Programs

Please contact your local MATEC site for a complete listing of available programs and dates

 

Partnerships

 

Clinical Consultations
The facilitated clinical consultation is designed for providers who have participated in our MATEC programs.  It is not a general consultation service.  We want to foster existing consultation patterns by structuring a complementary service rather than a competitive one.  This service addresses the gaps in current networks and should serve as the "safety net" for consultation for patients that may have limited access to services eg: Medicaid, Medicare, Ryan White patients.

 

Individualized Clinician Training Program
The MATEC Individualized Clinician Training Program was designed to meet a unique set of characteristics and needs related to the dynamic nature of the AIDS epidemic in under-served communities ranging from highly-impacted urban areas to outlying rural areas with inadequate access to providers.  Clinicians accepted to the program will work with MATEC staff to develop an individualized training plan.  Typical training programs may include the physician and multidisciplinary core programs, clinical management seminars, skill-building workshops, and special conferences that are held during the year.  In addition, each participant will be placed with experienced clinicians for on-site preceptorships at one of MATEC's many clinical affiliate sites and will be connected to expert providers for consultation during and after their program year.

 

Targeted Clinic Program
MATEC seeks to identify primary care clinics in highly impacted areas to partner with in development and expansion of HIV care readiness within the facility.  The goal would be for MATEC to work closely with the leadership of the clinical facility (the Executive and Medical Directors) to build an HIV resource for the community served by the clinic. 
This would entail the following activities:

 

Clinical Management Seminars

 

Illinois/Chicago:

 

South Side Providers Forum

(Monthly Dinner Meeting 6:00 to 8:00 pm)

This forum provides an opporunity for members to meet, interact, and network with HIV medical care providers working in the south side areas of Chicago. Specialty presenters are featured each month to disseminate clinical/scientific information to improve and increase HIV care services. Continuing Medical Education Credits are provided to eligible participants. Dinner provided. The forum meets on the 3rd wednesday of each month and requires pre-registration and confirmation. For more information please contact Renée Poindexter at 312-996-1477.

 

Chicago HIV Breakfast Club

(Monthly Breakfast Meeting 7:30 to 9:00 am)

This Breakfast CME Program provides members the opportunity to meet, interact, and network with HIV medical care providers working in the City of Chicago. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss case presentations and share clinical/scientific HIV information. Breakfast and valet parking are provided. The Breakfast Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month and requires pre-registration and confirmation. For more information please call our office at 312-996-1373.

 

 

HIV Core Programs

 

Physician Core Seminar on HIV Early Intervention
(offered every 3-4 months; CME credit available)
This unique one-day foundation course for physicians combines the latest research with current standards of care for managing patients with early HIV disease. Enroll in the Core Seminar and receive an individualized clinical observation or patient simulation experience as part of your registration. Content includes:

Multidisciplinary Core Program on HIV Early Intervention
(offered every 3-4 months; Continuing Education credit available)
This two-day program for nurses, social workers, case managers, and other health care and social service providers combines recent research and practical guidelines in a multidisciplinary approach to the care of persons with HIV and their families. Enroll in the Core Program and receive an individualized clinical observation or patient simulation experience as part of your registration. Content includes:

Specialty Workshops

 

Adherence Skill Development Workshop
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers
This half-day program focuses on the importance of adherence to prescribed antiretroviral drugs and its crucial role in successful HIV treatment. Participants will explore ways in which individual clients might be supported in their efforts to adhere to complicated regimens. The workshop is recommended as preparation for the patient simulation experience described below.

 

Cultural Competence in the HIV Epidemic
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers.
This intensive 2-day workshop is for providers who want to improve their ability to work effectively with associates and patients/clients from diverse cultures. The program uses group discussions, simulation exercises, rituals and other interactive experiences to help participants explore cultural issues and learn to be culturally competent. Content includes:

HIV Prevention and Test Counseling
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers
An indepth, 4 hour exploration of client-centered counseling techniques and HIV prevention strategies. This workshop is recommended as preparation to participate in the patient simulation clinical experience, which offers participants the opportunity to practice Prevention and Test Counseling.

HIV Pathogenesis: New Findings and Implications for Clinical Practice
(1.5 hours)
An examination of what happens to a person during the first few weeks of infection and the asymptomatic period. How does understanding these events impact medical management?

 

Pregnant Women and HIV
(2 hours)
The diagnosis and treatment of women with HIV during pregnancy, strategies to reduce the risk of perinatal transmission, and considerations for referral.

 

Preventing Opportunistic Infections
(2 hours)
Current recommendations for vaccinations, reducing exposure to environmental pathogens, and prophylaxis against common opportunistic infections.

 

Substance Use in HIV Care
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers.
This half-day program is for providers working with HIV-positive clients with a history of substance use. Course content includes a discussion of drug interactions and pain management. The role of substance use and the culture of addiction as they relate to adherence is also discussed.

 

Nursing Specific

HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Exam Review Course
This workshop, presented in two 4.5 hour sessions, assists registered nurses in preparing to take the Certification Exam in HIV/AIDS Nursing
For information about the exam, contact the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: 1-800-260-6780 or aidsnurses@aol.com or www.anacnet.org/.
For information about the review course, contact Michelle Agnoli at 312/996-0224.

 

HIV/AIDS Nursing: Chicago Chapter, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Program Meetings
(Continuing Education Credit available for most programs)
MATEC supports the Chicago Chapter Program Meetings, which are held in the evening, 4-6 times each year and include dinner and networking opportunities in addition to program content. Content is determined by the Chapter's Program Committee in response to current issues.
Contact Michelle Agnoli at 312/996-0224 for more information.