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E-News Issue 33, 2020| August 5, 2020 |
NEWS & RESOURCES
I-SHARE Survey. The I-SHARE (International Sexual Health and REproductive Health) Survey is an international study that is investigating how different isolation measures (in response to the COVID-19 pandemic) have been implemented across the world, and their effect on family structures, relationships and access to sexual and reproductive health services. The study is open to anyone aged 18 or above. Click here to complete the survey, and here to learn more about the study.
Online LGBT+ First Nations Youth Group. Strong Brother, Strong Sister are running online workshops every Wednesday until September 16th, for LGBT+ identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. Each workshop will offer a different opportunity, such as cooking classes, mental health and wellbeing workshops, gender diverse cultural workshops, movies and more. Registration is essential.
Research Participant Callout. The Kirby Institute is looking for gay and bisexual men to participate in research that is investigating the lived experiences of COVID-19 among gay and bisexual men. Discussions will include isolation, support, mental health and resilience, income loss, and access to health services. Participant input will help understand how gay and bisexual men experience, engage with, and emerge from, COVID-19. Click here for more.
Department of Health Sexual Health Videos. A series of videos have been developed by the Department of Health, that centre on sexual health and blood-borne virus topics. A video about contact tracing in regional and remote areas has been released in collaboration with the Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service, which you can view here. Two new educational videos on hepatitis B and syphilis have also been released, which aims to promote awareness among Aboriginal people in WA. The videos provides important information about transmission, vaccination, testing and treatment.
Trans and Gender Diverse Community Resource. Sexual Health Quarters and WA AIDS Council. SHQ and WA AIDS Council would love to collaborate with the trans and gender diverse community to create an exciting new resource.The resource will seek to: increase knowledge and perceptions of risk around STIs and blood-borne viruses; identify and reduce barriers to accessing services; and increase testing pathways. They are looking for people who identify as trans and/or gender diverse to support the project and provide valuable input. Please complete the following short survey to register your interest.
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. Click here to complete the short survey. Conference dates: 16 - 20 November.
TRAINING & SEMINARS
Mooditj Leader Training. Sexual Health Quarters. Mooditj is a resilience, relationships and sexual health education program designed for young Aboriginal people aged 10-14 years. This training enables participants to become Mooditj leaders. Please see the Mooditj program outline for more information about Mooditj. August 11 - 14. Northbridge.
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.
How to: Present a Research Based Oral Abstract. ASHM. This webinar has been designed to assist those who are interested in submitting a conference abstract. The content will focus on methods for presenting research and cover how to structure a research-based oral presentation. August 13, Online.
Sexual Health Update for Primary Care: Clinical and Public Health Management of Syphilis in WA. ASHM. This webinar will provide 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. August 25. Online.
SHARE Meeting: eSafety Info for Youth Workers. Sexual Health Quarters. Recommended for anyone who works with young people and those who want to keep up-to-date with sexual health topics, meet others in the field and share resources. In this webinar, you will hear from the Office of eSafety Commissioner. August 25. Online.
Boundary Setting & Protective Behaviours. SECCA. This workshop introduces a social circle concept as an educational strategy that will assist anyone who wants to understand these skills more themselves or for people who work with people building and understanding their own skills. This strategy can be developed to give people with disabilities an understanding of personal boundaries. September 3. West Perth.
HIV and Shared Care for Chronic Disease Management. Shine SA. This webinar will be delivered over two sessions, and will provide practitioners with an overview of the chronic disease needs of people living with HIV and aims to increase the capacity of the primary care workforce to engage in HIV management. September 15 and 22. Online.
Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health. Sexual Health Quarters. This 3-day course develops the core knowledge, attitudes and skills required to provide information and support for young people around respectful relationships and sexual health issues. September 22 - 24. Northbridge.
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
SiREN Grants, Scholarships and Funding Resources. Want to know what funding opportunities are available to you or your organisation? You can check out SiREN's comprehensive guide to grants, scholarships and funding here, complete with cut off dates, eligibility criteria and more. SiREN also provides resources to assist your application or you can contact us for personalised support.
Registered Nurse - Sexual Health. Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service. Recruitment for a full-time Registered Nurse (Sexual Health) to join their team in Kununurra, WA has opened. The role entails working to improve sexually transmitted infection and blood borne virus screening, management, and education; and promoting the integration of STI/BBV testing with existing primary health care services in response to a recent syphilis outbreak and endemic levels of other STIs. No application close date - please apply asap.
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Sexual Health. WA Country Health. An opening has become available for an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist Sexual Health. This role will focus on harm reduction programs within the Pilbara region to prevent and control blood borne viruses (BBVs) transmission. Read more and apply here.