Ending the HIV Epidemic

June 24 & 25 | 10 AM – 2 PM


This inaugural virtual summit focuses on HIV education, through the lens of medical advancements, public policy, and community engagement. Topics discussed will range from eliminating stigma, HIV criminalization, U=U, PrEP access, and engaging communities most at risk for contracting HIV. This summit aligns with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Ending the HIV Epidemic Plan, which promotes access to prevention, diagnosing, treatment and response.

This 2-day summit is sponsored by Equitas Health, the Equitas Health Institute and the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center.


Registration is free for those not requiring CEs.

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Plenary Speaker José Arturo Bauermeister, MPH, PhD

José Arturo Bauermeister, MPH, PhD (he/him/his) is the Penn Presidential Professor of Nursing, Chair of the Family and Community Health Department at the School of Nursing, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Penn Program on Sexuality, Technology and Action Research (PSTAR), and executive committee member of the Center for AIDS Research. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, MPH and PhD from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.

Dr. Bauermeister’s interdisciplinary research relies on mHealth strategies and biomedical technologies to strengthen HIV prevention and care service delivery and optimize the health and well-being of racial/ethnic and sexual minority adolescents and young adults. He has pioneered the integration of community-based, action-oriented strategies and tailoring technologies to improve the reach and impact of mHealth applications for adolescents and young adults. Currently, Dr. Bauermeister is PI of several intervention projects seeking to improve the HIV prevention and care continuum by addressing HIV-related health-seeking behaviors, sexual behaviors, alcohol and other drug use, and psychological well-being.  His work has been published over 200 scientific publications and book chapters in the areas of HIV/AIDS, online partner-seeking behaviors, LGBTQ health, and cognitive and emotional well-being.  He has been funded for $30 million as principal investigator in federal and foundation awards and over $120 million as co-investigator in federally funded research.

He serves on the editorial boards of: AIDS & Behavior, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, American Journal of Community Psychology, AIDS Education & Prevention, Journal of Community Psychology, and PlOSOne. Given his expertise, Dr. Bauermeister serves in the National Institutes of Health’s Sexual and Gender Research Working Group and the Population and Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS Study Section.

Dr. Bauermeister is a Trustee of the Philadelphia Health Partnership Foundation and past Chair of the American Public Health Associations’ HIV/AIDS Section. Dr. Bauermeister is Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s 2019 class of Health Innovators Fellows, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Thursday, June 24

10 AM – 11 AM | Welcome & Opening Plenary
11 AM – 11:30 AM | Exhibitor sessions open
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | Breakout session 1
1 PM – 2 PM | Breakout session 2
2 PM – 3 PM | Exhibitor sessions open

Friday, June 25

10 AM – 11 AM | Breakout session 3
11 AM – 11:30 AM | Exhibitor sessions open
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | Breakout session 4
1 PM – 2 PM | Closing Plenary