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IUSTI ASIA Pacific Sexual Health Congress

November 1 - November 3

Visit us at Booth #1

The program for IUSTI 2018 is packed with interesting and topical presentations, see the full program here. SpeeDx will be there at booth #1, stop by to learn about our latest developments in STI multiplex testing for Syphilis, and antimicrobial resistance in Mgen and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Don’t miss the key sessions and symposia highlighted below, focusing on Mycoplasma genitalium, gonorrhoea, and Syphilis. Including a special symposium from David Whiley on rapid diagnostics for GC and resistance testing and a report on our ResistancePlus GC test from our Director of R&D, Litty Tan.

Key Symposia

Symposium 4 – The role of the laboratory in controlling STIs

2nd November @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Room: Princes Ballroom C

  • Rapid diagnostics for gonococcal resistance detection
    Associate Professor David Whiley
  • Global trends in antimicrobial resistance and implications for treatment strategies for M.genitalium
    Associate Professor Catriona Bradshaw
  • Surveillance for antimicrobial resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Japan – disseminating of a ceftriaxone resistant clone
    Makoto Ohnishi, MD, PhD
  • Panel discussion
    Panellists: David Whiley, Catriona Bradshaw, Onishi Makoto, Seung-Ju Lee and Collette Bromhead

 

Symposium 7 – Rises in gonorrhoea and syphilis among heterosexual populations in high-income countries: Lessons from Australia, New Zealand, USA and the UK

3rd November @ 9:00am – 10:30am
Room: Princes Ballroom C
Presenters: Dr Eric Chow, Dr Jill Sherwood, Dr. Matthew Golden, Professor Jonathan Ross, Professor Rebecca Guy, Dr Deborah Williamson


Key Proffered Papers

Mycoplasma genitalium

Title
Clinical Features of Mycoplasma Genitalium Associated Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Response to Moxifloxacin: A Case Series (#196)
Author
Rosie Latimer
Presented
Thursday 1st Nov, 4:35pm – 4:45pm


Title
Men Who Have Sex with Men with Mycoplasma Genitalium Positive Non-Gonococcal Urethritis are more Likely to have Macrolide Resistant Strains than Men with only Female Partners (#154)
Author
Ruthy McIver
Presented
Thursday 1st Nov, 5:20pm – 5:25pm


Title
High Rates of Mycoplasma Genitalium, but No Macrolide Resistance, among Pregnant Women in Papua New Guinea (#284)
Author
Michelle Scoullar
Presented
Thursday 1st Nov, 5:20pm – 5:30pm


Title
Performance Assessment of Three PCR Assays for the Detection of Multiple Strains of Mycoplasma Genitalium as well as Their Assessment in Clinical Strains (#41)
Author
Charlotte Gaydos
Presented
Friday 2nd Nov, 4:30pm – 4:35pm


Title
Mycoplasma Genitalium Infections in Queensland, Australia: Alarming Rates of Resistance to Macrolide and Quinolone Antibiotics (#218)
Author
Emma Sweeney
Presented
Friday 2nd Nov, 5:00pm – 5:05pm


Gonorrhoea

Title
Evaluation of a gyrA Real-Time PCR Test for Guiding Ciprofloxacin Therapy of Gonorrhoea (#204)
Author
Litty Tan
Presented
Friday 2nd November, 4:35pm – 4:40pm


Title
Trends in Gonorrhoea Diagnoses at the Christchurch Sexual Health Centre, Aotearoa New Zealand, from 2012-2017 (#241)
Author
Hayley Denison
Presented
Friday 2nd November, 4:40pm – 4:45pm


Syphilis

Title
Outbreak of Infectious Syphilis in the Northern Territory of Australia, No Downfall Yet! (#252)
Author
Manoji Gunathilake
Presented
Friday 2nd November, 4:10pm – 4:15pm


Title
Increasing Syphilis Cases in New Zealand: Why We Should be Worried (#263)
Author
Jill Sherwood
Presented
Friday 2nd November, 4:15pm – 4:20pm


Details

Start:
November 1
End:
November 3
Website:
http://www.iustiap18.com/

Venue

Pullman Hotel, Auckland
Pullman Hotel, Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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