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October 23 & 24, 2024 - SC HIV, STD & Viral Hepatitis Conference

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines
Abstract Submissions Due: April 17, 2024
Platform Presentation Abstract Submissions Due: 
April 17, 2024
Student Scholarship Applications Due: September 6, 2024
PLWHA Scholarship Applications Due: June 28, 2024
Exhibitor/Sponsor Applications Due: 
September 6, 2024
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October 23 & 24, 2024

Roadmap to Success: Strengthening Communities Through Collaboration
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

ABOUT
About

The South Carolina HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Conference is designed for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, other clinicians, HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis educators, social workers, case managers, public health professionals, pharmacists, other service providers, teachers, students, people living with HIV and other interested community members. Our mission for this interdisciplinary conference is to provide opportunities for professionals and community members to engage in dialogue and share past successes, discuss current best practices and interventions, as well as address emerging issues and trends. 

2023 Keynote SPEAkers
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Dafina Ward, J.D.
Executive Director of the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC)

Adam Thompson
health systems carpenter & practice facilitator

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Deondre B. Moore
Award winning human rights activist

SPEAKERS
Exhibitors/Sponsors

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to take advantage of this superb opportunity to market your products and services to our targeted audience by becoming a conference sponsor and/or exhibitor. The conference will provide your organization with an excellent venue to educate and reach many of South Carolina’s front-line workers, program managers and clients. With nationally recognized keynote speakers, expert concurrent session presenters and valuable topics, we are anticipating more than 500 participants from a variety of agencies, organizations, institutions, and clinical settings. The primary audience includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, other clinicians, HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis educators, social workers, other health professionals, case managers, service providers, teachers, students, people living with HIV and other interested community members. Thousands of people receive services annually by our conference attendees making our conference one of the most effective ways to reach and impact those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, STD and Viral Hepatitis. For sponsorship/exhibitor opportunities, please check back during spring 2024.

Exhibitors/Sponsors
Call for Presentations
Call for Presentations

Our "Call for Presentations & Platforms" is now open! Click below for more information.

Registration & SCHOLARSHIPS

Registration scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending colleges/universities in South Carolina AND pursuing degrees in public health, social work, nursing, health education, medicine, pharmacy, and other health-related fields. To apply for this scholarship, you must complete the application and submit it by the due date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be given a choice to attend one or both days of the conference (October 23 or October 24).  Each selected recipient that attends will receive a continental breakfast and lunch. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for any travel and hotel accommodations.

We are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities for persons living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA) to attend the 2024 Conference at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina, on October 23-24, 2024. The scholarship covers registration for the Conference, including continental breakfast and lunch. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for any travel and hotel accommodations. To apply for this scholarship, you must complete the application and submit it by the due date. 

Registraion Information
Special Events
Special Events

PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE IN OCTOBER 2024 FOR INFORMATION ON SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THAT CONFERENCE YEAR.

Program
2023 Conference Program

Click HERE to download the program brochure for 2023.

Wednesday, Oct 25

Thursday, Oct 26


7:45-9:00am

9:00-10:15am


10:15-10:35am



10:45-11:45am

11:55-12:55pm

12:55pm

1:30-2:40pm


2:50-3:50pm

4:00-5:00pm


 

Reg/Breakfast

Welcome/Keynote

Break/Visit Exhibit
/Network/
Vaccinations

Concurrent Sessions Wed-A

Concurrent Sessions Wed-B


Doors Open for Lunch

Platform/Award Presentations

Concurrent Sessions Wed-C

Concurrent Sessions Wed-D

 

   7:45-9:00am

 

9:00-10:15am

 

 

10:15-10:35am

 

 

10:45-11:45am

 

11:55-12:55pm

 

12:55pm

 

1:30-2:40pm

 

2:40-3:00pm


Registration/Breakfast

Welcome/Keynote

Break/Visit Exhibit/
Network/

Vaccinations

Concurrent Sessions Th-A

Concurrent Sessions Th-B

Doors Open for Lunch

Keynote 

Closing Remarks

The SC HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Conference Committee is committed to making the conference fully accessible for all attendees. If you require assistance to fully participate in the conference, please contact Pam Harper, Conference Registrar, at pharper@comporium.net or (803) 286-4121.

CEU
CEU

Mid-Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC) provides a variety of continuing education credits for up to a total of 10 hours across the two-day conference. Participation will be tracked and recorded at each session. Contact hours will only be awarded based on documented attendance.

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VENUE
Venue and hotel

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Centrally located in South Carolina’s historic state capital, the convention center is in the middle of an exciting urban scene that includes open-air cafes, deluxe accommodations, live music, exciting sports venues, and concert tours.

 

With our temperate seasons, Columbia offers attendees a perfect year-round business and social climate with a wide variety of world-class cultural and natural attractions. We’re also only minutes away from the airport and interstates, giving you access to anywhere you need to be.

Address:

1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-545-0001 or 800-264-4884

PARKING

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (CMCC) Parking Lot is adjacent to the facility and has 260 first come first served, complimentary spots. In the case that the CMCC Parking Lot becomes full, the Park Street Garage located directly across the street from CMCC charges $2 for the first hour and $1 for every hour after that up to $10 for the day.

 

Cambria Hotel Columbia Downtown the Vista

1000 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 728-3355

Room Rate: $139.00* per night.

Reservation Deadline: September 24, 2023

Book your group rate for SC HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Annual Conference

Aloft Columbia Downtown

823 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 445-1900

Room Rate: $112.00* per night.

Reservation Deadline: September 25, 2023

Book your group rate for SC HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Annual Conference

*Limited number of rooms are available at this rate. Rates are subject to room, local area, and hospitality taxes and may be approximately 14%. Standard Parking Fees apply and may be approximately $22.00/ night.

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