Programs

All MATEC Sites offer the following programs/services. In addition, each Site offers programs to meet the needs of the health care professionals in their respective state.  Please contact your local MATEC Site to discuss what services and programs we can offer you.  Click "Calendar and Program Registration" tab on the left toolbar to view current program listings. 

MATEC Clinician Scholars Program

MATEC's Clinician Scholars Program is for clinicians who want to increase and improve their work in the field of HIV/AIDS care and prevention. The program recognizes the unique set of characteristics and needs related to the dynamic nature of the AIDS epidemic in under-served communities ranging from highly-impacted urban areas to outlying rural areas with inadequate access to providers. Clinicians accepted into the program commit to approximately a year of  training and skill-building.  Each participant is placed with an experienced mentor for on-site preceptorships at one of MATEC's many clinical affiliate sites. Participants work with their mentor to develop an individualized training plan that also includes didactic training, clinical management seminars, skill-building workshops, and special conferences.  Contact your MATEC Site about applying to become Clinician Scholars.

Capacity Building Assistance

MATEC Sites offer training and technical assistance to support clinics/agencies in expanding and/or improving their HIV services.  This can include such services as regular periodic on-site training or needs assessments of current service delivery and assistance in developing improvement plans.  Contact your local MATEC Site for more information about how we can help with these needs.

Clinical Consultation

MATEC's Clinical Consultation provides continued support for providers who have participated in our programs or those who work in collaboration with us, such as correctional health providers. Each Site works with  local clinical experts as consultants. Please contact your MATEC Site and we'll connect you to the local consultant.  Healthcare providers can also access expert advice from the National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center's (NCCC) free and confidential services:

-Warmline, National HIV Telephone Consultation Service, 1-800-933-3413, Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm EST

-PEPline, National Clinicians's Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotlline, 1-888-448-4911, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

-Perinatal Hotline, National Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service, 1-888-448-8765, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Seminars and Training Programs

MATEC Sites offer didactic and skills-building programs for clinicians working in HIV care and prevention.  These range in length from one hour to several days.  The programs focus on a broad range of topics, from Cultural Competence and HIV Care to Managing Anti-Retroviral Drug Failure.  Contact your local MATEC Site for programs coming up.

 

Programs offered by MATEC-Illinois

Note: Many of these programs or similar ones can be provided through arrangement with your MATEC Site. Contact MATEC directly for more information.

Chicago HIV Breakfast Club

(Monthly Breakfast Meeting 7:30 to 9:00 am) This Breakfast CME Program provides members the opportunity to meet, interact, and network with HIV medical care providers working in the city of Chicago. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss case presentations and share clinical/scientific HIV information. Breakfast and valet parking are provided. The Breakfast Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month and requires pre-registration and confirmation. For more information please contact Anne Marie Fosnact at 312-413-4803 or afosna2@uic.edu.

Physician Core Seminar: Clinical Management of HIV Disease

This unique one-day foundation course for physicians combines the latest research with current standards of care for managing patients with early HIV disease. Enroll in the Core Seminar and receive an individualized clinical observation or patient simulation experience as part of your registration. Content includes HIV pathogenesis, Initial diagnosis and assessment, current antiretroviral therapies, managing HIV-related conditions, case presentations. For more information, please contact Eric Noel at 312-996-1477 or enoel@uic.edu.
 

Multidisciplinary Core Program: Current Approaches to HIV Care

This two-day program for nurses, social workers, case managers, and other health care and social service providers combines recent research and practical guidelines in a multidisciplinary approach to the care of persons with HIV and their families. Enroll in the Core Program and receive an individualized clinical observation or patient simulation experience as part of your registration. Content includes HIV pathogenesis and clinical course, initial diagnosis and assessment, current antiretroviral therapies, managing adherence, psychosocial and legal issues, cultural competence. This program is offered every 3-4 months; continuing education credit available. For more information, please contact Eric Noel at 312-996-1477 or enoel@uic.edu. 
 

Adherence Counseling: A Client Centered Approach

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers

This half-day program focuses on the importance of adherence to prescribed antiretroviral drugs and its crucial role in successful HIV treatment. Participants will explore ways in which individual clients might be supported in their efforts to adhere to complicated regimens. The workshop is recommended as preparation for the patient simulation experience described below.  For more information, please contact Eric Noel at 312-996-1477 or enoel@uic.edu. 
 

Cultural Competence in the HIV Care

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers.

This intensive 2-day workshop is for providers who want to improve their ability to work effectively with associates and patients/clients from diverse cultures. The program uses group discussions, simulation exercises, rituals and other interactive experiences to help participants explore cultural issues and learn to be culturally competent. Content includes honoring diversity, how we learn about culture, culture and cultural competence, skills for cultural competence, how cultural issues affect care, and capacity building for providers.  For more information, please contact Eric Noel at 312-996-1477 or enoel@uic.edu. 
 

HIV Test Counseling and HIV Test Counseling Practicum

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers

An indepth, 4 hour exploration of client-centered counseling techniques and HIV prevention strategies, this workshop is recommended as preparation to participate in the patient simulation clinical experience, which offers participants the opportunity to practice Prevention and Test Counseling.  For more information, please contact Eric Noel at 312-996-1477 or enoel@uic.edu. 
 

Cultural Competence with Substance Use Clients

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers.

This one-day program is for providers working with HIV-positive clients with a history of substance use. Course content includes a discussion of drug interactions and pain management. The role of substance use and the culture of addiction as they relate to adherence is also discussed.   For more information, please contact Suzanne Carlberg-Racich, PhD, MSPH at 312-996-8707 or scarb1@uic.edu.
 

Cultural Competence with LGBTQ Clients

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers.
 
This one-day workshop uses interactive exercises and group discussions to examine how to work effectively with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning clients. Program topics include LGBTQ culture and language, attitudes and perceptions about LGBTQ, development of sexual identity, managing discomfort with cultral differences, common myths & misconceptions, and communication skills for cultural competence. For more information, please contact Eric Noel at 312-996-1477 or enoel@uic.edu.  
 

Advanced Nursing Seminar

Target audience:  Nurses preparing for the Certification Exam in HIV/AIDS Nursing.

This workshop, presented in two 4.5 hour sessions, assists registered nurses in preparing to take the Certification Exam in HIV/AIDS Nursing.  The seminar is also open to providers new to the field of HIV/AIDS.  For information about the exam, contact the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care at 1-800-260-6780 oraidsnurses@aol.com or visit their webpage www.anacnet.org.  For more information contact Michelle Agnoli at 312-996-0224 or magnoli@uic.edu.


HIV/AIDS Nursing: Chicago Chapter, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Program Meetings

MATEC supports the Chicago Chapter Program Meetings, which are held in the evening, 4-6 times each year and include dinner and networking opportunities in addition to program content. Content is determined by the Chapter's Program Committee in response to current issues. Continuing Education Credit available for most programs. For more information contact Michelle Agnoli at 312-996-0224 or magnoli@uic.edu.

 

 

 

 

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