Register Now for 19th NAESM National African American Leadership Conference on Health Disparities and Social Justice June 7-11, 2023

ATLANTA, GEORGIA  All roads lead to the convening of Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving (SGL) men and their allies at the 19th NAESM National African American Leadership Conference on Health Disparities and Social Justice at the iconic Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, June 7-11, 2023. Conference attendees will engage with institutes, workshops, plenaries and posters focused on the theme “All Hands-on Deck: Deploying a Syndemic Response to HIV.”

Take advantage of standard registration at $399 until April 30, 2023, and register at Book your room before May 17, 2023, to receive the NAESM discounted nightly rate of $229/$269 at

The Leadership Conference kicks off on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. with institutes and workshops. Headlining the opening of the Conference Exhibits at 2:00 p.m. are performances by the NAESM Prevention Department. Conference organizers have planned an exciting evening on Thursday in partnership with the LGBTQ Institute of the Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum. Conference participants will tour the museum, then participate in a panel discussion, titled, “Fighting for Our Lives: Amplifying the Call for Social Justice.” The opening reception immediately follows at the museum, catered by Wolfgang Puck.

The Friday lunch plenary will feature a panel with our federal partners, Dr. Bill Kopogiannis, Acting Director, Office of AIDS Research, Timothy Harrison, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIOP) and Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS and Director, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at Center for Disease Control and Prevention. At the Saturday lunch plenary, Dr. Alvan Quamina, Executive Director of NAESM will share the stage with Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Coordinator, White House National Mpox Response. Conference participants will meet the new incoming 2023 class of Creating Responsible Intelligent Black Brothers (CRIBB) Fellows at the final plenary on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at brunch.

Coming together will renew and re-energize our commitment to ending the HIV epidemic and galvanize Black gay/bi/SGL men and our allies to action, after participating in four days of over twenty-five institutes, workshops and plenaries! Stay tuned as the conference workshop schedule and the conference scholarships will be announced soon.

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