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HIV and AIDS Medicine

Telemedicine Education


We offer telemedicine-based clinical education for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS). Due to the geographic isolation of most NYS correctional facilities, telemedicine is an effective modality to reach correctional clinicians with the most up-to-date HIV treatment information. This technology also allows clinicians throughout the state to directly communicate and interact with our HIV specialists to structure individualized treatment plans for their patients.  

Albany Med implements four case-based, accredited HIV telemedicine series for prescribers, nurses, pharmacists and dentists. HIV education topics are prioritized in response to our annual statewide needs assessment.

Some programs include:

  • HIV Case Conferencing
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection
  • Antiretoviral Therapy (ART) Updates
  • Drug-Drug Interactions
  • ART Adherence
  • ART Sequencing
  • Medication Errors
  • HIV Oral Lesions

Click here for a map of NYSDOCCS facilities.

Telemedicine broadcasts
You can view the previously recorded telemedicine broadcasts below by clicking on each link. Although these programs are non-accredited, they are helpful resources.  Please contact us at (518) 262-4674 or via e-mail at ybarraj@mail.amc.edu if you have any questions.

6/25/14
Medication Errors
John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIV-P
Regional Pharmacy Director
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
Pharmacist
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York 

5/22/14
NYS DOCS Nursing Update on Currently Approved Hepatitis C Treatment
Alicia Stivala, NP
Co-Director of HIV/Hepatitis
Co-Infection Clinic
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, New York

4/23/14
HCV Medication Update
Regional Pharmacy Director
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
Pharmacist
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

4/9/14
Antiretroviral Treatment Update

Demetre C. Daskalaksi, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Medical Director,
Ambulatory HIV Services
New York, New York

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, ACRN, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor of Nursing,
Program Director,
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
Columbia University, School of Nursing
New York, New York 

4/4/14
Oral Health in the Substance Using Patient
Sharon Stancliff, MD, FAAFP
Director,
Harm Reeducation Coalition
New York, New York

2/26/14
HIV & Stigma
Karina Andrea Danvers, BS
Public Health MA
Director, New England AIDS Education & Training Center - Local Performance Site
Yale AIDS Program
New Haven, Connecticut

2/5/14
HIV Resistance Overview for Providers
John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIV-P
Regional Pharmacy Director
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
Pharmacist
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

1/8/14
HPV, HIV and Oral Health
Miriam R. Robbins, DDS, MS
Associate Chair
Department of OMF Pathology, Radiology and Medicine
NYU College of Dentistry
New York, New York 

12/18/13
Psychiatric Medications, HIV and HCV - Drug Interactions
John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIV-P
Regional Pharmacy Director
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
Pharmacist
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

12/4/13
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis: An Update
Mary Goodspeed, RN, BS
Coordinator
HIV Clinical Education Initiative
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, New York

10/16/13
Overview of Integrase Inhibitors in HIV Care
John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIV-P
Regional Pharmacy Director
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
Pharmacist
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

10/9/13
Hepatitis C and Hepatitis C/HIV Co-infection Treatment Update

David C. Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Professor of Clinical Medicine
New York Medical College
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, New York

Alicia C. Stivala, NP
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and Co-Director of HIV/Hepatitis Co-infection Clinic
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, New York

9/25/13
Low Health Literacy or Non-Adherence: Can you tell the difference?
Darcel Reyes, RN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS, PhD (c)
Consultant, CAI Global
New York, New York

9/5/2013
Cardiovascular Disease and HIV
Sanjiv Shah, MD, MPH, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
North Shore University Hospital
Manhassett, New York

6/26/2013
HIV Resistance Testing
Douglas G. Fish, MD, AAHIVS
Division of HIV Medicine
AIDS Designated Center
Albany Medical College & Faculty
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
Albany, New York

6/19/2013
Medication Errors Nimish Patel, PharmD, MS, AAHIVP
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Albany, New York

5/29/2013
HIV Medication Side Effects
John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Regional Pharmacy Director
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
Pharmacist
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

5/8/2013
Nursing Issues Related to the New Hepatitis C Protease Inhibitor Agents
Lisa Dobbs, RN
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

4/24/2013
The Role of Integrase Inhibitors in HIV Care
John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Regional Pharmacy Director
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
Pharmacist
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

4/4/2013
Updated from the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
Charles Hicks, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

2/20/2013
Early Identification of HIV: Missed Opportunities
Kathryn Schneider, FNP, AAHIVS
Division of HIV Medicine
AIDS Designated Center
Albany Medical College
Albany, New York

1/23/2013
Hepatitis B Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Considerations for Patients with HIV Infection
Nimish Patel, PharmD, MS, AAHIVP
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Albany, New York

1/3/2013
Clostridium difficile: New Problems with and Old Disease: The AMC Experience
Sarah L. Elmendorf, mD
Upstate Infectious Disease Associates
Albany Medical Center Hospital Epidemilogist
Albany, New York

12/6/2012
Controversies in HIV 2012
Calvin J. Cohen, MD, MS
Director of Research
Community Research Initiative(CRI)
Clinical Instructor
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

11/8/2012
Ludwig's Angina: Identification of and Clinical Considerations for Dental and Medical Providers
Germain Jean-Charles, DDS, MS
Faculty & Advanced Oral Pathology Course Director
Eastman Institute for Oral Health
University of Rochester
Dental Director
Division of HIV Medicine
Albany, New York

10/31/2012
Treating AIDS-related Opportunistic Infections
Minda J. Dwyer, ANP-C, AAHIVS
Division of HIV Medicine
AIDS Designated Center
Albany Medical College
Albany, New York

9/19/2012
New Medications for HIV
John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE
Regional Pharmacy Director
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
Pharmacists
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

6/13/2012
Salvage Therapy: A Nursing Discussion
Debbie M. Winters, APRN-BC, AACRN
Clinical Training Specialist
NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center
ID Care
Hillsborough, New Jersey

If you are a NYS or NJ correctional health care worker desiring telemedicine education, please contact our office at (518) 262-4674 or ybarraj@mail.amc.edu 

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