Reunión Latina 2022
Registration for the Reunión Latina 2022, an annual two-day training institute that focuses on how to rethink and respond to HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, stigma, and other health issues in Hispanic/Latinx communities, is now open. The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Albany, New York, on March 10 and 11, 2022.
The Latino Commission on AIDS has hosted Reunión Latina since 1996 and has provided a space for providers and stakeholders to discuss ways to improve services, share strategies on how to overcome health challenges, unify our efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, address viral Hepatitis and STIs, and craft a common vision to eliminate health disparities in Latino communities.
In a press release, the Latino Commission on AIDS, sponsors of the event, outlined the agenda:
Open Plenary: National leaders, researchers, and health officials will discuss the need for a new approach to work around HIV, viral hepatitis, and STIs in a world shaped by COVID-19.
Day 1: Educational Workshops: Learn specific strategies for working with HIV long-term survivors, youth, transgender, cisgender Latinas, and other populations. There will also be educational sessions about cancer, mental health, and the opioid crisis within the Latino community
Day 2: Capacity Building Workshops: Explore culturally responsive, status-neutral approaches to HIV prevention and address medical mistrust/distrust and community engagement with an understanding of the challenges and strategies to address it.
Registration for the training event is $150. However, Reunión Latina offers limited scholarships for people living with HIV who are residents of New York State and are actively involved in the HIV/AIDS field. The scholarship covers transportation, room, and all training sessions. The scholarship application deadline is February 1 and decisions will be sent on or after March 1, 2021. To apply for a scholarship, go to the registration page, http://www.latinoaids.org/conferences/reunionlatina/2022/ and and then choose “Scholarship.”
For more information, visit: latinoaids.org.