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October 20-21, 2021 - SC HIV, STD & Viral Hepatitis Conference

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September 30 - Exhibitor/Sponsor Fees Due
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October 20 & 21, 2021

INNOVATION:

BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES

 

Columbia Metropolitan

Convention Center

 
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. 

2021 Keynote SPEAKER information
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Marye E. Bernard, DNP, FNP-BC, AAHIVM
Author, asst. professor, Hiv specialist

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denise stokes
author, advocate, motivational speaker

Allison Ross Eckard, MD
Division Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, MUSC

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Justin C. Smith, MS, MPH
Director, Campaign to End AIDS, Positive Impact Health Centers

 
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 250 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.

 
 
Call for Presentations

Our "Call for Presentations" is now closed.

Registration & SCHOLARSHIPS

At this time, we've reached our maximum capacity for registration. We are creating a waitlist in case any registration slots become available. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please contact our Conference Registrar, Pam Harper at pharper@comporium.net or 803-286-4121. 

 

Scholarships are available for students until Sept. 1.

 
 
Special Events

This year we are planning to provide an on-site vaccine clinic.  Free Hepatitis A, Flu, and COVID-19 vaccines will be available. 

 
2021 Conference Program

Click HERE for a sneak peek at our sessions for 2021. As this is a working document, it is subject to change. 

Wednesday, Oct 20

Thursday, Oct 21


8:00-8:50am

9:00-10:10am


10:10-10:30am



10:40-11:40am

11:50-12:50pm

12:50pm

1:30-2:30pm

2:40-3:40pm

3:50-4:50pm

 

Reg/Breakfast/Visit Exhibits/Vaccinations

Welcome/Keynote

Break/Visit Exhibits/Vaccinations


Concurrent Sessions Wed-A

Concurrent Sessions Wed-B


Doors Open for Lunch

Keynote

Concurrent Sessions Wed-C

Concurrent Sessions Wed-D

 

8:00-8:50am

 

9:00-10:10am

 

 

10:10-10:30am

 

 

10:40-11:40am

 

11:50-12:50pm

 

12:50pm

 

1:30-2:30pm

 

2:40-3:45pm

Reg/Breakfast/Visit Exhibits/Vaccinations

Welcome/Keynote

Break/Visit Exhibits/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

CEUs will be offered for the 2021 conference through Mid-Carolina AHEC. For more information regarding the number and types of credits that will be available, click on the "Learn More" button.

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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.

A COVID-19 update from CMCC: We are so thankful for the technology of virtual meetings and that will continue to play an important role in the landscape of meetings moving forward, but nothing compares with the real connections and engagement of gathering face to face. With experience hosting events in this new normal since June 2020, you can rest assured that our staff has had safety as a top priority since reopening our doors. 

 

Address:

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

We have reserved limited blocks of rooms with special rates for the conference.