Seminars and Training Programs

MATEC sites offer workshops 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. To sign up for programs, select your state from the menu on the left and browse the calendar. Contact your local MATEC Site for more information. >

University of Chicago Mini-Residency with Dr. Sherer

Target Audience:

The Mini-residency is a two and a half day intensive HIV educational experience. Lectures on a variety of HIV related topics are interspersed with case study and clinical encounters with patients where the lecture information can be immediately applied to real-time patient situations. Participants will also have opportunity to discuss questions and cases with Dr. Sherer and his colleagues. Contact Brian Taylor for more information.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

About the Speaker:
This program is moderated by Dr. Renslow Sherer. Dr. Sherer has been at the forefront of developing programs to treat HIV in Chicago, the development of the DHHS treatment guidelines and currently is a clinical associate at University of Chicago's Section of Infectious Diseases. Participants will have lectures from Dr. Sherer and his colleagues at the University of Chicago, Section of Infectious Diseases.

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

Target Audience:

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 Chena Brown at 312-996-1413 or [email protected].

HIV Test Counseling and HIV Test Counseling Practicum

An in-depth, 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 Brittany Barton at 312-996-0787 or [email protected].

Cultural Competence with LGBTQ Clients

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 Brittany Barton at 312-996-0787 or [email protected].

Cultural Competence in HIV Care

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 Brittany Barton at 312-996-0787 or [email protected].

Advanced Nursing Seminar

Target Audience:

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 or [email protected] or visit For more information contact Chena Brown at 312-996-1413 or [email protected].

Adherence Counseling: A Client Centered Approach

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 Brittany Barton at 312-996-0787 or [email protected].