Virtual 10-11th December 2021

IUSTI Conference 2021

Postponed 21st IUSTI World with Asia-Pacific Region Congress
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Welcome Message

Friends and Colleagues

The Local Organizing Committee, chaired by Dr. Somesh Gupta, and the Scientific Committee, chaired by Dr. Bradley Stoner, welcome you to attend the Postponed 21st IUSTI World with Asia-Pacific Region Congress, which will be held VIRTUALLY on December 10-11, 2021. Please join us for this exciting scientific conference.

Jointly sponsored by IUSTI-World and IUSTI-Asia Pacific Region, the Congress will provide state-of-the-art presentations on sexually transmitted infection (STI) research, clinical care, and prevention, including HIV. Five Scientific Tracks are contributing to the conference program in areas of Epidemiology, Basic Science, Behavioral Science, Clinical Science, and Policy and Implementation. The conference features high-quality keynote speeches, plenary lectures, symposia, and debates on cutting-edge topics in the field of sexually transmitted infections.

The conference is being delivered free-of-charge to all current, paid-up Full Members of IUSTI in any region of the world. Plan to attend for stimulating science and exciting research presentations.

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Dr. Somesh Gupta

Organizing Committee Chair

Dr. Somesh Gupta

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Dr. Bradley Stoner

Scientific Committee Chair

Dr. Bradley Stoner

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Dr. Janet Wilson

IUSTI-World President

Dr. Janet Wilson

Schedule for Event

Scientific Program

1:00 - 1:10 pm

Welcome - IUSTI President & Congress Host

1:10 - 1:30 pm

Opening Keynote "STI Prevention and the Elimination of Cervical Cancer"

1:30 - 1:50pm

Epidemiology Track plenary #1 - "Global Update on STI Epi"

Epidemiology Track plenary #2 - "STI Epi & Pregnancy in Asia"

1:50 - 2:10pm

Basic Track Plenary #1 - "Gonococcus vaccines"

Basic Track Plenary #2 - "Vaginal Microbiome"

2:10 - 2:30pm

Behavioral Track Plenary #1 - "Structural Impediments"

Behavioral Track Plenary #2 - "Violence & STI Risk"

2:30 - 2:50pm

Policy Track Plenary #1 - "STIs and Global Burden of Disease"

Policy Track Plenary #2 - "HIV-HBV- Syphilis Elimination"

2:50 - 3:10pm

Clinical Track Plenary #1 - "Syphilis"

Clinical Track Plenary #2 - "PrEP-STI Integration"

3:10 - 3:30pm

Asia-Pacific plenary #1 - TBD

Asia-Pacific plenary #2 - TBD

3:30 - 3:50pm

Panel Discussion - Q&A
(all plenary speakers and moderator)

3:50 - 4:20pm

Sponsored Session (Hologic)

4:20 - 4:50pm

Debate #1: "Be it resolved that the COVID-19 crisis will ultimately improve global STI services and research"

4:50 - 5:00pm

Closing Session - Day 1

1:00 - 2:00pm

Epi Track Symposium - "Gonococcal AMR"

Basic Science Track Symposium - "Genomics Revolution and STIs"

2:00 - 3:00pm

Behavioral Track Symposium - "Women and High-Risk Sex"

Policy Track Symposium - "STI Policy in the Time of COVID"

3:00 - 4:00pm

Clinical Track Symposium - "Vaginal Discharge" and "STI Vaccines"

IUSTI A-P Track Symposium - TBD

4:00 - 4:30pm

Debate #2: "Be it resolved that increasing utilization of PrEP increases STI risk"

4:30 - 4:50pm

Closing Keynote "STI Prevention in the HIV Era - Challenges and Successes"

4:50 - 5:00pm

Farewell - IUSTI President & Congress Host

21st IUSTI World with Asia-Pacific Region Congress

Scientific Committee

Bradley Stoner
(Canada)

Scientific Committee, Chair

Suzanne Garland
(Australia)

Scientific Committee, Co-Chair

Magnus Unemo
(Sweden)

Basic Science Track, Chair

Makoto Ohnishi
(Japan)

Basic Science Track, Co-Chair

Somesh Gupta
(India)

Clinical Science Track, Chair

Kaushal Verma
(India)

Clinical Science Track, Co-Chair

Xiangsheng Chen
(China)

Epidemiology Track, Chair

Joseph Tucker
(USA)

Epidemiology Track, Co-Chair

Sevgi Aral
(USA)

Behavioral Track, Chair

Marissa Becker
(Canada)

Behavioral Track, Co-Chair

Flora Dadong Wu
(China)

Policy and Implementation Track, Chair

21st IUSTI World with Asia-Pacific Region Congress

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Bradley Stoner

Scientific Committee, Chair

Suzanne Garland

Scientific Committee, Co-Chair

X-S Chen

Epidemiology Track, Chair

Joseph Tucker

Epidemiology Track, Co-Chair

William Miller

Epidemiology Track, Member

Weiming Tang

Epidemiology Track, Member

Melanie Taylor

Epidemiology Track, Member

Nicola Low

Epidemiology Track, Member

Lori Newman

Epidemiology Track, Member

Sevgi Aral

Behavioral Track, Chair

Marissa Becker

Behavioral Track, Co-Chair

Parinita Bhattacharjee

Behavioral Track, Member

Patricia Garcia

Behavioral Track, Member

Olga Balakireva

Behavioral Track, Member

Catherine Mercer

Behavioral Track, Member

Ian Spicknall

Behavioral Track, Member

Somesh Gupta

Clinical Science Track, Chair

Kaushal Verma

Clinical Science Track, Co-Chair

Mikhail Gomberg

Clinical Science Track, Member

Jeanne Marrazzo

Clinical Science Track, Member

Pingyu Zhou

Clinical Science Track, Member

Verapol Chandeying

Clinical Science Track, Member

Roy Chan

Clinical Science Track, Member

Anucha Apisarnthanarak

Clinical Science Track, Member

Magnus Unemo

Basic Science Track, Chair

Makoto Ohnishi

Basic Science Track, Co-Chair

David Whiley

Basic Science Track, Member

Sheila Lukehart

Basic Science Track, Member

Jorgen Jensen

Basic Science Track, Member

Michelle Cole

Basic Science Track, Member

Irene Martin

Basic Science Track, Member

Flora Dadong Wu

Policy and Implementation Track, Chair

Cornelis Rietmeijer

Policy and Implementation Track, Member

Angelica Espinosa Miranda

Policy and Implementation Track, Member

Remco Peters

Policy and Implementation Track, Member

Carlos Caceres

Policy and Implementation Track, Member