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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference was launched in 1989 in response to the emerging area of clinical care for HIV. Since its inception as a small meeting of medical practitioners brought together under the umbrella of ASAP (the Australian Society of AIDS Physicians) the HIV/AIDS Conference has grown into the region’s premier medical/scientific conference in the HIV and related diseases sector, attracting speakers and delegates from around the world.
The Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference is the flagship conference of ASHM, the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. The conference is a major component of ASHM’s contribution to education and information dissemination for health professionals working in the HIV, viral hepatitis and related diseases sector.
Delegates to the conference come from a range of professional backgrounds including basic science, clinical medicine, community programs, education, epidemiology, indigenous health, international and regional issues, nursing and allied health, policy, primary care, public health and prevention, and social research.
Since 2005 the Conference has been held back-to-back with the Australasian Sexual Health Conference with one full day of overlap, providing a unique opportunity to look at HIV in the broader context of sexual health. Together, the conferences attract more than 1000 delegates from across the region.
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ASHM is a peak organisation of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). ASHM draws on its experience and expertise to support the health workforce and to contribute to the sector, domestically and internationally. ASHM is a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct and is committed to the principles of the Ottawa Charter and the Jakarta Declaration.
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