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

*ALL TIMES LISTED ARE INDIA STANDARD TIME (UTC + 5:30).
01:00pm - 01:05pm

Welcome from IUSTI World President

  • Dr Janet Wilson
01:05pm - 01:10pm

Welcome from IUSTI Conference Scientific Chair

  • Bradley Stoner
01:10pm - 01:15pm

Welcome from IUSTI AP Regional Chair

  • Kaushal Verma
01:15pm - 01:20pm

Welcome from IUSTI AP Congress Host

  • Somesh Gupta
01:20pm - 01:50pm

STI Prevention and the Elimination of Cervical Cancer

  • Princess Nono Simelela
01:50pm - 02:10pm

Global Update on STI Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Teodora Wi
02:10pm - 02:30pm

Gonococcal Vacccines

  • Kate Seib
02:30pm - 02:50pm

Structural Impediments to STI Prevention

  • Chris Beyrer
02:50pm - 03:10pm

STIs and Global Burden of Disease

  • Nicola Low
03:10pm - 03:30pm

M. genitalium Clinical Care

  • Catriona Bradshaw
03:30pm - 03:50pm

Asian STI Guidelines

  • Seung-Ju Lee
03:50pm - 04:10pm

Q&A (LIVE)

  • Panelists
04:10pm - 04:40pm

Sponsored Session (TBD)

  • Sponsored Session (TBD)
04:40pm - 05:10pm

Debate: Will the COVID crisis improve global STI services and research?

  • PRO: David Lewis
  • CON: Jo-Anne Dillon
05:10pm - 05:30pm

Closing - IUSTI Congress Host

  • Somesh Gupta
01:00pm - 01:05pm

Welcome from IUSTI World President

  • Janet Wilson
01:05pm - 01:10pm

Welcome from IUSTI Conference Scientific Chair

  • Bradley Stoner
01:10pm - 01:15pm

Welcome from IUSTI AP Regional Chair

  • Kaushal Verma
01:15pm - 01:20pm

Welcome from IUSTI AP Congress Host

  • Somesh Gupta
01:20pm - 01:50pm

STI Prevention and the Elimination of Cervical Cancer

  • Princess Nono Simelela
01:50pm - 02:10pm

STI Epidemiology and Pregnancy in Asia

  • Andrew Vallely
02:10pm - 02:30pm

Vaginal Microbiome

  • Rebecca Brotman
02:30pm - 02:50pm

Violence and STI Risk

  • Rachel Jewkes
02:50pm - 03:10pm

HIV-HBV-Syphilis Elimination

  • Ailing Wang
03:10pm - 03:30pm

PrEP-STI Integration

  • Henry de Vries
03:30pm - 03:50pm

Impact of COVID on STI-HIV care in the A-P Region

  • Roy Chan
03:50pm - 04:10pm

Q&A (LIVE)

  • Panelists
04:10pm - 04:40pm

Sponsored Session (TBD)

  • Sponsored Session (TBD)
04:40pm - 05:10pm

Debate: Will the COVID crisis improve global STI services and research?

  • PRO: David Lewis
  • CON: Jo-Anne Dillon
05:10pm - 05:30pm

Closing - IUSTI Congress Host

  • Somesh Gupta
01:00pm - 02:00pm

Gonococcal AMR (Chair)

  • X-S Chen
01:00pm - 01:15pm

Gonorrhea AMR in Global Perspective

  • Magnus Unemo
01:15pm - 01:30pm

Gonorhea Surveillance and AMR in the Philippines: Data from EGASP

  • Sonia Sia
01:30pm - 01:45pm

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance

  • Monica Lahra
01:45pm - 02:00pm

Gonorrhea Resistance in China

  • Yuepin Yin
02:00pm - 03.00pm

High Risk Sex Across the Life Course (Co-Chair)

  • Marissa Becker
  • Sevgi Aral
02:00pm - 02:20pm

How might heterogeneity along the sexual life-course reshape our understanding of HIV/STI transmission dynamics and the potential impact of interventions?

  • Sharmistha Mishra
02:20pm - 02:40pm

Designing interventions to reach girls and women early in their sexual life course

  • Parinita Bhattacharjee
02:40pm - 03:00pm

Why are sexually active girls and young women at high risk of HIV / STI staying outside the focus of prevention programs in Ukraine?

  • Olga Balakireva
03:00pm - 04:00pm

Issues In STI Clincal Care (Co-Chair)

  • Bradley Stoner
  • Suzanne Garland
03:00pm - 03:20pm

Syndromic Management of STIs

  • Cornelis Rietmeijer
03:20pm - 03:40pm

Genital Herpes Diagnosis and Management

  • Anna Wald
03:40pm - 04:00pm

Clinical Management of Vaginal Dysbiosis

  • Jonathan Ross
04:00pm - 04:30pm

Debate: Does PrEP Increase HIV Risk?

  • PRO: Johannes van Dam
  • CON: Jason Ong
04:30pm - 05:00pm

STI Prevention in HIV era - Challenges and Successes

  • Christopher Fairley
05:00pm - 05:20pm

Farewell and Closing Remarks

  • Janet Wilson - IUSTI World President
  • Kaushal Verma – IUSTI-AP Regional Chair
  • Somesh Gupta – IUSTI Congress Host
01:00pm - 02:00pm

STI Policy in the Time of COVID (Chair) 

  • Flora Dadong Wu
01:00pm - 01:15pm

Implementing Global STI Strategy in LMICs

  • Meg Doherty
01:15pm - 01:30pm

Social Mobilization for STI control

  • Angela Kelly
01:30pm - 01:45pm

STI control in WHO South-East Asia Region: implications for reaching global elimination targets

  • Richard Steen
01:45pm - 02:00pm

Implementing STI strategy in Thailand: challenges and opportunities

  • Rossaphorn Kittiyaowamarn
02:00pm - 03:00pm

Evolution of STIs and Public Health Impact (Chair)

  • Magnus Unemo
02:00pm - 02:20pm

Evolution of Treponema pallidum and public health impact

  • Mathew Beale
02:20pm - 02:40pm

Evolution of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and public health impact

  • Leonor Sánchez-Busó
02:40pm - 03:00pm

Evolution of Chlamydia trachomatis and public health impact

  • Deborah Dean
03:00pm - 04:00pm

STI Complexities in the Asia_Pacific region (Co-Chair)

  • Kaushal Verma
  • Somesh Gupta
03:00pm - 03:20pm

Mycoplasma genitalium - Status in South Asia

  • Sunil Sethi
03:20pm - 03:40pm

Biosensors in Diagnosis of Gonorrhoea

  • Seema Sood
03:40pm - 04:00pm

Neurosyphilis- Revealing the Clinical and Diagnostic Enigmas

  • Pingyu Zhou
04:00pm - 04:30pm

Debate: Does PrEP Increase HIV Risk?

  • PRO: Johannes van Dam
  • CON: Jason Ong
04:30pm - 05:00pm

STI Prevention in HIV era - Challenges and Successes

  • Christopher Fairley
05:00pm - 05:20pm

Farewell and Closing Remarks

  • Janet Wilson - IUSTI World President
  • Kaushal Verma – IUSTI-AP Regional Chair
  • Somesh Gupta – IUSTI 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