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

Associated Events

Sexual Health Conference dinner

Date: Monday 16 September
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Location: Fraser's King Park
Sexual Health Conference Delegates - $70
HIV&AIDS Conference Delegates - $99
Day Delegates and Guests - $110
Website: https://www.frasersrestaurant.com.au/

This year's conference dinner is located at the beautiful Fraser's King Park. More information will be provided shortly.

“Welcome to Fraser’s – a place that celebrates the best Western Australia has to offer in food, wine and service, set in one of the most spectacular locations in the state. Fraser’s is the perfect place to celebrate, dine and create lasting memories.

The beautiful environs of Fraser’s are matched perfectly with exceptional food and wine. Executive Chef Chris Taylor uses the best West Australian produce in his award-winning cuisine, with a philosophy that allows the produce to speak for itself – honest flavours, simply yet deftly prepared and respectfully handled.”

Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association Nurses Breakfast

Date: Tuesday 17 September
Time: 7am - 8:30am
Speaker: Katy Crawford, Sexual Health Regional Coordinator, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services, Western Australia
Delegates to RSVP for the breakfast at ashhnanurses@gmail.com by Friday 6 September.
The ASHHNA Breakfast is sponsored by Gilead.

Early Career/ Lunching with the Leaders

Date: Tuesday 17 September
Time: 1 pm – 2:15 pm
Lunch will be provided. This networking event provides early career delegates the opportunity to speak to experts in the field about their research and career in an informal setting. Each expert will speak for a couple of minutes on their experience followed by time for questions.

Wine & Cheese Networking Reception

Date: Tuesday 17 September
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Costs:Free for conference delegates
Guest - $33

An opportunity to network with your peers, view the posters and discuss with the presenters whilst enjoying wine and cheese.

Case Presentation Breakfast

Date: Wednesday 18 September
Time: 7 am – 8:30 am
The Case Presentation Breakfast is held to provide an opportunity for trainees/early career clinicians to present difficult cases for discussion with peers.  It offers the presenter valuable presentation experience, clinical guidance and the presenters selected for this session are offered complimentary registration to the conference.   We encourage mentors and experienced clinicians to attend to provide expert guidance in discussions.

FAMSACA Breakfast

Date: Wednesday 18 September
Time: 7 am – 8:30 am

Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast and hear about some of the interesting challenges encountered in sexual assault medicine: the ethical dilemmas faced with HIV positive patients and suspects,  the significance of non-fatal strangulation and is pornography impacting what we see in sexual assault are some examples of what will be discussed?

NAPWHA PNG and Timor Leste Symposium

Date: Wednesday 18 September
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Registration is available via the online registration system or by emailing conference@ashm.org.au.

5:00pm -5:30pm Arrival
5:30pm - 5.35pm Welcome and introductions - Dr John Rule
5:35pm - 5:50pm The CHPNG as a collaborative model - Fiona Palmer, former CHPNG Coordinator
5:50pm - 6:00pm Representing community: PNG - Alfred Marks, Program Manager, Igat Hope
6.00pm - 6.10pm Representing community: Timor-Leste - Innes Lopez, Executive Officer, Estrela Plus
6:10pm - 6:20pm Clinical perspectives: PNG - Dr Nick Dala, PNG, National Aids Council
6.20pm - 6.30pm Clinical mentoring models - Dr Arun Menon, ASHM Projects Clinical Mentor
6.30pm - 6.40pm Clinical report: Timor-Leste - TBC
6.40pm - 7pm Potential invitees onto the Panel include AFAO, Burnet, Researchers and others depending on availability - Panel Discussion

The NAPWHA PNG and Timor Leste Symposium is supported by ViiV Healthcare.

NAPWHA HIV Criminalisation Symposium

Date: Thursday 19 September 2019
Time: 6.45am - 8.30am
Cost: Free - complimentary buffet breakfast will be provided.
Register via the online registration site or by emailing conference@ashm.org.au.
Capacity is limited to 80 people. PLHIV will be prioritised places to this event at the discretion of NAPWHA.

This breakfast discussion provides an opportunity for multi-disciplinary delegates to hear and gain insight and current information from leaders in the field working in the field of HIV criminalisation in Australia and the region. Evidence shows criminalisation does not reduce HIV transmission, and the resulting stigma and discrimination build higher barriers to effective health promotion. Current laws in certain Australian jurisdictions and in the region counteract the promotion of effective prevention and shared responsibility, and the uptake of HIV testing and treatment, and therefore undermine effective public health.

6.45am - 7am Arrival, coffee and breakfast
7am Welcome and introductions - Aaron Cogle
7am - 8am HIV and the law: an Australian snapshot - Paul Kidd
HIV, Immigration and the law - Vikas Parwani HALC
The impact of criminalisation PLHIV - Dr Adam Bourne, La Trobe University
WA and the CJ Palmer case - Aaron Cogle, NAPWHA
An overview of ‘Spitting laws’ in Australia - Sally Cameron, HIV Justice Network
Guidelines for managing people who put others at risk - Lisa Bastian, WA Health
8am - 8.30am Guided discussion of HIV in the region - Edwin Bernard, HIV Justice Network

The NAPWHA HIV Criminalisation Symposium is supported by Gilead.