Program—Wednesday, July 26

Weds 26th July – Plenary Talks

  • STIs in Criminalised Populations – Francis Ndowa, Zimbabwe
  • Refugee and Migrant Care – Valeska Padovese, Malta

Weds 26th July – Spotlights and Symposia

  • Epidemic Preparedness, mpox and beyond – Andy Winter, UK
    • Mpox – state of the art clinical review Boghuma Titanji, USA
    • Strengthening epidemic preparedness – Nicola Low, Switzerland
    • Personal reflections on mpox and stigma Harun Tulunay , UK
  • Novel strategies to optimise vaginal health – Christina Muzny, USA & Erica Plummer, Australia
    • Menstrual Cups: A Potential Intervention for Preventing BV Supriya Mehta, USA
      • Male partner treatment for Women with Bacterial Vaginosis Catriona Bradshaw, Australia
      • Vaginal microbiota transplant to promote Lactobacillus-dominant cervico-vaginal microbial communities Caroline Mitchell, USA
      • Advances in BV Biofilm Research and Investigational Treatments in this Area
        Nuno Cerca, Portugal
  • Centering Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in STI Research – Lizzi Torrone, USA
    • Why is it critical to center equity, inclusion, diversity in STI research? Alex de Voux, S Africa
    • What are possible unintended consequences of research? Emily Learner, USA
    • Examples of evidence-based approaches to center equity, inclusion, diversity Zinhle Sokhela, S Africa
  • Addressing the HIV and STI Syndemic – what prevention looks like in 2023 – Meredith Clement & Patty Kissinger, USA
    • Improving the HIV PEP / PrEP interface Sheena McCormack, UK
    • STI biomedical prevention in 2023: DoxyPEP and beyond Connie Celum, USA
    • Integrating HIV and STI research: Breaking down the silos Hyman Scott, USA
  • Neglected and Emerging STIs – Remco Peters, S Africa
    • Disseminated gonorrhoea – often overlooked Amy Jennison, Australia
    • Has chancroid been eliminated in Africa? Tania Crucitti, Madagascar – confirmed
    • Emerging causes of urethritis Erica Plummer, Australia
    • Understanding shigellosis in men who have sex with men Gwenda Hughes, UK
  • Implementation to Scale – Sebastian Fuller & Emma Harding-Esch, UK
    • What can implementation science tell us about sustaining and scaling-up innovations? – Sebastian Fuller, UK
    • Should every successful intervention be scaled-up? The SHE clinic: an inclusive, locally-specific healthcare model for women who inject drugs and exchange sex in Seattle, WA Jenell Stewart, USA
    • Policy and clinical readiness analysis: barriers and facilitators to the integration of doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis into Kenyan HIV PrEP programs Felix Ong’era Mogaka, Nairobi
    • Trickle-up HIV care – Jade Pagkas-Bather, USA