Activities & Projects

A collection of the activities and projects from members of the Regional Network. Activities include training and workforce development, research and policy opportunities, scholarships, and more.

Network Training and Workforce Development

Network members are encouraged to list any professional development activities, conferences and training they are involved in on the Network Calendar. In addition, we encourage you to consider hosting or supporting additional satellite or related events, and to invite Network members to attend these and/or promulgate them among their members.

Members are encouraged to share concept ideas with the Network. Concept sheets are provided to assist Members to start planning an event. That way we can work together to see whether there is support for a given meeting or event. Together we may be able to locate supporters, sponsor, government or non-government funding for events. Some Network events may be self-funding and may generate funds for the organisers.

ASHM announce resignation of CEO A/Prof Levinia Crooks, AM

1 September 2017   Adjunct Associate Professor Levinia Crooks, AM has resigned due to health reasons, as Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM). A/Prof Crooks has worked tirelessly for the organisation for eighteen years and her outstanding professional and personal contribution to the HIV and broader BBV and sexual health responses in Australia have been invaluable. ASHM President, Professor Mark Boyd, expressed his sincere thanks. “Levinia has been one of Australia’s leading HIV advocates. Her work at local, national and international levels has been extraordinary. She has used the experience from the HIV sector to push for dramatic changesRead More →

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2nd Asia Pacific HIV Practice Course

27 November – 30 November 2017 Singapore Venue: National University Hospital Singapore Event category : Training Course The 2nd Asia Pacific HIV Practice Course will be held in Singapore from November 27 to November 30, 2017. This course is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of health care workers within the HIV sector throughout Asia and the Pacific region. The registration form and travel grant application form are now available. Complete the relevant form and send to hiv_program@nuhs.edu.sg. Event organiser: http://www.aphpc.info/ Please note that registrations for the Asia Pacific HIV Practice Course (APHPC) will close on 10th October 2017.Read More →

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The Asia Pacific HIV Practice Course – Singapore

The Asia Pacific HIV Practice Course was held in Singapore in December. The Course was promoted through the Network and opened to participants from the region. There were a mix of participants, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and staff involved in HIV testing and outreach services. About half of the participants were from Singapore while other delegates came from surrounding countries: Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. Most of the training was provided by clinicians from Singapore and ASHM assisted in the development and delivery of the program. The meeting was held to coincide with the Singapore AIDS Conference. The focus of the course andRead More →

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Inauguration of the Hong Kong Society for HIV Medicine

The Hong Kong Society for HIV Medicine had its inauguration on 3 December 2016, 2 days after the year’s World AIDS Day. The inaugural meeting took the form of a half-day seminar, with the participation of over 70 HIV physicians, other healthcare professionals and members of NGOs. The officiating guest was Dr EK Yeoh, Hong Kong’s first HIV physician who looked after the early patients in the 1980s. In the introduction, Dr S S Lee, the Founding President, expressed that while local HIV clinical services have been established in the public service for over 3 decades, HIV medicine has grown as a mini medical specialtyRead More →

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6th VietNam National Scientific Conference on Infectious Diseases and HIV and AIDS

The  6th VietNam National Scientific Conference on Infectious Diseases and HIV and AIDS was held successfully in Ha Noi City, Vietnam on 17-18 September 2016. The Conference was co-organised by the Vietnam Clinical HIV/AIDS Society (VCHAS) in collaboration with the Vietnam Society of Infectious Diseases (VSID) and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD) and The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU). Seventy research papers, four program reports and six case studies related to HIV medicine were presented at the Conference. The meeting was organized into 7 sections: Infectious diseases; Lab diagnosis for ID; Paediatric ID; HIV/AIDS; Parasite diseases; Viral Hepatitis; and Nursing Care. TheRead More →

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Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference 2016

The 2016 Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference was recently held in Adelaide, South Australia. Delegates from around the region attended and presented on a range of topical issues. Please visit the Conference Summary page for the Conference Report.Read More →

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NRL Asian Workshop on Quality 2017

NRL is very excited to announce the inaugural NRL Asian Workshop on Quality to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 27-28 February 2017. This Workshop will focus on quality around infectious diseases testing and is being held in the same week as the IATM Congress-The International Association of Transfusion Medicine on 1 March 2017 and the IPFA 2nd Asia Workshop on Plasma Quality and Supply on 2-3 March 2017. Please visit the workshop webpage for details.Read More →

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Service provider survey on PrEP

APCOM with the support of UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF, the USAID LINKAGES Project managed by FHI 360, UNDP and the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme, the Thai Red Cross Society, Isean HIVOS Program, and Malaysian AIDS Council has organised in the fall of 2015 the regional consultation “PrEPARING ASIA: A new direction for HIV prevention among MSM in Asia” – exploring with 125 participants the feasibility of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for self- identified gay men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).   The consultation delivered an indication on how health care providers view PrEP and what is still lacking in their opinion to come to the full implementationRead More →

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IUSTI March 2016 Newsletter

IUSTI’s latest newsletter including information on the 1st Regional Network Assembly 2016.Read More →

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