Tuesday, September 30, 2014
BEYOND AIDS TO MEET IN WASHINGTON, DC, PRESENT STRATEGY IDEAS TO FEDERAL POLICY LEADERS
The 2014 Annual Meetings of Beyond AIDS and of the Beyond AIDS Foundation will be held on Sunday, October 19. The physical hub of the meeting will be at the Club Quarters Hotel at 839 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006, and we welcome members who cannot attend that in person to phone in for conference call participation. The time will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Pacific. The meeting is open to all members. Nonmembers will need to be specially invited, so please first write to firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and check on available space.
Complete information, including "handouts" and the phone number and code to use when calling in, will be sent to those who RSVP about their interest. Write to email@example.com.
This has been an active year for Beyond AIDS, and we look forward to telling you all about it. Three California bills that we have supported passed both houses of the legislature, have been signed by the Governor. The Foundation has continued its research and fellowship programs.
Our Scientific Committee is putting the finishing touches on important recommendations for changes in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will be presented to the Foundation Board at our meeting. The following morning, a Beyond AIDS leadership delegation has an appointment with key HIV/AIDS policy leaders of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to present these recommendations. Thus, we intend to make maximum use of our presence in Washington to influence policy. If Beyond AIDS recommendations are adopted, the U.S. can finally drive down the U.S. epidemic; if not, there may be no end in sight to this scourge.