Prevention & Education Summit 2019

Tuesday, June 11th 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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HIV Prevention and Education Summit is a conference that welcomes all people interested in learning more about the wide-range of issues that impact people living with HIV (PLWH/A) and the AIDS epidemic at large. The conference provides information on the latest treatment, research, prevention, and outreach strategies and aims to bring forward explicitly the social determinants of health that place people at risk. These determinants include stigma, institutional racism, transphobia, homophobia, healthcare access, economic injustice, housing insecurity, and food insecurity to name a few. The Prevention and Education Summit shares evidence-based strategies, and best practices to prevent HIV, link individuals to care, and provide culturally competent services to all individuals. The conference explains vital health information in non-academic language, and aims to amplify the voices of PLWHA and ensures that people with lived experiences are able to stand as experts in workshops and discussions.


Naina Khanna
Executive Director of the Positive Women’s Network

A national speaker, trainer, and advocate, Naina Khanna has worked in the HIV field since 2005, following her HIV diagnosis in 2002. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for AIDS United, the National Steering Committee for the US People Living with HIV Caucus, as a member of the Women’s HIV Research Initiative, and served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) from 2010 – 2014.

Prior to working in HIV, Naina co-founded and served as National Field Director for the League of Pissed Off Voters, a progressive national organization working to expand participation of young people and communities of color in electoral politics. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Medical Sociology at the University of California – San Francisco.

Schedule of the day

Workshop Schedule Workshop List (PDF)

Breakfast and Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Opening Plenary

9:00 am – 10:15 am 

  • Emcee: Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio
  • Invocation: Dr. Calenthia Dowdy Director of Faith Initiatives Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Opening Remarks: Jane Shull, CEO of Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Presentation of the Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award to John James
  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Thomas Farley, MD, MPH, Philadelphia Health Commissioner
  • Keynote Speaker:
    Naina Khanna, President and CEO of Positive Women’s Network USA
  • Closing Remarks and Reminders
    Dr. Tashina Reeder-Okorie, Director of the Community Health Training Alliance at Philadelphia FIGHT





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Location Details

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Location Address

13th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

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