Please join us for the 11th Annual Kentucky AIDS Education and Training Center (KY AETC) HIV/HCV Intensive Conference to be held April 24-25, 2020, at the Campbell House in Lexington, Kentucky.

This conference will serve as an update for health care providers on the best practices in HCV and HIV/AIDS care.

Conference Planning Committee

Program Co-Chairs

Alice Thornton, MD
Professor, Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Chief, Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Bluegrass Care Clinic
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Nicole Leedy, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Internal Medicine
Associate Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Committee Members

Frank Romanelli, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, BCPS, AAHIVP
Associate Dean & Professor, Pharmacy
Paul F. Parker Endowed Professor of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Crystal Stover, BS
Program Coordinator II
Kentucky AIDS Education and Training Center
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Activity Director

Michel Yang, MS
Program Manager
KY AIDS Education & Training Center
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

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Arthur Y-Shin Kim, MD

Director, Viral Hepatitis Clinic, Infectious Diseases Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor, Medicine Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts
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Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH

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Warren O'Meara-Dates, BA

Consultant, Special Projects Coordinator, and Executive Producer/Social Media Prevention Campaign Alabama Public Health’s Office of HIV Prevention & Care Montgomery, Alabama
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Rajesh Gandhi, MD

Professor, Medicine Harvard Medical School Director, HIV Clinical Services and Education Massachusetts General Hospital Site Leader, MGH AIDS Clinical Research Site Harvard/Miriam AIDS Clinical Trials Unit Chair, AIDS Clinical Trials Group HIV Reservoirs and Eradication Transformative Science Group Director Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core Boston, Massachusetts
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Christopher Abert

Director Southwest Recovery Alliance Phoenix, Arizona
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Joel Palefsky, MD, CM, FRCP(C)

Professor, Medicine University of California San Francisco School of Medicine San Francisco, California
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Sandra Springer, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine, Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut Attending Clinician Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System Director Infectious Disease Clinic Newington, Connecticut VACHS VA CT Healthcare system West Haven and Newington, Connecticut
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Hermione Hurley, MBChB

Assistant Professor, Medicine University of Colorado Aurora, Colorado Physician Center for Addiction Medicine, Denver Health and Hospital Authority and the Public Health Infectious Disease Clinic, Denver Health and Hospital Authority Denver, Colorado
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Kinna Thakarar, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine Maine Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine Portland, Maine Attending Physician Maine Medical Partners South Portland, Maine
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Andrew Aronsohn, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Center for Liver Diseases and at the MacLean Ceter for CLinical Meidcal Ethics University of Chicago Medical Center. Chicago, Illinois
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Merceditas Villanueva, MD

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Laura Fanucchi, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Infectious Disease University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research Director UK Addiction Consult and Education Service Lexington, Kentucky
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Khalil Ghanem, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Associate Professor, Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland
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Kristen Marks, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Public Health Weill Cornell Medical College Cornell University New York, New York
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The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies - Patient care and Medical knowledge

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 19 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge- and application-based activity has been assigned UANs 0022-0000-20-080-L08-P, 0022-0000-20-081-L02-P, 0022-0000-20-082-L08-P, 0022-0000-20-083-L08-P, 0022-0000-20-084-L08-P, 0022-0000-20-085-L01-P, 0022-0000-20-086-L01-P, 0022-0000-20-087-L01-P, 0022-0000-20-088-L01-P, 0022-0000-20-089-L01-P, 0022-0000-20-090-L01-P, 0022-0000-20-091-L02-P, 0022-0000-20-092-L02-P, 0022-0000-20-093-L02-P, 0022-0000-20-094-L02-P, 0022-0000-20-095-L02-P, 0022-0000-20-096-L04-P, 0022-0000-20-097-L01-P, 0022-0000-20-098-L02-P, and 0022-0000-20-099-L01-P and will award 19 contact hours (1.9 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes signing in at registration, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, completing the activity evaluation and requesting credit online at conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile.

Nurses seeking continuing education credit for this activity can claim a Certificate of Attendance online after the activity (instructions will be provided at the activity) and submit it along with the required documentation and fee to the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The Individual Request for Review of Continuing Education Activity form is available online at http://kbn.ky.gov/ce/Documents/ceindreview.pdf

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

This live course meets regulatory requirements for 17.56 hours credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

Social Work
This activity has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Social Work for review and approval.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 19 hours of participation.


In collaboration with Kentucky Aids Education Training Center.

Registration Fee

The registration fee to attend the entire conference is $25. Click on the Register Online button to view all of the registration fee options. If you need to cancel your registration, please email Tiffany Howard.

HRSA requires everyone registering for an activity for which they provide funding to click into their site and complete a Participant Information Form. The links for this conference are:

Friday, April 24 - https://www.seaetc.com/event/?ER_ID=3277
Saturday, April 25 https://www.seaetc.com/event/?ER_ID=32380

Please visit one of the links and complete the PIF form before registering for the conference.

Half and Half MAT Waiver Training

This training on Thursday, April 23, will assist physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who wish to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorders.