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On December 10, 2014, Garden State Infectious Disease Associates, the Rutgers School of Nursing, François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center and the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Center for Continuing and Outreach Education hosted the 25th Annual HIV Medical Update conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This is the state’s largest and longest running HIV/AIDS continuing medical education conference. Over 180 physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, social workers and other health care professionals attended this years event. (pictured from left to right: David Condoluci, DO, FACOI and John Santoro, DO, FACG, FACOI, AGAF.)
The Teddy DePrince Community Award was presented to Mr Emery Troy for his continued committment and compassion in addressing the needs of the HIV/AIDS community. Mr. Troy co-founded Dooley House — a home that provided care for those infected by and affected by HIV. Established in 1988, Dooley House was a place where the medical needs of AIDS infected babies and children were met, and a place to call home. Today Doley House is shifting focus to provide temporary housing for homeless veterans and those suffering from military related issues including HIV/AIDS.
The Winter 2014 digital issue of NJ AIDSLine, the HIV, TB, and STD news and information semiannual newsletter for health professionals is now available to download. This issue features two CE articles, one on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and the other on Perinatal HIV Prevention. Continue to earn free CE credits by reading articles and taking the online test. Other articles include Practice Tips such as "Talking to Patients About Sexual Health", "Elimination of Perinatal HIV in New Jersey" and "HIV Clinical Update: The New Jersey Statewide Symposium". Don't miss out on this issue. Click here to fill in the online form to continue your digital subscription of NJ AIDSLine.
In July 2013, the Rutgers College of Nursing, in collaboration with the FXB Center, were awarded one of four national AETC Program grants to develop and implement a nurse practitioner (NP) HIV certification program. The four NP grants, along with 3 Graduate Medical Education grants, and 1 physician assistant HIV certification training program, have been awarded by HRSA to increase the number of primary care prescribing providers ready to meet the needs HIV-vulnerable populations across the United States. The full article is available here.
Rutgers will receive new federal funding to train more nurses to care for those living with HIV/AIDS – numbers which could tax the system once the Affordable Health Care Act kicks in and clinicians who have been at the helm of AIDS care retire.The five-year, $1.5 million grant – one of five similar grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration – is designed to expand the number of nurse practitioners skilled in working with infected and at-risk populations, with an emphasis on care of minority, inner city and urban populations. The full article is available here.
The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center is now part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Learn more about the Rutgers-UMDNJ Integration.