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E-News Issue 32, 2020| July 9, 2020 |
NEWS & RESOURCES
World Hepatitis Day. The countdown to World Hepatitis Day is on! This year's theme is #LetsTalkHep, which seeks to engage the public and promote much needed dialogue about hepatitis. World Hepatitis Day also aims to provide information that supports people at risk of or living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C to access the best care to maintain or improve their health. Click here for news, resources, events and ideas to join in the conversation on July 28th.
National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP). The Commonwealth government has provided seed funding to establish a new NDRP, which will aim to facilitate a collaborative, translational research program through partnerships between academics, people with disability, their families and carers, peak advocacy and consumer groups, governments and service providers to conduct cutting-edge policy-relevant research that enables people with disability to participate fully in society. Click here to subscribe and learn more.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Callout. Curtin University researchers are recruiting participants who are 18 years of age or older, reside in WA and have been denied a referral for an abortion in the last 2 years. if you or someone you know would like to share your experience, contact project officer Megan. View the flyer for more info.
I-SHARE, the International Sexual Health And REproductive Health Survey is an international collaboration that examines the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on sexual and reproductive health in diverse low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries. This series of studies aims to investigate how different isolation measures implemented by governments across the world –in response to the COVID-19 pandemic— have affected family structures, relationships, and access to sexual and reproductive health services. Read more and find out how you can get involved.
JIAS Call for Papers. Submissions are open for The Journal of the International AIDS Society special issue on Global Mental Health and HIV Prevention and Care. Close date for abstract submissions is Sept, 15.
2020 HIV Glasgow: VIRTUAL. This years HIV conference will be delivered online, with more information to come. The deadline for scholarship applications is July 10. Conference dates: 4-7 October.
Asia Pacific AIDS & Co-Infections Conference (APACC) 2020. Virology Education. APACC is a conference that provides a much-needed scientific platform that focuses on HIV related developments, issues, and needs in the Asia Pacific region. The abstract submission deadline is July 31 and scholarship application deadline is August 3. Conference dates: 15 - 17 October, Bangkok, Thailand.
Australian Public Health Conference. Public Health Association of Australia. The theme for the virtual conference is: ‘Public Health action: Response to bushfires, climate and coronavirus’, which responds to a series of realities which, in different ways, are ‘crises’ impacting on public wellbeing. Earlybird registrations close July 19. Conference dates: 19 - 30 October.
2020 Joint Australasian HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences: VIRTUAL. ASHM. The joint conference will now be delivered virtually this year, and ASHM would like to hear your thoughts on how the conference should be run. More information to come.
TRAINING & SEMINARS
Impact2020. Facilitated by the Centre for Social Impact, #Impact2020 was a series of educational webinars. You can now upskill yourself and view all 35 webinars, hearing from innovative researchers, educators and leaders as they discuss social impact. Online.
Sexual Health Update for Primary Care: Clinical and Public Health Management of Syphilis in WA. Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM). This workshop will provide WA health professionals with the information and tools required to improve syphilis screening and care for at-risk and key affected populations. The update will use clinical vignettes to illustrate the implications of the infectious syphilis outbreak in WA on health professionals’ practice. July 15. Online.
Spotlight on Hepatitis B 2020. ASHM. The event is an annual workforce development initiative coordinated by the Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance (VHBA), aiming to improve the treatment, management and care of people living with chronic Hepatitis B. This will be delivered as part of a 4 part webinar series for World Hepatitis Day. Series start July 16. Online.
Symptoms and Defining Stages of Syphilis. The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) is coordinating a series of videoconferences designed to provide current information and updates related to the infectious syphilis outbreak in regions of Western Australia. RSVP for this edition by July 21 here. July 28. Online.
Stigma Amongst People Who Inject Drugs And People Living With Hepatitis C: Australian National Surveillance And Approaches To Reduce Stigma. This online seminar will be presented by the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, and discusses the recent results from the national monitoring system established to measure stigma among key population groups (the Stigma Indicators Monitoring Project). July 27. Online.
Hepatitis C in NSP Settings. ASHM. Frontline workers in NSP settings have a crucial and unique role to play in eliminating hepatitis C. This training aims to provide participants with confidence to initiate conversations around hepatitis C in NSP settings, providing referrals to testing & treatment. August 4. Online.
Sexuality and Disability. SECCA. This challenging and thought-provoking workshop explores relationship and sexuality issues and the rights and needs of people with disability. It develops awareness of our own values and attitudes and how these may impact on our work with people with disability. August 13, West Perth.
Sexual Health Activities and Resources for Engagement (SHARE). SHQ. This SHARE Meeting will feature a presentation from the Office of eSafety Commissioner. The meeting is suitable for anyone who works with young people and wants to keep up-to-date with sexual health topics, meet others in the field and share resources. Register for the event here .August 25, Northbridge or online.
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Public Health Association of Australia Event Scholarship. Three scholarships are up for grabs to attend the virtual Australian Public Health Conference. One standard and one student scholarship will be awarded to cover the cost of the conference registration. One Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander registration will be awarded, to cover the cost of the conference registration, and a 12-month membership to PHAA will be provided to the successful applicant. See if you are eligible and apply now.
Sexual Health and BBVs Program Coordinator, Perth. The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is seeking a Coordinator who is primarily responsible for providing expert sexual health and blood-borne virus advice and support to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and key external stakeholders and partners such as Hepatitis WA and the WA AIDS Council with the aim of decreasing the incidence of STIs in Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia. To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria, click here.
Sexual Health and BBVs Program Officer (Youth) (50D), Perth. The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is seeking a program officer who is primarily responsible for coordinating an increase in testing and treatment in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria, click here.
HEP C Project Officer, Perth. The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is seeking a project officer who will form part of the Sexual Health and BBV's Work Unit to develop policies and effective strategies with the aim of decreasing the incidence of STIs in Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia.To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria, click here.
Policy and Research Manager, Sydney. The National LGBTI Health Alliance is recruiting a Policy and Research manager who will be responsible for coordination of the Alliance's policy and research activities across LGBTI health and wellbeing. Applications are still open, see more.
Project Officer, Sydney. In partnership with the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and the Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA), the role will be responsible for ensuring HIV related issues of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are more meaningfully integrated into Australia’s HIV response. See more.