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Delta HIV Symposium Taking Place in Jonesboro in March

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Preventing and treating HIV/AIDS is a major concern for health care professionals. In March, there will be a conference in Arkansas that highlights topics related to the disease

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University will host the Delta HIV Symposium in Jonesboro in March. The conference will be held on the Arkansas State University campus on March 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“There have been significant advancements in HIV/AIDS treatment over the years, but there are still an array of stigams that exist concerning HIV/AIDS patients and many health care providers simply aren’t aware of the latest information regarding the disease,” NYITCOM assistant professor of clinical medicine Carl Abraham said in a statement. “This conference will provide invaluable information and foster discussion about a topic that simply needs to be highlighted more prevalently.”

The conference will feature a range of speakers from outside the state as well as an expert from Arkansas. The outside speakers will include Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, senior associate dean at the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Mark Alain Dery, chief innovation officer and infectious disease physician for Access Health Louisiana.

The Arkansas expert will be J. Dan Moore, a family physician based in Searcy who operates HIV clinics in Batesville, Conway, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Searcy. He is ARcare’s chief medical information officer and has also served as the program/medical director for ARcare’s Positive Connections since 1999.

The Delta HIV Symposium is free to attend but registration is required.

To register, click here.

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