Thursday, February 16, 2017

Get Ready to "SYNC" to Better Coordinate HIV, HCV, and LGBT Health

By: Brandon M. Macsata, CEO, ADAP Advocacy Association

The ADAP Advocacy Association has collaborated with HealthHIV – which is one of the most respected national HIV organizations – numerous times over the last 5 years to promote access to care and treatment-related issues for people living with HIV/AIDS. This year, we're proud to promote HealthHIV's National Conference for HIV, HCV, and LGBT Health – or as its commonly called: SYNChronicity (SYNC 2017). SYNC 2017 is slated for April 24th-25th, in Arlington, Virginia, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.

SYNChronicity 2017: The National Conference on HIV, HCV, and LGBT Health. April 24-25, 2017. Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. Arlington, VA.

With the rapid changes and challenges in the health care sector, the need to come together and "SYNC" on pressing issues from access to delivery is greater than ever. SYNC 2017 participants will receive training on a variety of HIV, HCV and LGBT-related health topics, and have the unique opportunity to engage with clinicians, service providers, government officials, community-based organization leaders, advocates, and others. Together they will SYNC systems, data, programs, models, interventions and policies to generate targeted solutions and approaches within a dynamic health care environment. Continuing education credits will be offered.

The agenda is expanded to include LGBT health with the National Coalition for LGBT Health co-hosting SYNC 2017. It will feature five (5) plenary sessions and five (5) breakout tracks —Preventative Health, MSM of Color Health, HCV Health, LGBT Health, and Systems Health. Each track will feature three (3) sessions. Various educational offerings will be provided following the conference via webinars and an app with available resources—keeping participants synched throughout the year.

Early registrants qualify for discounts, and a small number of SYNC 2017 scholarships are available. Complete information and registration is available at

For more information, contact Terrence Calhoun, Meetings & Conferences Manager, by email at or by phone at (202) 507-4723.


HealthHIV and are teaming up to offer a Social Media Lab during the conference. It’s THE place to bring your digital communication questions, big or small. Come in to learn how to set goals for your social media efforts and then measure impact. Do you want to learn what others in the community have done? Looking at how Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat could fit into your communications planning? Plan to visit the lab, and stay tuned for more details in upcoming conference e-mails.

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