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Part 2: Conferences & Events


ICAAP 11 deadlines extended

The International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacfic (ICAAP) have extended the deadlines for Abstract, Scholarship, Proposal and Community Programme submissions by two weeks. The new deadline is now 15 June 2013. You can visit the ICAAP website for more information on other submissions and for general Congress information.


Registration now open: HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health

Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear Ambassador Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria talk at the 2013 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference. He is part of an incredible line-up of distinguished speakers from around the world, all coming to Darwin to present to you. Registration for this and the 2013 Australasian Sexual Health Conference are now open and ASHM members can make great savings by combining Early Bird rates with member discounts. Register for the HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences now.


Ngarra now open: Have you submitted your project yet?

ASHM is once again hosting the Ngarra showcase as part of the 2013 Australasian HIV&AIDS and Australasian Sexual Health Conferences in Darwin. Ngarra brings together sexual health initiatives developed around the country for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population groups and we are now looking for people and groups who would like to have their work displayed. If you are interested please fill out an application form on the ASHM website.


Australasian Sexual Health Conference – abstract deadline extended to 20 June

From community to clinical, this year’s Sexual Health Conference will reflect the diversity of organisations and responses so critical to the achievement of sexual health. The Conference will be held back to back with the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference. ASHM members receive discounted registration. Register for the Sexual Health Conference now.


Gram-Negative “Superbugs” Meeting

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases will hold this two-day meeting to bring together clinicians, microbiologists, pharmacists, infection control nurses and researchers from Asia, Australia and New Zealand to provide a state of the art update on the issues of Gram-Negative "Superbugs". This is the first meeting of its kind. Find about more about the Gram-Negative Superbugs Meeting and register now.


‘Reducing Risky Drinking Online’ course

Some people need professional help to address their drinking problem and problems related to drinking. This course has been designed to provide healthcare professionals with an introduction to Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for addressing risky alcohol use in primary health. Visit the APNA website for more information.


Hepatitis Queensland: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy workshop

22 June, South Brisbane QLD
Hepatitis Queensland is seeking expressions of interest for participation in a six-week Cognitive Behavioural Therapy workshop for people living with viral hepatitis.

The workshop provides the opportunity to improve capacity and better manage periods of emotional distress (depression, anxiety, stress) and to develop and implement personal action plans based on core values and current experiences.

Registration of interest closes June 17 for a June 22 start date.


Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control National Conference 2013 (ACIPC)

30 Sep - 2 Oct,  Goldcoast QLD

Abstract submission and early bird registration for the 2013 ACIPC Conference are now open. The Conference, from 30 September – 2 October on the Gold Coast, will showcase ‘science to practice’ advances, latest innovations, and provide invaluable networking opportunities. The program contains presentations by specialists such as Sanjay Saint, Po-Ren Hsueh and Stephanie Dancer. Register for ACIPC now.


6th Annual Scientific Conference Hospital in the Home Society 2013 (HITH)

31 Oct – 1 Nov,  Sydney NSW

Want to know how “acute” acute care can be? Want to get the inside running on the National Standards? Are you an antibiotic steward? Looking to broaden your HITH horizons? Then HITH 2013 is for you. The Conference will be held in Sydney from Thursday 31st of October – Friday 1st November 2013 at the Novotel Sydney Central. Register for HITH now or submit your abstract.


The Inaugural Kirby Institute Symposium "Treatment as prevention: where to from here?"

27 June,  Kensington NSW

Presentations include a range of Kirby academics, as well as invited international and national guests, presenting a range of work on related treatment as prevention themes. Please register here or see the full program here. The Inaugural Kirby Institute Symposium Treatment as prevention: where to from here?" Further information is also available on the the symposium webpage


The Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance hepatitis B forum

29 July,  Melbourne VIC

VBHA is hosting a free hepatitis B forum for the Victorian community and health sector to mark World Hepatitis Day. This forum will explore ways to improve treatment, management and care for people living with chronic hepatitis B.

The VBHA is inviting you to submit your projects or presentations to form part of the afternoon break-out sessions. The Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance hepatitis B forum


SEXrurality: Sexual Health and Relationships in our Rural communities Conference

19-20 August, Shepparton VIC

This inaugural conference has been initiated by the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH). CERSH aims to provide strategic leadership and advocacy, and work in partnership with rural communities, networks and agencies to improve sexual health and well-being in rural Victoria.

The conference has four main themes:
1. Sexually Transmitted Infections prevention, testing and treatment in the rural context;
2. Gender and equity as social determinants of sexual health and respectful relationships;
3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health and well-being and 4. Sexual health and diversity in the rural context.

Abstract Submission closes 1 July 2013.  Further information and registration about SEXrurality available here.


21-23 October 2013 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference

21-23 October, Darwin NT
The Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference 2013 (25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine) is the premier HIV Conference in Australia and the Asia and Pacific region. This year the conference will be held back-to-back with the 2013 Australasian Sexual Health Conference.

Early bird registrations are now open.

2013 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference


23-25 October 2013 Australasian Sexual Health Conference

23-25 October,  Darwin NT
The Conference will be held back-to-back with the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference, 21-23 October 2013.

Invited speakers include Dr Roy Chan, Head of the National STI Control Programme in Singapore; Dr Teresa M. Darragh, University of California, San Francisco; Professor Marian Pitts, La Trobe University, Australia; Professor Basil Donovan, the Kirby Institute, Australia; Associate Professor Jane Hocking, University of Melbourne, Australia. 

Register now to take advantage of early bird rates and reserve your accommodation before it’s booked out, and take a look at videos from delegates below to see why this conference is a must. 2013 Australasian Sexual Health Conference

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