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NAESM 2015 ATL Conference
By Staff Contributor on July 1, 2014
NAESM 2015 is the only national conference planned by Black gay men to highlight emerging social, political, structural, and behavioral trends that impact our communities by bridging health educators, advocates, policy makers, researchers, and PLWA’s in a weekend full of learning, sharing, and growth.
Call for Abstracts for the 2015 National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities in Atlanta, Georgia. The submission deadline is October 15, 2014 at 8pm EST.
The abstract submission application contains all the pertinent information for the submission of abstracts and can be accessed online at www.naesm.org. Also, you may click here for more details.
Five track topics will be offered in 2015:
Track 1: MSM Health Disparities
This track includes sessions that encompass particular disparities such as HIV/AIDS, STD’s Hepatitis, and other emotional health issues. Presentation can include subjects ranging from health education, prevention, treatment, access to care, MSM linkage to care models, surveillance, epidemiology, and/or research.
Track 2: Determinants of Health
This track includes sessions that demonstrate the impact that determinants of health have on African American MSM communities and health equity. Topics of discussion include but are not limited to social and/or cultural factor that either facilitate optimal health outcomes or hinder optimal health.
Track 3: Religion, Faith, and Spirituality
This track includes prevention approaches that use faith, religion, and/or spirituality to promote the health and well-being of African American MSM through community mobilization and service utilization. Submissions may include presentations that consider faith, mediation, healing, and prayer as broader interventions that facilitate wellness and wholeness. Topics related to spirituality and HIV stigma are encouraged.
Track 4: Organizational Development
This track includes both programmatic and administrative matters related to the development of organizations including CBO’s safety net organizations, and FQHC’s.
Track 5: Special Interest
This track includes submissions that are of special interest to the theme of the conference.