Projects of National Significance, Demonstration & Evaluation Branch, Division of Training and Capacity Development, Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau.
Title: Securing Your Oxygen Mask First! Unspoken Cultural Norms Influencing Quality HIV/AIDS Care for Women of Color

Carlton Speight, Public Health Advisor, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

TRACK 3: #AllCondomsMatter: Stigma & Segregation In Sexual Health (Youth Focus)

Coordinators: Ms. Valora Bishop, HU SHOP, Joell Royal.

Moderator: Dr. Michelle Carter, Director of the Student Health Center

Panelists: Faith Mitchell, Cameron Clarke, Seraiya Wright   

 TRACK 4:  Smashing Stigma: A Sex-Positive Approach

Coordinator:  Rodney McCoy, Jr. and David Watt (Mr. Friendly Anti-Stigma Campaign)

Moderator: Rodney McCoy, Jr.


David Watt, Mr. Friendly Anti-Stigma Campaign

Cheyenne Boyd, former Education Coordinator, Black Rose

Khalid El Bey, Leatherman of Color 2016; Peer Educator, Whitman Walker Health

TRACK 5:  HIV Stigma: Challenges to Treatment and Prevention, Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Workshop

Coordinator:  Naomi Prah

Speaker: Michael Kharfen,  Senior Deputy Director, District of Columbia, Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD & TB Administration. 


3:55 pm Personal Perspectives Panel Town Hall

Tracey Dannemiller, Advocate, Mother, and Founder, Straight from the Heart of Florida, Inc

Robert Suttle, Assistant Director, The Sero Project, Milford, PA

Sasanka Jinadasa, HIPS, Capacity Building and Community Resource Manager

4:55 pm Call to Action and Closing Remarks
Sohail Rana, MD