Member Spotlight

Greater Kansas City ANAC member Rose Farnan, BSN, ACRN, was quoted in a national press release on HIV criminalization laws and the Micheal Johnson case in Missouri :

"The law treats HIV as a death sentence rather than the treatable, manageable disease it has been for years. Unlike people diagnosed with cancer caused by the HPV virus, people living with HIV have a life expectancy approaching that of HIV negative people."

The press release noted: Missouri's criminal HIV exposure law, and similar laws in other states, are opposed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, Association of Nurses In AIDS Care, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and HIV Medicine Association, among many other organizations.

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Global

The PEPFAR program was a feature of the UN General Assembly meeting held last week. T he new  PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020)  was released and reaffirms U.S. government support, through PEPFAR, for HIV/AIDS efforts in more than 50 countries. This includes maintaining life-saving antiretroviral treatment for all the people that PEPFAR supports, providing even more services for orphans and vulnerable children, ensuring access to services by all populations, including the most vulnerable and at-risk groups. A first hand account of the success of PEPFAR, including the role of nurses, was published in the New York Times.
Conference

There is still time to register for ANAC2017 in Dallas November 1 - 4. 
Don't miss out on these great opportunities. See the full conference agenda.

Research Workshop
Wednesday, November 1
8 a.m. -  Noon

Mission mPossible: Using mobile and web-based technology to advance HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment research

This session will feature dynamic presentations by researchers who are innovating the use of mobile phones and other online technologies to advance research on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. You will receive one on one mentoring about your research ideas, projects and grant proposals in various domains of interest to HIV/AIDS nursing research including HIV prevention, symptom monitoring, HIV self-management, care coordination and social support. Pre-registration is required.

George W. Bush Presidential Library Pre-conference Reception
Wednesday, November 1
3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The ANAC Public Service Award will be bestowed upon President George W. Bush for his vision and leadership in establishing and championing the PEPFAR program at this reception at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

Tickets to this event are $95 and limited to 100 attendees. The price includes round-trip transportation to the venue, library museum admission, food and a celebratory cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage. Additional cash bar is available. Proceeds will help support ANAC global efforts, including nurse workforce professional development and member and chapter support. Pre-registration is required.

Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, November 2
4:30 - 6 p.m.

Hear about the programmatic accomplishments of ANAC along with the financial stewardship of the organization.  The new members of the board of directors will be installed at this meeting.

All ANAC members are encouraged to attend. 
Leadership

Election Results for 2017-2018 Board of Directors
The new members of the board of directors will be installed at the annual business meeting at ANAC2017. 

President-elect: Carol Dawson-Rose
Secretary: Kimberly Adams Tufts
Directors at large: Mitchell Wharton, Donna Roberson and Julie Barroso

Other continuing board members include: Jeffrey Kwong (Incoming President), Joachim Voss (Treasurer), Gwen Childs, Dennis Flores and Judy Wessell

Incoming nomination committee members: Natalie LeBlanc (Co-Chair) and Allison Webel

Policy

ANAC has joined with many other health care professional and advocacy groups in opposition to the pending Graham-Cassidy bill in the Senate. Proposed state block grants that are threats to Medicaid are a main reason for this unified opposition. 

A full picture of the impact of Medicaid is detailed in a recent article entitled "Medicaid Has A Bulls-Eye On Its Back, Which Means No One Is Entirely Safe" bPhil Galewitz  a nonprofit health newsroom whose stories appear in news outlets nationwide, is an editorially independent part of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Professional Development

It's not too late to register for Thursday's webinar on the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan. 

National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Priority Populations -- Part 2
Sept. 28
3-4:30 p.m. EDT
Job Openings

Medical Adherence Nurse -- Whitman-Walker Health
The Medical Adherence Nurse works as part of a multidisciplinary team in a community health setting with an expertise in LGBTQ care to provide care coordination to patients with treatment adherence issues related to disease management, using tools such as medical adherence, health promotion, and harm reduction. Provides support to patients with any chronic condition, but with a focus on HIV and trans care. Develops treatment plans, refers patients to necessary internal and/or external resources, and monitors medical progress in accordance with premier quality care standards.  Read more and apply.

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