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Windy City Times: AIDS conference in Chicago Nov. 10-13


AIDS conference in Chicago Nov. 10-13
from Windy City Times, November 2, 2011

For the first time in its 15-year history, the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), the largest annual AIDS-related gathering in the country, will come to Chicago, Nov. 10-13. USCA brings together over 3,000 caseworkers, caregivers, advocates and people living with AIDS to network, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges posed by this epidemic.

Featured speakers include White House Office of National AIDS Policy Director Jeffrey Crowley; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases at HHS Dr. Ronald Valdiserri; and Dr. Mary Wakefield from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Julio Montaner, from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS will also give a presentation on treatment as prevention. Other conference highlights include Elton John AIDS Foundation Chairman David Furnish, CNN anchor Don Lemon and a screening the new documentary, We Were Here.

The conference is at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago. It is presented by the National Minority AIDS Council and USCA Host Committee.

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