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6th Annual Harm Reduction Tribal Summit May 2-4 2017

The  6th Annual Harm Reduction Summit: Addressing HIV, HCV, STI’s, TB & Drug Use in Tribal and Rural Communities provides an opportunity for health, chemical health, social service providers, and community members to focus on the problem of Hepatitis C, HIV, and Drug Use in tribal and rural communities.  Please feel free to forward this Save the Date to anyone you think would be interested.

Last year’s summit had participants representing all 11 Tribal Nations and Communities of Minnesota, Indian Health Service providers, local public health, community members, and participants from as far as Arizona. It is a wonderful way to reach providers and nurses, Tribal social service and addictions staff, and raise awareness within communities.  

Where Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center- 777 South Casino Road Mahnomen, Minnesota 56557

When: Tuesday May 2nd – Thursday May 4th 2017

Agenda and Registration Information: Click here

For more information, contact:  

Kim Turner, White Earth Public Health Services Advisor: or  (218) 9983-3286, ext. 1359

Clinton Alexander, White Earth Public Health Harm Reduction Advisor:  

The summit is sponsored by: 

White Earth Health Division, Midwest AIDS Training & Education Center (MATEC), Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Department of Health, and Sacred Spirits-Project CEDAR.

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Northland Providers Network Bemidji HCV/HIV Co-infection 4/13

The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC) and  would like to invite you to the next Northland HIV & HCV Providers Network program in Bemidji; “HIV/HCV Co-infection”  on Thursday, 4/13 at 6:15pm (sign in and social at 6:00pm) at Sparkling Waters Restaurant. A discussion will follow the presentation. 

To Register: Click Here

The presentation is designed for healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, social workers, and community health workers who are interested in learning more about HIV and Hepatitis as well as access to HCV cure medication.
Dinner will be provided to attendees at no cost.

The Northland HIV and HCV Providers Network spearheaded by MATEC and in collaboration with other organizations will ensure non-biased and evidence based educational resources are available to anyone interested. 

This event is in partnership with Gilead Pharmaceutical company, and is unbranded (does not include information about company products and services). MATEC staff will be attending this program. The speaker for this presentation is Daniel Jude, PharmD at Fairview Specialty Pharmacy in Minneapolis, a trusted MATEC faculty member who has done many trainings with MATEC on this topic.

Please feel free to forward this information to those you think will be interested. We welcome any healthcare or social service providers or persons working in a professional or advocacy capacity who are strategically placed to influence the HIV and/or HCV epidemic.

Program: HIV/HCV Co-infection

Date & Time: Thursday April 13, 6:00pm

Location: Sparkling Waters Restaurant (824 Paul Bunyan Dr SE, Bemidji, MN 56601)

To Register: Click Here

PrEP in the Twin Cities & Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Meeting 4/12

MATEC is hosting a dinner program on Wednesday, April 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the West Bank Office Building (1300 South 2nd Street Minneapolis MN 55454). Chuck Howald, PharmD, RPn, will present on “PrEP in the Twin Cities.”

An ANAC Minnesota “Chapter-in-Formation” meeting will follow the presentation.

As you may be aware, a small group of individuals who are members of ANAC National have been in discussion for several months about developing a local chapter of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). MATEC, while not a part of this entity, does wish to support it, and this meeting is a in collaboration with this group, in hopes that a local chapter can be established.  Please consider becoming a national member of ANAC (Click here) prior to this meeting, as a Minnesota Chapter relies on national members.
Dinner will be provided for attendees at no cost.

Registration is required to attend this event.

Title: PrEP in the Twin Cities

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 12th 6:00pm @ West Bank Office Building

Presenter: Chuck Howald, PharmD RPn, Pharmacy Manager Walgreens Co.

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Twin Cities AIDS Clinicians Meeting- Reports on CROI 4/26

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Freehouse Restaurant

701 N Washington Ave #101

Minneapolis, MN 55401


Description: This TCAC meeting is reports from CROI 2017 (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections) which took place February 13-16 2017 in Seattle WA. This program is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical pharmacists, or those who are interested in high level HIV care.




6:00 p.m.           Registration/Social & Buffet Dinner


6:30 p.m.           Welcome & Announcements & Program


8:00 p.m.           Q & A, Evaluation & Adjournment




Frank Rhame, MD, The Doctors

Keith Henry, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center,

Jason Baker, MD Hennepin County Medical Center

Laura Hoyt, MD Children’s Hospital MN

David Boulware, MD Delaware Street Clinic



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Quarterly Case Review 3/29/17

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CRAVE Restaurant

825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402


Description: The QCR meeting is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical pharmacists with a relatively high volume of HIV patients (this meeting is by invitation/nomination). Attendees are interested in case consultation with their colleagues and moderated by their peers. This interactive training allows for HIV providers to test and analyze creative solutions to the thorniest clinical problems as well as debate routine best practice activities for both HIV and co-morbid disorders. Each session is comprised of between 2-3 cases presented by local treaters followed by an interactive discussion of outcomes and care decisions. The goal of the QCR meeting is to hone our high volume HIV clinical workforce’s skills through dialogue regarding interesting and/or difficult individual cases.



6:00 p.m.       Registration, Appetizers, & Social

6:25 p.m.       Welcome, Announcements, & Program

8:00 p.m.       Evaluation & Adjournment

Faculty: TBD


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