The 33rd National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS Medical Case Management

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    • Standard - $425
    • PASWHA Member - $425
    • LIHCA Members - $425
    • Student - $425
    • NAHC - $425
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Welcome to the 33rd National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS Medical Case Management!

The National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, founded in 1988, is an annual event that offers social workers, allied professionals, and people affected by HIV and AIDS, the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and strategies they need to understand and implement effective practices in their agencies and communities. Our goals for attendees of the 33rd National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS are to gain knowledge, be challenged, and be renewed.

The theme for the 2021 conference is Rise Up HIV & AIDS Social Work(ers)! Social workers know that HIV and AIDS is not merely a health issue but often a result of poverty, racism, homophobia, and stigma. We will not see an end to the HIV and AIDS epidemic without addressing the systems and policies that perpetuate social injustice and continue to contribute to health inequities.


Medical Case Management: $425  (Space is Limited to 50 Participants!)

The Medical Case Management Institute is endorsed by the Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS (PASWHA) and is designed to meet this HRSA requirement: Medical Case Management Services must be provided by trained professionals, including both medically credentialed and other health care staff." (HAB Policy Notice 10-02).  This highly popular intensive training will be offered May 24th (Monday)/May 25th  (Tuesday) from 10:00 am-3:30 PM CST and May 26th (Wednesday) from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm CST. Participants will receive 11.5 Medical Case Management Training Hours.  You must attend the entire training to receive CE credit. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Best Practices,
  • Trauma-Informed Care,
  • Motivational Interviewing,
  • Health Literacy,
  • Adherence and Self Care

BONUS: When not attending MCM, participants will have the opportunity to attend additional sessions being offered during the conference! 

Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (ACE Provider Approval #1548) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Collaborative Solutions, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/16/2018-05/16/2021.Social workers participating in Medical Case Management will receive up to11.5 Medical Case Management continuing education credits.  



Agency or groups registering three or more people for the will receive an additional discount of $25.00 ( Email elizabeth@collaborative-solutions.net to receive discount code). To receive a student discount, email a copy of your student ID to Elizabeth.  

Cancellation Policy (2021):   If you must cancel your conference registration, a written refund request must be received by May 7, 2021.  If a written refund request is received by this date, your conference registration fee will be refunded. Granted refunds will be processed no later than 3 weeks after the conference.  Cancellations received after May 7, 2021 and event no-shows will not be refunded. 

Melinda Marasch, LCSW

2021 Medical Case Management Institute

Aspire Training & Consulting

Ms. Melinda Marasch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a social work/mental health consultant. Melinda has dedicated more than 20 years to her passion for helping others. She specializes in clinical training, supervision, and development of programs for therapists and direct care workers. Her expertise includes helping non-therapist direct care workers in providing efficient, effective, therapeutic care for participants. Melinda has experience in residential, school & outpatient care, within healthcare (e.g. HIV/AIDS medical case managers, patient navigators), public (e.g. department of human services caseworkers), and community-based organizations. Melinda is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has presented numerous training across the U.S. on therapeutic approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, self-care, mental health issues, de-escalation, and more.

Jesse Yedinak, MPA

I am passionate about leadership and building a confident workforce. My goal is to increase the skills and confidence of your team. This is why I offer interactive training and coaching to nonprofit organizations. Using evidence-based techniques, case-studies, and role modeling, my workshops offer a dynamic learning environment with lasting results. 

I hold a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Colorado, and I bring an extensive background in program evaluation, quality assurance, program management, and research coordination. My background includes 15 years of human services and nonprofit management experience, including directing community-based harm reduction services, supervising medical case management programs, and developing syringe access programs. 

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The 33rd National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS Medical Case Management
05/24/2021 at 10:00 AM (CDT)   |  2 days, 7 hours
05/24/2021 at 10:00 AM (CDT)   |  2 days, 7 hours The purpose of pre-conference sessions is to provide intensive training that connects theory to practice that can be offered during a traditional conference breakout session. These sessions are designed to offer training on practical application of social work theories and best practices