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Australasian sexual health conference



This conference will be held back-to-back with the Australasian HIV/AIDS conference 2011 (23rd annual ASHM conference).

Keynote speakers:

Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 27 May 2011.

Scholarship applications due Friday 17 June 2011.

Earlybird registration closes Friday 29 July 2011.

Standard registration closes Thursday 15 September 2011.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The Australasian sexual health conference was held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra for three days. The opening keynote address was given by James Ward, Program Head of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Program at The Kirby Institute. The presentation focused on equality in health outcomes for Australia's First Peoples in terms of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and bloodborne viruses. The conference program also included presentations from a range of international, interstate, and local people and covered topics such as communicating healthy sexuality, strategies to connect with hard-to-reach groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and updates on the diagnosis and treatment of STIs.

Belinda Urquhart from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet held an internet café on day 1 of the conference. Delegates were keen to hear about the sexual health content available on the HealthInfoNet website, including information on hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. The Australasian sexual health conference was attended by over 1,000 delegates. The conference coincided with the final day of the Australasian HIV/AIDS conference and the first day of Ngarra - an event that showcases initiatives in Indigenous sexual health.

More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


Conference Secretariat
Locked Bag 5057
Darlinghurst NSW 1300
Ph: (02) 8204 0770
Fax: (02) 9212 4670

Sponsorship prospectus:
Nicola Tatham
Project Officer
Ph: (02) 8204 0773


Last updated: 6 October 2011
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