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Equitas Health is proud to announce the 13th Annual Positive Youth Leadership Summit (PYLS), April 26-28, 2019. The Positive Youth Leadership Summit empowers and prepares young adults living with HIV across the Midwest with professional and personal leadership skills to effectively advocate for themselves and their communities. If you or your agency are interested in becoming a financial sponsor or community partner, please email positiveyouth@equitashealth.com.

We are currently accepting applications for conference presentations and workshops.

Submission deadline is Friday, March 2nd, 2019.

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?

Young people living with HIV/AIDS.

Also: Health and social service providers, researchers, academics, students, activists, policy makers, community members, and anyone with an interest in improving health for youth living with HIV/AIDS.

Never led a presentation at a workshop before? Don’t worry. If you are a young person living with HIV/AIDS, you are an expert in your own experience. Submit a workshop or presentation idea, and we will help you develop it.

LENGTH OF PRESENTATION

Presentations should be between 45 minutes and an hour. We are seeking new as well as traditional topics and encourage innovative approaches.

AUDIENCE

Summit participants are young adults living with HIV who come from Ohio and surrounding states.

SUMMIT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The learning objectives of the conference are as follows:

  1. Describe the specific skills required for providing culturally competent care to the LGBTQ and PLWH (people living with HIV) Community.
  2. Explain specific barriers to care experienced by the LGBTQ and PLWH Community.
  3. Identify current regional and national approaches to HIV care and prevention.
  4. Explain the concept of intersectionality as it relates to LGBTQ and PLWH communities.

Presentations should be interactive, engaging, and relevant to the learning objectives of this conference. All presentations must include measurable learning objectives. We encourage community based presenters to submit presentations and workshops.

Not sure what all this measurable-learning-objectives stuff is about? Don’t worry. Submit your workshop idea, and if it’s a good match for PYLS, we’ll help you develop your proposal.

PRESENTATION TOPICS

Applications may be submitted by individuals or groups. We welcome applications related but not limited to:

  • Personal Advocacy
  • Political Activism
  • Engaging Youth and Fostering Leadership
  • HIV Criminalization
  • Serodiscordant Relationships
  • HIV and Co-Infections
  • Intersectionality of HIV
  • Evolution of Treatment
  • Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

The Planning Committee is open to submissions that do not fall under the established tracks.

QUESTIONS? CONCERNS?