The Australasian Hiv/aids Conference 2009: Brisbane September 9-11, 2009

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Media Alert

For Immediate Release

What: The Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2009 (21st Annual Conference for the

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine) 

When: Wednesday September 9 Friday September 11, 2009

Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank, 4101

The Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2009 (21st Annual Conference of the

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine) was previously called the ASHM Conference. 

The conference brings together some 1000 delegates from Australasia, The South

Pacific and South East Asia to discuss  the range of disciplines involved in HIV

Management including Basic Science, Clinical Medicine, Community Programs,

Education, Epidemiology, Nursing and Allied Health, Policy, Prevention, Primary Care,

Public Health and Social Research. The conference will include sessions on HIV and

co-infection with Sexual Health, Hepatitis and other related diseases. 

Key  Speakers include:

Dr. Judith Auerbach PhD, Vice President, Science & Public Policy at the San

Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Dr. Mark Connors, Chief, HIV-Specific Immunity Section, National Institutes of

Health, USA

Professor Steven G. Deeks, Professor of Medicine in Residence at the

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a faculty member in the

Positive Health Program (AIDS Program) at San Francisco General Hospital. 

Professor Kiat Ruxrungtham, Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine,

Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.  Deputy Director, the HIV

Netherlands, Australia, Thailand (HIV-NAT), AIDS Research Collaboration.

Dr.Endang R.Sedyaningsih, Senior researcher at the National Institute of

Health Research and Development (NIHRD), Jakarta, Indonesia.

Professor Peter Siba, Director of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical

Research, PNG’s leading HIV medical and social research center.

David Cooper, Director of the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical

Research (NCHECR), Sydney, Australia.


Further information: Michael Kessler, ASHM Media Relations

Mobile:  +34 655 792 699 (until August 17); +61 (0) 404 366 409 (August 19

September 17)


About the organiser:

The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) is the peak organisation of health

professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in those areas of health

concerned with HIV. ASHM draws on its experience and expertise to contribute in the

related areas of viral hepatitis and sexual health.

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