The 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment begins on August 23, in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
This year’s theme, Forward Momentum: Accelerating Access. Optimizing Care. Transforming Public Health., recognizes the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s unwavering commitment to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020.
The four-day conference will consist of a robust program of workshop and plenary sessions, featuring key HIV leaders. It will bring together HIV care and treatment leaders, stakeholders, HRSA grant recipients, and, those on the front lines providing direct care to people living with HIV to discuss program and policy updates and receive training and technical assistance. Check out the agenda here .
In support of this important event, the AIDS.gov team will offer conference attendees a Social Media Lab and will also bring you daily conference coverage via Facebook Live interviews, blogs, social media updates and more. Get more details below and stay tuned!
Social Media Lab:
HRSA and AIDS.gov are collaborating to offer a free Social Media Lab for all conference attendees to get tailored social media assistance. In your 20 minute 1-on-1 session, our social media experts will help you enhance your HIV messages and service delivery by: improving your outreach, developing a digital communications plan, understanding how to create engagement, and much more. You have social media questions, we have answers!
Federal Village, Exhibit Hall
- Lab Hours:
Wednesday, August 25: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Thursday, August 26: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Note: If you can’t make it to the Social Media Lab during the conference, AIDS.gov can still help! Get social media questions answered via Virtual Office Hours. Book your appointment here!
Facebook Live Interviews:
We loved that you loved our debut Facebook Live interviews from the International AIDS Conference in Durban last month. And we’re ready to do it all over again! Stay tuned for interviews with Federal leaders and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant recipients at 11:00 A.M., 2:00 P.M, and 4:00 p.m. daily. You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch the interviews. Stay tuned for our interview schedule and visit our Facebook Page to watch.
We will be using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep you plugged in all day, every day, of the conference. Follow the conversation with #RyanWhite2016 . And be sure to follow @RyanWhite2016 and @HRSAgov .
Whether or not you are attending the #RyanWhite2016 conference, we hope you will check out our digital resources coming soon.