Date(s) - 06/06/2018 - 06/07/2018
6:00 pm - 4:00 pm
· Surviving and Thriving exhibits developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, which illustrate how critical those living with AIDS are in the political and medical fight against the national AIDS crisis.
· A panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed. The panel is one of more than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels that commemorate the life of someone who has died of AIDS.
· A panel discussion will begin at 6:15 p.m. led by leaders in the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities. The focus of the panel discussion will be to raise awareness and converse about current issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, including social determinants of health and reducing new HIV infections. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to drive the evening’s conversation.
· Brea Adams, MEd, LPC, of Illinois Safe Schools Alliance presenting Creating Affirming Learning Environments
· Denise Goff, MS, LCPC, CSADC, PCGC, of Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery presenting Counseling LGBTQ Substance Abusers
· Valentina Fillman, PhD, RN, of Illinois State University – Mennonite College of Nursing presenting Bridging the Gap between LGBTQ Health Disparities and Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum Inclusion
· Debra Disney, MSEd, LCPC, and Alissa Selburg, MA, of Methodist College presenting Creating a Safe Zone
· Jill Dunlap, PhD, of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education presenting Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Students
· Daryl Carlson, BA, of the Alzheimer’s Association presenting Know The 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
· Pam Ferguson, PhD, CNE, RN-BC, Certified Crucial Conversations Trainer, of Methodist College presenting You Cannot Believe What They Just Said to Me! How to Resolve Interpersonal and Personal Conflicts
· Amy Braman, LCSW, of Balanced, LLC, presenting Transgender and Mental Health
· Brett Vacek, LCPC, CAADC, of Top of the World Ranch presenting Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Within the LGBTQ Population
· James (Agbara) Bryson, MA, of New Millennium Institute presenting Understanding Implicit Bias: The Key to Healthier Organizations, and LGBTQ Communities
· Robin Anderson, MA, of Methodist College presenting What Can We Do?
· Staci Wolfe, PhD, LCSW, of Methodist College, and Lisa Roeder, MPH, of UIC College of Medicine presenting Words Matter: Affirming and Inclusive Language