About ISSTDR

The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research exists to promote research on sexually transmitted diseases and facilitate the timely exchange of information among research investigators. To these ends, ISSTDR sponsors a biennial, interdisciplinary scientific meeting, at venues that historically have alternated between Europe and North America. During the three decades since the Society was founded, the ISSTDR meetings have been the premier scientific conferences that address the entire breadth of research on STD, including HIV infections and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and encompassing microbiology, virology, immunobiology, pathogenesis, and other basic sciences; clinical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, and prevention; and research in health services, public health, and prevention policy.

ISSTDR was founded in 1977 and is governed by an international Board of Directors who currently represent 7 countries. The ISSTDR Conference Support Foundation provides support in respect of the conferences of the ISSTDR.Goes Here

About IUSTI

The International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) is the oldest international organisation in the field. It was founded in 1923, so we will be celebrating its centenary at the Chicago meeting. Its objective is to advance international cooperation in the control of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV infection. This includes the medical, social, and epidemiological, aspects of the control of sexually transmitted infections.

IUSTI is on the Roster of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and is an Official Non-Government Organisation in Consultative Status with the World Health Organisation. It has a central Executive Committee which includes elected representatives from its five regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. Membership of IUSTI is open to individuals around the world who have a professional interest in the control of sexually transmitted infections.

IUSTI organises conferences within its different regions and runs teaching courses. It also publishes STI management guidelines. IUSTI is delighted to be an organising partner with ISSTDR, ASTDA and ASHA for the STI & HIV 2023 World Congress in Chicago.

About ASTDA

The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association’s mission is to foster scientific knowledge, develop leadership, and champion practice in the field of sexually transmitted infections. ASTDA is an organization devoted to the control, prevention, and ultimate eradication of sexually transmitted infections. ASTDA’s goals are to support research in all aspects of STI including medical, epidemiologic, laboratory, social and behavioral studies, to recognize outstanding contributions in STI control and prevention, to disseminate authoritative information concerning STI, to develop the current and future generations of STI professionals, and to promote social justice as an antidote to the structural determinants of STI risk. ASTDA is proud to be an organizer of the ISSTDR 2023 meeting in Chicago. Our goals for this conference are to highlight and promote the work of young investigators in the field through travel scholarships and the creation of various sessions devoted to young investigators. We also plan to formally recognize the contributions of young and established investigators through our annual ASTDA Awards. Please visit www.ASTDA.org to learn more about the organization, to take advantage of our special rates for young investigators, and to learn about ASTDA’s Summer Fellowship and Small Grants Assistance Programs. ASTDA

The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association’s mission is to foster scientific knowledge, develop leadership, and champion practice in the field of sexually transmitted infections. ASTDA is an organization devoted to the control, prevention, and ultimate eradication of sexually transmitted infections. ASTDA’s goals are to support research in all aspects of STI including medical, epidemiologic, laboratory, social and behavioral studies, to recognize outstanding contributions in STI control and prevention, to disseminate authoritative information concerning STI, to develop the current and future generations of STI professionals, and to promote social justice as an antidote to the structural determinants of STI risk. ASTDA is proud to be an organizer of the ISSTDR 2023 meeting in Chicago. Our goals for this conference are to highlight and promote the work of young investigators in the field through travel scholarships and the creation of various sessions devoted to young investigators. We also plan to formally recognize the contributions of young and established investigators through our annual ASTDA Awards. Please visit www.ASTDA.org to learn more about the organization, to take advantage of our special rates for young investigators, and to learn about ASTDA’s Summer Fellowship and Small Grants Assistance Programs.

About ASHA

The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) empowers people to achieve sexually healthy lives through education and advocacy. We provide clear, non-biased information on sexual and reproductive health to the public and develop a variety of continuing education programs for healthcare providers. ASHA has extensive experience as a conference organizer, most recently with the Contraceptives Technology Conference and the Advancing HIV, STI and Viral Hepatitis Testing Conference. ASHA serves as an organizing partner for the STI and HIV World Congress and provides organizational expertise on the subject of sexual health.