2016 Annual Meeting: Ready to End the Epidemics

May 22nd, 2016 to May 25th, 2016

The 25th Annual Meeting hosted directors of state and territorial HIV/AIDS and hepatitis programs, national partners, and public health officials to share their expertise and ultimately prevent infections, strengthen care and reduce disparities. The meeting allowed for in-person collaboration between NASTAD members and program personnel planning and implementing HIV prevention and care programs. The conference  brought more than 200 public health officials who are working to stop the spread of HIV in the United States. This four-day conference included oral, panel, and poster presentations, as well as plenary sessions and roundtables.


DAY 1 - SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016




DAY 2 - MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016




DAY 3 - TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Murray Penner, NASTAD

Plenary Session: Ready to End the Epidemics – State, City, Community Partnerships/Collaboration  (click to download)

  • Moderator: Jeff Hitt (Maryland)
  • Panelists: Mel Mattson (Colorado), Beth Rowan, MD (Denver Health and Hospitals), Barb Cardell (Colorado Coalition for HIV Care and Prevention/PWN)


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Plenary Session: Working Together – Global Health Security Agenda and the Role of Public Health Organizations (click to download)

  • Moderator: Lucy Slater (NASTAD)
  • Panelists: Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins (U.S. State Department), Jennifer Lemmings (CSTE), Eric Blank, MD (APHL)


1:15 - 2:15 PM

Social Action/Social Justice (click to download): ​This session will provide an overview of NASTAD’s #BlackLivesMatter work and an in-depth discussion from the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond.

Ending the Epidemics: Vision and Action in Integrated Planning: This session will explore opportunities through integrated planning to define and execute essential programmatic aims. This discussion will look beyond the deadline for submission of integrated plans to begin forecasting implementation. 

Systems Approach to Programming: Trans Communities and People in the Sex Trade (click to download): ​This session will provide an in-depth focus on efforts to support the prevention, care, and treatment needs and advance the health of trans communities and people in the sex trade.

Addressing the Barriers: NAS Hepatitis Elimination Feasibility Report (click to download): ​This session will outline the National Academy of Medicine’s recently released report: Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States.  Discussion will include a brief background about the report, the barriers to elimination that were identified in the report, and how phase two will result in a national plan for elimination.  A member of the committee will describe the committee process, the findings, and will involve the audience in a discussion on what it would take to eliminate hepatitis B and C in each of our jurisdictions.       


2:30 - 3:30 PM

Social Action/Social Justice (click to download): ​This session will provide an overview of NASTAD’s #BlackLivesMatter work and an in-depth discussion from the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond.

Data-to-Care (click to download): ​This session will introduce NASTAD’s Data-to-Care (D2C) digibook and offer facilitated discussion related to D2C policies, procedures, community engagement, and data systems. 

PrEP/nPEP/Condoms (click to download): ​This session will encourage states to think about how they can robustly incorporate PrEP, nPEP, and condom into their programs. 


3:45 - 5:15 PM

Plenary Session: The Intersection of Public Health and Black Lives Matter – Combatting HIV and Hepatitis Through a Social Justice Framework (click to download)

  • Moderators: Murray Penner (NASTAD) and Dan O’Connell (New York)
  • Speaker: Dr. Mary Bassett (NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene)


6:00 - 8:00 PM

NASTAD Partners Reception: Our History Informs Our Future



DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016

8:30 - 9:30 AM

  • LAMS Meeting with DHAP Leadership (closed to invited participants)

  • CDC Directly-Funded Cities Listening Session (closed to invited participants)


9:45 - 11:00 AM

  • NASTAD Elections and Hill Visit Debrief (closed to NASTAD members)

  • NASTAD Briefing for Industry Partners (closed to Industry Partners)


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Passing of the Gavel and Chair’s Challenge (click to download)


12:00 PM

Meeting Adjourns