Objective: To identify the needs of the population infected with HIV older than 55 years old.
The aim of the exercise is to gather the information about the health needs both physical and emotional in the elder population (HIV-infected people 55 years of age or older) to be able to offer an appropriate health management response. The questionnaire covers aspects beyond the medical attention, including patients’ social, physiological and physiological needs and requirements.
Clinical cases / Singular experience
We encourage attendees to present unique clinical cases or different personal experiences related to HIV infected patients and aging. The goal of this exercise is to present singular cases of older HIV-infected patients to generate discussion and share these new experiences and knowledge that arise from daily clinical practice. In this case we are not looking for abstracts presenting research results, cohorts or clinical studies, but for cases providing new experiences that would enable to enhance the management of HIV infected aging patients.
The clinical case / singular experience must contain maximum 350 words and 1) detail the clinical case / experience, 2) explain the reasons why it is considered unique, and 3) conclusion.
The Scientific Committee will evaluate the cases received; the selected most relevant ones will be presented as oral communications (5 minutes presentation + 5 minutes for questions) and will receive an award.
Deadline for submissions: September 10 th .
Expert group discussion-Q&A
The attendees will be able to discuss and ask questions to the experts during one hour. At the end of the session, each expert will summarize the highlights from each discussion in 5 minutes for the full audience.
In the upcoming meeting experts from the following areas will be represented:
- A health educator /Community engagement
- Patient aged 60 years old or more
Train the trainers
Prior to the workshop the Scientific Committee will select the “trainees” among those participants from the referral institutions from the different regions and countries participating in the workshop. Side meetings will be organized with the trainees and presentations, reference materials and literature will be provided. Trainees will develop their own presentation materials based on those from the workshop and delivered the course to their peers.
In order to ensure the delivery and completion of the program a report will be submitted by the trainees to the Scientific Committee along with a feedback questionnaire filled by those trained by the “trainee” and a certificate of completion will be delivered. The “trainees” will be compensated for their time and dedication.
Projection Exhibition – The Graying of AIDS
This will be the first edition that the workshop will include the opening of an exhibition of selected portraits of older adults living positive, along with excerpts of their personal stories. The stories speak to both the experiences of people age 50+ living with HIV/AIDS around the world in general and quotes that speak to their experiences with their health care providers in particular of a demographically and geographically diverse group of people.