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E-News Issue 27, 2020| February 13, 2020 |
NEWS & RESOURCES
Andrology and Sexual Health. A series of online recordings have been released by Shine SA, for health professionals wanting to build their knowledge of andrology and sexual health. Topics including PrEP and PEP, chemsex, androgen deficiency, gender affirming care and the SA syphilis outbreak.
PrEP in Practice Study. The University of New South Wales is currently exploring clinician perspectives on prescribing PrEP in Australia, with a focus on the contexts of New South Wales (NSW) and Western Australia (WA). The study aims to produce new understandings of the clinical practice of HIV prevention. If you are a doctor, nurse, medical student or healthcare worker in the HIV field, you can participate in the survey here.
HIV. What You Need to Know. The Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service has developed a free e-booklet available in eight languages, that summarises the most recent information on HIV and connects community members with health service providers in NSW.
ASHM Immigration and Hep B Resources. The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) has updated it's resource for immigrants applying for a permanent visa who are Hepatitis B Positive. Resources also include a template for health professionals to help support patients undergoing the application process. You can view these resources here.
ASHM Novel Corona Virus Resources for Clinicians and Patients. ASHM has developed a guide for clinicians and patients to help understand the impact of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak (2019-nCoV), which is particularly important for immunocompromised individuals, including people living with HIV. The resource includes information about transmission and its symptoms, and specific information for people on anti-viral medications, including HIV PrEP, or treatment for HIV, HBV and HCV.
ASHM Bloodborne Virus Transmission Guides for Police, Emergency Service and Correctional Officers. These guides contain basic information about blood-borne viruses including how the viruses are spread, how to protect against infection and what to do if there is a possible exposure. Guides are available for police, emergency service providers and correctional officers.
Going Somewhere? Awareness Campaign Launch. Health Minister Roger Cook launched the HIV prevention campaign on World AIDS Day, December 1st in 2019. The campaign was developed in response to the growing number of travellers bringing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) home from their holiday, and is coordinated by the Sexual Health Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) program team. Campaign materials can be viewed via Healthy WA.
Syphilis Point of Care Testing. Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program. This video conference will provide current information and updates related to the infectious syphilis outbreak in regions of Western Australia. February 18. Online.
Gender and Sexuality at Work Conference. This multidisciplinary research and engagement conference will bring together experts from academia and Australian workplaces to participate in a debate about gender and sexuality at work. Feb 18, Melbourne.
STI and BBV Quarterly Forum. This forum will provide updates and presentations in the areas of sexual health, sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses, along with professional development and networking opportunities. March 4, East Perth.
Preventive Health Conference. This year, the annual conference is themed 'CAN DO PREVENTION: effective action in a volatile world. This draws on current developments in preventive health in Australia and beyond, while reflecting on the challenges of the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguous (VUCA) nature of the world we live in. May 13-15. Perth.
Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference. In it's 12th year, the conference is the leading multidisciplinary Viral Hepatitis conference in the Australasian region. Abstracts submissions are currently open until early April, and you can also keep up to date and join the conversation by using #VH20. August 16-18, Brisbane.
TRAINING & SEMINARS
Research Skills Seminar: Research Fundamentals. Government of Western Australia Child and Adolescent Health Service. Develop your skills in research, with this seminar focusing on turning ideas into a clear research question, and putting together a high-quality research protocol. Can be attended in-person or online. February 14, Perth.
Protective Behaviours Workshop. SECCA. Targeted at school-based educators, this workshop will teach participants how to use the SECCA App to deliver Protective Behaviour lessons. Each school can register 4 staff members per workshop. February 19, West Perth.
R U Legal? - Young People and the Law. Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project. This workshop will provide youth workers with information about the criminal justice system and how laws affect young people. Topics include the legal parameters around sexting, sex and consent. February 19, Leederville.
Methodological Challenges In Surveying Non-Binary Religious And Sexuality/Gender Identities: The Worldviews Of Australia’s Generation Z Study.
La Trobe University. This free seminar is presented by Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen (School of Sociology, Australian National University), as part of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society Research and Practice Seminar Series. February 19, Melbourne.
Research Skills Seminar: Research Governance. Government of Western Australia Child and Adolescent Health Service. Designed to build your research skills, this seminar provides a practical guide to the preparation of government applications. The seminar can be attended in person at Perth Children's Hospital, Nedlands and other select locations around WA. Online attendance is also available. February 21.
Working With Trans & Gender Diverse People Accessing AOD Services. Turning Point. This webinar will provide an introduction to gender diversity, differentiates sexual orientation, intersex status, gender identity and expression, with a focus on those accessing AOD services. February 24, Online.
Health Promotion Short Course: Planning and Evaluation using a Systems Lens. Curtin University. Participants in this four-day short course will build skills in effective planning and evaluation in public health by using a systems lens approach. This course qualifies for the professional development needed to continue registration as a Health Promotion Practitioner. March 2-6, Bentley.
Boundary Setting and Protective Behaviours. SECCA. This workshop will focus on the concept of a social circle, and how it can be used as an educational strategy to give people with disabilities an understanding of personal boundaries. March 5. West Perth.
Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health. Sexual Health Quarters. This 3-day workshop will build skills in working with young people in the areas of relationships and sexual health. Suitable for youth workers and workers in the youth sector. March 10 - 12, Northbridge.
Health Promotion Short Course: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Interventions. Curtin University. Delivered online over 12 weeks, this course will help build the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. The course is suitable for those already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into the health promotion area and for those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their current role. March 15 - June 14. Online.
Hepatitis C in Primary Care. ASHM. This workshop will provide an update on hepatitis C, and will focus on early diagnosis, management and treatment of hepatitis C in the context of Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) treatments which offer a cure to most people. March 24. Perth.
Mooditj Leader Training. Sexual Health Quarters. This 4-day workshop is designed for Aboriginal community members who work with young people to lead Mooditj, a resilience, relationships, and sexual health education program for young Aboriginal aged 10-14 years. March 24 - 27, Northbridge.
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Preventive Health Conference Grant. Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). Scholarships are available to support individuals who work in rural/remote WA and/or work in Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander preventive health in WA to attend the Preventive Health Conference. See if you are eligible and apply via the PHAA website.
ASHM 2020 Scholarship Opportunities. ASHM. A number of scholarships are available to assist ASHM members, affiliates and others in the HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health healthcare sector to attend national and international conferences to support their continuing professional development. Apply via the ASHM website.
PHAA WA Branch Scholarship Opportunities. PHAA. Two scholarships are available to attend one of five PHAA conferences in 2020, which aim to help build the skills and capacity of PHAA members. Check your eligibility and apply here by Feb, 24.
Chief Executive Officer. Hepatitis Australia. Based in the ACT, this role requires a highly skilled individual with leadership capabilities to lead the peak national health and advisory body for viral hepatitis in Australia. Read the full job description and apply via the ASHM website.
Communications and Marketing Coordinator. ASHM. This role involves the development and implementation of communications strategies in the areas of HIV, hepatitis and sexual health education. Read the full job description and apply via the ASHM website.
Data and Register Manager. Government of Western Australia Department of Health. This role involves the development and management of the collection of communicable disease data, which will contribute to a syphilis database. Read the full job description and apply via the DoH website.
Senior Project Officer Hepatitis B. ASHM. This role involves provide direction and coordination for a range of programs and related committees, whilst developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders at both an operational and strategic level.Read the full job description and apply via the ASHM website.