Symposium Speakers

Confirmed Symposium Speakers

Global Public Health Approaches to Gonorrhea Prevention and the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Perspectives from Brazil and Latin America
Adele Schwartz Benzaken
Ministerio da Saúde do Brasil, Tabocas do Brejo Velho, Brazil

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

Resurgent STIs in LMIC in Reproductive Age Women
Connie Celum
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

The Role of Oral-Anal Transmission in Chlamydia Persistence
Henry de Vries
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Role of Sexual Networks in the Global Spread of Antimicrobial-Resistance Enteric Infections
Nigel Field
University College London, London, UK

Use of Whole Genome Sequencing to Explore Transmission Between Sexual Networks in an STI Outbreak
Helen Fifer
National Infection Service, Public Health England, London, UK

Application of a Cascade Approach for Guiding Prevention of Congenital Syphilis
Patricia Garcia
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

New Approaches for STI Vaccines: Syphilis
Lorenzo Giacani
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

New Approaches to STI Diagnosis and Prevention: CRISPR Diagnosis
Jonathan Gootenberg
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

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, London, UK

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

Does Azithromycin Have a Future in the Treatment of Gonorrhoea and Chlamydial Infection?
Anatomical Sites of Infection: Biomedical, Modeling, Behavioral, and Programmatic Considerations for STI Prevention: Biomedical Considerations
Jane Hocking
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Cervical Cancer Prevention in LMIC: Are We on the Path to Elimination?
Megan Huchko
Duke University, Durham, USA

New Approaches to STI Diagnosis and Prevention: Proteomics for T. pallidum
Chris Kenyon
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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

New Approaches to STI Diagnosis and Prevention: Metabolite-Based Diagnosis
Ian Lewis
University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Global Public Health Approaches to Gonorrhea Prevention and the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Perspectives from Europe
Otilia Mårdh
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Solna, Sweden

Anatomical Sites of Infection: Biomedical, Modeling, Behavioral, and Programmatic Considerations for STI Prevention
Programmatic Considerations
Jeanne Marrazzo
University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA

Anatomical Sites of Infection: Biomedical, Modeling, Behavioral, and Programmatic Considerations for STI Prevention
Behavioral Considerations
Catherine Mercer
University College London, London, UK

Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis
Caroline Mitchell
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Prematurity and STI – Value of Screening and Treatment
Deborah Money
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Cascades and Other Approaches to Guide PrEP Programming
Sinead Delany Moretlwe
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa

Latino MSM and Latina Transgender Women Drinking in New York
Miguel Muñoz-Laboy
Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

The Importance of Self-Care Interventions to Reduce STIs
Manjulaa Narasimhan
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

T. pallidum in vitro Growth
Steven Norris
University of Texas, Houston, USA

Should Enteric Infections in MSM Always be Treated?
Mark Pakianathan
St George’s University Hospital Foundation Trust, London, UK

Pigtailed Macaque Model of STIs
Dorothy Patton
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Using Multiple Data Sources for Programme Evaluation: Integration of Program Monitoring Data with Other Research Studies
BM Ramesh
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Screening Women for Bacterial STIs: Should We Scale-Back?
Jonathan Ross
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Global Public Health Approaches to Gonorrhea Prevention and the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Perspectives from North America
Karen Schlanger
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA

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

New Approaches for STI Vaccines: Gonorrhea
Kate Seib
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Applications of the HIV Prevention Cascade Framework in Work Evaluating the DREAMS Programme
HIV Self-Testing at the STAR Project
Maryam Shahmanesh
London’s Global University, London, UK

Global Public Health Approaches to Gonorrhea Prevention and the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Perspectives from Thailand and Asia
Pachara Sirivongrangson
Department of Disease Control, Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Anatomical Sites of Infection: Biomedical, Modeling, Behavioral, and Programmatic Considerations for STI Prevention
Modeling Considerations
Ian Spicknall
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA

New Approaches for STI Vaccines: Chlamydial Nanoparticle Vaccine
Michael Starnbach
Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, USA

N. gonorrheae in Cervical Explants
Daniel Stein
University of Maryland, College Park, USA

The Use of Existing Data to Plan HIV Prevention Activities in Zimbabwe
Isaac Taramusi
National AIDS Council, Harare, Zimbabwe

New Approaches for STI Vaccines: HPV Therapeutic Vaccine
Connie Thimble
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Maximizing the Acceptability, Feasibility and Validity of Sexual Network Studies: Lessons from the Field
Abigail Norris Turner
Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

Chlamydia, Trichomonas, and Syphilis Infections in Macaques: Effects on Simian HIV Acquisition
Sundaram Ajay Vishwanathan
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA

Syphilis Self-Testing Among Gay Men in China
Cheng Wang
Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

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

New Approaches to STI Diagnosis and Prevention: Nanoparticle Delivery of Drugs to Mucosal Surfaces
Kim Woodrow
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Building STD Clinical Infrastructure in LMIC – Role of General vs. Specialized Infrastructure
Ligang Yang
Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

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