2011 Caribbean HIV Conference Nov 18 - 21

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NASSAU, The Bahamas, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Distinguished experts, public officials, and HIV community members will come together at the 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference (November 18-21) to focus on HIV in the Caribbean, where adult HIV prevalence is higher than in any region in the world outside of Sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS 2010 Global Report).
Individuals from across the Caribbean are invited to attend this free conference to hear directly from authorities on the medical, social, and socio-political factors influencing the HIV epidemic in this region. Featured speakers and session moderators will include, among others:
          The Honorable Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Bahamas
          The Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams, Prime Minister of St. Maarten
          Dr.  Jean William Pape, Weill Cornell Medical College, Les Centres GHESKIO, Haiti
          Dr. J. Peter Figueroa, The University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica
          Dr. Ernest Massiah, Caribbean Regional Support Team, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Trinidad and Tobago
          Dr. Farley Cleghorn, Futures Group, United States
          Ms. Geeta Sethi, United Nations Population Fund, Jamaica
 
This event is the third Caribbean HIV conference in the past decade, and it is designed to build on successes of the previous events, which demonstrated that regional cooperation and collaboration are key to confronting HIV in the Caribbean. The multidisciplinary forum is designed to support local interests and education and is open to anyone who would like to attend.
"The conference provides a unique opportunity for attendees with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to share, learn, and network," said Conference Co-Chair Daisy M. Gely, Professor, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. "It provides a venue in which to examine the many factors influencing HIV in the Caribbean in order to move forward collectively in our effort to prevent the spread of HIV, mitigate its impact in the region, and improve our overall response."
The conference will be conducted in both English and Spanish. To view the full conference program, visit http://www.2011CaribbeanHIVConference.org/agenda; to register, visit https://www.2011caribbeanhivconference.org/Registration.

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