Pre-Congress Symposium

ROOM: Alvorada 1 ROOM: Itamaraty ROOM: Catete ROOM: Liberdade
New WHO STI Treatment Guidelines Program Science How to read a Cochrane Systematic Review of interventions HIV Research perspectives in Latin American women
08:00 – 08:30am: Registration and Coffee   8:00-8:30am: Registration  
8:30-8:45am: Overview of the WHO guideline development process. Teodora Wi   8:30-9:00am: Basic concepts of systematic reviews. Carlos Grillo  
8:45-9:00am: Treatment guidelines for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Magnus Unemo     8:50-9:00am: Registration
9:00-9:15am: Treatment guidelines for Chlamydia trachomatis. Nicola Low 9:00 – 9:30am: Welcome and introduction: Program Science Introductory Presentation. James Blanchard   9:00-9:30am: Welcome and charge to the meeting outcomes. Introductions. Angelica Espinosa Miranda & Manjulaa Narasimhan
9:15-9:30am: Treatment guidelines for Treponema pallidum. Francis Ndowa      
9:30-9:45am: Treatment guidelines for genital herpes simplex infection. David Lewis 9:30 – 10:00am: Interventional polygamy in the real world: the challenges of assessing impact. Anne Johnson, Sonnenberg P, Field N, Tanton C 9.30 – 10:00am: Defining the clinical questions – PICO Question Format. Paul Garner 9:30-9:50am: The STI and HIV epidemic in women and girls in Latin America: overview of the current situation. Mariangela Freitas da Silveira, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
9:45-10:00am: Syphilis screening and treatment for syphilis among pregnant women. Teodora Wi     9:50-10:10am: National Institute of Health – USA priorities for HIV research and funding. Gina Brown, National Institute of Health, USA
10:00-10:15am: Road map for the development of new treatment for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Manica Balasegaram. 10:00 – 10:30am: Intervention Impact in the Real World and the Randomized World. Tom Gift, Chesson HW 10.00 – 10.30am: BREAK  
      10:10-10:30am: Women vulnerability to STI and HIV in Latin America Suzanne Serruya, Centro Latino-Americano de Perinatologia (CLAP), Pan American Health Organization, Uruguay
10:15 – 10:45am: BREAK 10:30 – 11:00am: Mathematical modeling to support STD program design and evaluation. Ian Spicknall, Romero-Severson EO 10:30-11:00am: Where to find systematic reviews. Carlos Grillo 10:30-10:50am: The policy of health care and provision in cases of sexual violence against women in Brazil. Maria Luiza Bezerra de Menezes, Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil
STI surveillance and estimation tools     10:50-11:10am: Providing a woman-centered, life-course approach to addressing women’s vulnerability to STI and HIV: the example of the WHO Guidelines on SRHR of Women Living with HIV. Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga, Bolivian Network of People Living with HIV (REDBOL), Bolivia
10:45 –11:00am: Overview of the STI surveillance. Melanie Taylor     11:10-11:20am: BREAK
11:00 – 11:30am: Spectrum-STI tool: estimating national STD levels and trends using surveillance data. Eline Khorenromp 11:00 – 11:30am: BREAK 11:00-12:00pm: How to use a Cochrane Systematic review. Hernando Gaitan 11:20-11:40am: Cost-effectiveness in ambulatory care through an integral care program for HIV/AIDS measure through the virological response in Colombia, year 2013-2015. Jennifer Ortiz, Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia, Colombia
11:30– 12:00pm: Congenital syphilis estimation tool. Katie Heath 11:30-12:00pm: Geographic Correlates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis in MSM: A New Focus for Intervention? Jami Leichliter, Cuffe KM, de Voux A, Cramer R, Hexem S, Chesson HW, Bernstein KT.   11:40-12:00am: Research linking biomedical and structural interventions to reach adolescent girls and young women in Latin America with HIV and STI prevention. Jacky M. Jennings, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  12:00 – 12:30pm: A Canadian Knowledge Exchange Forum on Syphilis: Lessons Learned from Rural and Urban Perspectives. Geneviève Boily-Larouche   12:00-12:50am: Vulnerable populations at risk or living with STI and HIV: Indians in Paraguay – Gloria Aguliar, Universidad Nacional de Caaguazu, Paraguay Commercial sex workers in Bolivia and Honduras – Freddy Trinajeros, Consultant, Bolivia Transgender women in Brazil – Luis Pereira Justo, Centro de Referência e Treinamento em DST/AIDS de São Paulo, Brazil
  12:30 – 12:45pm: Morning Summary. Marissa Becker   12:50-13:10am: How can the UNAIDS Fast-Track cities initiative be good for women of the world? José M. Zuniga, International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
LUNCH 12:45 – 1:45    
Resourcing Ambitious 2020 and 2030 Targets for Sexually Transmitted Infections – Roundtable Discussion     13:10-13:20: HIV and STI research priorities in Latin America: results, needs and new opportunities: Discussions and next steps
13.30-13.30pm: Introductions and Background. Welcome and opening remarks: Ian Askew, WHO Director RHR and HRP      
13.40-14.30pm: Part One: Ending epidemics: building on global momentum towards country impact. Roundtable Moderator: Ian Askew, WHO Director RHR and HRP 1:45 – 2:15pm: Maximizing Impact of New HIV Prevention Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Helen Ward, Pillay D, Dallabetta G, Garnett G    
The human cost of neglecting STIs Daniel McCartney, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)      
Global, regional and national STI policy frameworks in the era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Felicitas Zawaira
Director, Family and Reproductive Health
Funding for the interventions for the key infections of STI Strategy: leveraging financing for systems and linkages towards 2030 goals. World Bank Group representative 2:15 – 2:45pm: Evaluating the implementation of combination prevention programs through individually assessed indicators of
exposure to community and clinical interventions, and
introduction of treatment as prevention and pre-exposure
prophylaxis among female sex workers in Cotonou, Benin. Michel Alary, Béhanzin L, Kintin F, Guédou F.
2:00-3:00pm: How to assess quality of Systematic review. Nicola Low  
14.30-16.30pm: Part Two: Addressing Resource Needs: Opportunities for Partner Collaboration – Roundtable Discussion 2:45 – 3:15pm: Improving Male Circumcision Coverage in South Africa:Using a Prevention Cascade to Ensure a Comprehensive
Integrated Approach. Saul Johnson, Chan S, Bonnecwe C, Loykissoonlal D, Sundaram M, Magni S
What approaches can best help secure sustainable resources for STI responses? Patricia Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru 3:15 – 3:30pm: BREAK 3:00-4:00pm: How to read GRADE evidence profiles. Paul Garner  
What opportunities exist for further collaboration and partnership with donors and development partners? Adele Benzaken Director, National AIDS Control Programme, Brazil 3:30 – 4:00pm: Operationalising Program Science in Mombasa, Kenya: Key lessons from an HIV prevention Learning Site for Sex Workers. Leigh McClarty, Bhattacharjee P, Isac S, Emmanuel F, Kioko J, Njiraini M, Gichangi P,Duncan C, Musimbi J, Blanchard J, Moses S, Musyoki H, Becker M.    
What role can the private sector play in accelerating access to STI services and commodities? Manica Balasegaram
Executive Director Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)

How can we ensure resources available for HIV, vaccines and systems strengthening address STI epidemics? Viviana Mangiaterra. Head RMNCAH and HSS. Technical Advice & Partnerships Department. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria      
What opportunities can be leveraged to ensure that information, data and evidence drives national responses? Laurence Peiperl, PLOS Medicine STI Collection Editor 4:00 – 4:30pm: Early HIV risk and gaps in programme access: an
observational and mathematical modeling study of young
female sex workers in Kenya and Ukraine. Marissa Becker, Blanchard J, Cheuk E, Bhattacharjee P, Pavlova D, Balakireva O, Isac S, Pickles M, Cholette F, Sandstrom P, Moses S, Aral S, Musyoki H, Sharmistha Mishra on behalf of the Transitions Study Team.
4:00-5:00pm: Prioritization titles for new SR. Carlos Grillo & Paul Garner  
How can communities affected by STIs help drive progress towards health goals? Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga, Bolivian Network of People Living with HIV (REDBOL)      
4:30-4:45pm: Launch of PLOS Collection and Call for Papers on accelerating action on sexually transmitted infections.
Short announcement: WHO and PLOS group
4:30 – 4:40pm: Afternoon Summary. Harrell Chesson    
4:45-5:00pm: Closing remarks: King Holmes 4:40-5:00pm: Next Steps and Concluding Remarks. Sevgi Aral