2016 Australasian Sexual Health Conference and 2016 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference
ASHM Hub  EXHIBITION HALL | 14-18 November 2016 

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) is a peak professional society representing a multidisciplinary health workforce in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health. ASHM has a membership of over 1500 and close to 50 organisational members providing reach to a large majority of health care worker activity involved in the sector. 

We manage accreditation programs to facilitate community prescribing of s100 and s85 medications and provide education and training to support health care workers who are testing and managing treatment for people living with HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

We also provide sexual health programs comprised of education, resources and guidelines. Sexual health education has focused mainly on GPs and primary health care nurses and expanding their role in caring for the sexual health of their community. 

You are invited to visit our ASHM Hub — located in the Exhibition Hall—during your attendance at the conference to find out how ASHM can support you in your work.

• Continuing professional development — be updated on the latest resources, health policy, capacity building and advocacy work underway nationally and within your jurisdiction. Register (or express your interest) in any number of upcoming online and/or face-to-face training in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health. 

 • Resources — learn about the suite of ASHM resources aimed to support your work in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health available in online and electronic + downloadable formats. 

• Meet our ASHM Education Project staff members • Doctors can sign-in for their RACGP accreditation points for conference attendance • ASHM Membership — find out about the benefits of joining a multidisciplinary society and being supported by clinical advisors. If you are already an ASHM member, come and update your membership details. 

• ASHM Hub events — the program below offers an opportunity to engage and network with ASHM and other colleagues– your peak professional society representing a multidisciplinary health workforce. 

 Monday 14 November 
 Sexual Health: The Burning Issues | Lunchbreak from 1:30 pm Join Sexual Health Physicians Dr. Allison Ward and Dr Mahesh Ratnayake for this informal Q+A session. 

Need tools for management of contact tracing + STI clinical practice? | Afternoon Tea break from 3:30 pm Join Katy Roy (ASHM HIV + Sexual Health Program Manager) with two website resources aimed to assist primary care providers in the clinical management of patients diagnosed with STIs and blood-borne infections. 

Tuesday 15 November 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through Online Learning | Morning Tea break from 10.30 am Join us for a brief presentation to find out about ASHM’s online learning modules – a great way to refresh your knowledge, share best practice and understanding of Sexually Transmissible Infections and Blood-Borne Viruses. Also visit http://lms.ashm.org.au 

Deadly Sex! | Lunchbreak from 12:30 pm Join A/Prof James Ward (Head of Infectious Diseases Research Program – Aboriginal Health at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute) share some Deadly Sex insights from this year’s congress for Indigenous Sexual Health Workers. Topics included healthy relationships, BBV/STIs, contact tracing, HIV treatment as prevention, and how to design and deliver Deadly programs and special sessions on Men's and Women's business. 

Nurses Social Meet-and-Greet | Afternoon Tea break from 3:00 pm Working as a primary health care nurse? This will be an opportunity to network with other Nurse peers from across Australia and New Zealand. Learn about the ASHM Nursing Program, which provides support for Nurses in their work in HIV and Sexual Health through education, resources, policy and advocacy. 

Wednesday 16 November 
Combatting BBV and STI-related stigma + discrimination in health care settings | Morning Tea break from 10:30 am Join ASHM CEO, Levinia Crooks speaking about the work that ASHM is leading to combat stigma and discrimination in the health care setting and elsewhere which prevents people, including health workers, from accessing prevention, care and treatment services. 

Sexual transmission of HIV + the law: an Australian medical consensus statement | Afternoon Tea break from 4 pm Join Paul Kidd (Chair of HIV Legal Working Group of Living Positive Victoria) about this Australian consensus statement written by leading HIV clinicians and scientists, which provides current scientific evidence to facilitate just outcomes in Australian criminal cases involving HIV. 

Thursday 17 November 
Increasing uptake of testing + treatment among Priority Populations | Morning Tea break from 10.30 am Join ASHM Deputy CEO, Scott McGill and other community representative to hear about ASHM is leading with over 30 partners aimed at preventing the spread of BBV and STI and to increase the uptake of testing and treatment in Australia among priority populations, including Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander and Cultural + Linguistically Diverse populations. 

 A lunch time tour of the Asia Pacific | Lunchbreak from 12:30 pm Are you interested in learning more about the HIV response in the Asia Pacific Region? Join ASHM’s international team and Alere scholarship recipients Paul Zulu from Papua New Guinea and Dr Dashika Balak from Fiji for this lunch time session. During this informal presentation, learn more about the HIV responses in Fiji and Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea, as well as being taken on a virtual tour of ASHM’s work in the region. 

HIV s100 Prescriber Mixer | Afternoon Tea break from 3:30 pm All HIV s100 Prescribers are invited to join Mark Boyd (A/Prof of Medicine; HIV/Infectious Diseases physician) who will facilitate this networking opportunity for newly-trained and more experienced prescribers from across Australia. This session will also be used to discuss pertinent and new topics in this field of work. 

Friday 18 November 
 Do You DARE? How to conduct an Anal Cancer Examination | Morning Tea break from 10.30 am Join Dr Jason Ong (Melbourne Sexual Health Centre) and Dr Rick Varma (Sydney Sexual Health Centre) who will demonstrate a DARE (Digital Anal Rectal Examination) and outline the clinical algorithm on http://anal.org.au/clinician/ 

Trans men in an innovative HIV response | Lunchbreak from 12:00 pm Hear local trans men from FTMen-SA speak about the work of PASH.tm – the peer led sexual health network for trans men who have sex with men (trans MSM). This session will present for clinicians a sexual health campaign GRUNT that highlights the need for innovative and inclusive sexual health promotion of trans MSM. 

HIV Management in Australasia – Support for Clinical Care | Lunchbreak from 12:00 pm Join Aaron Cogle (Executive Director of NAPWHA) and others speaks of two resources: Standards for Psychological Support for Adults Living with HIV and the HIV Management in Australasia: A Guide for Clinical Care website.