CONGRESS PROGRAMME

SYMPOSIA

- Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Women and Men: State of the Art and Challenges Ahead

- Exploring Treatment Approaches for Urethritis in Men

- The Future of the STI Clinic

- Syphilis 2018
- Viral STIs

- The Genital Microbiome
- Diagnostics and Point of Care Testing
- Anal Conditions
- Antimicrobial Resistance
- E-Health


PLENARIES

- Global STI's
- Congenital Syphilis
- The Appliance of Science
- Sexual Health and Sexual Rights

- Debate
- HIV

Preliminary Congress Program 

Please Note: Some speakers subject to Confirmation and further additions expected

Wednesday June 27th

 

26 Jun 2018

18:00 - 19:30

Opening Session

Speakers include Chair of Derek Freedman and Co-Chair Charlotte Gaydos. The Opening Session will be followed by the Opening Reception

26 Jun 2018

19:30

Opening Reception

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Thursday June 28th 

27 Jun 2018

8:00 - 8:45

Clinical Case studies 1

27 Jun 2018

9:00 - 10:30

Plenary 1

Global STI: What in the World?

Chair of Teodora Wi, and Co-Chair Francis Ndowa. Speakers include Tom Quinn, Nicola, Low, Xiang-Shen Chen and Sara Lowe.

27 Jun 2018

10:30 - 11:15

Tea and Coffee break

27 Jun 2018

11:15 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions 1

Symposium 1 on the theme of Syphilis 2018 with Chair of Amani Hansali and Co-Chair of Brad Stoner. Speakers include Mark Gilbert, Rasmussen and Bob Bolan. 

Symposium 2 on the theme of Viral STIs with Chair of Marc Steben and Co-Chair of Raj Patel. Speakers include Anna Wald, Marc Steben and Valérie Martel-Laferrière. 

Oral Session 1 on the theme of Surveillance with Chair of Bea Vuylsteke and Co-Chair of Kyle Bernstein. 

Workshop 1 on the theme of Management with Chair of Teodora Wi and Co-Chair of Francis Ndowa. Speakers include Magnus Unemo, Emily Aliriol, Kees Rietmeijer and Nicola Low. 

27 Jun 2018

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch / Sponsored Symposium

27 Jun 2018

13:30 - 14:15

Plenary 2

Congenital Syphilis 

Chair of Adele Schwartz - Benzaken. Speakers include Jeff Klausner. 

27 Jun 2018

14:15 - 14:30

Break / Transition

27 Jun 2018

14:30 - 15:45

Parallel Sessions 2

Symposium 3 on the theme of E-Health with Chair of Jacki Cassell and Co-Chair of Udi Davidovich. Speakers include Jo Gibbs, Mary Darking and Katie Newby.

Symposium 4 on the theme of Vaginal Microbiome with Chair of Jacky Jennings and Co-Chair of Helena Seth-Smith. Speakers include Janneke van de Wijggert, Elke Lievens and Cindy Liu. 

Oral Session 2 on the theme of Basic/Lab Science with Chair of Manju Bala and Co-Chair of Juan-Carlos Galan. 

27 Jun 2018

15:45 - 16:15

Tea and Coffee break

27 Jun 2018

16:15 - 17:30

Parallel Sessions 3

Symposium 5 on the theme of Urethritis in Men with Chair of Francis Ndowa and Co-Chair of Magnus Unemo. Speakers include Ranini Kularatne, Ned Hook and Paddy Horner. 

Symposium 6 on the theme of Program Science with Chair of Sevgi Aral and Co-Chair of Kees Rietmeijer. Speakers include Jamie Blankchard, Julie Dombrowski and Helen Ward. 

Oral Session 3 on the theme of Behavioral/Prevention with Chair of Eline op de Coul and Co-Chair of Garrett Prestage. 

27 Jun 2018

17:30 - 18:00

Poster Session

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Friday June 29th 

28 Jun 2018

8:00 - 8:45

Clinical Case studies 2

28 Jun 2018

9:00 - 10:15

Plenary 3

The Appliance of Science

Chair of Paddy Horner and Co-Chair of Ned Hook. Speakers include Jackie Cassell and Bill Miller. The speakers are followed by discussion on the theme with Paddy Horner and Ned Hook. 

28 Jun 2018

10:15 - 11:00

Tea and Coffee Break

28 Jun 2018

11:00 - 12:15

Parallel Sessions 4

Symposium 7 on the theme of Antimicrobial Resistance with Chair of Jo-Anne Dillon and Co-Chair of Henry de Vries. Speakers include Guy Boivin and John White. 

Symposium 8 on the theme of The Future of the STI Clinic with Chair of Grainne Courtney and Co-Chair of Kees Rietmeijer. Speakers include Sue Blank, Arjan Hogewoning and Kit Fairley. 

Oral Session 4 on the theme of Clinical and Treatment with Chair of Emma Harding-Esch and Co-Chair of Laura Bachmann. 

Panel Discussion on the theme of Surviving & Thriving with Chair of Bobbie van der Pol and Co-Chair of Dennis Fortenberry. Speakers include Emily Erbelding, Jacky Cassell, Bill Miller and Nicola Low. 

28 Jun 2018

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch / Sponsored Symposium: Cepheid

Point Of Care Molecular Testing for Enhanced Linkage to Care

28 Jun 2018

13:15 - 14:30

Plenary 4

Sexual Health and Sexual Rights 

Chair of Dennis Fortenberry and Co-Chair of Ned Hook. Speakers include Marleen Temmerman and Farideh Farahani. The speakers are followed by discussion on the theme with Dennis Fortenberry. 

28 Jun 2018

14:30 - 15:00

Tea and Coffee Break

28 Jun 2018

15:00 - 16:15

Parallel Sessions 5

Symposium 9 on the theme of Anal Conditions with Chair of John White and Co-Chair of Henry de Vries. Speakers include David Templeton, Paul McCormick and Achyuta Nori. 

Symposium 10 on the theme of Fact & Precise with Chair of Charlotte Gaydos and Co-Chair of Tariq Sadiq. Speakers include Lea Widdice and Sebastian Fuller. 

Oral Session 5 on the theme of Public Health with Chair of Somesh Gupta and Co-Chair of Khalil Ghanem.

28 Jun 2018

16:15 - 16:30

Break / Transition

28 Jun 2018

16:30 - 17:15

Debate

Should we Abandon Azithromycin?

28 Jun 2018

17:15 - 18:00

Poster Session

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Saturday June 30th 

29 Jun 2018

8:00 - 8:45

Clinical Case studies 3

29 Jun 2018

9:00 - 10:00

Plenary 5

HIV 

Chair of Angelica Espinoza Miranda and Co-Chair of Tom Quinn. Speakers include Fiona Mulcahey and Adele Schwartz - Benzaken. 

29 Jun 2018

10:00 - 10:15

Break / Transition

29 Jun 2018

10:15 - 11:30

Parallel Sessions 6

Symposium 11 on the theme of Pre-Exposure Prolhylaxis with Chair of Sevgi Aral and Co-Chair of Alex Carballo - Dieguez. 

Symposium 12 on the theme of Partner Services with Chair of Claudia Estcourt and Co-Chair of Matt Golden. 

29 Jun 2018

11:30 - 11:45

Break / Transition

29 Jun 2018

11:45 - 12:30

Closing Plenary - Awards

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