Scientific Program

Tentative Schedule for the Scientific Program

SaturdayJuly 13, 2019

SundayJuly 14, 2019

  • 08:00 - 17:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 1 - Phase Specific Strategies for STI and HIV Control Redux: Resurgence, Concentrations, Networks, Key Populations, and Magic Bullets

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Sevgi Aral and James Blanchard

    Speaker(s):

    Talk 1. Phase-Specific Strategies for HIV and STI Control: Conceptual Development
    - Sevgi Aral, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

    Talk 2. Background and Progress in Phase-specific Strategies
    - Judy Wasserheit, University of Washington, USA 

    Talk 3. Emerging Research Methods and Collaborations to Improve Program Design and Implementation
    - Geoff Garnett, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

    Talk 4. Appraising Epidemic Phases and Transmission Dynamics – Insights from Epidemiology and Mathematical Modeling
    - Sharmistha Mishra, University of Toronto, Canada

    Talk 5. Rethinking Approaches for Focusing Programs Based on Risk
    - Stefan Baral, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    Talk 6. Art-based Prevention: Observations on the Pathway from Efficacy to Effectiveness
    - Myron Cohen, University of North Carolina, USA

    Talk 7. How Can We Improve Resource Allocation and Management in the Changing Global HIV Landscape?
    - David Wilson, World Bank, USA

    Talk 8. HIV and STI Prevention Program Design: Back to the Basics
    - James Blanchard, University of Manitoba, Canada

    Talk 9. Challenges in the Implementation of New Interventions for HIV/STI
    - Helen Ward, Imperial College London, UK

    Talk 10. Phase Shifts in HIV and STI Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Programs and Science
    - Richard Hayes, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

    Talk 11. Round Table Discussion - Phase Specific Strategies and Future Priorities for Program Science

  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 2: The Global Challenges and Opportunities of STIs in Pregnancy

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by University of California Los Angeles

    To be Confirmed
  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 3 - Understanding Variability and Improving the Reproducibility of Genital Microbiome Research

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Jen Balkus

    Speaker(s):

    08:00 - 08:15 Introductions and Motivations for the Vaginal Microbiome Laboratory Variability Project (MLVP)
    - Jen Balkus, University of Washington, USA

    08:15 - 08:30 Overview of the Vaginal Microbiome Laboratory Variability Project
    - David Fredricks, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

    08:30 - 09:00 Laboratory challenges and Opportunities to Reduce Variability: Lessons Learned from the MLVP
    - Sujatha Srinivasan, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA & Darrell Dinwiddie, University of New Mexico, USA

    09:00 - 09:30 Bioinformatics Challenges and Opportunities to Reduce Variability: Lessons Learned from the MLVP
    - Johanna Holm, University of Maryland & Liam Van Der Pol, University of Alabama, USA

    09:30 - 10:00 Coffee break

    10:00 - 10:20 Statistical Analyses and Challenges for Assessing Variability
    - Jim Hughes, University of Washington, USA & Pawel Gajer, University of Maryland, USA

    10:20 - 10:40 Successes and Challenges of Implementing the MLVP and Opportunities to Improve Reproducibility Moving Forward
    - Jacques Ravel, University of Maryland, USA

    10:40 - 11:20 Round Table Discussion with Other Experts Engaged in Vaginal Microbiome Research

    Panel Discussion with

    - Carolyn Deal (NIAID/DMID)

    - Jennifer Fettweis (VCU)

    - Doug Kwon (Ragon Institute)

    - Deborah Money (UBC)

    11:20 - 11:30 Wrap-up
    - Jen Balkus, University of Washington, USA

  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 4 - Shaking the Trees: Optimizing Treatment and Antimicrobial Stewardship for STIs

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Arlene C. Seña

    Facilitators:

    Laura Bachmann, MD, MPH - Medical Director, CDC Division of STD Prevention
    Christine Johnson, MD, MPH - Associate Professor, University of Washington at Seattle; Medical Director, University of Washington STD Prevention Training Centers

    Speaker(s):

    Talk 1. Global STI Trends and Priorities for Antimicrobial Resistance
    - Teodora Elvira Wi, MD
    Medical Officer, STI Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

    Talk 2. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics – Factors to Consider for STI Treatment
    - Jane Hocking, MD
    Professor, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

    Talk 3. Resistance Emergence: Single vs Combination Therapies
    - George L. Drusano, MD
    Professor and Director, Institute for Therapeutic Innovation, University of Florida

    Talk 4. Molecular Tests for Prediction of Antimicrobial Resistance (or Susceptibility) in N. gonorrhoeae and M. genitalium
    - Magnus Unemo, PhD
    Associate Professor, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Gonorrhoea and other STIs, Swedish Reference Laboratory for STIs, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden

    Talk 5. Are We Ready for This? - Antimicrobial Stewardship for STIs
    - Arlene C. Seña, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Medical Director, Durham County Department of Public Health

     

  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 5 - The Resurgence of Syphilis: What Have We Learned and How Can We Respond?

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by David Lewis and Gwenda Hughes

    Speaker(s):

    Talk 1. Syphilis: A Historical Overview
    - David Lewis, University of Sydney, Australia

    Talk 2. Keynote Lecture: Pathogenesis and Natural History of Syphilis
    - Sheila Lukehart, University of Washington, USA

    Talk 3. The Application of Modern Technologies to the Goal of Syphilis Elimination
    - Caroline Cameron, University of Victoria, Canada

    Talk 4. What Can We Learn about Syphilis from Whole Genome Sequencing of Global Treponema pallidum Strains
    - Nick Thompson, Sanger Institute, UK

    Talk 5. Syphilis in the Context of HIV Co-infection
    - Khalil Ghanem, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    Talk 6. Syphilis, the Great Imitator: Unusual Case Presentations of Syphilis in Adults
    - Somesh Gupta, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

    Talk 7. Recent Trends in Syphilis in Women and Congenital Syphilis in Developed Countries: A Changing Epidemiology?
    - Gwenda Hughes, Public Health England, UK

    Talk 8. Drivers and Determinants for the Rising Incidence of Syphilis in Men-Who-Have-Sex-with-Men
    - Kyle Bernstein, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

    Talk 9. Responding to Syphilis in China: The Importance of Key Populations
    - Xiang-Sheng Chen, National Center for STD Control, China

    Talk 10. Syphilis Control Efforts and Public Health Policy: Global Perspectives
    - Francis Ndowa, Skin & GU Medicine Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe

  • 08:00 - 12:00

  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 7 - Latin American Men Who Have Sex With Men Internet Survey (LAMIS-2018) and the Ibero-American Network on Gay Men, Others MSM and Trans Studies

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Valeria Stuardo Ávila

    Speaker(s):

    Talk 1. The Ibero-American Network on Gay Men, Others MSM and Trans Studies
    - Valeria Stuardo Ávila, Escuela de Salud Pública, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

    Talk 2. Methods, Recruitment and Promotion of Latin American Men Who Have Sex With Men Internet Survey (LAMIS-2018)
    - Carlos Cáceres, Centro de Investigación Interdisciplinaria en Sexualidad, SIDA y Sociedad, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    - Percy Fernandez-Davila, Centre d'Estudis Epidemiològics sobre lês Infeccions de Transmissió Sexual i Sida de Catalunya (CEEISCAT) - Stop SIDA Barcelona, Spain

    Talk 3. General Results - Descriptive Analysis of LAMIS 2018: Implications for Collaborative Public Policies in the Latin American Region
    - Jordi Casabona, Centre d'EstudisEpidemiològics sobrelesInfeccions de Transmissió Sexual i Sida de Catalunya (CEEISCAT), Barcelona, Spain

    Talk 4. Online Survey Confirms High Rates of HIV Infection Among MSM in Brazil, Regardless of Their Level of Education
    - Maria Amélia Veras, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas daSanta Casa de São Paulo, Núcleo de Pesquisa em Direitos Humanos e Saúde LGBT, Brazil

     

  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 8 - The Next Frontier of Treatment and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections: Expedited Partner Therapy Use in Heterosexuals, Adolescents, Men Who Have Sex with Men, and Transgender Women

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Okeoma Mmeje

    Speaker(s):

    Talk 1. Overview of Expedited Partner Therapy
    - Okeoma Mmeje, University of Michigan, USA

    Talk 2. Expedited Partner Therapy Use in Heterosexuals
    - Jenell Coleman, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    Talk 3. Expedited Partner Therapy Use in Adolescents & School-Based Clinics
    - Nicole Speck, University of Michigan, USA

    Talk 4. Support for Expedited Partner Therapy Use in Men Who Have Sex with Men & Transgender Women
    - Kristi Gamarel, University of Michigan, USA
    - Raha Richardson, University of Michigan, USA

    Talk 5. Implications for Expedited Partner Therapy Use in Men Who Have Sex with Men
    - Julia Schillinger, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

     

  • 13:00 - 15:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 9 - Highlights of Selected Topics from the Canadian STI Guidelines

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Ameeta Singh

    Chair(s):

    Max Chernesky, McMaster University, Canada
    Margaret Gale-Rowe, PHAC, Canada

    Speaker(s):

    Talk 1. Mycoplasma genitalium
    - Annie-Claude Labbe, Université de Montréal, Canada

    Talk 2. Gonorrhea: Approach to Management in the Setting of Rising Antimicrobial Resistance
    - Ameeta Singh, University of Alberta, Canada

    Talk 3. Prenatal Screening for STBBIs
    - Mark Yudin, University of Toronto, Canada

  • 15:00 - 17:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 10 - IUSTI Canada Symposium: Innovative Platforms and Interventions Against Gonorrhoea

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Jo-Anne Dillon & IUSTI-Canada

    To be Confirmed
  • 13:00 - 17:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 11 - Proteomics

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Leonard Foster

    Speakers:

    Talk 1. Metaproteomics for Discovering Mechanisms and Biomarkers in the Vaginal Microbiome
    - Adam Burgener, University of Manitoba, Canada

    Talk 2. Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials Using Proteomics
    - Speaker To Be Decided

    Talk 3. When and How to Bring in Proteomics
    - Leonard Foster, UBC, Canada

    Talk 4. Practical Considerations for Moving Proteomic Tests into the Clinic
    - Angela Fung, Clinical Chemist, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

  • 13:00 - 17:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 12: Sexually Transmitted Infection Vaccines - Opportunities for Research, Development and Implementation

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by the Sexually Transmitted Infections Vaccine Consortium, based in British Columbia (STRIVE-BC)

    Speaker(s):

    Opening Remarks
    - Troy Grennan & Monika Naus, University of British Columbia & the BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada

    Talk 1. The Current Landscape of STI Vaccines
    - Carolyn Deal, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA

    Talk 2. STI Vaccine Roadmap
    - Sami Gottlieb, World Health Organization, Switzerland

    Talk 3. Will the World Accept STI Vaccines? Lessons from the HPV Vaccine
    - Simon Dobson, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Talk 4. STI Vaccine Development Updates: Current Science and Future Directions
    - Syphilis: Caroline Cameron, University of Victoria, Canada
    - Gonorrhea: Rino Rappuoli, GSK Vaccines, Italy
    - Chlamydia: Kevin Hybiske, University of Washington, USA
    - HSV: Anna Wald, University of Washington, USA

    Talk 5. Priority Setting for Future Science & Research (Panel Discussion) 
    - Moderated by: Scott Lamontagne, University of Washington, USA
    - Caroline Cameron, University of Victoria, Canada
    - Carolyn Deal, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
    - Charu Kaushic, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada
    - Rino Rappuoli, GSK Vaccines, Italy
    - Peter Dull, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Talk 6. Implementation Challenges in Public Health (Panel Discussion) 
    - Moderated by: Scott Lamontagne, University of Washington, USA
    - Sami Gottlieb, World Health Organization, Switzerland
    - Bonnie Henry, Government of British Columbia, Canada
    - Manish Sadarangani, Vaccine Evaluation Centre, Canada
    - Peter Dull, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Closing Remarks
    - Manish Sadarangani, Vaccine Evaluation Centre, Canada and Gina Ogilvie, School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), Canada

  • 13:00 - 17:00

  • 13:00 - 17:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 14 - Preparing Sexual Health Services for Antimicrobial Resistance Bacteria: A Global Perspective

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Workshop organising committee:

    Dr Katy Turner, Prof Nicola Low, Dr Yonatan Grad, Prof Teodora Wi, Prof Magnus Unemo, Dr Minttu Ronn

    The workshop will provide a cross-disciplinary approach to the challenge of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria causing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Antimicrobial resistance is a complex challenge, most of the data and published work is focused on high income settings, but the main burden of disease due to drug resistance will occur in low and middle income (LMIC) countries. Please tweet from the workshop using the following hashtags.

    #AMRSTI #ISSTDR2019 #IUSTIWorld2019

    Speaker(s):

    WHO perspectives on the threat of AMR – global challenges of surveillance
    - Prof Teodora Wi

    Epidemiological trends in AMR in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and implications for services
    - Prof Nicola Low

    Advances in genomic analysis and application to epidemiology of AMR in STIs
    - Prof Yonatan Grad

    Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium
    - Prof Magnus Unemo

    Modelling the epidemiology of AMR in gonorrhoea
    - Dr Katy Turner

    Modelling vaccination as a way to control AMR
    - Dr Laith Abu Raddad

  • 13:00 - 17:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 15 - Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Sexual Health Services and Interventions: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Louise Jackson

    To be Confirmed
  • 13:00 - 17:00

    Pre-Congress Symposium 16 - BS21 Network: Behavioural Surveillance for HIV and STIs in the 21st Century

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Organized by Lisa McDaid

    Chair(s): 

    Lisa McDaid, University of Glasgow, UK

    Speaker(s): 

    Talk 1. Introduction to Contemporary Behavioural Surveillance
    - Lisa McDaid, University of Glasgow, UK
    - Nathan Lachowsky, University of Victoria, Canada

    Talk 2. The Current State of Behavioural Surveillance (Panel Discussion) 
    - Nathan Lachowsky, University of Victoria, Canada
    - Patrick Sullivan, Emory University, USA
    - Benjamin Bavinton, Kirby Institute, Australia
    - Peter Saxton, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    - Jamie Frankis, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

    Talk 3. Changing HIV Epidemics and Representativeness of Behavioural Surveillance Research (Panel Discussion) 
    - Peter Saxton, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    - Nathan Lachowsky, University of Victoria, Canada
    - Jamie Frankis, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

    Talk 4. Why do We Still Need Behavioural Surveillance in the Age of Biomedical HIV Prevention? (Panel Discussion) 
    - Benjamin Bavinton, Kirby Institute, Australia
    - Jamie Frankis, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
    - Patrick Sullivan, Emory University, USA

    Talk 5. Neglected Populations and Regions (Panel Discussion) 
    - Jacqueline Gahagan, Dalhousie University, Canada
    - Tyrone Curtis, University College London, UK
    - Harlan Pruden, BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada

    Talk 6. Biobehavioural Surveillance: The Challenges of Biological Sampling (Panel Discussion) 
    - Patrick Sullivan, Emory University, USA
    - Jamie Frankis, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
    - John Kim, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada

    Talk 7. Community Engagement in Behavioural Surveillance Research (Panel Discussion) 
    - David Brennan, University of Toronto, Canada
    - Jeff Morgan, CBRC - Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health, Canada
    - Lisa McDaid, University of Glasgow, UK

    Talk 8. Application of Theoretical Models to Periodic Behavioural Surveillance and What Is Missed If You Do Not Have One (Panel Discussion) 
    - Paul Flowers, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
    - Kiffer Card, Simon Fraser University, Canada

  • 17:30 - 18:30

    Welcome Ceremony

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 18:30 - 19:30

    Opening Keynote Lecture - 2019 ISSTDR Prestigious Lecture: Bacterial STI Vaccines - Eternal Dream or Future Reality?

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Speaker(s):

    Rino Rappuoli, GSK Vaccines, Italy

MondayJuly 15, 2019

  • 07:00 - 08:00

    Clinical Case Series

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 07:00 - 08:00

    ASTDA Young Investigator Mentor-Mentee Breakfast Session

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 08:15 - 08:50

    Plenary 1 - The Role of Genomics in the Diagnosis and Management of STIs

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Speaker(s):

    Helena Seth-Smith, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

  • 08:50 - 09:25

    Plenary 2 - Identification and Management of Complicated Syphilis

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Speaker(s):

    Christina Marra, University of Washington, USA

  • 09:25 - 10:00

    Plenary 3 - Engaging Indigenous Communities in Health Programs

    Location: TBD, Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building

    Speaker(s):

    Charlotte Loppie, University of Victoria, Canada

  • 10:15 - 10:45

    Coffee Break

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Symposium 1 - Program Science/Implementation Science Methods: Moving Beyond the Traditional RCT

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. Theoretical Overview on Methods Including RCTs and Other Potential Methodologies- Advantages and Disadvantages 
    - Isolde Birdthistle, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK 

    Talk 2. Pop ART- Applying RCTs to the Real World - Opportunities and Challenges Faced in Implementing and Evaluating Large Scale RCTs 
    - Richard Hayes, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

    Talk 3. Using Multiple Data Sources for Programme Evaluation: Integration of Program Monitoring Data with Other Research Studies
    - Banadakoppa Ramesh, University of Manitoba, Canada

    Talk 4. Evaluating Complex Public Health Issue Violence - Understanding and Measuring Violence and Evaluating Violence Interventions- Lessons from STRIVE
    - Lori Heise, Johns Hopkins University, USA

  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Symposium 2 - Sexual Health at the Intersection of Substance Use and Social Inequality

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. Latino MSM and Latina Transgender Women Drinking in New York
    - Speaker TBD

    Talk 2. The North American Overdose Crisis: How Structural Violence, Prohibition, and Stigma Have Paralyzed Our Response
    - Mark Tyndall, BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada

    Talk 3. To be confirmed

    Talk 4. Chemsex and New STI/HIV Diagnoses Among Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men Attending Sexual Health Clinics
    - Aseel Hegazi, St George's University Hospital Foundation Trust, UK

  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Symposium 3 - Epidemiological Aspects of STI Transmission in MSM

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. Impact of HIV PrEP on Risk Compensation and STI Epidemiology – What Does the Evidence Show?
    - Helen Ward, Imperial College London, UK

    Talk 2. The Role of Oral-Anal Transmission in Persistence of Chlamydial Infection - Henry de Vries, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Talk 3. Sexual Transmission of N. meningitidis in MSM and Implications for Public Health
    - Anna McNulty, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Australia

    Talk 4. Hepatitis C in HIV-Negative MSM – A Growing Concern?
    - Axel J. Schmidt, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Symposium 4 - The Impact of Advances in Diagnostic Technology on Policy, Program and Practice (ISSTDR SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM)

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. Resistance-Guided Therapy for M.genitalium: Impact of Diagnostic Resistance Assays on Practice and Policy
    - Catriona Bradshaw, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Australia

    Talk 2. Point of Care and Home Testing Opportunities: Implications for Quality Public Health Practice
    - Patricia Dittus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

    Talk 3. Implementing Molecular Testing to Predict Neisseria gonorrhoeae Susceptibility in Clinical Practice
    - Jeffrey D. Klausner, Fielding School of Public Health, USA

    Talk 4. To be confirmed

  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Oral Presentation Session 1

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Oral Presentation Session 2

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Oral Presentation Session 3

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 12:15 - 13:45

    Lunch

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 12:45 - 13:45

    IUSTI World General Assembly

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 13:45 - 14:20

    Plenary 4 - 2019 IUSTI Prestigious Lecture - Revising STI Treatment Guidelines in Times of Rapidly Evolving Antimicrobial Resistant STIs

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Speaker(s):

    Jørgen Jensen, Statens Serum Institut, Denmark

  • 14:20 - 14:55

    Plenary 5 - Priorities for Research and Programmes for Trans Communities

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Speaker(s):

    Tonia Poteat, University of North Carolina, USA

  • 14:55 - 15:30

    Plenary 6 - Mathematical Modelling, a Luxury or a Necessity in STD Control?

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Speaker(s):

    Geoff Garnett, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

  • 15:30 - 16:15

    Coffee Break

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 16:15 - 17:45

    Symposium 5 - Community Engagement, Mobilization and Empowerment

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. To be confirmed

    Talk 2. Mobilising for Health and Rights: A History of Sex Worker Activism in India
    - Smarajit Jana, Sonagachi Research and Training Institute, India

    Talk 3. Mobilization and Empowerment of Sex Workers: Can Self-Help Groups Bring About Sustained Change?
    - Primrose Matambandazo, CeSHHAR, Zimbabwe

    Talk 4. #SaveSexy: A Gamified Approach to Harnessing the Power of Community Activism for HIV Testing Promotion
    - Benedict Bernabe, Red Whistle, Philippines

  • 16:15 - 17:45

    Symposium 6 - Improved Models and Tools for STI infections

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. Use of Cervical Explants to Study Gonococcal Pathogenesis
    - Daniel Stein, University of Maryland, USA

    Talk 2. T. pallidum in vitro Growth
    - Steven Norris, University of Texas, USA

    Talk 3. Pigtailed Macaque Model of STIs
    - Dorothy Patton, University of Washington, USA

    Talk 4. Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis and Treponema pallidum Infections in Macaques: Effects on Simian HIV Acquisition
    - Sundaram Ajay Vishwanathan, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

  • 16:15 - 17:45

    Symposium 7 - HIV and Syphilis Self-Testing and Self-Collection: Empowerment, Agency and Implementation

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. HIV Self-Testing at the STAR Project
    - Maryam Shahmanesh, London’s Global University, UK

    Talk 2. Syphilis Self-Testing: A Nationwide Pragmatic Study Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China
    - Cheng Wang, Southern Medical University, China

    Talk 3. HPV Self-Collection in Peru
    - Patricia Garcia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredi, Peru

    Talk 4. Empowerment and Approaches for Stigma Reduction: Implementation of HIV Self-Testing Among Female Sex Workers
    - Catherine Oldenburg, University of California, USA

  • 16:15 - 17:45

    Oral Presentation Session 4

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 16:15 - 17:45

    Oral Presentation Session 5

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 16:15 - 17:45

    Oral Presentation Session 6

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 17:45 - 19:00

    Poster Viewing Session

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 18:15 - 19:15

    IUSTI-Canada AGM

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

TuesdayJuly 16, 2019

WednesdayJuly 17, 2019

  • 07:00 - 08:00

    Clinical Case Series

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 07:00 - 08:00

    ASTDA Meet the Experts Session

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 08:15 - 08:50

    Plenary 12 - Development of Point-of Care Tests for Detecting Anti-microbial Resistance

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Speaker(s):

    Johan Melendez, Johns Hopkins University, USA

  • 08:50 - 09:25

    Plenary 13 - The Role of Key Population-led Health Services in Addressing the Challenge of STI and HIV

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Speaker(s):

    Rena Janamnuaysook, The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Thailand

  • 09:25 - 10:15

    Debate - Among Men Who Have Sex with Men, Pharyngeal Infection Contributes More to Population Levels of Gonorrhea Transmission Than Urethral Infection, Rectal Infection, or Both?

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Chair(s):

    Kyle Bernstein, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

    Speaker(s):

    For the motion: Kit Fairley, Monash University, Australia

    Against the motion: Hunter Handsfield, University of Washington, USA

  • 10:15 - 10:45

    Coffee Break

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Symposium 15 - New Approaches to STI Diagnosis and Prevention

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. Proteomics for T. pallidum
    - Chris Kenyon, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

    Talk 2. CRISPR Diagnostics: Expanding the Nucleic Acid Detection Toolbox by Harnessing Microbial Diversity
    - Jonathan Gootenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

    Talk 3. Reducing the global burden of infectious diseases through precision infection management (PIM)
    - Ian Lewis, University of Calgary, Canada

    Talk 4. Nanoparticle Delivery of Drugs to Mucosal Surfaces
    - Kim Woodrow, University of Washington, USA

  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Symposium 16 - Prevention and Care Cascades

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. The Use of Existing Data to Plan HIV Prevention Activities in Zimbabwe
    - Isaac Taramusi, National AIDS Council, Zimbabwe

    Talk 2. Applications of the HIV Prevention Cascade Framework in Evaluating the DREAMS Program
    - Maryam Shahmanesh, London’s Global University, UK

    Talk 3. Application of a Cascade Approach of Guiding Prevention of Congenital Syphilis
    - Patricia Garcia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru

    Talk 4. Cascades and Other Approaches to Guide PrEP Programming
    - Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa

     
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Symposium 17 - Controversies in Clinical STI Care

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. Does Azithromycin Have a Future in the Treatment of Gonorrhoea and Chlamydial Infection?
    - Jane Hocking, University of Melbourne, Australia

    Talk 2. Should Enteric Infections in MSM Always Be Treated?
    - Mark Pakianathan, St George’s University Hospital Foundation Trust, UK

    Talk 3. Do Rectal Bacterial STIs in Women Matter? Who Should We Test and When?
    - Christine Khosropour, University of Washington, USA

    Talk 4. HPV Immunization in MSM: Who Should Be Immunized and Is There a Role for Immunization in Prevention
    - David Templeton, University of Sydney, Australia 

  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Symposium 18 - Regional Responses to Global HIV/STI Trends - IUSTI SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. An Update on the Status of HIV/STIs in IUSTI's Five Regions
    - Francis Ndowa, Skin & GU Medicine Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe

    Talk 2. Bridging the Gap - Best Practice Global Examples of Integration of HIV and STI Services
    - Janet Wilson, National Health Service, UK

    Talk 3. Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Living with HIV
    - Angelica Espinosa Miranda, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil

    Talk 4. Engaging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations in HIV/STI Services: Challenges and Opportunities
    - Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, University of Sydney, Australia

  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Oral Presentation Session 13

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Oral Presentation Session 14

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Oral Presentation Session 15

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 12:15 - 13:45

    Lunch

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Symposium 19 - Global Public Health Approaches to Gonorrhea Prevention and the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. Perspectives from North America
    - Karen Schlanger, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

    Talk 2. Perspectives from Brazil and Latin America
    - Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Tropical Medicine Foundation, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

    Talk 3. Perspectives from Thailand and Asia
    - Pachara Sirivongrangson, Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

    Talk 4. Gonorrhoea in EU/EEA - Disease Burden, Key Populations and Antimicrobial Resistance
    - Otilia Mårdh, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Sweden

  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Symposium 20 - Criminalization, the Law and Sexual Health

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. To be confirmed

    Talk 2. Intersectionality, Criminalisation and Sexual Health
    - Carmen Logie, University of Toronto, Canada

    Talk 3. To be confirmed

    Talk 4. To be confirmed

  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Symposium 21 - Building a Human Infrastructure for STI Prevention: Beyond Community Engagement, Consultation and Advisory Boards

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Talk 1. Youth and Community Based Research
    - Sarah Flicker, York University, Canada

    Talk 2. Addressing Anti-LGBT Stigma and Medical Mistrust through a Data-Informed Approach to Community Engagement
    - Errol Fields, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    Talk 3. Authentic and successful community engagement for STI/HIV prevention, screening, and treatment in rural and urban settings
    - Scott Rhodes, University of North Carolina, USA

    Talk 4. To be confirmed

  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Symposium 22 - Late Breaker Symposium

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Oral Presentation Session 16

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Oral Presentation Session 17

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Oral Presentation Session 18

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed
  • 15:15 - 15:45

    Coffee Break

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 15:45 - 16:45

    Closing Keynote Lecture - Making Science Work to Deliver Effective Programmes at Scale

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre

    Speaker(s):

    Charlotte Watts, UK Department of International Development (DFID), UK

  • 16:45 - 18:00

    Closing Ceremony

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 18:00 - 20:30

    4th Annual Public Health Applications of C. trachomatis Serology (PHACTS) Meeting

    Location: TBD, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre
    To be Confirmed

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