2016 Australasian Sexual Health Conference and Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference

2016 Australasian Sexual Health Conference 

joint with 

2016 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference

Monday 14 November - Friday 18 November 2016, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA

Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 November 2016

The Australasian Sexual Health Conference is convened by the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance. The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) is a group of partner organisations established to improve national and local responses to sexual health issues, via a multidisciplinary support network for the sexual health workforce. It aims to strengthen bonds between specialists, GPs, nurses, researchers and other key contributors to the sexual health sector, through collaboration in sexual health education, policy-making and research. The conference encourages all disciplines involved in sexual health medicine and sexual health promotion to come together and share experiences, new research and discuss national and local responses to sexual health in Australasia.

Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 November 2016

The Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference (26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine) is the premier HIV Conference in Australia and the Asia and Pacific region.

The annual conference is run by ASHM as a platform for the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings across the Australasian HIV sector.

Delegates to the conference come from a range of professional backgrounds including basic science, clinical medicine, community programs, education, epidemiology, indigenous health, international and regional issues, nursing and allied health, policy, primary care, public health and prevention, and social research.

Highlights for this year’s event include:

Fostering a comprehensive response to HIV in low prevalence settings and populations including heterosexually-acquired HIV, migrant population and in regional and remote settings

  • Reviewing the early implementation of PrEP and identifying priority issues for clinicians, researchers and affected communities 
  • Ensuring professional and skills development are a priority in the development of sessions and other learning opportunities held with the conference  
  • Enabling greater access and discussion around poster presentations through scheduling of dedicated concurrent sessions