Alabama AETC is a joint initiative of Medical Advocacy and Outreach and the Southeast AETC at Vanderbilt University’s Comprehensive Care Clinic, funded by HRSA. Medical Advocacy and Outreach is an approved Continuing Education Provider with the Alabama Board of Social Worker Examiners, Provider No. 0134.

Medical Advocacy and Outreach has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6882. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Medical Advocacy and Outreach is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

On-line – Learn On the Go Opportunities:

CLICK HERE to explore the wealth of knowledge available in a calendar format. AETC-SE-graphic-ID-200w

In addition to webcast-style experiences, SE AETC offers a growing list of online courses to further expand the knowledge of our community providers.


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 Webinars & Webcasts:

Webcast Wednesday: Structural Violence and HIV in the Deep South

Register Early!

Date & Time: 10/11/2017 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Central Time

Presenter: KC Vick, MPH, Director of Capacity Building, Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO)

(NOTE: SE AETC registration information lists the Comprehensive Care Clinic. We apologize for any confusion.)

This presentation was coordinated in partnership with the Alabama AETC.

After this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define structural violence
  • Discuss the impact of structural violence on HIV prevention and treatment efforts in the Deep South
  • Describe barriers to care experienced by rural people in the Deep South
  • List strategies for meaningfully engaging rural Deep South communities in prevention and treatment services

You will receive a confirmation email after registration with information about how to connect to the webcast.

The SE AETC Webcast Wednesday will occur every Wednesday in 2017, featuring providers from all over the Southeast region.

If you have questions about this or other SE AETC programs, please contact [email protected].

Accredited for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, and health education specialists

Course Director: David Alain Wohl, MD

Six Free Live Webinars from June – November (LEARN MORE)

Developed to support health care professionals nationwide and especially those in AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC), this 6-part webinar series addresses contemporary challenges in HIV risk and care, and provides expert approaches for achieving National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals. Led and guided by expert Course Director, Dr. David Wohl, each webinar features 2 nationally recognized HIV experts discussing recent advances and debating the latest evidence in contemporary HIV hot topics. Leading interprofessional strategies for engaging patients in care and keeping patients in care will also be explored. Attendees can choose to participate in one, some, or all webinars to be presented on a monthly rolling basis. Throughout this highly interactive program, attendees will have opportunities to share and view other participants’ feedback and experiences and engage directly with the expert faculty through question and answer segments.


, 2017 – 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific – PrEP: Best Practices, Worst Case Scenarios

Webcast Wednesday: Hepatitis C Update

Register Early!

Date & Time: 10/18/2017 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Central Time

Presented By: Comprehensive Care Clinic (TN)

Details pending.

Improving HIV Care in Women and Minority Populations


Date & Time: 10/19/2017 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Central Time

Presented By: Mississippi – UMC

Description/Learning Objectives:
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to…

  • Describe risk factors for HIV infection in women and African American and Latino populations
  • Use HIV prevention approaches to reduce the risk of HIV infection and transmission of HVI in women and African American and Latino populations
  • Address treatment issues and barriers to ARV adherence in women and African American and Latino populations
  • Use culturally appropriate communications skills to address HIV treatment barriers and improve treatment in underserved and minority patients with HIV infection

Aging & Sexual Health


Date & Time: 10/24/2017 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central Time

Presented By: Alabama – MAO – Medical Advocacy and Outreach


The sexual health of seniors is often times ignored in healthcare settings. In this webinar, participants will explore common barriers to providing sexual health care for seniors and generate strategies for insuring that sexual health is addressed with all seniors in healthcare settings.

Learning objectives:

By the completion of the session, participants will be able to…

  • Identify common barriers to proving sexual health care for seniors
  • Describe at least 2 resources on sexual health and seniors
  • Generate at least 2 strategies for improving the practice of addressing sexual health with seniors

Webcast Wednesday: Hepatitis: Looking to the Future


Date & Time: 10/25/2017 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Central Time

Presented By: Comprehensive Care Clinic (TN)

Details pending.

Live/In-Person Professional Development Events:

Take your knowledge to the next level with the following in-person training sessions endorsed by the MAO Learning Center:

PrEP Bootcamp with Dr. Blechinger

Presented By: Alabama – MAO – Medical Advocacy and Outreach

Date & Time: 10/10/2017 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST

Speaker: Derek Blechinger, MD, MPH.

Location: Magic City Acceptance Center, 2500 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

Learning objectives include:

  • Review the science behind HIV prevention methods including treatment as prevention (TasP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and condoms
  • Review the science behind PrEP
  • Discuss how PrEP works “in the real world” and community roll out
  • Review safety monitoring (not just for clinicians)
  • Learn how to overcome barriers to access and get familiar with local resources (for patients and PrEP navigators)
  • Undergo “PrEP Bootcamp” and confidently answer questions for yourself and others about PrEP


PrEP Bootcamp workshop offered by LIVE event only; no webcast available. Register early as seating is limited.

Proactive HIV Prevention and TRUVADA for PrEP

sponsored by Gilead, presented by Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO)

Date & Time: October 12, 2017 – 5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Leandro Mena, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Location: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 2058 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, Alabama 36606

Dinner is complimentary