By Drew Daniels January 19, 2016

NASTAD is excited to announce that we will be in attendance at the 2016 National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities. The conference is sponsored by National AIDS & Education Service for Minorities (NAESM). The theme for this year’s conference is “Live it! Be it! Own it! “Taking Ownership of Our Health.” This year’s theme underscores much of the work NASTAD is doing when it comes to improving health outcomes for Black gay men by addressing social determinants of health such as access to comprehensive health care services, safe housing and socioeconomic conditions.

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Sessions and Seminars
We are honored to have representatives from NASTAD staff and members of our advisory panel from Center for Engaging Black MSM Across the Care Continuum (CEBACC) present during the conference. If you are in attendance, please be sure to attend one of the sessions:

Being Well Versed: How to Get the Care You Deserve
Drew Daniels
Friday, January 22, 12- 1:30 PM
Room: Century D

A Deeper Love: Developing More Nuanced Understandings of Young Black MSM’s Sexual Engagements of Networked Technologies
Dr. Ed Brockenbrough & Dr. Mitchell Wharton  
Saturday, January 23, 10:15- 11:45 AM
Room: Century D        

The Sexual Networks of Black MSM and the “Revolutionary Act”: Shifting Public Health Discourse towards an Action-Oriented Paradigm
Dr. Derrick Matthews, Justin Smith, Andre Brown & Dr. David Malebranche
Saturday, January 23, 10:15- 11:45 AM                           
Room:  Century A

Utilizing New Media – and NASTAD’s The R.A.W. Web-series – as a Guide, Curriculum & Pathway to Meaningful Engagement and Information Dissemination for Black gay men/MSM
Justin Rush, Blake Rowley & Trina Scott
Saturday, January 23, 3:15- 5 PM
Room: Century D

Additional information about the conference and special events can be found here.