November 2019
Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, which presents the chance to support ANAC's important work before the end of the year. 

Last year we raised $5,000 which helped support the work of our staff and committees; promote the values we share, including collaboration, diversity, scholarship and research; and provide support for the nursing workforce. 

Please help us reach that goal again this year. You can donate via the ANAC Facebook or directly on the donations page on our website . Thank you for you continued support!  
Chapter Highlight

Chicago chapter celebrates 30th anniversary with gala
The Chicago chapter is commemorating 30 years of nursing excellence in HIV prevention, care and research through education, networking and support with a Crimson & Pearls gala on Dec. 7. 

ANAC 2019 awards announced at conference
We were pleased to honor ANAC members at the recent ANAC annual conference. The expertise, scholarship, research and dedication of these individuals is an inspiration. We are proud to have these outstanding individuals as members of ANAC. View the awards book.

ANAC member Patrick Kenny posthumously honored
Patrick Edward Kenny EdD, RN, ACRN  (October 4, 1953 - January 2, 2019)  posthumously received the  Pennsylvania State Nurses Association  Diversity Leadership Award at the PSNA annual gala in November. 

Editorial by ANAC members discusses nurses' essential contributions to fighting HIV
ANAC members Jacqueline Nikpour and Michael Relf wrote an editorial that was recently published in The Hill. 

The piece, " Can ending the HIV epidemic be achieved without nurses?",  highlights  nurse-led programs that address the stigma and the social determinants related to HIV and argues that these programs are essential to truly ending the epidemic.
Call for Abstracts

S ubmit your abstracts for AIDS2020
The call for abstracts for AIDS2020, the international HIV/AIDS conference, scheduled for July 6-10 in San Francisco/Oakland, is now open through Jan. 14. Consider submitting abstracts to highlight the important work of ANAC members in the global HIV response.  View the submission guidelines. 

Thank you for attending ANAC2019!
More than 500 people attended ANAC2019 Nov. 6-10 in Portland Oregon. Conference attendees participated in six plenary sessions and 15 invited speaker sessions and learned from nearly 40 abstract driven sessions and 23 posters. For more information, view the conference program.

We are grateful to sponsors, attendees, presenters and the conference and research committees.

Attendees, please claim your CNE. Also, please complete your online evaluation - it helps us plan for ANAC2020 in Tampa!

PEPFAR releases two progress reports 
Two reports were released by PEPFAR in advance of World AIDS Day, showing tremendous progress in the global response to HIV/AIDS.
The PEPFAR Latest Global Results report summarizes how PEPFAR has saved over 18 million lives through accountable, transparent and cost-effective investments.
A second report covers the remarkable progress of the DREAMS program, which was designed to reduce new HIV infections in girls and young women in targeted African countries. The report shows that nearly all DREAMS regions have had a 25% or greater decline in new HIV diagnoses among adolescent girls and young women.

ANAC renewed as an official CNE provider
The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation granted the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care a four-year accreditation as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) in late October. We are thrilled about this renewal!

International Network for HIV/AIDS Nursing Research - Save the Date
The International HIV/AIDS Nursing Research Network's winter meeting will be held in Puerto Rico January 8-10, 2020. All are welcome to attend the meeting that will include training on Study VIII protocol and developing manuscripts from Study VII data. Please register through this link before Dec. 5. There is no registration fee.
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