2019 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference
2019 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference

Affiliated Organisaitons Highlights

Q1. What is your organisation hoping to achieve by attending the conference?
A fabulous opportunity to hear what is happening all over the nation in the area of sexual health, including what is new in disease epidemiology and treatments. It also gives us an opportunity to see how we fit into the national picture and how our service compares to others around the country - and of course a chance to network with people in a similar line of work,  with the opportunity to discuss areas such as funding, advocacy, and issues in the future.

An opportunity to hear about current trends, and how the sector is tackling current sexual health issues. It is also an opportunity to gain access to new resources, and develop and strengthen partnerships.

Receive updated information on trends and new issues related to sexual and reproductive health.

Q2. Why do you think it is a benefit for our staff to attend the conference?

  • The conference will inspire staff to push their practice to be even better, and to challenge them on their continuing learning and research areas.
  • Networking potential – strengthen existing networks but develop new ones as well
  • Return to work with fresh approaches and motivation!
  • It’s important that our staff are continuing best practice. By attending the conference, we can ensure our staff are keeping in touch with the sector, utilising new resources, implementing national strategies and ensuring as an organisation we are targeting priority areas and populations.

Q3: What topics are you looking forward to hearing about the most at the conference?

  • Syphillis – there has been a down turn in this area (i.e. new cases of congenital syphilis) and we need to be thinking about how this area can be better addressed.  
  • PrEP and possible relationship to less condom use
  • Sexual function/pain/pleasure
  • Sexuality, education and youth
  • CALD and other marginalised communities
  • Adolescent transgender health
  • Rural and Remote/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Q1. What is your organisation hoping to achieve by attending the conference?
Networking is always very useful – meeting others in the industry, clinical and research
 
Up to date presentations on epidemiology from different jurisdictions, health promotion project findings and policy developments. It allows the organisation to be exposed to new developments that could support or influence policy decisions about new projects and opportunities for new service enhancements in WA.
 
Update on the latest information regarding the diagnosis and management of STI and HIV and networking with key players looking after HIV and STIs

Q2. Why do you think it is a benefit for our staff to attend the conference?
Staff will be exposed to a great selection of plenary speakers and proffered papers speakers. It’s a great professional development opportunity for staff from the WA Department of Health.
 
It is always good to hear from experts about what is happening especially when you live in the country and have less access to professional development in person.
 
To apply new or updated knowledge in the field with our clients (for professional development)

Q3: What topics are you looking forward to hearing about the most at the conference?
There is lots to choose from – there is so much to learn about the PrEP projects, what is happening in the remote area syphilis outbreaks, and the sessions on culturally and linguistically diverse and other marginalised communities.
 
The latest on Depo treatments for HIV, the present status with use of azithromycin for chlamydia and resistance, also Gono resistance, chronic disease management of people living with HIV. The latest in TasP and PreP and syphilis outbreak in relation to the mantra- undetectable+ untranmissiable let’s celebrate sex! And drop in condom use.
 
Hope to increase our understanding of the impact of HIV on PLWHIV’s psychosocial functioning.   
 
How agencies such as ours can best support clients experiencing challenging circumstances but at same time enable clients to prioritise their HIV treatment and meet public health responsibilities.   
 
What has the impact of PreP been on sexual behaviour, HIV diagnosis rates etc?  How do we best help prevent other STIs in the post PreP era? 
 
How do we best work with long term and casual partners’ who are not suitable for PreP for a variety of reasons?

Q1. What is your organisation hoping to achieve by attending the conference?

  • Dissemination of our research findings
  • Networking with potential collaborators for future research

Q2. Why do you think it is a benefit for our staff to attend the conference?

  • Networking with potential collaborators for future research
  • Establishing Queensland’s presence in the national and Asia Pacific research platform

Q3: What topics are you looking forward to hearing about the most at the conference?

  • Emerging models of care
  • Working with vulnerable priority populations

Q1. What is your organisation hoping to achieve by attending the conference?

  • Learning more about new research and recommendations
  • Ensuring we are up to date with best practice guidelines
  • Hearing about expemlar practice that we can potentially translate to our own setting
  • Engaging in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Networking with relevant peers be they GP, Pharmacy or Nursing

Q2. Why do you think it is a benefit for our staff to attend the conference?

  • Learning as above to ensure we are providing the best care we possibly can
  • Networking - probably the most important - developing relevant networks to support our practice and those who work there
  • Developing further insight into the Peer lead experience by attending relevant sessions
  • Understanding the broader national and global perspectives
  • Understanding the pipeline & future developments in HIV care

Q3: What topics are you looking forward to hearing about the most at the conference?

  • New research and best practice in terms of treatment, management and HIV cure
  • PrEP - HIV Rx - HIV cure - Syphilis - Womens health esp access to reproductive health care options - Trans health

Q1. What is your organisation hoping to achieve by attending the conference?

What we hope to achieve and the intended benefit to our staff are: new ideas, networking, keeping up to date, and showcasing our work and that of collaborators

Q2. Why do you think it is a benefit for our staff to attend the conference?

To assist with publicity, may I have a clear copy of the conferences logo and dates (as appears at the bottom of your sign-off but in higher definition suitable for reproduction. We will then ask our communications people to spread the news.