Tuesday, September 26, 2023

12:00 PM-1:15 PM ET


St. Petersburg, FL

Metro Inclusive Health - St. Pete
3251 3rd Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713


Kellie Hawkins, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver Health
Denver, Colorado

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of healthcare professionals who care for people living with HIV, including MDs, NPs, PAs, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, peer educators, medical assistants, and office staff.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss risk factors and strategies to identify people with HIV who are lost to follow-up
  • Identify effective communication and educational tactics to improve re-engagement among people with HIV who have fallen out of care
  • Collaborate with community organizations to improve re-engagement in care for people with HIV 
  • Incorporate trauma-informed care into practice to retain and re-engage people with HIV in care

Program Description

This grassroots initiative aims to educate clinicians and community partners about the dangers of patients becoming lost from HIV care and strategies to re-engage them. Balancing existing data and clinic models with their own success stories, Drs. Ahonkhai, Hawkins, and Trooskin will present data on consequences of becoming lost to follow-up, identifying patients lost to follow-up, strategies to bring patients back into HIV care, and optimal ways to collaborate with community partners. This event will allow clinicians to network with community partners to form or strengthen relationships that can aid in re-engaging patients in HIV care. Further, resources for both clinicians and community partners can provide additional opportunities for patient education and ancillary services that can assist with care re-engagement.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • What does Lost to Follow-up (LTFU) Mean in HIV: Definitions and Epidemiology
  • How can your clinic Identify Patients with HIV who are LTFU?
  • Achieving retention in care and viral suppression: what will work for your clinic?
  • Supplemental content of choice
  • Audience Q&A and Posttest
  • Networking (no CME/CE)

Physician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Eduction

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Global Education Group and Integritas Communications. Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours (which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.  

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Mara Simpson prior to the live event at msimpson@integritasgrp.com.

Global Contact Information

For information about the approval of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

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