2020 HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference
2020 HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference

Program Overview

The committee are pleased to announce the program overview is now available. This will continue to be updated as more details are confirmed, please be aware the program is set AEST. More content available On Demand – check out the On Demand Program

Please note this is subject to change without notice. UPDATED 11.09.20

TimeMonday 16 November 2020
8:00amASHM Welcome & Welcome to Country
8:30amPlenary: Clinical Management & Therapeutics (LIVE)

KEYNOTE: Francois Venter, South Africa
Topic: TBC

KEYNOTE: Claudia Estcourt, UK
Topic: Online STI Clinics
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amSymposium: Practice makes perfect? How COVID-19 has transformed HIV & SH services in Australia
(LIVE)
- Supported by Mylan
11:30am - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmTBC Session
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmTBC Session
5:30pm - 6:00pmDelegate Free Time
6:00pm - 7:30pmSymposium: Pleasure in a Pandemic (LIVE)

KEYNOTE: Annie Philpott, The Pleasure Project
Topic: Making Pleasure a Priority in a Pandemic
TimeTuesday 17 November 2020
8:00amOpening / Welcome
8:30amPlenary: Indigenous Focused (LIVE)

KEYNOTE: Terryann Clark, NZ
Topic: Sexual Health among young people in New Zealand

TBC Keynote
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amHIV Symposium: Can Australia be the first country to eliminate HIV transmission? (LIVE)
11:30am - 12:00pmDelegate Free Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
12:00pm - 1:30pmAbstract Spotlight Session: SH Epidemiology, Prevention & Health Promotion (LIVE Q&A)

#202 Trends in incidence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections among gay and bisexual men using prep in Australia
Michael Traeger

#185 Incidence and duration of incident oropharyngeal gonorrhoea and chlamydia infections among men who have sex with men: a prospective cohort study
Lenka Vodstrcil

#64 Patient delivered partner therapy for chlamydia: Views of Australian general practitioners
Jane Goller

#243 Australian Adolescent sexual health information-seeking types
Christopher Fisher

#34 Too old for STIs? Examining chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis trends among older women in Australia 2000-2018
Louise Bourchier

#35 Spatial and temporal epidemiology of infectious syphilis in Victoria, Australia, 2015-2018
Ei Aung
1:30pm - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmHIV Symposium: Antiretroviral Effects: Enhancement and Transformation (LIVE)
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmPanel Discussion: The Importance of Emotional and Psychological Well-being and Mental Health (LIVE)
5:30pm - 6:00pmDelegate Free Time
6:00pm - 7:30pmSymposium: COVID-19: Hindrance or enabler of HIV elimination by 2030 in the Asia and Pacific region? (LIVE)
TimeWednesday 18 November 2020
8:00am - 9:30amPlenary: Basic Science (LIVE)

KEYNOTE: Gwenda Hughes, UK
Topic: The role of genomics in STI diagnosis/management

KEYNOTE: Sharon Lewin, Local
Topic: TBC

Announcement of Levinia Cooks Award
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amSH Symposium: New approaches to STI diagnosis, prevention and control (LIVE)
11:30am - 12:00pmDelegate Free Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
12:00pm - 1:30pmTBC session
1:30pm - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmSymposium: Diversifying genders and sexualities: implications for the HIV and sexual health sectors (LIVE)
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmAbstract Spotlight Session: HIV Epidemiology, Prevention & Health Promotion (LIVE Q&A)

#184 Large differences in discontinuation of PBS-subsidised PrEP in Australia: evaluation using national prescription data
Nicholas Medland

#66 Depression and anxiety in Australian gay and bisexual men prior to and during COVID-19 restrictions
Benjamin Bavinton

#233 Declining HIV diagnoses and rising PrEP uptake in Auckland, New Zealand: Successes and challenges
Peter Saxton

#50 PrEP becomes most common HIV prevention strategy used by gay and bisexual men in Australia and ‘net prevention coverage' increases: results of repeated, national behavioural surveillance, 2014-19
Martin Holt

#69 CHANGES IN PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS PRESCRIBING ACROSS AUSTRALIAN PRIMARY CARE AND SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES FOLLOWING COVID-19 SOCIAL RESTRICTIONS
Michael Traeger

#196 HIV-1 epidemiology and subtype diversity in the Australian-born and newly-arrived Asian-born MSM populations in Victoria, Australia 2015-2018
Carole El-hayek
5:30pm - 6:00pmDelegate Free Time
6:00pm - 7:30pmSymposium: HIV ARV Guidelines Session (LIVE)
TimeThursday 19 November 2020
8:00am - 9:30amPlenary: Epidemiology, Prevention & Health Promotion (LIVE)

KEYNOTE: Chris Beyrer, Baltimore US
Topic: TBC

KEYNOTE: Nittaya Phanuphak, Thailand
Topic: TBC

KEYNOTE: Christopher Fairley, local
Topic: Control of Gonorrhoea
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amPanel Discussion: Celebrating nursing champions - Innovative nurse-led responses to the changing times – Endorsed by ASHNNA (LIVE)
11:30am - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time - Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmAbstract Spotlight Session: Clinical Management & Therapeutics (LIVE Q&A)

#116 Enteric and sexually acquired pathogens in men who have sex with men with clinical proctitis
Eric Chow

#204 Seronegative primary syphilis: associated clinical and laboratory factors. A cross-sectional clinic-based study
Janet Towns

#84 Non-quinolone options for the treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium in the era of increased resistance
Michelle Doyle

#9 Impact of rosuvastatin on progression of atherosclerosis in people with HIV at moderate cardiovascular risk; a multicentre, randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial
Janine Trevillyan

#30 IMPROVING HIV PEER COUNSELING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Lisa Davidson

#145 Cognitive aging is premature among a community sample of optimally treated Australian living with HIV
Htein Linn Aung
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmHIV Symposium: HIV Cure and Latency (LIVE)
5:30pm - 6:00pmDelegate Free Time
6:00pm - 7:30pmViiV Platinum Satellite Symposium
TimeFriday 20 November 2020
8:00am - 9:30amPlenary: Social, Political & Cultural Aspects (LIVE)

KEYNOTE: Dagmawi Woubshet, US
Topic: TBC

KEYNOTE: Niamh Stephenson, local
Topic: TBC

KEYNOTE: Lisa McDaid, local
Topic: TBC
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amSH Clinical Symposium
11:30am - 12:00pmDelegate Free Time - Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
12:00pm - 1:30pmAbstract Spotlight Session: Social, Political and Cultural Aspects (LIVE Q&A)

#192 Anticipated and actual reasons for discontinuing PrEP among gay and bisexual men reflect everyday concerns in addition to perceived HIV risk: Implications for service provision and health promotion
Dean Murphy

#106 Why trust digital health? Key informant perspectives on the promise and risks of digital health for priority populations in the Australian HIV and STI response
Anthony K J Smith

#108 Older women’s experiences of sex work in Queensland, pre- and post-COVID-19
Rachel Brennan

#52 Living the Continuum: Creating an innovative, engaging and accessible learning resource to highlight the lived experience of HIV care
Olivia Hollingdrake

#59 “I was very nervous because I didn’t know how he would take it…”: GP advice and patient experiences of sharing a chlamydia diagnosis with intimate partners
Jacqueline Coombe

#101 PrEP, risk and sexual behaviours: PrEP users’ critiques of “risk compensation” language
Nathanael Wells
1:30pm - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time - Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmSymposium: Understanding the challenges of increasing U=U in Asia (LIVE DISCUSSION)
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmSH cross track Symposium: Innovation, Resilience and Sustainability: Changing Times for Reproductive Health and Rights
5:30pm - 6:00pmDelegate Free Time
6:00pm - 7:30pmTBC Session