Industry-Supported Symposia

Symposia Days:

All Industry-Supported Symposia will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building from Monday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 17.  

Monday, July 15

Time: 7:00-8:00
Room: East Meeting Room 1

Maintaining Vaginal Health: Complexities in Diagnosis and Management
Breakfast Symposium Supported by BD Diagnostic Systems

  • Diagnostics for Women with Discharge: Including Both Vaginal and Cervical Causes – Barbara Van Der Pol
  • Clinical Management of Vaginal Syndromes – Jeanne Marrazzo

Open to all registered delegates
Breakfast will be served (click here to register)

Time: 12:30-13:30
Room: East Meeting Room 2+3

Mycoplasma genitalium and the Evolution of Clinical Practice: What Matters for the Clinician and Laboratorian
Lunch Symposium Supported by Roche

Chair: Chris L. McGowin

  • Understanding Mycoplasma genitalium: Epidemiology and Clinical Significance – William M. Geisler
  • Clinical Performance of the Cobas TV/MG Assay for the Detection of Mycoplasma genitalium – Barbara Van Der Pol

Open to all registered delegates
Lunch will be served (first-come, first-served)

Time: 18:30-19:30
Room: East Meeting Room 8+15

Achieving Precision Diagnostics for Sexually Transmitted Infections to Improve Public Health
Evening Symposium Supported by Abbott Molecular

  • Insights to Improve Operational Efficiencies in Molecular Testing for STIs – Dr. Kevin Nelson
  • Innovative Approaches in STI testing and Precision Diagnostics – Dr. Ajith Jospeh

Appetizers and beverages will be served (first-come, first-served)

Tuesday, July 16

Time: 7:00-8:00
Room: East Meeting Room 2+3

Point of Care Molecular Testing and Improved Patient Outcomes
Breakfast Symposium Supported by Cepheid

  • Extragenital Testing for Chlamydial and Gonorrheal Disease: Study Review – Claire C. Bristow
  • Improved Patient Care with STI Screening – Pierre-Cédric B. Crouch

Open to all registered delegates 
Breakfast will be served (first-come, first-served)

Wednesday, July 17

Time: 7:00-8:00
Room: East Meeting Room 1

Aptima Mycoplasma genitalium Evaluation Study
Breakfast Symposium Supported by Hologic

  • Mycoplasma genitalium: History of the Discovery, Detection and Treatment of a Sexually Transmitted Pathogen – Charlotte A. Gaydos
  • Mycoplasma genitalium Testing in the US: Results from a Prospective, Multi-Center Clinical study – Damon Getman

Open to all registered delegates
Breakfast will be served (first-come, first-served)


Time: 12:30-13:30
Room: East Meeting Room 2+3

Aptima Vaginosis and Vaginitis Evaluation Study
Lunch Symposium Supported by Hologic

  • Vaginitis and Vaginosis: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment – Jane R. Schwebke
  • Clinical Performance of the Aptima BV and Aptima CV/TV Assays for Vaginitis and Vaginosis – Craig Clark

Open to all registered delegates
Lunch will be served (first-come, first-served)


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