Affiliated Org Satellite Session: ASHM International: Stigma and discrimination; overcoming barriers to healthcare in our region

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Meeting Room 1

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Educational satellite supported by Mylan. Content developed by ASHM International Team


Speaker

Mx Mish Pony
Chief Executive Officer
Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association

Opening remarks on the Global Partnership for Action to Eliminate All Forms of HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Biography

Jules Kim is a Korean/Australian sex worker and the CEO of Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association -the peak national organisation that has been representing sex workers and sex worker organisations, collectives and projects throughout Australia since 1989. She is the Chairperson for the regional sex worker network, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) and is the UN Program Coordinating Board (UNPCB) NGO Delegate for the Asia Pacific for 2019-2021. Jules represents sex workers on a number of government committees and advisory mechanisms and has provided testimony and expert advice to parliamentary hearings and inquiries in relation to sex work, migration, trafficking and law reform. She has over 20 years’ experience in sex work, sex worker advocacy, community development and representation.
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Mr Edwin Bernard
Global Co-ordinator
HIV Justice Network

Opening remarks on the impact of HIV transmission laws on stigma & discrimination – duties and obligations of healthcare providers; global and regional perspectives

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM

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Biography

Edwin J Bernard is the Global Co-ordinator of the HIV Justice Network, working with organisations around the world to abolish criminal laws that regulate, control and punish people living with HIV based solely on their HIV-positive status. Edwin, who has been living with HIV since 1983, also co-ordinates HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE, a coalition of more than 100 civil society organisations working together to end HIV criminalisation.
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Prof Adeeba Kamarulzaman
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Malaya

The regional challenges in stigma & discrimination – duties and obligations of healthcare providers, experiences of key populations

4:20 PM - 4:35 PM

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Biography

Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman graduated from Monash University and trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases in Melbourne, Australia. She is presently the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Yale University, USA.
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Dr Janet Gare
Team Leader Surveillance and Disease Outbreak Unit
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research

Country Challenges - Papua New Guinea

4:35 PM - 4:50 PM

Biography

Janet Gare is a Senior Research Fellow at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research. She is a sexual health research scientist with over 15 years of work experience. With her expertise in HIV drug resistance, she recently led and completed the country's first national HIV drug resistance survey.
Doctor Sheena J Dias Viegas
Program Manager for HIV, STI and Hepatitis
Ministry of Health, Timor-leste

Country Challenges - Timor Leste

4:50 PM - 5:05 PM

Biography

Dr Sheena Dias Viegas graduated in 2012 from the National University of Timor-leste. She is currently National Program Manager for HIV, STI and Hepatitis Ministry of Health, Timor-leste. She is a general practitioner, and she holds a diploma in pediatrics.
Ines Lopez
Executive Officer
Estrela Plus

Country Challenges - Timor Leste

4:50 PM - 5:05 PM

Biography

Ines Lopes has been the Director of Estrela+, Timor-Leste's national PLHIV organisation, since 2012. She is an activist and human rights advocate for the PLHIV community and other vulnerable populations in Timor-Leste, and a woman living with HIV.
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A/Prof Sophia Archuleta
Director of the National HIV Programme
National Centre for Infectious Diseases, NUH Singapore

Country Challenges - Singapore

5:05 PM - 5:20 PM

Biography

Sophia Archuleta is Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the National University Hospital, and Director of the National HIV Programme, National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore. Her clinical expertise, and primary interest, is in the care of people living with HIV and its associated conditions. Dr Archuleta received her Bachelor of Science from Yale University in 1994 and her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1998. She completed her internal medicine and infectious disease training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. In 2003, she joined the faculty of the Division of International Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Weill Medical College of Cornell University where she focused on HIV medicine and postgraduate education. Dr Archuleta joined the Division of Infectious Diseases of the National University Hospital in Singapore in 2008 where she established and led the HIV Programme until 2017. She was appointed Director of the National HIV Programme, National Centre for Infectious Diseases in 2018. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore, and serves in various educational leadership roles and national committees on graduate medical education. She is active in teaching learners across health professions, especially in developing and facilitating the Asia Pacific HIV Practice Course.
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Q&A

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM

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Co-chair

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Edwin Bernard
Global Co-ordinator
HIV Justice Network

Mish Pony
Chief Executive Officer
Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association

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