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SYNChronicity 2020: Learn about what to expect at this virtual conference

SYNChronicity 2020: Learn about what to expect at this virtual conference

SYNChronicity is The National HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health Conference and will be held completely virtual for the first time in history. The conference, originally scheduled for June 23-25, 2020 was postponed until September 8 through September 11, 2020 to allow for additional time to transition the conference online. SYNC’s 2020’s program will feature over 60 sessions which includes 44 track sessions (across 11 track subjects), 7 institutes, and 3 Plenary sessions. 

Below is a quick FAQ to help you navigate the details of SYNC 2020 to make sure you get the best out of this virtual experience. 

What topics will be discussed during the SYNC 2020 Conference?

SYNC Conference topics will be diversified over 11 track subjects and over 60 sessions. Specific topics will include:

  • Innovative Practice
  • Clinical Health
  • Health Systems/Fiscal Health
  • Hepatitis C
  • HRSA
  • LGBTQ+
  • MSM of Color
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Substance Use and Opioids
  • HIV Workforce
  • Women’s Health

Click here to see the full SYNC 2020 Conference program. 

Is registration for SYNC 2020 still available? How much is it?

Yes, registration for SYNC 2020 is still available. You can register at https://sync2020.org/registration. Cost varies depending on participant type but is only $25 for university students and $125 per person for individual registration. Group discounts are available for organizations of 5 or more. 

Are there accreditation opportunities or credits available by attending SYNC 2020?

Yes, you can get accreditation units or credits through the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV. THe Institute designates this live activity for a max of 13.0 AMA PRA CAtegory 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To learn more about what credits and courses are available for you, visit https://sync2020.org/cme

What is POP Collective? Can I participate in POP! Collective designated sessions?

The Power of Prevention (POP!) Collective is a prevention track/conference that is held entirely within the SYNC 2020 conference. POP! Collective refers to all the prevention-related programming at SYNC 2020 to sync on biomedical advances, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) data and activities. POP sessions will examine how HIV, HCV and STI prevention intersects with LGBTQ health and public health overall.  

POP! Collective sessions are identified with a POP! icon.

How do I network at virtual conferences?

The pandemic has altered the way that we connect, communicate and come together to share ideas at conferences. However, networking at a conference is still possible! At SYNC 2020, special network activities virtually connect the many audiences attending in real time. SYNC 2020 aims to engage thousands of clinicians, primary care providers, HIV, HCV and STD directors in state and local health departments, federal agency service providers, Black women’s health advocates, transgender health advocates, researchers, allied health care professionals, advocates, consumers, caregivers, behavioral health providers,  pharmacists, nurses, case managers, fiscal managers, ASO and CBO leadership and staff, administrators and prevention program staff, among others. We are all eager to learn from each other and get connected so don’t feel alone at this conference - get connected! 

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