University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
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On-Going Activities

  • Twin Cities AIDS Clinicians (TCAC) Meeting– A space for local HIV providers to gather and share information from national conferences, case studies, pharmaceuticals, and to network. Previous TCAC meetings have focused on Reports from the CROI, ATS, and IDSA/IAS Conferences, addressing chronic pain in HIV clinical settings, persistent inflammation and incomplete immune recovery in treated HIV disease, and the medical cannabis program to discuss cannabis and therapeutic benefit to HIV-related conditions.
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  • Intensive Nursing Review – This is a no-cost course approved for 13 HIV-specific CNE credits to attendees through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. We provide two comprehensive days of HIV nursing education, meals and snacks, handouts, and wonderful presenters. The purpose of the event is to provide a comprehensive HIV nursing review. The course also functions as an introduction to HIV nursing for new staff members recently joining HIV medical practices, a review for more seasoned RNs and NPs and a study aid to nurses wishing to take the ACRN exam.
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  • Twin Cities Hepatitis Clinicians (TCHC) Meeting – A space for local viral hepatitis providers with a focus on infectious disease to share information from national conferences, case studies, pharmaceuticals, to address co-infection of HIV and Hepatitis, and to network. Previous TCHC meetings have focused on reports from the AASLD conferences, EASL conferences, and DDW conferences.
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  • Quarterly Case Reviews – Designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical pharmacists with a relatively high volume of HIV patients. 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.
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  • Clinicians Scholars Program – Designed for front line clinicians who are interested in expanding their capacity to provide HIV/AIDS care. The aim of the program is to increase the number of clinicians that provide care to underserved or disproportionately affected populations. Scholars receive 12 months of in-depth training on HIV/AIDS diagnosis, treatment, medical management and prevention of HIV infection. It includes a minimum of 12 hours of clinical practicum in HIV care, a minimum of 20 hours of skill building training, mentorship with experts, networking opportunities, and clinical interaction.
    – Contact Sarah Rybicki (rybic001@umn.edu) if you are interested in the Minnesota Clinician Scholars Program
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  • MN-Tel – A brochure featuring local HIV providers who are available to do phone consultations for health professionals with questions about HIV/AIDS.
  • MATEC Course Catalog with more information about these and other programs can be found here.