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ASHM Newsletter - June 2015
New online learning from ASHM tackles
stigma and discrimination in healthcare
1 March 2019: To mark Zero Discrimination Day, today ASHM has launched Removing Barriers, a website containing new online learning for addressing stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings against people affected by HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Each year the United Nations dedicates Zero Discrimination Day to the importance of speaking up and preventing discrimination from impeding everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity. "People affected by a blood-borne virus—HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C—can face stigma and discrimination when accessing the health system. By not addressing those issues, we will never achieve our goal of virtual elimination of these viruses," said ASHM CEO Alexis Apostolellis. "Removing Barriers makes it everybody’s business to change what we say, change what we do and work together in removing the unacceptable barriers of stigma and discrimination across the health system."  Read more
What barriers? When people experience stigma and discrimination, they are less likely to seek health care in the first place delaying diagnosis and treatment or don’t return to health care for follow up.  |  Learn more
 
2019 Deadly Sex Congress
Registrations and accommodation close soon for the annual professional development forum for Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health workers from Queensland to update knowledge, build workforce capacity and share stories. See more information 
 
See ASHM courses listed online by Australian state and territory
Both face-to-face and webinar training is available for a broad range of health professionals, at all levels who are seeking to up-skill in HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B management. Our courses are accredited by relevant professional bodies, and participants are eligible for CPD points. Access the ASHM Training Calendar

 
Have you considered submitting an abstract for presentation at one of the ASHM managed conferences this year? 
 
Australasian Sexual Health Conference #SH19 

Calling for abstracts soon
Deadline: 5 May 2019
 
Recognise barriers in your practise: There are many faces of stigma and discrimination. Can you recognise them? Read what people affected say about systemic barriers to care.  |  Learn more
 
Nominations Opening Soon: 2019 Levinia Crooks Emerging Leader Awards
These eponymous awards, honouring the legacy of the late Adjunct Professor Levinia Crooks AM, will be given to recognise the outstanding work of an emerging leader in the field of viral hepatitis; and another working in BBV and STI.  Find out more
 
12 March 2019: International Women's Day: Promoting gender equity in health
Would you like to attend the Kirby Institute Seminar remotely via webinar? On International Women’s Day, a panel of outstanding speakers who continue to create positive health change for women will share their experiences across a broad range of areas. Register for webinar via ASHM Training

 
Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference #HIVAUS19

Calling for abstracts soon
Deadline: 5 May 2019
Change what we say, change what we do. Access new online learning now available for receptions, practice managers, nurses and tertiary students studying any health or medical-related course.  |  Learn more
 
ALL GOOD: Multi-language health info website
ASHM's consumer website focuses on key information on BBVs and STIs providing tools and referral pathways to testing and treatment. Especially useful for those with low levels of English language in 22 languages in both text and spoken-word recordings. Visit the website
 
HIV/Sexual Health Clinical Education Sessions 
In collaboration with Sydney Sexual Health Centre ASHM run free education sessions on Wednesday throughout 2019, accessible face-to-face or via webinar. The Clinical Education Seminars are presented by physicians/specialists and deliver education targeted at sexual health clinicians. 
Access training and register

 
8th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users #INHSU19
Calling for abstracts
Deadline: 7 April 2019
 
13th International Congress on AIDS in Asia & the Pacific #13ICAAP
Calling for abstracts soon
Deadline: 5 May 2019