Oct. 2020

Nov. 3 is Election Day. ANAC offices are closed that day to ensure our staff can vote and to help others get to the polls as needed. Complete information on all aspects, including early voting and local polling places is available at vote.org. Make a plan and vote.
We are excited to share the plenary speakers for all three days of ANAC2020. Visit our conference agenda for more information on all of our scheduled speakers.

Plenary speakers
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Opening remarks:
Rep. Lauren Underwood
U.S. House of Representatives, 14th District

Plenary: Ending the HIV Epidemic
Laura Cheever, MD, ScM
Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau
Thursday, Nov. 12
Opening remarks:
Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Director, NIAID

Plenary: Getting to Zero among Black MSM in the American South
LaRon Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Dean, Global Affairs & Planetary Health and Independence Foundation
Associate Professor, Yale School of Nursing
Friday, Nov. 13
Opening remarks:
Professor Sheila Tlou, PhD
Nursing Now Campaign

Plenary: Change Agents: Nursing Leadership in times of COVID-19
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
CEO, Partners in Health
Register for the Gilead pre-conference training institute
Gilead is hosting a pre-conference training institute, Innovations in HIV Care Delivery: Nurses and the Response to the Pandemic, Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 2-4:30 p.m. ET. The training institute will bring together nurses who work with communities impacted by HIV to discuss solutions to current issues affecting the provision of HIV/AIDS treatment, care and prevention in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to register.
Please complete the ANAC Learning Needs Assessment Survey
We invite all ANAC members to participate in our annual Learning Needs Assessment Survey. Your responses will help us plan our nursing and inter-professional education programs and CNE focus for 2021. This survey will be open for 30 days through Nov. 23, 2020. Please respond now!

Institute of Nursing Leadership Critical Conversation on Health Equity and Racism
The American Academy of Nursing is hosting a free webinar on health equity and racism Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. ET as part of the 2020 Virtual Policy Conference.

Dr. Anthony Fauci to speak on public trust in science
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will speak about the ethical issues raised by the erosion of trust in science in a virtual discussion hosted by The Hastings Center on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.
Register for our upcoming webinar with CoVPN
ANAC and the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) are cohosting a webinar Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT exploring immunology, vaccinology and COVID-19 trials. CNE is available for attendees.

SAMHSA COVID-19 resources
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created a list of resources, tools and trainings that are useful when coping with the effects of a public health crisis like COVID-19.

ANA to host webinar on COVID-19 vaccine development
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is hosting an on-demand webinar titled The State of COVID-19 Vaccine Development: What You Need to Know. Register by Monday, Oct. 26 to view the webinar. It is free for all nurses.
Committee meetings
This year, we will be scheduling virtual committee meetings via Zoom between Nov. 4 and Dec. 18 in lieu of the committee meetings typically held during conference. Stay tuned for more information and registration. These meetings will be open to all interested ANAC members.

Annual business meeting
Save the date for the annual ANAC business meeting, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. ET via Zoom. All ANAC members are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

Sheldon D. Fields appointed Penn State University College of Nursing's first associate dean for equity and inclusion
Congratulations to ANAC member Sheldon Fields, PhD, RN, AACRN, FAANP, FAAN in his new role as the first nursing administrator at the school charged with fostering a culture of inclusivity.

Julie Barroso featured in Vanderbilt University new faculty spotlight
ANAC member Julie Barroso, PhD, RN, FAAN was recently featured in a new faculty spotlight for Vanderbilt University where she discussed her background and her fight to remove the stigma of HIV.

Washington D.C. chapter hosts virtual webinar
ANAC’s Washington D.C. chapter, GWANAC, held a successful virtual event Oct. 8 featuring a live webinar “Ending the Epidemic: Current Considerations in Treatment Strategies” presented by Dr. Richard Elion of the George Washington University School of Medicine. This was the first of several events planned to revitalize the DC chapter. Interested in planning similar virtual events for your chapter? We can help. Contact Lynda Wileman at Lynda@anacnet.org.

PEPFAR expands DREAMS program in South Africa
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) recently announced a significant expansion of its DREAMS program in South Africa, which aims to ensure that the next generation of young women can grow up to be Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe. This expansion will increase support for economic strengthening, skills training and job readiness for young women in South Africa.

Virtual press conference and panel discussion for launch of Harvard's Global Nursing Leadership Program
Harvard is celebrating the launch of it's Global Nursing Leadership Program with a virtual press conference on Thursday, Oct. 29, followed by a panel discussion a few hours later. Click here for more information and links to register to both events.
AIDS United Public Policy Council releases statement on public health and racial justice
ANAC is a member of the AIDS United Public Policy Council and has participated in and endorsed the council's recently released statement, Addressing the Urgent Public Health & Racial Justice Challenges of 2020. It addresses racial injustice, the importance of science and the current battle over the Supreme Court appointment.

Ending the HIV Epidemic quarterly stakeholder meeting
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is holding a virtual meeting, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America Quarterly Stakeholder Webinar, Thursday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. ET.

Ending the HIV Epidemic Jurisdictional Directory available now
HRSA/HAB recently released the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Jurisdictional Directory, which was developed by NASTAD. The directory provides a list of local and state points of contact for EHE efforts. It is intended to facilitate community participation on local engagement activities, EHE websites, EHE jurisdictional plans and social media accounts for EHE Phase 1 jurisdictions.
JANAC releases Latinx collection
We encourage you to explore the new Latinx and Hispanic collection curated by JANAC. It includes articles from authors around the world that explore aging with HIV, depression and coping, intimate partner violence, stigma and sexual risk taking among different Latinx and Hispanic populations. This collection is available to ANAC members as part of your JANAC subscription. It is available to non-members free of charge from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, 2020.

JANAC featured article
Check out this month's featured article, Sex Education in the Mosque: An HIV Prevention Initiative for Muslim Adolescents, and complete the CEU test.

This is the CNE article for the current issue. ANAC members can access content for free by the above link or logging into ANAC (anacnet.org) and choosing Members Only Info from the "What would you like to do?" drop-down menu. On the Members Only page, you will find the link to JANAC content and the coupon code to receive 50% off the cost of the CE test ($8.98).
Practice advancement
Learn about Nurse Corps opportunities
More than 1.8 million patients are cared for by over 1,700 Nurse Corps clinicians. Nurse Corps also added 135 faculty to its rolls. Learn more about the National Health Service Corps and the recently resumed HRSA Virtual Job Fairs, a live interactive platform that provides students and clinicians the opportunity to meet with hundreds of recruiters hiring in underserved communities across the country.