Confronting Inequities in STI Prevention, Diagnostics and Care

Programme at a glance

13:00–17:00 IUSTI Executive Committee Meeting
(with working lunch)

Venue: Gwayi Conference Room

19:00hrs IUSTI President’s Dinner
(Victoria Falls Hotel)
08:00–10:00 Hosted by IUSTI-Europe
Training Course on the management of sexualy transmitted infections
Venue: Gwayi Conference Room
10:00–10:30 Refreshments Break
10:30–12:30 Training Course on the management of sexualy transmitted infections
Venue: Gwayi Conference Room
12:30–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–14:30 Training Course on the management of sexualy transmitted infections
Venue: Gwayi Conference Room
14:30–16:00 WHO Sponsored Session
Venue: Gwayi Conference Room
What’s the evidence and what’s new? WHO Guidelines on the Management of Symptomatic STIs in resource-constrained settings
17:00-18:30 Opening Ceremony
Venue: Kalala Conf Rm

  1. Welcome by the Master of Ceremonies
  2. Welcome to Victoria Falls – Security briefing
  3. Welcome Remarks by Conference Co-Presidents of the Conference
  4. Guest of Honour – Remarks
  5. Keynote Address – Meg Doherty – World Health Organization
  6. Vote of thanks by Co-Chairperson
  7. Last words of welcome by the Master of Ceremonies
19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception
(Pooldeck)
07:00-08:30 WHO Sponsored Breakfast Session I
Venue: Kalundu Conference Room
STI Research Priority Setting Agenda
08:30-10:00 Plenary 1: STIs in key and vulnerable populations
Venue: Kalala Conference Room
Speaker: Ghina Mumtaz (Lebanon). Epidemiology of STIs among refugees and displaced persons
Speaker: Rashida Ferrand (Zimbabwe). Community engagement to reduce inequalities adolescent health
Speaker: Henry de Vries (Netherlands). Strategies to scale up HIV/STI PrEP for key populations (sex workers, MSM)
10:00-10:30 Refreshments Break
10:30-12:00 Symposium 1
Venue: Kalala Conf Rm
Symposium 2
Venue: Gwayi Conf Rm
Symposium 3
WHO-sponsored
Venue: Kalundu Conf Rm
Strategic approaches to STI prevention and control/integration of STI services in primary healthcare
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Plenary 2: Understanding STIs: from basic biology to prevention
Venue: Kalala Conference Room
Speaker: Jo-Ann Passmore (South Africa). Genital microbiome, inflammation, STIs and HIV prevention
Speaker: Kate Seib (Australia). Gonococcal virulence factors and vaccine development.
Speaker: TBC. Advances in pathogenecity of some STI pathogens.
15:15-16:00 Debate 1: Rapid diagnostic testing for STIs will make syndromic management a thing of the past
Venue: Kalala Conference Room
For the motion: Jeff Klausner (USA)
Against the motion: Adele Benzaken (Brazil)
16:00-16:30 Refreshments Break
16:30-18:00 Poster viewing
Residents Hall/Falls View
19:00-22:00 Speakers Dinner
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
(by invitation only)
Dinner in Elephant Hills Hotel Restaurant
07:00-08:30 FIND Sponsored Breakfast Session II
Venue: Kalundu Conference Room
Challenges and opportunities for addressing Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antimicrobial Resistance
08:30-10:00 Plenary 3: New diagnostics and therapeutics for STIs
Venue: Kalala Conference Room
Speaker: Yuka Manabe (USA). Existing point-of-care tests and future developments for diagnosis and antimicrobial resistance testing
Speaker: Michael Marks (UK). The end of line: AMR, genomics and novel treatment options for syphilis
Speaker: TBC. Beyond cephalosporins – what options?
10:00-10:30 Refreshments Break
10:30-12:00 Symposium 4
Venue: Kalala Conf Rm
Symposium 5
Venue: Gwayi Conf Rm
Symposium 6
Venue: Kalundu Conf Rm
12:00-13:30 Lunch break Symposium 7: Hologic Sponsored Session
Educational talks
Venue: Matetsi Room
13:30-15:00 Plenary 4: Addressing inequalities to STI care
Venue: Kalala Conference Room
Speaker: Rebecca Guy (Australia). Online and remote testing
Speaker: LaRon Nelson (USA). Community engagement and inequities in STI services, including HIV: transformative visions for future
Speaker: Sam Phiri (Malawi). Implementation science: what aspects of HIV/Hepatitis/STI integration work?
15:15-16:00 Debate 2: Mathematical models are useless in predicting antimicrobial resistance in STIs
Venue: Kalala Conference Room
For the motion: Yonatan Grad (USA)
Against the motion: Katy Turner (UK)
16:00-16:30 Refreshments Break
16:30-18:00 Poster viewing
Residents Hall/Falls View
Symposium 8: WHO Sponsored Session
16:30 18:00
Venue: Kalundu
Triple Elimination: Addressing STIs towards the elimination of new paediatric HIV, Hepatitis B and Congenital Syphilis
19:00-22:00 Congress Gala Dinner
Boma Restaurant (Shuttle Buses)
07:00–08:30 WHO Sponsored Breakfast Session III
Venue: Kalundu Conference Room
A Public Health Approach to Brief Sexuality-Related Communication
08:30–10:00 Plenary 5: Advances in STI vaccines and prevention
Venue: Kalala Conference Room
Speaker: Carolyn Deal (USA). Priorities in STI and HIV vaccines – product development and considerations for access in LMICs
Speaker: Nelly Mugo (Kenya). Access to HPV vaccination – progress towards elimination of cervical cancer in LMICs
Speaker: Linda-Gail Bekker (South Africa). Prevention options for STIs: the future of multipurpose prevention technologies – what’s new in HIV and STI prevention?
10:00–10:30 Refreshments Break
10:30–12:00 Symposium 9
Venue: Kalala Conf Rm
Symposium 10
Venue: Gwayi Conf Rm
Symposium 11
Venue: Kalundu Conf Rm
Symposium 12: WHO Sponsored Session
Venue: Matetsi Rm
Don’t let the opportunity pass: Initiaiting STI screening as part of HIV PrEP Services
12:45–13:45 Closing Ceremony

  1. Master of Ceremonies
  2. Keynote address: David Mabey, UK (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  3. Closing remarks by Co-Presidents of the Conference
13:45–15:00 Buffet Lunch
(Pooldeck)
19:00–22:00 Farewell Dinner
Chipala Restaurant (Shuttle Buses)