First CHART Caribbean Conference on the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS:
A Multidisciplinary Team Approach
- June 16 – 19, 2004 | Montego Bay, Jamaica


Sponsored by:

The Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Network

In Collaboration with:
International Training and Education Center on HIV (I-TECH)
Ministry of Health Jamaica
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Global AIDS Program Caribbean (CDC/GAP Caribbean)
USAID/Jamaica-Caribbean Regional Program (USAID/J-CAR)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC/PAHO/WHO)
The Caribbean Coalition of National AIDS Programme Coordinators (CCNAPC)
Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CRN+)
International AIDS Society–USA (IAS–USA) University of the West Indies
University of Washington
Caribbean Association of Pharmacists
The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP)

SHORTCUT TO THURSDAY PRESENTATIONS HERE
SHORTCUT TO FRIDAYS PRESENTATIONS HERE

 

CONTENT.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Goals and Objectives................................................................................................................................................................. iv
Course Faculty............................................................................................................................................................................... v

CONFERENCE AGENDA
Wednesday, June 16.......................................................................................................................................................... vii
Thursday, June 17............................................................................................................................................................... vii
Friday, June 18...................................................................................................................................................................... ix
Saturday, June 19................................................................................................................................................................ xi

SPONSOR,FUNDERS AND COLLABORATING ORGANISATIONS

Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Network............................................................................... xii

Funders.................................................................................................................................................................................. xiii

Collaborating Organisations.......................................................................................................................................... xiv

CME Accreditation.................................................................................................................................................................. xviii

Audience Response System Instructions....................................................................................................................... xix

Conference Evaluation............................................................................................................................................................. xx

 

 

Presentation Summaries.

 

Thursday Plenary ,June 17
Pathogenesis Of Antiretrovial Therapy :The Art of Art

Micheal S. Saag,MD (View Slide Presentation)
 

Adherence: Strategies frim Barbados
Nicholas Adomakoh, MD

 

Laboratory Needs in Support of ART

Thomas C.Quinn, MD  (View Slide Presentation)

Overview of Caribbean Guidelines

Bilali Camara,MD,MPH; Herbert E Orlander,MBBS,MPH;Christopher B.Behrens,MD (View Slide Presentation)

 

Caribbean Challenges for Antiretrovial Therapy

Perry Gomez,MBBS (View Slide Presentation)

 
Adherence and Art:A Summary of Psychosocial Issues

Peter D.Weller,PhD



Contents (continued).

 

pRESNTATION SUMMARIES (continued)

 

Friday Plenary,June 18

 

Update on Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission:State of the Art

Lynne M. Mofenson, MD (View Slide Presentation)

 

Diagnosis and Management of HIV in Infants

Yvonne J. Bryson, MD (View Slide Presentation)

 

Pediatric Antiretrovial Drug Formulary 2004

Celia D.C. Christie-Samuels,MBBS,DM,MPH (View Slide Presentation)

 
Care of the Family Affected by HIV Disclosure

Rosa Mae Bain,RN,SCM (View Slide Presentation)

 

Overview of Voluntary Counseling and Testing

Patrick L. Osewe,MD,MPH (View Slide Presentation)

 

Ethical Principles and HIV/AIDS Care:The Challenges

Anthony Mullings ,DM ,MPH (View Slide Presentation)

 

Experiences of People Living with HIV/AIDS with HIV/AIDS Caregivers in the Caribbean

MSuzette M. Moses-Burton (View Slide Presentation)

 

Treatment and Prevention of Oppotunistic Infections:Options in the Caribbean Region

Jonathan E. Kaplan,MD (View Slide Presentation)


TB and HIV:Approaches to Diagnosis,Treatment,and Prophylaxis

Jean William Pape,MD (View Slide Presentation)

 

Workshop Details and Handouts

 

To be distributed

 

The afternoon breakout sessions are designed to maximize the exchange of information and experiences among conference participants.The interactive format will help to reinforce the updates provided each morning and should help participants to clarify ideas and proposed action steps.Plenary speakers will be aviable as discussions in breakfast sessions.A cross section of health care professionals will serve as facilatators for each of these sessions.


 


 

gOALS AND OBJECTIVES.

 

 

Conference Goal: To increase human capacity for care and treatment of people with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region.

 

The conference will promote active participantion among practitioners throughout the 3 days of lectures,workshops,and meet-the-experts sessions.Attendees are encouraged to discuss cases and questions.

 

Conference Objectives(Outputs):

  1. Provide 11 hours of level 1(didactic) and 3 to 4 hours of level 2(skill-building)training on HIV/AIDS clinical care to at least 250 Caribbean health care providers.
  2. Introduce and familiarize participants with the regional treatment and care guidelines.
  3. Promote a multidisciplinary team approach to AIDS care by exploring Caribbean models and best practices in care and support.
  4. Familiarize participants with the mission and objectives of the CHART network.

 

Individual Learning Objectives (Outcomes):

At the end of the conference,participants will be able to:

  • Describe latest strategies and research on antiretroviral therapy and adherence.
  • Use current Knowledge of the risks and implications of HIV resistance to optimize treatment for HIV-infected patients.
  • Assess socio-behavioral issues surrounding voluntary counseling and testing andtreatment of HIV infection
  • Describe how to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Explain how to provide care to HIV-diagnosed infants.
  • Diagnose and manage opportunistic infections commonly encountered inHIV-infected patients.
  • Name the key recommendations of the Caribbean regional treatment guidelines and explain their relevance to practice.
  • Map a team-based approach to HIV care and treatment.

 



 

Course Faculty

 

Co-Chairs

 

Brendan C.Bain ,MBBS ,DM, MPH

Director,Chart Regional Coordinating Unit

Professor of Community Health

Head,Department of Community Health and Psychiatry

Lead Coordinator

The University of the West Indies HIV/AIDS Response

Programme (UWI-HARP)

Mona,Kingston,Jamaica

 

Celia D.C. Christie-Samuels,MBBS,DM,MPH

Professor and Chair in Pediatrics

Director,Vaccines Infectious Diseases Center

and Kingston Pediatric and Perinatal

HIV/AIDS Program

Department of Pediatrics

The University of the West Indies

Mona,Kingston,Jamaica

 

 

M .J. Peter Figueroa,MBBS,PHD

Chief, Epidemiology and AIDS

Health Promotion and

Management Division

HIV/AIDS Prevention and

Management Project

Ministry Of Health

Kingston,Jamaica

 

Perry Gomez,MBBS

Director

National HIV/AIDS Centre

Ministry of Health

Chief,Department of Medicine

Princess Margaret Hospital

Nassau, Bahamas

 

King K. Holmes,MD ,PhD

Professor,Department of Medicine

Director ,Center for AIDS and STD

University of Washington

MPrincipal Investigator ,International Training and

Education Center on HIV (I-TECH)

Seattle,Washington,USA

 


 

Speakers

 

Nicholas Adomakoh,MBBS

Senior Medical Officer of Health

MAids ProgrammeManager/Clinical Consultant

Ministry of Health

St.Micheal ,Barbados

 

Rosa Mae Bain,RN,SCM

Managing Director

HIV/AIDS Centre

Ministry of Health

Nassau,Bahamas

 

 

 

 

Christopher B. Behrens, MD

SActing Instructor,Madison Clinic at Habourview

Medical Center

Medical Educator, International ,Training and

Education Center on HIV (I-TECH)

University of Washington

SMedical Program Director,Northwest AIDS

Education and Training Center

Seattle,Washington,USA

 

Yvonne J. Bryson ,MD

Professor of Pediatrics

University of California Los Angeles

School of Medicine

Los Angeles,California,USA




 

Bilali Camara,MD,MPH

Epidemiologist

Pan American Health Organization and World Health

Organization

Head

Caribbean Epidemiology Centre and Special Program on Sexuality

Transmitted Infections (SPSTI)

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

Jonathan E. Kaplan ,MD

Acting Deputy Director

Care and Treatment Branch

Global AIDS Program

National Center for HIV,STD, and

TB Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

Percival B .McNeil, MD

Consultant Paediatrician

Cheif Department of Paediatrics

Princess Margaret Hospital

Nassau, Bahamas

 

Lynne M. Mofenson, MD

Chief

Pediatrics, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS Branch

Center for Research for Mothers and Children

National Institute of Child Health and Human

Development

National Institutes of Health Department of Health and

Human Services

Rockvile, Maryland, USA

 

Suzette M.Moses-Burton

HIV/AIDS Programme Manager

Sector Health Care Affairs

Outgoing Chairperson Caribbean Network of People

Living with HIV/AIDS (CRN+)

Phipsburg, St Maarten

 

Anothony Mullings, DM, MPH

Deputy Dean and Senior Lecturer

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology

and Cihid Health

The University of the West Indies

Mona, Kingston, Jamaica

Herbert E.Orlander, MBBS, MPH

Sexuality Transmitted Infection Consultant

Princess Margaret Hospital

Nassau,Bahamas

 

Patrick L.Osewe ,MD, MPH

Senior HIV/AIDS Specialist

Global HIV/AIDS Program

World Bank Institute ,World Bank

Washington, DC, USA

 

Jean William Pape, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of International Medicine and Infectious

Diseases

Weil Medical College of Cornel University

New York, New York

Director, Centres GHESKIO

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

 

Thomas C. Quinn, MD

Professor of Medicine,

Epidemiology,International Health

The Johns Hopkins University

Senior Investigator

National Institute of Alergy and Infectious

Diseases

National Institute of Health

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Micheal S. Saag, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, UAB Center of AIDS Research

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Member, Board of Directors

International AIDS Society-USA

 

 

Peter D. Weller, PHD

Clinical Psychologist

Counseling Unit, University Health Center

The University Of The West Indies

Mona, Kingston, Jamaica 

 



 


Conference Agenda

 



Wednesday,june 16,2004

 

7:00-8:00 PM                 Official Opening    

                                          Wecome Address:

                                          Honorable John Junor

                                          Minister of Health,Jamaica

 

                                           Special Greetings

 

                                          Ashe Performance

 

8:00-9:00                        Welcome Reception

 

 



THURSDAY,JUNE 17,2004

 

8:00-8:10 AM                 Welcome and Introductions

                                         J.Peter Figueroa, MBBS, PHD

 

8:10 - 8:30                     Pre-Test Exercise

 

Plenary Session on Antiretroviral Therapy

Moderators: Perry Gomez, MBBS, and King K.Holmes, MD, Phd

 

8:30 - 9:30                     Pathogenesis of Antiretroviral Therapy: The Art of Art 

                                         Michael S. Saag, MD

 

                                         Question- and- Answer Period

 

9:30-10:00                    Adherence: Strategies from Barbados    

                                        Nicholas Adomakoh ,MBBS 

                                        Question- and - Answer Period
 

10:00 - 10:35                Laboratory Needs in Support of Art

                                         Thomas C. Quinn, MD

 

                                          Question-and-Answer Period

 10:35 - 11.00                    Break

11.00-11.30                       Overview of Caribbean Guidelines

Bial Camara,MD, MPH

Herbert E. Orlander, MBBS, MPH

PChristopher B. Behrens, MD

 

                                               Question-and-Answer Period

 

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM     Caribbean  Challenges for Antiretroviral Therapy 

                                          Perry Gomez, MBBS

 

                                         Question- and -Answer Period

 

12:00 - 12:30                  Adherence and Art: A Summary of Psychosocial Issues     

                                          Peter D. Weler, PhD

 

                                          Question- and-Answer Period

12:30 - 1:00                     Interactive Case Presentation and Panel Discussion

Perry Gomez, MBBS, with Panel

 

                                             Question-and-Answer Period

 

1:00-2:30                           Lunch

 

Workshops on HIV Care and Treatment

 

 

2:30 - 5:00    Afternoon Workshops (20-miniute break from 3:40-4:00)

 

                        Participants will select 1 workshop from the following choices during registration on Wednesday :

 

Workshop 1:Contry Experiences in HIV/AIDS

Facilitatots :P Osewe, and Adomakoh

 

Workshop 2: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Adherence

Facilitators: E Campbell Grizzle, and B Hamilton- Saunders

 

Workshop 3: Case Studies in Antiretroviral Therapy

Facilitators: C Behrens, and M Saag

 

WorkShop 4: Nutrition and Oral Health

Moderator : S Prabhu ; Presenters: I McKenzie, S Robinson, S Dawson

 

Workshop 5: Stigma and Discrimination

Facilitators: B Bain, and H Hewitt


 



fRIDAY,JUNE 18,2004

 

Plenary Session on Issues in Pediatrics and Perinatal HIV/AIDS

 

Moderators: Celia D. C. Christie-Samuels, MBBS , DM, MPH and Perciva l B.McNeil, MD

 

8:00 - 8:55                  Update on Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission: State of the Art    

                                      Lynne M .Mofenson, MD

 

                                      Question-and-Answer Period

 

8:55-9:20                     Diagnosis and Management of HIV in Infants  

                                        Yvonne J.Bryson, MD

 

                                        Question-and-Answer Period

 

9:20 - 9:45                     Pediatric Antiretroviral Drug Fomulary 2004    

                                         Celia D. C . Christie-Samuels, MBBS, DM, MPH

 

                                         Question-and-Answer Period

 

9:45-10:10                   Care of the Family Affected by HIV Disclosure     

                                          Rosa Mas Bain, RN,SCM

 

                                        Question-and -Answer Period

 

10:10-10:30                    Break

 

Plenary Session Voluntary Counsel ing and Testing and Socio-Behavioral Issues

Moderators: J.Peter Figueroa, MBBS , PhD, and Anthony Mullings , DM, MPH

 

10:30 - 11.20        Overview of Voluntary Counseling and Testing    

                                 Patrick L.Osewe,MD,MPH

 

                                Question-and-Answer Period

 

11:20 - 11:50        Ethical Priniciples and HIV/AIDS Care: The Challenges    

                                 Anthony Mullings, DM ,MPH

 

                                 Question-and-Answer Period


11:50 - 12:20      Experiences of People Living with HIV/AIDS with HIV/AIDS Caregivers in the Caribbean 

                               Suzette M. Moses-Burton

 

                               Question-and-Answer Period

 

12:20-1:30            Lunch

 

 

Plenary Session on Opportunistic Infections

 

Moderators: King K. Holmes, MD, PhD, and Jean William Pape, MD

 

1:30-2:25                        Treatment and Prevention of Opportunistic Infections:

                                          Options in the Caribbean Region 

                                          Jonathan E. Kaplan, MD

 

                                           Question-and-Answer Period


2:25-3:00                        TB and HIV: Approaches to Diagnosis, Treatment and Prophylaxis  

                                          Jean William Pape, MD

 

                                            Question-and-Answer Period

 

3:00-3:20                         Post-Test Exercise

 

3:20-3:40                         Conference Evaluation

 

3:40-4:00                          Break

 

WORKSHOPS ON PREVENTION OF MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION AND VOLUNTARY COUNSELING AND TESTING

 

4:00-5:30     Afternoon Workshops

 

                        Participants will select 1 breakout from the following choices during

                        registration on Wednesday:

 

Workshop 1 : Country Experiences in PMTCT: Haiti, Barbados and Trinidad

Facilitators: R Pierre, and V Gonzales

 

Workshop 2 : Country Experiences in PMTCT: Jamaica and Bahamas

Facilitators: L Mofenson, and W Sealy

 

Workshop 3 : Case Studies in PMTCT

Facilitators: P Gomez, and Y Bryson

 

Workshop 4:: VCT in the Caribbean

Facilitators: J Stuart Dixon, R Vernon, P  Lee, N  Ennis

 

Evening Event

 

7:00-10:00                         Informal Networking Dinner


 



sATURDAY ,JUNE 19,2004

 

8:30-9:30 PM               Interactive Case Presentations on Opportunistic Infections

                                        Christopher B Behrens , MD , and King K Holmes , MD , PHD ,

                                        with Panel

 

9:30-9:45 PM               Closing Address

                                           Brendan. C. Bain , MBBS ,DM , MPH

                                                                       

Optional Session

 

10:15-12:00 pm          The Way Forward for ART in Jamaica

                                        Details of Jamaica’s Operational Plan for Providing

                                        Antiretroviral Therapy and Related Needs

                                        J. Peter Figueroa, MBBS, PhD, with Panel


 

 


 

Sponsor.

 

caribbean hiv/aids regional training (chart) network

The Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Network, which was started in 2003, is a regional network of training centers that seeks to
increase human capacity for care treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.There are currently five training centers 3/4 (Bahamas,Barbados,Haiti (2) and Jamaica) 3/4 facilitated by a Regional Coordinating Unit,which is part of the University of the West Indiies HIV/AIDS Response Programme (UWI HARP) on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.The goal of the network is to provide human capacity development for healthcare providers treating HIV/AIDS patients.

  The Chart Network plan reflects an important lesson learned in the Caribbean 3/4 the need for regional unity when addressing problems that have personal and societal costs too great for any individual nation to bear.The Chart Network was developed at the request of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.Collaborators included the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre( CAREC),the Coalition of Caribbean National AIDS Coordinators(CCNAPC),PANCAP and other local,regional, and international stakeholders.

 

The Chart Network is currently funded through a collaborative effort by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with additional support from UNAIDS.

 

 

 

 

The primary source of programmatic and technical support is the us based i-tech, which is the iNTERNATIONAL ARM OF THE U.S. AIDS EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER(AETC)NETWORK.

 

The Goals of the Chart Initative are to:

  • Establish training centres for the Caribbean that utilize cost-effective mechanisms,institutions and concepts for the ongoing training and development of healthcare workers;
  • Ensure the transfer of Knowledge and Technologies support the building of indigenou Caribbean capacity to sustain training competence and responsibility within Caribbean regiional and local institutions; and
  • Serve as a coordinating body and focal point for promoting the unique needs and resources of the Caribbean region.

 

CONTACT CHART AT:

Barbara McGaw, Regional Coordinator

Chart Coordinating Unit

Postgraduate Medical Education Building ,University Hospital

Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaiica

Phone : 876-977-2717(staight line),702-2552,977-2928

Fax: 876-970-3243

Email: chart@uwimona.edu.jm

Website:www.chartcaribbean.org

Funders.

 

 

Major Donors

 

·                 CDC/GAP Caribbean Office

·                   The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS,UNAIDS

·               USAID/Jamaica–Caribbean Regional Program (USAID/J-CAR)

 

 

Scholarship Support

 

·                 Canadian Society for International Health (funded by CIDA).

·                 François-Xavier Bagnoud Center at the University of Medicine and dentistry of New Jersey.

·                   Ministry of Health Jamaica.

·                 Office of AIDS Research ,US National Institutes of Health.

·                 USAID/Santo Domingo.

·                 USAID,Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau

 

In-Kind Contributions 

·                 Business Machines Limited.

·                 Half Moon, Montego Bay.

·                 JAVCO/Jamaica Audio Visual Company.

·                   John G.Bartlett,MD, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

 

 


 


collaborating organisations

 

 

caribbean association of pharmacists

The Caribbean Association of Pharmacists(CAP) was established in 1976 and represents the interests of Spanish,French,Dutch and English speaking Caribbean Pharmacists to regional policy making bodies.Members include pharmacists and other stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry in the region.We provide support for the formation and enhancement of national pharmacy associations.Present priorties include strenghthening and harmonization of standards of education ,practice ,and legislation in keeping with the pursuit of the Caribbean Single Market & Economy (CSME).

 

CAP is presently engaged ina programme that will strengthen the pharmacists capacity to advocate for increased access and promote adherence to HIV/AIDS therapy by persons livinging with HIV/AIDS.We continue to provide opportunities for Continuing Professional Development in all areas of pharmacy practice including health promotion and illness prevention.Our 24 th Annual Convention takes place August 15-22, 2004 in Belize and offers an opportunity for marketing companies and pharmacists to network.For more information, please contact :Caribbean Association of Pharmacists, c/o Pharmacy Council of Jamaica, 2 St Lucia Avenue ,Kingston 5, Jamaica.Telefax (876) 925-6553, Email cariphan@cwjamaica.com Website www.cap.org.jm

 

 

the Caribbean Coalition of NATIONAL AIDS PROGRAMME COORDINATORS (CCNPC)

The Caribbean Coailition of National AIDS Programme Coordinators (CCNAPC) is the regional peer-based organization of national AIDS programme coordinators, managers,and directors.CCNAPC is committed to improving the quality of national AIDS programmes by providing high level technical and managerial leadership to member nations in order to reduce the spread and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.This is being coordinated through activities involving capacity building for the membership;communication and networking between 1)the membership and 2) relevant regional and international alliances and partnerships;and advocacy for and on the behalf of the organization and its memberships.To date memberships consists of 35 Caribbean countries and territories.

 

 

Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (carec/paho/who)

Carec is administered on behalf of 21 member countries by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organizations(WHO) Regional Office of the Americas.Carec provides public health consulting,programme coordination,information and laboratory,epidemiology and training services to 21 member countries.Its mission is to improve the health status of Caribbean people by advancing the capability of member countries in epidemiology,laboratory technology and related public health disciplines through technical cooperation,service,training,research and a well-trained, motivated staff.

 


Caribbean Regional network of people living with hiv/aids (crn+)

 

The Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CRN+)strives to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS and strengthen the capacity of people living with HIV and AIDS(PLWHA) networks and support groups in dealing with the social ,cultural and economic impact of the epidemic at the community level.

 

Centers for disease control and prevention/global aids program-cari/global aids program-caribbean (cdc/gap-caribbean)

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Global AIDS Program(CDC/GAP) exists to prevent HIV infection,improve care and support and build capacity to address the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.In the Caribbean, (CDC/GAP) has bilateral offices in Haiti and Guyana, and a regional office co-located with CAREC in Trinidad.The Caribbean Regional Office provides finaciall and technical assistance through partnerships with CAREC,CRN+,CCNAPC,CHRC and otherregional and national partners.

Health resources and services administration (hrsa)

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration's mission is to improve and expand access to quality health care for all.HRSA assures the availability of quality health care to low income,uninsured ,isolated,vulnerable and special needs populations and meets their unique health care needs.HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is committed to improving care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS in severely affected regions of the world through its efforts in helping to implement the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that was signed into law on May 27,2003.

 

International Training and education center on hiv (i-tech)

 

The International Training and Education Center on HIV (I-TECH) at the University of Washington in Seattle was established in 2002 by the U.S Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).I-TECH currently works in nine countries and the Caribbean region to provide technical assistance to CDC and USAID and their in-country partners in order to rapidly increase capacity for care and treatment of HIV/AIDS in countries and regions hardest hit bt the AIDS epidemic.I-TECH supports the development of clinical training programmes and quality care systems that are locally determined ,highy responsive,and self-sustaining.I-TECH is a collaboration between the University of Washington,Seattle,and the University of California,San Francisco,and serves as athe international centre for HRSA's domestic AIDS Education and Training Centers network.In the Caribbean region,I-TECH works closely with the stakeholders of the growing CHART network.

 

International AIDS SOCIETY-USA (IAS-USA)

 

The International AIDS Society-USA is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides continuing medical education (CME) and information for physicians in the United States who are actively involved in HIV medical care.It has a clearly defined mission,and an extensive network of experienced and committed HIV/AIDS experts,and it is recognized for high-quality,indendent educational programmes.The primary educational and informational programmes sponsored by the International AIDS Society-USA include CME courses,development of treatment guidelines, and publication and distribution of its journal Topics in HIV Medicine.The International AIDS Society-USA has been sponsoring CME programmes for physicians since 1992 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).Information can be found at www.iasusa.org

 

mINISTRY OF HEALTH JAMAICA

 

The Ministry of Health Jamaica promotes and safeguards the physical ,mental and social well-being and enhanced quality of life of the Jamaican people by empowering individuals and communities and ensuring access to adequate health care through the provision of cost-effective promotive,preventive,curative and rehabilitative services deliivered by adequately trained and motivated personnel.The Ministry's National HIV/STI Programme coordinates the prevention,treatment and control of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections in Jamaica.

 

the pan caribbean partnerships against hiv/aids (pancap)

 

PANCAP was established at the Febuary 2001 meeting of the CARICOM heads of state and endorsed by the Nassau Declaration on Health 2001.The partnership aims to scale up the response to HIV/AIDS in the region.Its specific mandate is to advocate for HIV/AIDS issues at Government and highest levels,to coordinate the regional response and mobilize resources both regional and international ,and to ncrease country-level-resources-both human and financial-to address the epidemic.

University of washington

 

The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle was founded in1861 and is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States.The University advances knowledge through research ,inquiry and discussion,and disseminates it through the classroom and the laboratory,scholarly exchanges,creative practice,international education, and public service.The UW Center for AIDS and STD (CFAS),established in 1989,provides patient care,research,training and education, and international assistance for HIV/AIDS and STD.It is administered in collaboration with several other domestic and global institutions.The center was designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating center for AIDS and STD in 1995,the only such collaborating centre in the Western Hemisphere.Approximately 10 UW and affiliated faculty participate in the programmes of the center,including HIV/AIDS and STD specialists in internal medicine,clostetrics,gynecology,pediatrics,family medicine ,dentistry,nursing, social work, public health, pharmacy,microbiology, and pathology.

 

 

University of the west indies

The University of the West Indies is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean:Anguilla,Antigua/Barbuda,the Bahamas,Barbados ,Belize,the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands,Dominica,Greneda,Jamaica,Montserant,St Christopher-Nevis,St Lucia,St Vincent and the Grenadines,Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.The University of The West Indies has been chosen by PANCAP as the site for the Regional Coordinating Unit of Chart "because of its wide reach in the Caribbean and an institutional infrastructure and culture that have evolved over time to accomodate many of the region's unique characteristics and needs."

 

usaid/jamaica-caribbean regional program (usaid/j-car)

 

USAID's Caribbean Regional Program on HIV/AIDS started in 2001 and is managed under a grant agreement with Caricom.The program is based in Barbados along with other regionally focused programs addressing economic growth,the environment, and justice.The HIV/AIDS program works with local and regional partners ,including the Pan Caribbean Partnerships against AIDS to bring the Caribbean epidemic under control.The program focuses on increasing capacity to plan and manage HIV/AIDS programs at local, national, and regional levels as well as improving capacity to deliver quaity and quantity prevention and services in the region..

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

 

Special thanks to the Conference CO-Chairs, the members of the Conference Logistics Committee and the Conference Scientific Planning Committee, staff from the CHART National Training Centres, and staff from the Caribbean Coalition of National AIDS Program Coordinators for all of their hard work and invaluable input.Their dedication has made the first CHART Caribbean Conference a reality.

 

 

 


 


Cme accreditation

 

 

 

 

This programme has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11 prescribed credit hours by the Medical Council of Jamaica This programme has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11 prescribed credit hours by the Medical Council of Jamaica.

 

 

This activity has been approved for Continuing Pharmeceutical Education creidits by the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica (PCJ).Credits assigned must be verified by PCJ.

 

 


 


audience response system instructions

 

Audience response keypads are handheld wireless terminals that enable the audience to respond anonymously to questions asked by the speaker.Attendees use the terminals to answer questions by pushing a button on the keyboard.Answers are multiple choice or yes/no.Feedback is tabulated immediately and displayed graphically for the speaker and the audience to analyze.

Before and during the confrence ,audience members will be asked to answer a short seris of demographic questions.These questions will help to determine the knowledge level and professional background of the audience and weather the udience response system is working properly.Answers are linked only to the keypad and not to the individual.

 

You should choose answers based on your own experiences and preferences.Although some questions may have definite "right" and"wrong" answers,many answers will reflect current treatment trends,firsthand clinical or research experiences ,and individual opions. UThe speaker will likely comment on the audience responses and, if appropriate,compare them with the approach chosen in the case under discussion.Scheduled question and-answer periods will be used for furthur discussion between the audience and the faculty.

 

Some things to keep in mind when using the keypads:

  • Answers are anonymous and are not tracked to individuals in any way.
  • Answers are multiple choice ,numbered 1 to 10.Use the number 1 for yes and 2 for no.
  • You have approximately 10 to 20 seconds to enter an answer choice.A timer on the screen at the front of the room will show you how much time is remaining.
  • Press your selection button firmly and only once;a number on your touchpad will illuminate when your answer has been sent.
  • To cancel an answer and choose a new one ,simply press another answer choice ;this action deletes the first choice.Answers may be changed only during the time allowed for that question.
  • If you think your touchpads is not working properly ,please alert a Confrence staff member,who will try to provide you with another unit.

 

 

 


 


Conference evaluation

 

This clinical conference is of one of many CHART activities aimed at increasing the capacity of Caribbean health professionals to provide care and treatment for people with HIV/AIDS.In order to know wheather your knowledge about HIV care and treatment has increased as a result of the conference ,CHART requests your participation in a pre-and post-conference knowledge-based assestment using the audience response system.The knowledge assessments are anonymous ,and the results will not be assiciated with particular individuals .However ,the aggregated results will provide some information on the effectiveness of the conference as a training venue.In addition to collecting information about knowledge gain, we would also like your feedback about other aspects of the conference ,so that CHART can know how to best meet your training needs.At the end of the conference ,we will distribute a brief evaluation questionnaire to solicit this feedback.We greatly appreciate your thoughtful comments, as they are key to our programme improvement process.