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PROGRAM

SYNC 2020 Program

What is SYNChronicity?

SYNChronicity 2020 (SYNC 2020), the national HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ health conference, is led by
HealthHIV, HealthHCV, and the National Coalition for LGBT Health.

Thousands of participants, including medical providers, healthcare workers, state, local and federal government officials, faith and community-based organizations, and others addressing HIV, HCV, STI, and LGBTQ health, will engage across dynamic sessions to “SYNC” systems, data, programs, models, interventions, and policies, addressing and creating targeted solutions in this dynamic healthcare environment.

SYNC 2020 Features:

This year marks the seventh SYNChronicity Conference – and will be the largest yet, with 60+ sessions, featuring 4 Plenary Sessions addressing:

  • SYNCing to End the HIV Epidemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • SYNCing State and Local Agency EHE Efforts During a Pandemic
  • SYNCing State and Local EHE Efforts During a Pandemic
  • SYNCing Syndemics and Health Equity: From HIV, STDs and HCV to Opioids and COVID-19

SYNC 2020’s program includes 6 Institutes and 50+ sessions Track Sessions (across 13 Tracks). More than 200 speakers will discuss issues  across HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ health, including

  • COVID-19
  • Innovative Practice
  • Clinical Health
  • Health Systems / Fiscal Health
  • Hepatatis C
  • HRSA
  • LGBTQ+
  • MSM of Color
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Substance Use / Opioids
  • HIV Workforce
  • Women's Health

The Power of Prevention (POP!) Collective is a prevention conference-within-a-conference, collecting all the prevention-related programming at SYNC 2020 to sync on biomedical advances, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) data and activities. 

POP sessions will examine how HIV, HCV and STI prevention intersects with LGBTQ health and public health overall.  

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POP Collective sessions are identified with the POP con.

Researchers will share best practices and evidence-based interventions in the fields of HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ health. Authors will be available to answer questions during a special poster session.

Special networking activities will virtually connect our diverse and expansive audiences. SYNC 2020 engages thousands of clinicians providing HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ health care, primary care providers, HIV, HCV and STD directors in state and local health departments, federal agency leads and staff, service providers, Black women’s health advocates, transgender health advocates, researchers, allied health care professionals, advocates, consumers, caregivers, behavioral health providers,  pharmacists, nurses, case managers, fiscal managers, ASO and CBO leadership and staff, administrators and prevention program staff, among others.