Congress Chairs

Dr. Caroline E. Cameron, Ph.D.

Dr. Caroline Cameron is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada and President of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR).  Caroline received her postdoctoral training at the University of Washington in the area of sexually transmitted infections, and since that time has focused her basic science research program on the causative agent of syphilis, Treponema pallidum.  Caroline’s primary research focus is vaccine development through the identification and characterization of molecules that are central to the pathogenesis of Treponema pallidum.  She serves as an advisor to national and international public health agencies on vaccine development and implementation, was Scientific Co-Chair for the 2017 STI & HIV World Congress, and looks forward to hosting the Congress in Vancouver in 2019.

Dr. Charlotte A. Gaydos, MS, MPH, DrPH

Dr. Gaydos is Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, with joint appointments in Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Public Health. She is President of the World Executive Committee for IUSTI and member of the Center for Global Health She is Director of the Johns Hopkins University International STI and Respiratory Research Laboratory. She has authored 27 book chapters, over 450 research articles, and over 700 abstracts/oral presentations. Dr. Gaydos has conducted multiple FDA clinical trials for diagnostics for STIs and respiratory pathogens and has a Core Reference Laboratory for HPTN, international studies of STIs, respiratory diseases, and trachoma. She serves on the editorial boards of the STD Journal, Sexual Health, and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and on the executive committee of the American STD Association. She is P.I. of an NIH Center to develop point-of-care tests for STIs and co-investigator for a NIH Center of Excellence in Influenza Research.

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