Agenda 2018

International Conference on Stigma 2018 Agenda
8 AM Registration, Exhibits and Refreshments
9 AM Opening Session

Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, President, Howard University
Michael Kharfen, Senior Deputy Director of the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration in the DC Department of Health
Sohail Rana, M.D.,Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University

9:25 AM Keynote Address
Ronald Wilcox, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Howard UniversityKeynote
Michael Weinstein, President and Co-founder, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles, California
9:50 AM Musical Selection
“Barrie Singers”, The Barrie School, Silver Spring, MD
10 AM Morning Session: Bridging Research, Community and Practice

Moderator: Ezer Kang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Howard University
Laura Nyblade, Ph.D., Senior Research Health Policy Analyst, RTI International, Washington, DC
Anna Helova, MA, MBA, MPH, Program Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham Sparkman
Center for Global Health
David Malebranche, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, East Point, GA
Andrew Spieldenner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication, California State University San Marcos
Kneeshe Parkinson, Positive Women’s Network/ Project ARK, Consumer Liaison/Activist, St. Louis, MO.
Cheriko (Riko) A. Boone, MSW, MPH, Co-Chair of the BELIEVE Martin Delaney Cure CAB, Washington, DC

Discussion and Questions and Answers

11:30 AM Recognition

Presentation: Monika Daftary, PharmD, Professor & Chair, Howard University Department of Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy Sciences
Outstanding Stigma Warriors

11:45 AM Promising Futures Youth Performance with Maranda Ward
12 PM LUNCH, Networking, Posters, Artwork, Exhibit Tables, Entertainment
1:45 PM Research Updates
Presentation of Winning Scientific Abstracts, Vicki Hoverman, Ph.D.
First Prize Speaker
Second Prize Speaker
2:15 PM Afternoon Session: Action Against Stigma

Moderator: Phill Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Black AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Roscoe Boyd II, Founding Steering Committee Member Undetectable = Untransmittable, Prevention Access Campaign
Victor Reyes, Lead Teacher, New York Kids Club, New York, NY.
Kamilah O. Martin-Proctor, M.A., Chair, DC Commission on Person with Disabilities, Washington, DC
Cudore L. Snell, DSW, LICSW, Assistant Provost for International Programs and Professor, School of Social Work, Howard University, Washington, DC
Arpita Appannagari, National Community Outreach Coordinator, The Center for HIV Law and Policy, New York, NY
Moderator led Discussion and Question and Answer

Short Film, “90 Days”


4:45 PM Call to Action, Closing Remarks and Candlelight Ceremony
Sohail Rana, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University
and Khadijah Abdullah-Lardas, Reaching All HIV Positive Muslims in America (RAHMA)