WATCH! 2017 Treatment Advocacy Webinar Series

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The Well Project is pleased to continue WATCH! (Women's Advocacy and Treatment Coalition on HIV) in 2017 by offering a series of webinars throughout the year. Treatment advocacy can mean many different things, from advocacy at a community level, to the national level, or even the international level. Treatment advocacy skills and knowledge can also provide you with the tools to advocate for yourself to improve your health outcomes and quality of life, as well as for the tools to advocate on behalf of others living with HIV. WATCH! 2017 carries on the work begun from our A Place at the Table: WATCH! series from 2015 and the WATCH! 2016 series, and will address important topics as identified by our community, as well as information needed to continue to build treatment advocacy knowledge, capacity, and leadership development among women living with HIV. Please note, while this program is focused on providing capacity building and training to women living with HIV, all PLHIV, allies, and providers are welcome to participate.

Each hour and a half webinar will address a variety of topics. The sessions will be led by thought leaders and community experts and upon finishing the training program and required tests, participants will be issued certificates of completion by The Well Project (see below for more information on certification requirements). Sessions will be facilitated by Krista Martel, executive director of The Well Project.

2017 WATCH! Webinar Details and Registration

Note: Space is limited to 200 participants for each webinar; Check back for more details as new webinars are announced.

  1. COMPLETE - What You Need to Know: HIV Among Transgender Women and Barriers to Care | Date: March 9, 2017; 12:00–1:30 pm ET | Speakers: Tonia Poteat, PhD, Tiommi Jenae Luckett, Arianna Lint, and Naina Khanna.
  2. COMPLETE - Undetectable=Untransmittable: Building Hope and Ending HIV Stigma  | Date: July 13, 2017; 12:00–1:30 pm ET | Speakers: Ben Young, MD, PhD, Bruce Richman, Gina Brown, MSW, and Maria Mejia. This webinar was presented in partnership with the Prevention Access Campaign.
  3. COMPLETEWhy Language Matters Facing HIV Stigma in Our Own Words | Date: November 2, 2017; 12:00–1:30 pm ET | Speakers/Panel: Vickie Lynn, Olivia Ford, Tiommi Jenae Luckett, Venita Ray, Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar, Caroline Watson | Why Language Matters; Facing HIV Stigma in Our Own Words is the third webinar in our WATCH! 2017 treatment advocacy webinar series! During this webinar, participants were provided with an overview on the interconnectedness between language and stigma. In partnership with HIVE, PleasePrePMe.org, and PWN-USA, the webinar featured two speakers and an amazing panel of women advocates who spoke to their personal experiences with language, stigma, and advocacy. | Webinar Recording, Slides, and Pre-/Post-Assessment Tests available until 11:59 pm ET on December 7, 2017

Additional webinars to be announced/listed as confirmed. Please check back regularly for more information. 

  

Guidelines for Certification

The 2017 WATCH! treatment advocacy series will consist of 3-6 webinars throughout the year. The Well Project will issue certificates of completion for each 1.5 hour webinar to participants who attend the live webinar or view recording, and complete the pre- and post-assessment test. The webinars will be recorded for those who are unable to participate live and will be accessible for one month after they initially take place. If you are accessing the recording of the webinar, you still need to complete the pre-and post-assessments. A final evaluation survey will also be disseminated at the end of the series.

Technology Requirements

The webinar viewing currently supports Windows PC, Mac, Android tablets, iPhones, and iPads. You will need one of those devices to join the visual part of the meeting. Anyone can dial into the audio component by calling in and entering your attendee PIN. Anyone joining by mobile device will need to download the AnyMeeting App from their respective App Store in advance of the webinar.

For any webinars you are not able to join live please click the links above for each webinar's page to access the Pre-Test, Recording and Post-Test. Webinar recordings are posted within 1-3 days of the live webinar and remain available for one month following the live webinar.

This program is supported through unrestricted grants provided by Merck, Janssen Therapeutics, and Gilead Sciences.

Questions? Please email kbower@thewellproject.org

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