Annual HIV Clinical Care Symposium









16th Annual

HIV and Hepatitis C

Clinical Care Symposium

Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
235 Hoosick Street
Troy, New York 12180


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Click here for the brochure
with agenda and registration form

Click here for acknowledgement, faculty disclosure,
agenda, faculty list and objectives.

Click here to complete your evaluation of this Symposium online.
(This link will not go live until the day of the Symposium 6/3/15)

Registrants, please join us for a free networking reception the evening before the conference at the Troy Hilton Garden Inn on June 2, 2015 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Details will be e-mailed to registrants that indicate they plan on attending on their registration form.

Questions Contact:

Jennifer Price
518-262-5679 (fax)

Sponsored by Albany Medical College’s Department of Medicine, Division of HIV Medicine and the Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Jointly sponsored/co-provided by Albany Medical College's Department of Medicine.

Joint provided by Albany Medical Center Nursing Continuing Education Provider Unit.

Changes occur rapidly in the fields of HIV and Hepatology. This course is designed to provide practitioners with the most up-to-date clinical information on a variety of topics to assist in their care of patients living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C. Presentation formats include didactic sessions and interactive case presentations, followed by subsequent question and answer periods.

The symposium will be of interest to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, mental health practitioners, and case managers who care for those infected with HIV and Hepatitis C.

Special thanks to the New York/New Jersey AIDS Education & Training Center and NYSDOH AIDS Institute's Clinical Education Initiative for their collaboration and support.

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.                 Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits                               
8:15 - 8:30 Welcome and Introductions
Cynthia Miller, MD, AAHIVS
8:30 - 9:30 HIV Antiretroviral Update
Todd Ellerin, MD

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9:30 - 10:45 HCV Treatment: At the Cutting Edge
Kristen Marks, MD

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10:45 - 11:00

Break and Exhibits

11:00 - 12:00 Cardiovascular Screening in the HIV-Infected Patient
Judith Aberg, MD

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12:00 - 1:00


Breakout Group 1

1:00 - 1:45 HIV and HCV Drug Interactions: Case Based Discussion
John Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIV-P

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1:45 - 2:30 HIV Case Conferencing Expert Panel
Cynthia Miller, MD, AAHIVS
Robert Jellinger, MD, AAHIVS
David Ray, MD, AAHIVS
Shelley Gilroy, MD, FIDSA, HIVMA

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Hope Raggs, NP, APRN, MS, ANP-BC

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2:30 - 2:45


2:45 - 4:00 HIV Case Conferencing Expert Panel Continued

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Breakout Group 2
HCV Workshop: HCV Treatment:
From Start to Finish

1:00 - 2:15 HCV Treatment: Let's Begin
Tracey Swan

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2:15 - 2:30


2:30 - 3:30 HCV Treatment: Let's Stop
Tracey Swan

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A complete list of supporters will be provided at the conference.


The symposium will be of interest to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, mental health practitioners, and case managers who care for those infected with HIV and Hepatitis C.COURSE OBJECTIVES:

-Describe the new classes of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) available for treatment of chronic HCV.

-List the antiretroviral medications which can safely be used with the new hepatitis C direct-acting agents (DAAs).

-Discuss the current standards of care for initial and preferred therapy for HIV infection.


Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Albany Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


AAPA accepts Category I credit for AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.


This learning activity is provided by the Albany Medical Center Nursing Continuing Education Provider Unit.

The Albany Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This learning activity will be awarded up to 6.00 of continuing nursing education (CNE) hours.


Physicians $50 (By May 15)
$100 (After May 15)

Residents & Other Health Professionals $25 (By May 15)
$50 (After May 15)

Tuition includes the conference registration, continental breakfast, breaks and lunch and available course material.


Hilton Garden Inn - Troy
235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180

For information and directions go to or call (877) 782-9444.

A block of overnight rooms has been reserved at The Hilton Garden Inn - Troy for the Tuesday night, June 2. The block of rooms will be released on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

The room rate is $119 per night, Single/ Double Occupancy. Gratuity and room tax are additional. Check-In is 3:00 pm; Check-Out is noon.

To make reservations, call the Hilton Garden Inn at (877) 782-9444. Indicate that you are with the Albany Medical College group to secure the above rate. After May 12, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and the above rates are not guaranteed.