Archived Webinars

To enhance access to MATEC-WI virtual programs, recordings of some of our recent events are available via this program archive. Browse the descriptions below to see what is currently available.  Viewers are asked to register via the MATEC website (free account required) to be provided with access to each recording. The link to the recording and an evaluation will be emailed after your registration is complete. CME/CEUs are not available for these recordings. Questions? Contact matec@medicine.wisc.edu.

MATEC-WI Program Recordings

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Language Matters: Substance Use

Originally Recorded: March 13, 2024
Length: 90 minutes

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how drug policy has influenced the way that the population views drug use and people who use drugs
  • Describe how the terms used to describe drug use and people who use drugs can perpetuate stigma and discrimination, particularly for people with HIV
  • Identify alternative language that can be used to reduce stigma

Intended Audience
This session is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, behavioral health providers, PrEP navigators, linkage to care specialists, and others involved in HIV care and prevention.

Presenters
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH
Suzanne Carlberg-Racich, PhD, MSPH
Dani Miller, CPSS

Moderated by Ajay Sethi, PhD, MHS

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Language Matters: Mental Health

Originally Recorded: May 16, 2024
Length: 90 minutes

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how the terms used to describe mental health and mental illness can perpetuate stigma and discrimination, particularly for people with HIV
  • Identify differences in history, impact, and coping in Black and brown communities
  • Apply mindfulness in our daily use of words
  • Select alternative language that can be used to reduce stigma

Intended Audience
This session is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, behavioral health providers, PrEP navigators, linkage to care specialists, community health workers, and others involved in HIV care and prevention.

Presenters
Marion Malcolme, PhD, LCSW
Jose Salazar

Moderated by Ajay Sethi, PhD, MHS

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HIV Diagnosis & Resulting in Outpatient Care | Part 1: Your Role in HIV Diagnosis and Understanding Testing

Originally recorded: May 17, 2024
Length: 90 minutes

Presenter: Stacy Clark, WI Department of Health Services

Overview
Wisconsin outpatient settings are increasingly becoming where patients learn of their HIV status for the first time. Participate in this two-part training series to gain the knowledge and skills required to diagnose HIV and handle resulting tests in an effective, non-stigmatizing manner. You’ll also learn the current reporting requirements for the state of Wisconsin. Register for both interactive programs today and add them to your calendar to set your clinic up for success!

Series Learning Objectives
After this Series, you will be able to:

  • Review current HIV epidemiological data for Wisconsin
  • Summarize factors which influence health equity
  • Explain stigma in the context of HIV
  • Examine the impact of stigma on the response to HIV and on people with HIV (PWH)
  • Identify stigmatizing language and ideas for alternatives
  • Utilize pre-test counseling and risk assessment skills
  • Apply skills in delivering HIV test results
  • Summarize reporting responsibilities and processes for Wisconsin outpatient clinics

Intended Audience
Primary Care Providers (MD, PA, APNP), RNs, and other providers involved in HIV care in Wisconsin outpatient settings

Part 1: Your Role in HIV Diagnosis and Understanding Testing Content

  • Grounding diagnosis in the social determinants of health to understand barriers to HIV testing
  • Understanding HIV testing and confirmation testing
  • Handling negative, reactive/positive results, and false positives
  • Understanding the confirmation testing workflow

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HIV Diagnosis & Resulting in Outpatient Care | Part 2: Delivering the Diagnosis and Reporting Results

Originally recorded: June 7, 2024
Length
: 3 hours

Presenter: Stacy Clark, WI Department of Health Services

Overview
Wisconsin outpatient settings are increasingly becoming where patients learn of their HIV status for the first time. Participate in this two-part training series to gain the knowledge and skills required to diagnose HIV and handle resulting tests in an effective, non-stigmatizing manner. You’ll also learn the current reporting requirements for the state of Wisconsin. Register for both interactive programs today and add them to your calendar to set your clinic up for success!

Series Learning Objectives
After this Series, you will be able to:

  • Review current HIV epidemiological data for Wisconsin
  • Summarize factors which influence health equity
  • Explain stigma in the context of HIV
  • Examine the impact of stigma on the response to HIV and on people with HIV (PWH)
  • Identify stigmatizing language and ideas for alternatives
  • Utilize pre-test counseling and risk assessment skills
  • Apply skills in delivering HIV test results
  • Summarize reporting responsibilities and processes for Wisconsin outpatient clinics

Intended Audience
Primary Care Providers (MD, PA, APNP), RNs, and other providers involved in HIV care in Wisconsin outpatient settings

Part 2: Delivering the Diagnosis and Reporting Results Content

  • Delivering the diagnosis, including avoiding stigmatizing language
  • Taking a status neutral approach
  • Patient education and referral options with a negative or reactive/positive result
  • Resulting ‘tips and tricks’ from Wisconsin clinic experiences
  • Reporting workflow

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Advanced Clinical Workshop 2024: How Do We Reach the Summit of Healthy Aging in HIV?

Originally recorded: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Length: 90 minutes

Presenter
Kristine Erlandson, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine – Infectious Disease
University of Colorado Medical School

Moderator
Kartikey Acharya, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine – Infectious Disease
Medical College of Wisconsin

Antiretroviral therapy has had the benefit of greatly extending the lifespan of people with HIV (PWH). Currently, over half of PWH are aged 50 or older and often live with a higher burden of comorbidities and related treatments, in addition to social stigma and loss of community. To improve the clinical management of older PWH, it is essential to gain a deeper understanding of the unique and diverse needs of this ever-growing population. Join this year’s Advanced Clinical Workshop to learn from Kristine Erlandson, MD of The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, who will share her perspectives on healthy aging with HIV. Discussion will moderated by Kartikey Acharya, MD of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Intended Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers and other providers engaged in the clinical care of older populations who may have HIV.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the 5 M’s of Geriatric Care.
  • Summarize the mechanisms of successful aging.
  • Explain how social determinants of health may complicate the aging process.
  • Select interventions to support successful aging among persons with HIV.

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Aging and HIV Prevention

Originally recorded: August 17, 2023
Length: 60 minutes

Presenter: Jeffery Kwong, DNP, MPH, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Sex and intimacy changes as we age.  Age should not be the reason we stop speaking to patients about sex but may need to change the strategies on how to address specific issues older adults face. Jeffery Kwong, DNP, MPH, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, will review why sex is important as we age, and challenges and opportunities that older adults face when discussion sex and HIV Prevention.

Audience: MDs, DOs, DNPs, NPs, RNs, Social Workers, Behavioral Health Specialists

Objectives:  

  • Describe the significance of sexual health as part of aging.
  • Discuss strategies to address the sexual health needs of older adults in clinical practice.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for promoting prevention strategies among persons aging with HIV and those at-risk of acquiring HIV.

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Syphilis and Native Populations

Originally recorded: May 9, 2024
Length: 60 minutes

Syphilis rates are climbing across the US, including in rural areas, while Native populations disproportionately bear the burden. Similarly, congenital syphilis has skyrocketed, disproportionately impacting Native-born infants. Meanwhile, the ongoing shortage of Bicillin L-A continues to hinder rapid treatment, and the need for effective solutions in rural and Native-serving clinics is critical. Join our session on May 9 to learn how to recognize, test, and treat syphilis – including congenital syphilis – in Native communities, while incorporating American Indigenous medicine practices. During this session, participants will gain invaluable insights into addressing the complexities of rural healthcare and combating the disproportionate burden of syphilis and congenital syphilis among Native populations.

Target audience: Health care providers and professionals working with Native populations and Tribal leaders

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the epidemiology of syphilis in the US and Indian Country, including syndemic associations.
  • Interpret syphilis serologic testing.
  • Differentiate treatment recommendations for syphilis based on staging.
  • Identify best and innovative practices for syphilis in Native communities and health systems.

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Positive Sexuality Series | Comprehensive Sexual History in Spanish – Language and Cultural Considerations

Originally recorded: April 17, 2024
Length: 60 minutes

Presenter
Jorge Ramallo, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP, AAHIVS
Medical Director, Inova Pride Clinic
Falls Church, VA

Overview
Latinx/e cultural values and beliefs are important determinants of sexual behavior, for patients with HIV or at risk for acquiring HIV. This training will educate clinical staff on best practices for obtaining an informed and comprehensive sexual history from their patients using Spanish. The goal of this training is to provide clinicians the language, skills, and knowledge necessary to positively promote sexual health and wellness while being a stellar, sex-positive clinician.

Intended Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Medical Assistants, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Other Health Professionals

Learning Objectives
After this Session, you will be able to:

  • Explain a comprehensive and efficient framework to obtain a sexual history for patients with HIV or at risk of acquiring HIV
  • Explain nuances related to obtaining a sexual history from a Spanish speaking patient in the U.S.
  • Summarize the cultural background that may play a role in obtaining a comprehensive sexual history in Latinx/e patients in the U.S.
  • Become more comfortable with the definitions of sexual health, sex positivity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual practices
  • Demonstrate how an appropriate sexual history can lead to actionable items in your plan of care
  • Identify skills to become a stellar sex positive clinician

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Positive Sexuality Series | SOGI 101: Understanding Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity to Improve Patient Care

Originally recorded: November 30, 2022
Length: 75 minutes

Presenters: Grayson Schultz & Ren Grabert, MEd

Program Description
This training is designed to provide participants with both fundamental cultural competency knowledge about the spectrum of LGBTQ+ identities as well as specific language to use to demonstrate respect and inclusion with patients, families, and co-workers. An overview of definitions and terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) will be provided to build confidence across clinic staff. The impact of stigma and discrimination on health care experiences and on health outcomes and disparities will be covered, particularly for people with HIV. We will also briefly cover considerations for creating a clinic environment to help patients feel welcomed and open in discussing gender and sexuality with their provider team.

Intended Audience
Physicians, PAs, nurses/NPs, social workers, behavioral health staff, pharmacists, front desk staff, and administration. Others involved in HIV/STI care and prevention are welcome to participate.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI).
  • Utilize the correct terminologies related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Summarize the connection between stigma and discrimination, health care experiences, and health outcomes/disparities.
  • Identify actions to be taken to create a clinic space where patients feel welcomed and open in discussing gender and sexuality with their provider team.

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De-escalation in Healthcare & HIV Settings, Session 1 | Stress Model of Crisis & Responding to Triggers

Originally recorded: February 7, 2024
Length: 90 minutes

Increasing attacks against healthcare workers in recent years prompted The Joint Commission to revise their workplace violence prevention standards in 2022. De-escalation training is critical to support the health and safety of both patients and staff during escalating situations.

This two-part series provided participants with practical knowledge and skills in identifying and responding to escalating situations in healthcare settings, including HIV care. Follow along in both sessions to practice approaches to de-escalation and recovery from various types of incidents and to plan for integrating these approaches into your daily practice.

Series Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the Stress Model of Crisis
  2. Identify the Verbal Escalation Continuum
  3. Manage personal responses to the escalation of others
  4. Identify 3 approaches to de-escalate situations
  5. Practice approaches to de-escalate situations within HIV and other healthcare scenarios
  6. Identify 3 approaches to recover after an incident
  7. Plan to integrate information and/or approaches into practice in healthcare, including HIV care

Presenter
Melinda Marasch, LCSW, from Aspire Training & Consulting, has experience at an executive level providing support, expertise and guidance in equity, diversity and inclusion. Her expertise includes helping non-therapist direct care workers in providing efficient, effective, therapeutic care for participants. Melinda has experience in residential, school and outpatient care, within healthcare, public, and community-based organizations. Melinda is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and has presented numerous trainings across the U.S. on therapeutic approaches such as Cultural Humility, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Self-Care, Change Management, Mental Health Issues, and De-Escalation.

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De-escalation in Healthcare & HIV Settings, Session 2 | Verbal Escalation Continuum, Crisis & Recovery

Originally recorded: February 14, 2024
Length: 90 minutes

Increasing attacks against healthcare workers in recent years prompted The Joint Commission to revise their workplace violence prevention standards in 2022. De-escalation training is critical to support the health and safety of both patients and staff during escalating situations.

This two-part series provided participants with practical knowledge and skills in identifying and responding to escalating situations in healthcare settings, including HIV care. Follow along in both sessions to practice approaches to de-escalation and recovery from various types of incidents and to plan for integrating these approaches into your daily practice.

Series Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the Stress Model of Crisis
  2. Identify the Verbal Escalation Continuum
  3. Manage personal responses to the escalation of others
  4. Identify 3 approaches to de-escalate situations
  5. Practice approaches to de-escalate situations within HIV and other healthcare scenarios
  6. Identify 3 approaches to recover after an incident
  7. Plan to integrate information and/or approaches into practice in healthcare, including HIV care

Presenter
Melinda Marasch, LCSW, from Aspire Training & Consulting, has experience at an executive level providing support, expertise and guidance in equity, diversity and inclusion. Her expertise includes helping non-therapist direct care workers in providing efficient, effective, therapeutic care for participants. Melinda has experience in residential, school and outpatient care, within healthcare, public, and community-based organizations. Melinda is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and has presented numerous trainings across the U.S. on therapeutic approaches such as Cultural Humility, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Self-Care, Change Management, Mental Health Issues, and De-Escalation.

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The Prevent Anal Cancer Self-Swab Study: Home-based self-sampling to detect anal precancers

Originally recorded: May 22, 2024
Length: 60 minutes

Presenter
Alan Nyitray, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)
MCW Cancer Center
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Learning Objectives

1. Review epidemiology of anal cancer
2. Discuss Prevent Anal Cancer (PAC) Self-Swab Study Results

  • Self-sampling specimen adequacy
  • Individuals’ preference and acceptance of anal self-sampling
  • Home-based self-sampling, clinical follow up, and disease detection
  • Biomarkers

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