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UCHAPS Membership meeting information

Arrival information

Flights will be available for online checkin 24 hours before the departure time. The Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is located11 miles. The flat rate taxicab fare from BWI to the harbor is approximately $30 and should take about 25 minutes to arrive at the hotel. Penn Station is located 2 miles from the host hotel. The fare is about $12 and should take about10 minutes to arrive. If you have any questions about travel to the meeting, contact Kirby Reed at kirby@uchaps.org immediately.

Host Hotel

The UCHAPS membership meeting will take place in Lord Baltimore Hotel Ballroom located at 20 West Baltimore Street. 

Meals

On Sunday morning at 8:30 AM, UCHAPS will provide a hot breakfast and coffee. On Monday, we ask that you take care of your own breakfast. The hotel offers room service and there is an onsite restaurant. There are also various options in the area surrounding the hotel. Lunch will be provided on Sunday and Monday but please be sure to make your own dinner arrangements each night.

 

Saturday, October 21

UCHAPS Reception

The UCHAPS membership meeting will open with a event has highlights the work of the Baltimore City Health Department on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7 PM at the Lord Baltimore Hotel located at 20 West Baltimore Street. The reception will be held in the Baltimore Theatre on the Mezzanine Level.

The Baltimore City Health Department is addressing social stigma related to sexual identity and health with Project Presence. Project Presence is a bi-annual community-organized visual storytelling exhibition showcasing the lives and narratives of LGBTQ, same-gender-loving people of color and allies in Baltimore City. By being visible, the models in this exhibit are doing something to address stigmas such as bullying, rejection, feeling unsafe, and being treated unfairly. This exhibit will be featured throughout the weekend in the lobby of the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

The event will open with a few words from Kevin Jones, the Executive Director of UCHAPS and Kenny Bademosi, the lead for Project Presence.

 

Sunday, October 22

Membership Meeting Day One

The membership meeting will be held in the Calvert Ballroom on the Ballroom Level of the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

During the meeting, participants will discuss the pubic health model for molecular HIV surveillance, debunk myths about molecular surveillance, identify benefits of molecular surveillance, and share best practices in community and government molecular HIV surveillance programs.

By the end of the membership meeting, participants will be able to identify the HIV molecular surveillance and its purpose as well as best practices in community and government molecular surveillance programs and potential benefits in HIV. 

To learn more about meeting topics and activities, download the meeting prep and agenda. Below are MHS resources that you may find helpful before the meeting.

Post-meeting SURVEY

Thank you for attending the UCHAPS membership meeting in Baltimore, MD. Please take a moment to provide feedback about DAY ONE of the meeting at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJJ6BFD.

Cooking Class

On Sunday, October 22, Baltimore has arranged for a cooking class at Schola Cooking School. It is located at 1005 N. Charles Street in Baltimore, MD 21201. The cost to attend is $50 and the menu will be determined soon. Please know that, due to space, this class limited to 18 people so be sure to contact Andrew McCarty at 410-978-8191 if you'd like to attend or have any questions about the class.

 

Monday, October 23

Membership Meeting Day Two

The membership meeting will be held in the Calvert Ballroom on the Ballroom Level of the Lord Baltimore Hotel. To learn more about meeting topics and activities on the second day of the meeting, download the agenda.

Post-meeting SURVEY

Thank you for attending the UCHAPS membership meeting in Baltimore, MD. Please take a moment to provide feedback about DAY TWO of the meeting at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S2QNCF2

Departure information

Kirby Reed will coordinate group taxi and shuttles after the meeting adjourns. Bring your luggage to the meeting room before 12 PM checkout. Group ground transportation will depart from the Lord Baltimore Lobby. See departure times below.

Monday, October 23 - 3PM to BWI Airport

Monday, October 23 - 3PM to Penn Station 

Tuesday, October 24 -12PM to BWI Airport

If you have any questions about travel logistics, contact Kirby at kirby@uchaps.org

 

Throughout the Membership Meeting

UCHAPS on Social Media

We’re social! Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Use hashtags #MeetUCHAPS and #UCHAPS throughout the membership meeting to highlight your work and increase awareness about UCHAPS and the services we offer as we work towards achieving an urban health agenda.

things to do in Baltimore

See Visit Baltimore’s site for more information about what to see, do and eat after the membership adjourns for the day. On this site, you’ll find a list of attractions, museums, parks, LGBT community events, and much more. Charm City has a lot to offer! For other recommendations about what to do in Baltimore, see Thrillist and US News Travel.