Change, Challenge, and Commonalities
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) HIV/STD Program, in partnership with the Center for Health Training (CHT) and the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), hosted the 15th Texas HIV/STD Conference on December 11-15, 2006. The event was held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel and had nearly 900 attendees.
The conference staff would like to extend their gratitude to the 15th Texas HIV/STD Conference Supporters whose generosity made this conference possible.
Conference Planning Committee
Conference Steering Committee
View the conference agenda.
Goals and Objectives
The overall goal of the conference is to strengthen our abilities to manage the challenges of change in prevention and care through collaboration and technologies that promote healthy communities in Texas. By the end of the conference, participants will be able to:
identify two models for collaboration, outreach or intervention that address emerging HIV/STD trends in diverse populations;
identify two methods to employ technology, enhance collaboration, or access resources to improve case management and partner services;
identify two emerging trends or issues in HIV/AIDS/STD treatment and disease management; and
identify two strategic tools to enhance the organizational effectiveness of administrators, program directors, planners and grant writers.
· CME : Texas Department of State Health Services is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DSHS designates this educational event for a maximum of 18 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the educational event.
· CNE: The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 18 continuing nursing education contact hours has been awarded by the DSHS CE service. Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational event.
· CHES: Application for Category I continuing education contact hours for CHES has been made to the Texas Department of State Health Services, CE Service which has been designated as a provider of continuing education contact hours by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. The DSHS CE Service has awarded a maximum of 18 contact hours.
· LCDC : Application for continuing education contact hours for LCDC has been made to the Texas HIV Connection, which has been designated as a provider of continuing education contact hours by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals. The Texas HIV Connection has awarded a maximum of 12 contact hours.
· CEUs: The Texas Department of State Health Services, under sponsor number CS3065, has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners to offer continuing education units (CEUs) to social workers. The CE Service has awarded a maximum of 18 CEUs.
· Certificate of Attendance: This activity was awarded 18 contact hours.