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E-News Issue 34, 2020| September 1, 2020 |
NEWS & RESOURCES
I-SHARE Survey. The I-SHARE (International Sexual Health and REproductive Health) Survey is an international research project, that aims to investigate how different isolation measures implemented across the world during COVID have affected family structures, relationships, and access to sexual and reproductive health services. The Australian survey is now live, click here to participate.
Trans Health Research Participant Call-out. Sexual Health Quarters and the WA AIDS Council are looking for members of the trans and gender diverse community to help them create an exciting new resource. The resource will seek to increase knowledge and perceptions of risk around STIs and BBVs, identify and reduce barriers to accessing services, and increase testing pathways. Complete the short survey to register your interest.
Lived Experiences of Hepatitis C Treatment Study. Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) is recruiting participants to explore experiences of hepatitis C treatment. The study is open to anyone aged 18 and over who has hepatitis C, a history of hepatitis C diagnosis or an experience of injecting drug use (but no knowledge of whether they have hepatitis C). Participation involves a confidential audio-recorded interview for about an hour, and participants will be reimbursed with a Coles gift voucher or $50 for their time. Contact Dr Adrian Farrugia to express your interest in the study. Click here for more info.
REACH-C Online Form. The Kirby Institute and Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM). The REACH-C project is a large national cohort study that aims to collect basic clinical and demographic data on all sequential patients initiating DAA-based treatment from March 1st, 2016 through a national network of sites from a diverse range of service providers, including primary care physicians. The REACH-C online form is a tool that links practitioners who are not experienced in the treatment of hepatitis C, to specialist support. Click here for more info.
Connecting with Care Competition. The International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users has launched the Connecting with Care Competition; a global award to identify innovative models of hepatitis C care in order to highlight emerging ways of working and to inspire others in the sector. Open to entries globally, applicants are invited to submit their model of care as an opportunity to showcase to the world how their model effectively provides access to hepatitis C treatment and care for people who use drugs. Check your eligibility and submit your application here.
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: VIRTUAL. 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. Conference dates: 15 - 17 October, Bangkok, Thailand.
Australian Public Health Conference: VIRTUAL. 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.
HIVR4P // Virtual - HIV Research for Prevention. The International AIDS Society. The conference will focus on today’s fast-changing HIV prevention paradigm, incorporating cutting-edge science on COVID-19. Delegates from around the world will be able to access the latest in biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation. 27 - 28 Jan, and 3 - 4 Feb, 2021. Online.
TRAINING & SEMINARS
Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings. ASHM. This course aims to provide addiction physicians, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and other practitioners working in Drug and Alcohol settings with the skills and knowledge to diagnose hepatitis C, manage comorbidities and treat hepatitis C. Sept, 7 and 14. Online.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Update: Lessons Learned from COVID-19. ASHM and RACGP. This workshop will update General Practitioners on changes in sexual and reproductive health provision and services during the pandemic. Expert speakers will raise awareness around STI testing and treatment, contraception and abortion in a COVID-19 context, and the vital ongoing role GPs play in delivering this care. Sept, 8. Online.
Research Skills Seminar: Conducting Systematic Reviews. CAHS Research Education Program. This seminar provides an overview of several types of systematic reviews, along with simple strategies to focus a review and support review methodology. Sept, 11. Live Seminar venue at Perth Children's Hospital, Nedlands, or video-conference site at one of the following locations: Fiona Stanley Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus, Lion's Eye Institute (QEII - LEI Staff only), Royal Perth Hospital.
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Understanding Workshop. Auspire - Australia Day Council of WA. The webinar will assist participants with information and understanding that can improve communities and workplaces for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Basic Aboriginal cultural awareness and understanding can facilitate real and lasting change through changed attitudes and behaviours at both a professional and personal level. Sept, 15. Online.
Beyond Accessibility: Navigating social connectedness, disability and social media. UNSW Centre for Social Research. Social media affords new modes of access for crip bodies, however, disability is still predominantly understood in terms of ‘deficit’ and abnormality. This seminar builds on speaker Gemma Killen's doctoral research on belonging and online communities to argue that the broad arm of accessibility does not always produce social connectedness.
Outcomes Measurement Workshop: Know Your Social Impact. Centre for Social Impact UWA. This 2 day workshop will provide you with a background to the relevance and importance of outcomes measurement, teach you how to measure and assess your organisation’s impact and develop your understanding of the difference you’re making and how to report it. Choose either fully online: Sept, 15 - 16 or face-to-face: Oct, 29 - 30.
Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: Coming of Age in the COVID-19 Era. Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation. In this seminar, three speakers from Royal Perth Hospital will discuss contemporary topics around drug use and availability, sexually transmitted infections, sexual disinhibition with drugs and more. Sept, 16. Perth.
Questions from the Field. The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program is coordinating a series of videoconferences designed to provide current information and updates related to the infectious syphilis outbreak in regions of WA. This session will provide a chance for participants to ask a panel of experts questions relating to the syphilis whether it be related to the outbreak, prevention or management. Sept, 16. Online.
Hepatitis C in Primary Care. ASHM. Primary care providers can play a critical role in the elimination of hepatitis C in Australia by 2030. This webinar will provide an overview of the management of HCV in primary care settings, including case finding, testing, patient assessment and treatment. Sept, 17. Online.
Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health. Sexual Health Quarters. Nuts and Bolts training develops the core knowledge, attitudes and skills required to provide information and support for young people around respectful relationships and sexual health issues. Sept, 22 -24. Northbridge.
Supporting Puberty and Adolescence. SECCA. This workshop provides practical information for parents, teachers and workers to help support young people to understand the changes experienced at puberty and to manage this life stage with confidence. Oct, 1. West Perth.
PrEP Webinar for Women. ASHM. This course will help primary care providers discuss PrEP topics with women, as they play a critical role in the reduction of HIV in women and babies with the application of PrEP. Oct, 6. Online.
Alcohol and Other Drug Skills for Counsellors. Workforce Development, Mental Health Commission. Strengthen your skills when working with clients around their alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. This training event will suit human service providers in a counselling role who are new to working with clients who use AOD. It aims to provide foundation knowledge and skills required to work effectively with these clients. Oct, 21 - 22. Perth.
STARS. Sexual Health Quarters. STARS is a two-day introductory course to help build knowledge and confidence to Start Talking About Relationships and Sexual health with young Aboriginal people. Nov, 4 - 5. Northbridge.
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Pride Australia Small Grants Program. The program supports projects proposed by individuals, organisations and communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs. Grants are up to $500, and the project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community. Apply now.
Medical Director. Sexual Health Quarters is recruiting for a unique leadership position, which involves driving the development, implementation and adoption of clinical governance systems, policies and processes and provide clinical advice and expertise in relation to clinical service delivery, supervision, clinical procedures, clinical teaching and related clinical risk. Apply now. Applications close Friday 11 September.
Registered Nurse. Marie Stopes Australia is the leading national provider of sexual and reproductive health, committed to providing excellence in reproductive healthcare to women and men across the state. The team is recruiting a registered nurse for their practice in Midland on a part-time basis. Apply now.