Sept. 2020

Don't forget to register for ANAC2020!
Registration is now open for ANAC2020. We are looking forward to a great conference and will be sharing more information on speakers and the agenda in the upcoming weeks. We are excited to announce this year's abstract oral session themes: PrEP, Global Health, Special/Underrepresented Populations and Clinician Education and Professional Development. Click here to view the most recent version of the conference agenda, which will be updated regularly as speakers and sessions are confirmed.

Submit a remembrance for this year's Celebration of Life
Each year at conference, attendees gather to celebrate and memorialize people, usually a colleague or special patient, who they've lost recently. This year, our virtual Celebration of Life will look a little different. We are putting together a compilation of remembrances, photos and tributes for attendees to view online.
Is there someone from the ANAC family, a colleague, patient or other special person you want to note and remember? Please contact Erin Myers at to add your tribute to this year's Celebration of Life

ANAC welcomes newly elected members to the board of directors
We are excited to welcome the following members to the board:

Darcel Reyes

Directors at Large
Crystal Chapman Lambert 
Jonah Pierce
Felicity Tsikiwa

Nominating Committee
Sheika Adams
Orlando Harris
Anthony Velasco

They will be installed at the annual ANAC business meeting in November. 

Save the date for the annual business meeting
The annual business meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 from 7-8 p.m. ET. All ANAC members are welcome to attend. Meeting registration and log-in info will be shared soon.

HIV and Aging
Our New in HIV and Aging page was recently updated and includes important information, articles and policy issues, including updates on COVID-19 and aging with HIV. All previous updates and additional content can be found on the Resources page.

COVID-19 resource center
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently launched the COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network with partners. The site has clinical resources and tools for frontline providers and also includes a podcast series covering hot topics and an issue brief series focused on addressing disparities in different communities and populations.

COVID-19 Prevention Network
ANAC is partnering with the COVID-19 Prevention Network on a series of educational offerings including webinars, discussion forums and downloadable resources on vaccine and therapeutic trials, community education and engagement. For more information on the network, click hereFor daily updates, follow them on Facebook.

JANAC releases curated collections
JANAC announces the release of JANAC Curated Collections online. These collections are available free to the public for 30 days after release and indefinitely on-demand for JANAC subscribers. 

Aging and HIV Collection
This collection explores a diverse range of topics associated with aging and HIV. Topics include polypharmacy, successful aging, advanced directives, coping, stigma and systems of care, as well as many others. This collection was released Sept. 18, HIV and Aging Awareness Day. Click here to access the collection.

Gay Men and HIV Collection
Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex, especially MSM from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, continue to be disproportionately impacted with HIV in the United States and other regions of the world. Topics in this collection include PrEP, stigma, substance use, sex tourism, intimate partner violence and HIV self-testing. It will be released on Sept. 27, Gay Men's Awareness Day. Click here for more information.

ANAC adds a new staff member
We are thrilled to announce that Kara Buell, RN, MSN, has joined the ANAC staff as Director of Education Programs. Kara has a background in nursing education, virtual trainings and education and hospice and palliative care and is committed to education on the intersection of healthcare and social justice. You may contact her at

Chapter activities
In late August, the Greater New York ANAC Chapter partnered with the Brooklyn Community Pride Center to host a virtual streaming movie night of the documentary "Born To Be". This film follows the stories of transgender and gender nonconforming patients on their gender affirmation journeys with unparalleled quality of transition-related health and surgical care. Click here to learn more about the film.

ANAC is hiring!
We are hiring a membership manager to grow and engage with our membership base. This person will be responsible for supporting and expanding member services, leading outreach and communications to current and prospective members, managing chapter development and operations, and contributing to related national ANAC committees. Click here for more information.
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