|2014 Australasian Sexual Health Conference|
The 2014 Australasian Sexual Health Conference will be held from the 9-11 October 2014 at the Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney, Australia.
The Australasian Sexual Health Conference is convened by the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance. The conference encourages all disciplines involved in sexual health medicine and sexual health promotion to come together and share experiences, new research and discuss national and local responses to sexual health in Australasia.
In 2014 the focus of the conference will be on youth, education, the influence of social media and technology on sexual health and changes in sexual behaviour in Australia and abroad. We invite all health professionals who have an interest in sexual health to this exciting and unique conference that showcases how promoting good sexual health in our communities not only includes the safety messages of condom use, but goes well beyond to encourage self-confidence in knowledge and community acceptance.
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The 2013 Australasian Sexual Health Conference was held from 23-25 October 2013 in Darwin, Australia, back to back with the HIV&AIDS Conference. The 2013 Australasian Sexual Health Conference attracted key print journalists and resulted in articles in Australia's top papers, including the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Age and The Herald Sun. There were also multiple articles in Medical Observer and The Australian.
The Conference was featured on all major TV networks, with highlights including:
- ABC Breakfast, Interview with Prof Margaret Hellard on Chlamydia rates
- Lateline, Interview with Professor David Wilson on Rising Chlamydia rates in youth
Invited speakers included Dr Roy Chan, Head of the National STI Control Programme in Singapore; Dr Teresa M. Darragh, University of California, San Francisco; Professor Basil Donovan, the Kirby Institute, Australia; Associate Professor Jane Hocking, University of Melbourne, Australia.
The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) is a group of partner organisations established to improve national and local responses to sexual health issues, via a multidisciplinary support network for the sexual health workforce. It aims to strengthen bonds between specialists, GPs, nurses, researchers and other key contributors to the sexual health sector, through collaboration in sexual health education, Medical assistant programs, policy-making and research.
You can visit ASHA's website.