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  • Sheraton Birmingham 2101 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North Birmingham, AL, 35203 United States (map)

About Saving Ourselves Symposium (SOS)

The Saving Ourselves Symposium (SOS), hosted by The Red Door Foundation, addresses the health and wellness of the Black LGBTQ community in the South, focusing on HIV and other health disparities.  

(SOS), is an annual conference designed to provide cutting edge research, promising practices, and HIV/AIDS behavior change techniques in efforts to educate, encourage, and empower the Black LGBTQ community. Started in 2013, SOS is a one-of-a-kind conference that has provided first-hand information to service providers and service users working within and throughout the Black LGBTQ community.

Continuing Education Credit

The Red Door Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with the Southeast AIDS Education and Training Center to provide continuing education (CE) credits to social workers, nurse practitioners, and certified counselors at #SOS2018 in Birmingham, AL.  This year, we will be providing free CEs for the following groups:

Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners provider number 0134

National Board for Certified Counselors provider number 6882

Alabama Board of Nursing provider status pending

Alabama state licensed nurses can use ABSWE hours as ethics hours.

If you plan to participate in the conference this year and obtain CE credits, you must register with TRDF and pay the conference registration fee. Next, you are to visit the following SE AETC websites to complete the CE registration process for the CE. First, if you do not have a current SE AETC profile, you must log in to: https://www.seaetc.com/profile-registration/, and create a profile. After completing the profile, you will be asked to login and register for the Saving Ourselves Symposium 2018 at the following link:  https://www.seaetc.com/event/?ER_ID=8046. If you already have a profile with SE AETC, you can skip step 1 and just login and register for the event. 

Schedule At A Glance

Please find the 2018 Saving Ourselves Symposium schedule at a glance here.  Agenda is subject to change.

Later Event: June 8
Trap Yoga @ SOS