Professional Development

ASHM HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health education and training is developed and delivered by healthcare professionals, experienced trainers and people living with blood-borne viruses.

  • ​ASHM develops and delivers education and training to support the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health workforce, from introductory to advanced levels.
  • Our courses are accredited by relevant professional bodies and are recognised in College CPD programs.
  • ASHM can tailor courses to meet your specific training and education needs. For more information, contact education@ashm.org.au

 

Our education programs include:

  • Face-to-face training offered across Australia, New Zealand and in the Asia and Pacific regions.
  • Content designed to meet the specific needs of healthcare professionals based on their location and patients.
  • Community S100 Prescriber Accreditation.
  • Online learning modules and webinars, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.

 

Resource Development

​ASHM develops a comprehensive range of resources to support the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health workforce, as well as a series of profession-based booklets for allied health workers and other professionals who may come into contact with blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.  ASHM works collaboratively with sector partners in the development, publication and promulgation of resources.  You can contact education@ashm.org.au if you would like to discuss resource production, or want to order resources in bulk for training purposes.

  • The resources focus on the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissibe infections.
  • Our resources are available in printed and/or online formats.

 

Drawing on the clinical expertise of members and other health professionals, ASHM resources are developed to meet the specific needs of the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health workforce.  Our range includes:

  • Clinical monographs and handbooks for use by primary and specialist care providers.

  • Clinical guidelines including the ARV Guidance Portal.

  • Booklets targeting a range of professions, including GPs, nurses, dentists, emergency services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, aged care providers, interpreters and translators, police and correctional officers. If you would like to discuss the development of a resource for your workplace please contact education@ashm.org.au

  • Online publications, including the Testing Portal – an online gateway to national testing policies, and the Australasian Contact Tracing Manual and Guide to Australian HIV Laws and Policies for Healthcare Professionals.

  • Decision making tools – to assist with serology, management and treatment decisions.

  • Fact sheets for healthcare professionals and their patients.

 

Policy Development

ASHM plays a significant role in policy development it does this through a number of processes:

  • ASHM develops position statements on key issues. These are concise, living documents which are evidence based and are reviewed in order to keep in step with emerging evidence.
  • ASHM also contributes to third party policy development being conducted by third party agencies. Usually this is through open policy consultation processes, where input from members is sought.
  •  At other times, ASHM takes an unsolicited, proactive role encouraging another organisation or class of organisations to change their policy, or consider new issues as a matter of policy
  • When we are actively involved in a policy matter we make documents available via the website for comment and, when permitted by the policy process, publish our comments and contributions on the website.
  • We are currently creating a policy archive and all policy documents will be stored there.​

 

ASHM Position Statements

Navigate via the above link to a page which provides links to policy, position and discussion papers written by ASHM on behalf of its members.

Members contribute to the development of these papers by making submissions or comment on documents being prepared by ASHM. ASHM may also make submissions on members' behalf and/or call meetings to discuss various issues.  Access our Postion Statements

 

Advocacy

ASHM advocates on behalf of its members and stakeholders and addresses professional affairs matters via the Board.  ASHM can provide advice and referral on professional affairs matters for members and stakeholders. ASHM works closely with the HIV/AIDS legal centre, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia in issues relating to matters such as Healthcare Workers who are infected with a transmissible infection.

ASHM liaises with International bodies to review emerging evidence. ASHM can assist in linking to expert reviewers and witnesses. For assistance in this regard pelase contact ceo@ashm.org.au.

 

Events Management

  • The ASHM Conference, Sponsorship and Events Division delivers professional, memorable and successful conferences and events.
  • The team has successfully managed over 80 national and international events over the past 10 years.
  • ASHM has exprerience in the management of events ranging from 5 to 6,000 delegates.

 

Conferences

The ASHM Conference, Sponsorship and Events Division was established to support and strengthen the medical, scientific and health sectors via the delivery of professional, memorable and successful conferences and events.  

The Division's philosophy is to build, service, and support relationships with organisations with similar objectives, such as improved health care and health education. The ASHM Conference, Sponsorship and Events Division won the award for the Best In-house Meetings Management department nationally in 2013 and also 2014 with the Meetings & Events Australia Association. 

ASHM has its own accredited, in-house Conference, Sponsorship and Events Division with permanent staff so that ASHM is able to offer the high level of service  required to manage any conference or event. It has a proven track record and has the depth of knowledge and experience to co-ordinate the requirements of a large conference and scholarship program whilst being flexible in catering to a broad range of delegates.

ASHM Conference, Sponsorship and Events Division can manage all the administrative, organisational and logistical activities to run your conference to the highest standard.  We will also provide advice and consultancy to ensure short and long-term conference goals are achieved. At all times, your conference and organisation identity is maintained.

The ASHM Conference, Sponsorship and Events team works in partnership with our clients' best interests in mind. With a proven track record in conference and events management, and a solid reputation in the broad health sector, the Division is well-situated to manage Conferences and administrative functions, providing a value-for-money service, backed by a genuine commitment to, the success of the events we manage.

We are a similar organisation to our clients: not-for-profit, health sector organisation working to improve quality of life. By selecting the ASHM Conference, Sponsorship and Events Division you are bringing on board a collaborator who understands the needs and workings of a non-profit, medical member-based organisation and can therefore better service those needs to meet common objectives.

The ASHM Conference, Sponsorship and Events Division has successfully managed over 80 national and international events over the past 10 years.  The Division was both Host and involved in the some of the organisation of the 2007 IAS Conference in Sydney, which attracted over 6,000 delegates. We were also the PCO for the Pan-Pacific Regional HIV/AIDS Conference in 2005 in Auckland, New Zealand (550 pax), the 2011 International Microbicides Conference, Sydney (700 pax) and the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Congress in Melbourne (1,500 pax).

 

Smaller Events and Meetings

The Division has experience in working on small events for less than 50 people and larger events with over 6,000 delegates. The annual ASHM conference, the Australasian HIV/AIDS conference, attracts over 1,200 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and Asian & Pacific regions. We have organised conferences in New Zealand and all Australian States and Territories.

 

Scholarship Program

The Conference, Sponsorship and Events Division has experience in managing considerable, competitive as well as directed conference scholarship programs. We have managed large programs for the AIDS 2014 domestic scholarship program and international 2012 Microbicides Conference. We also manage the ASHM Scholarship Program. For more information visit the Conference and Training page.