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HIV Invited Speaker Session: Epidemiology, Prevention and Health Promotion - HIV Self-Testing - Opportunities and Implementation Challenges

Tracks
Track 1
Diagnostics
Prevention
Public health
Monday, August 29, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Minyama 1

Speaker

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Associate Professor Jason Ong
Sexual Health Physician
Monash University

Overview of HIV Self-Testing: The Devices, the Regulations and the Consumers

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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Biography

A/Prof Dr. Jason Ong is an academic sexual health specialist and health economist based at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. His research focuses on economic evaluations and demand creation strategies to improve the uptake of HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and management services.
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Mr Luke Coffey
Rapid Program Manager
Qpp

Can Smart Vending Machines Expand Access to HIV Testing for Suboptimal Testers? RAPIDVend: An Implementation and Evaluation Study

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

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Biography

Luke Coffey is RAPID’s Program Manager, a peer-led community-based HIV/STI testing service operated by Queensland Positive People. He has 6 years’ experience in sexual health program design, delivery, evaluation, and research. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) and is currently undertaking Masters in Molecular Biology and Public Health.
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Mr Aaron Cogle
Executive Director
National Association of People with HIV Australia, NAPWHA

Around the country: an update on the state of play for HIV self-testing program in Australia

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

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Biography

Aaron Cogle is the Executive Director of the National Association of People with HIV Australia. He has worked in the HIV sector for twenty years in both Australia and in the UK. His qualifications are in Policy and Law. Melissa Warner has over 20 years HIV clinical and program delivery experience gained from diverse roles within NGOs, government organisations and clinical settings in Australia, UK and Asia.
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Prof Mark Stoove
Head, Public Health Discipline, Co-Head of the HIV Elimination Program
Burnet Institute

Optimising HIV self-testing as a key part of Australia’s HIV strategy: implementation challenges and opportunities.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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Biography

Mark Stoove is head of the Public Health Discipline at the Burnet Institute and leads research groups in HIV Prevention and Justice Health. He is an infectious diseases and behavioural epidemiologist and implementation scientist and has researched the transmission and prevention blood borne virus and sexually transmitted infection for over 20 years.
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Dr Valerie Delpech
Head Of Communicable Diseases
NSW Health

Panellist

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Biography

Valérie is a public health physician and currently Director of the Communicable Diseases Branch at NSW Health. She was Head of HIV at Public Health England (UKHSA) from 2005-2021. In close collaboration with researchers, clinicians and civil society, for the past 2 decades, Valerie’s work has focussed on understanding the impact of HIV, other BBVs and STIs and driving policy change to reduce these in diverse communities. 
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Professor Rebecca Guy
Program Head - Professor
Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Panellist

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Biography

Rebecca Guy is the Theme Director of Implementation Research and a Professor in Epidemiology at the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She has expertise in surveillance and evaluation of public health interventions related to HIV and sexually transmissible infections . Her research focuses on reducing the impact of HIV sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in vulnerable populations, including implementation and evaluation of point-of-care testing and prevention initiatives to reduce the transmission of HIV and STIs (including HPV) in a range of settings. Her research also focuses on optimising antibiotic treatment of STIs and using diagnostics to improve antibiotic stewardship.
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Mr Phillip Keen
Co-ordinator
Kirby Institute

Panellist

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Biography

Phillip coordinates the NSW HIV Prevention Research Implementation Science and Monitoring Partnership, at the Kirby Institute. Phillip is the Co-chair of the National HIV Testing Policy Expert Reference Group and was recently awarded a PhD by UNSW for a research program focussed on HIV testing among gay and bisexual men. 

Chairperson

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Judith Dean
Principal Research Fellow
The University of Queensland

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Nikki Sullivan
Project Manager
Thorne Harbour Health

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