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ICTMM 2016 Speaker Presentations

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Find materials from keynote speaker presentations from the International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria is one of the world’s leading tropical medicine conferences, last held in Brisbane, Australia, in September 2016.

The International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria is one of the world’s leading tropical medicine conferences, and has been held every four years since 1914.  Held in Brisbane, Australia, in September 2016, ASHM was pleased to have partnered with the Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) and the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) to allow ASHM members to attend the sessions focussing on HIV in developing countries and HIV coinfections with other sexually transmitted infections.

Find presentation materials from keynote presentations featured below from:

      • Professor Mark Boyd on HIV in Myanmar
      • Phillip Cunningham on Clinical Laboratory Capacity Building in Asia Pacific
      • Professor Sharon Lewin on ​Towards a cure for HIV
      • A/Prof Darren Russell on ​Syphilis and HIV – Twin Epidemics
      • Dr Andrew Vallely on The WANTAIM Trial Papua New Guinea

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ICTMM 2016 - Mark Boyd

HIV in Myanmar

Mark Boyd

Chair of Medicine/Professorial Fellow, University of Adelaide/UNSW​

Presentation Overview

  • Socio-economic context
  • Epidemiology
  • HIV cascade
  • Testing
  • Treatment
  • Barriers
  • Conclusions
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ICTMM 2016 Philip Cunningham

​Clinical Laboratory Capacity Building in Asia Pacific

Philip Cunningham

St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research

Presentation Overview

  • Good clinical practice
  • Common failures in laboratories
  • Selection criteria for laboratory testing
  • Balancing practicalities
  • A systems approach to laboratory quality
  • Effect of quality management on costs
  • How might pre-analytical processes be controlled?
  • Success measures
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    ICTMM 2016 Sharon Lewin

    ​Towards a cure for HIV

    Sharon R Lewin

    Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, The University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital and Consultant physician, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

    Presentation Overview

    • Major barriers to HIV cure
    • Clinical strategies
      • Reducing virus persistence
      • Boosting immunity
      • Make cells resistant to HIV
    • Can a cure intervention be cost effective globally?
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    ICTMM 2016 Darren Russell

    ​Syphilis and HIV – Twin Epidemics

    A/Prof Darren Russell

    Cairns Sexual Health Service, and James Cook University

    Presentation Overview

    • The latest epidemiology of syphilis

    • Interactions between HIV and syphilis

    • Treatment options

    • Tthe impact of PrEP on syphilis control

    • A word on Yaws

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    ICTMM 2016 Andrew Vallely

    ​Point-of-care testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections to improve birth outcomes in high-burden settings:
    The WANTAIM Trial Papua New Guinea

    A/Prof Andrew Vallely

    Chief Investigator, WANTAIM Trial Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka PNG Team Leader, Public Health Interventions Research Group, The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney

    Presentation Overview

    • STIs and adverse birth outcomes
    • A trial is needed –and is now possible
    • WANTAIM Trial Papua New Guinea

    More about the International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria

    The XIX International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria 2016 was held in Brisbane, Australia from 18-22 September 2016 and was an exciting opportunity for delegates to network and share knowledge in the areas of tropical medicine, malaria, parasitology, infectious diseases, zoonoses, veterinary health, travel medicine and more.  Hosted by the Congress Management Committee, the Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) and the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID), the program included international plenary speakers, oral presentations, posters, exhibition and social events.

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