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


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: Dr. Elizabeth M. Marlowe

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


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

Achieving Precision Diagnostics for Sexually Transmitted Infections to Improve Public Health
Industry-Supported 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

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

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

  • Charlotte A. Gaydos
  • Damon Getman

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

  • Jane R. Schwebke
  • Craig Clark

First-come, first-served


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