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Session: Crowdsourcing to improve STI services

Chairperson: Joseph Tucker

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Session speakers:

1.Fan Yang, PhD, UNC Project-China, Key populations and crowdsourcing

2.Stephen W. Pan, PhD, Xi-an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Discrete choice experiments to evaluate crowdsourcing

3.Brian Hall, PhD, University of Macau and Johns Hopkins, Crowdsourcing in the classroom

4.Min Zhao, PhD, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Social media intervention among PWID



Session: Translation of Laboratory Research into Syphilis Control Session

Chairperson: Sheila A. Lukehart

Professor of Medicine and Global Health

Adjunct Professor of Microbiology

University of Washington


Session speakers:

1.Heping Zheng, Ph.D, Guangdong Provincial Center for Skin Diseases and STIs Control and Prevention, microRNAs in peripheral blood mononuclear cell as novel biomarkers for syphilis diagnosis

2.Lorenzo Giacani, Ph.D, University of Washington, Evolutionary processes in the emergence and recent spread of Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum, the syphilis spirochete

3.LiLi Liu, Ph.D, Zhongshan Hospital, Medical College of Xiamen University, Are Nontreponemal Tests Suitable for Monitoring Syphilis Treatment Efficacy? Evidence from Rabbit Infection Models

4.Sheila Lukehart, Ph.D, University of Washington, Efficacy of a Tri-antigen Vaccine for Syphilis



Session: Enteric pathogens in MSM Session

Chairperson: Marcus Chen

Associate Professor

Central Clinical School

Monash University


Session speakers:

1.Deborah Williamson, Ph.D, University of Melbourne, Shigella in MSM

2.Marcus Chen, M.D., Ph.D, Monash University, Proctocolitis in MSM

3.Eric Chow, MPH, Ph.D, Monash University, Hepatitis A in MSM

4.John Saunders, Ph.D, Public Health England , TBC/p>



Session: Extra-genital chlamydia and gonorrhoea in MSM and heterosexuals - what is the prevalence and relevance?

Chairperson: Eric Chow

MPH, MApplSc, MBiostat, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.

Monash University


Session speakers:

1.Eric Chow, MPH, Ph.D, Monash University, Extragenital NG/CT in heterosexuals: prevalence and mode of transmission

2.Ligang Yang, M.D, Ph.D, Southern Medical University, Extragenital NG/CT in MSM in STD clinic in Guangdon

3.Christopher (Kit) Fairley, M.D., Ph.D, Monash University, How can we control and prevent extragenital NG/CT infection

4.Jason Ong, Ph.D, Monash University, Extragential NG/CT treatment, management and challenges



Session: Role of mathematical models for assessing interventions for STI control - real life examples

Chairperson: Lei Zhang

Professor, China-Australia Joint Research Center for Infectious Diseases,

School of Public Health, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Adjunct Associate Professor, Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic

Monash University


Session speakers:

1.Lei zhang, Ph.D, Monash University, Cost-effectiveness for the prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in developing country settings

2.Hongzhou Lu, M.D., Ph.D, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center at Fudan University, HIV-TB coinfection in CHINA

3.Huachun Zou, M.D., Ph.D, the Sun Yat-sen University, HIV/STIs among MSM in China: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations

4.William Wong, M.D., Ph.D, the University of Hongkong, A systematic scientific approach to online web-based sexual health intervention, WW



Session: Chlamydia & Mycoplasma & Gonorrhea and drug resistance

Chairperson: Xiaohong Su

Professor of Dermoto-venereology

Chair, Department of STD

Institute of Dermatology and Hospital for Skin Diseases

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeSession speakers:


Session speakers:

1.Stijn van der Veen, Ph.D, Zhejiang University, Rising gonococcal resistance in China against last available therapies and development of novel treatments

2.John Saunders, Ph.D, Public Health England, Chlamydia trachomatis: treatment and Resistance

3.Xiaohong Su, M.D, Ph.D, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Prevalence and resistance of Mycoplasma genitalium infection in symptomatic male urethritis in Nanjing,China

4.Ligang Yang, M.D, Ph.D, Southern Medical University, Mg diagnoses and antibiotic resistant in China



Session: HIV testing - methods to increase testing Session

Chairperson: Mengjie Han

Director of the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Session speakers

1.Yan Jiang, Ph.D, the National HIV Reference Laboratory at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV Laboratory network and testing innovation in China

2.Ping Zhong, Ph.D, Shanghai Municipal Institutes for Preventive Medicine, Molecular transmission network surveillance and response would help bring nation closer to ending the HIV epidemic

3.Tuofu Zhu, M.D., Ph.D, University of Washington, Progression on HIV-1 proviral DNA detection using blood samples and dried blood spots

4.Catherine C O'Connor, M.D. DPH, University of New South Wales, Strategies to Increase HIV testing



Session: Translational application of genomics to STI control

Chairperson: Deborah Williamson

Associate Professor

Clinical and Public Health Microbiologist

Deputy Director of the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory at the Doherty Institute

Laboratory head in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne.


Session speakers:

1.Deborah Williamson, M.D., Ph.D, University of Melbourne, Applying genomics to the control of STIs

2.Yonatan Grad, M.D., Ph.D, the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, TBC

3.Willa Huston, Ph.D, University of Technology Sydney, TBC

4.David Whiley, Ph.D, the University of Queensland, Rapid diagnostics for AMR gonorrhea



Session: Advances in practical clinical or public health medicine

Chairperson: Janet-D Wilson

Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine and HIV

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds General Infirmary


Session speakers:

1.Somesh Gupta, M.D., All India Institute of medical sciences, Male genital dermatoses that are frequently seen at the STI clinic

2.Angelika Stary, M.D., Outpatients Centre for the Diagnosis of Infectious Venero-Dermatological Diseases, Vienna, Austria, STI diagnosis by NAATs - Pitfalls to be aware of in daily routine testing

3.Janet Wilson, M.D., Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Improving your diagnosis and management

4.Xiaonian Lu, MD, PhD, Affiliated Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, HPV in women: diagnosis, prevention and treatment