Georgia Southern University will host health care professionals from around the Southeast for the third annual, Rural HIV Research and Training Conference beginning Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:45 a.m., through Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, Georgia. This year’s conference will focus on how to engage rural communities with fewer resources.
The two-day conference will bring together a variety of professionals to address HIV and AIDS prevention, intervention and care. Key speakers and participants will share innovative strategies and discuss unique challenges in an effort to foster advocacy and build community partnerships.
Fayth Parks, conference chair and College of Education professor, said “At this conference will be nationally recognized speakers who will share evidence-based strategies for improved quality of life, professional care, and empowering environments.”
Catherine Wyatt-Morley, founder and chief executive officer of Women on Maintaining Education and Nutrition (WOMEN) will be the keynote speaker. Wyatt- Morley is a three-time, internationally acclaimed author and mother living with AIDS. WOMEN provides HIV testing, counseling, support and nutrition services for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.