Tuesday, February 14, 2006

SatCast on use of social networks for CTR

FYI - from MMWR Weekly, February 10, 2006 / 55(05);130

Social Networks: A Recruitment Strategy for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Services

CDC and the Public Health Training Network will present a satellite broadcast and Webcast entitled, "Social Networks: A Recruitment Strategy for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Services," on Thursday, April 27, 2006, beginning at 1 p.m. EDT. The 2-hour forum will cover the rationale for the use of social networks as a recruitment strategy for HIV counseling, testing, and referral services; the components of the social networks strategy; how to assess organization readiness for using the strategy; and available training and technical assistance. A panel of experts will answer viewer questions, which may be sent via fax during the broadcast or by e-mail after the broadcast.

Organizations are responsible for setting up their own viewing locations and are encouraged to register their locations as soon as possible so that persons who wish to view the broadcast can access information online. Directions for establishing and registering a viewing location are available at http://www.cdcnpin.org. The broadcast also can be viewed live or after broadcast on computers with Internet and RealPlayer(r) capability through http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtn. Videotapes and video CD-ROMs of the broadcast may be ordered by telephone, 800-458-5231.

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