2015 World STI & HIV Congress and Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference
Program Highlights

Spotlight on Symposia!

The Scientific Committee for the Congress is pleased to announce the inclusion of the following symposia in the program:

A strategy for HIV/STI prevention in low and middle income countries (Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation)
  • HIV and STI prevention: what is an intervention? James Hargreaves, London School of Health and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Systematic reviews of the efficacy and effectiveness of biological, behavioral and structural HIV prevention interventions, Shari Krishnaratne, London School of Health and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Delivery of HIV/STI prevention interventions: prevention cascades, Geoff Garnett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Modelling the cost effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions, Tim Hallett, Imperial College London, London, UK
  • The architecture for prevention and the role of targets and indicators, Mitchell Warren, AVAC, New York, USA 

Surviving and thriving in STI research: research tools for young investigators (ASTDA, BMJ, CSIRO Publishing)

  • What is the new editor of Sexually Transmitted Diseases going to do with the journal? Bill Miller, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Inside the world of journal publishiing, Ginny Barbour, Australian Open Access Support Group/Committee on Publication Ethics
  • What do funders want to see in a research proposal? Carolyn Deal, NIH, USA
  • What is the secret of the mentor-mentee relationshiop? King Holmes, University of Washington, USA
  • Journal editors’ panel - Jackie Cassell, Sexually Transmitted Infections, UK;  Kit Fairley, Sexual Health, Australia; Cindy Farquhar, Cochrane Collaboration STI Group Group, New Zealand; Peter Aggleton, Culture, Health and Sexualty, Australia.

Education and Sex and Relationships:  new directions in school and beyond (ASHA)

  • Sex and relationships education in schools: a key component of sexual health promotion, Scientia Professor Peter Aggleton, UNSW, Australia
  • Religious and faith-based beliefs: a help or a hindrance in sexual health education? Associate Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Monash University, Australia
  • Respecting gender and sexual difference to promote sexual health: making schools safe spaces for all, Professor Kerry Robinson, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Moving beyond men as the ‘problem’ in sexual and gender violence prevention
  • Engaging with young people's own perspectives and needs as part of sexuality education, Associate Professor Louisa Allen, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Please note the program is subject to change.


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