University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

7th Annual Harm Reduction Summit: HIV, HCV & Drug Use in Tribal and Rural Communities May 1-3, 2018

The 7th Annual Harm Reduction Summit is being organized by the White Earth Harm Reduction Coalition, Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services, and the Minnesota site of the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC). The event is being held on three consecutive days: May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2018 at the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center in Mahnomen, MN on the White Earth Nation.


This year will include pre- and post-summit events that will run in conjunction with the summit with shared focus topics.

The Summit brings together health care providers, mental health and substance abuse professionals, community members, and advocates to collaboratively address drug use, HIV and HCV, STIs, and TB with a focus on specifically ending health disparities within rural and tribal communities.


Registration, Agenda, Travel, and other information coming soon!

Spring 2018 Twin Cities AIDS Clinicians Meeting 4/19/18

The next MATEC Twin Cities AIDS Clinicians Meeting (TCAC) is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 19 2018 at 6:00pm at the West Bank Office Building (1300 S 2nd Street Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454). Dinner will be provided at this meeting.
Drs Keith Henry, Frank Rhame, and others will be presenting on Reports from CROI 2017.
Register Here 
The TCAC Meeting is designed for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists and other health care professionals who are interested in expanding their capacity to provide HIV/AIDS care. Meeting content is tailored to offer decision support to high-volume HIV providers and those who seek to increase their HIV practice. The goal of the TCAC Meeting is to increase the number of clinicians in Minnesota trained to provide high quality accessible HIV care to Minnesotans living with HIV.

Spring 2018 Quarterly Case Review March (date TBD)

The Quarterly Case Review 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, and attendees will be those 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.
Register Here
If you are interested in presenting a case at this meeting, please contact Emily Petran (

HIV Intensive Nursing Review 3/3 and 3/10/18- 13.5 CNE!

Please consider attending the 2018 HIV Intensive Nursing Review on  Saturday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 10th 2018 from 9am-5pm at the West Bank Office Building (1300 S 2nd Street Minneapolis MN 55454).
The purpose of the meeting is to function as an intensive review for nurses (and other relevant healthcare professionals) involved in HIV & AIDS care. The course is designed to be a comprehensive review of HIV-related information & to be interactive and allow attendees to share ideas, information, and experiences.
Day 1 covers: Origins of HIV, Epidemiology of HIV, The Ryan White Care Act, Pathophysiology of HIV, and Antiretroviral Therapy
Day 2 covers: Clinical manifestations of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections, cultural issues in caring for people with HIV, Neuropsychiatric manifestations of HIV, Perinatal transmission reduction, risk reduction, and living well with HIV
Breakfast, lunch & snacks will be provided both days. This program is no cost to attendees.
Register here