BASHH STI / HIV Course

Introduction

The course covers both sexually transmitted infections (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and is intended to provide in depth knowledge of STIs and their management.

It will help to improve knowledge and management to current national standards.

The course is highly recommended for those who intend to sit the Diploma in Genito-Urinary Medicine and Diploma in HIV Medicine exams.

It is a modular course. You can apply to attend some or all of the following modules.

  • Module 1: Epidemiology of STIs and Bacterial Infections
  • Module 2: Sexual health and sexuality
  • Module 3: Viral Infections other than HIV
  • Module 4: HIV Infections

Please note: Modules can be taken in any order.  

Modules 1 and 2 

Confirmed dates - Taking place 9th-13th May 2022

Format - Zoom

  • Module 1: Epidemiology of STIs and Bacterial Infections (Monday 9th - Thursday 12th May)
  • Module 2: Sexual Health and Sexuality Friday 13th May

Programme 

Day 1 - Monday 9th May 2022 

Module 1 - Epidemiology of STIs and Bacterial Infections

09:00 - Welcome and Introduction

09:15 - 10:15 - STI & HIV Surveillance and epidemiology (Alison Brown, UKHSA)

10:15 - 10:30 - Break

10:30 - 11:45 - Sexual Health Research for Evidence-Based Policy & Practice (Cath Mercer, Reader in Applied Statistics UCL Centre for Population Research in Sexual Health & HIV)

11:45 - 12:00 - Break

12:00 - 12:45 - Introduction to Public Health for the Sexual Health Physician (Dr Michael Brady, Consultant, Sexual Health & HIV King’s College Hospital, London)

12:45 - !3:30 - Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 - Re-engaging PLWHIV who are lost to follow-up: public health and epidemiology considerations (Dr Kate Childs, Consultant, Sexual Health & HIV, King’s College Hospital, London)

14:15 - 14:30 - Break

14:30 - 15:15 - Online sexual health services: understanding and addressing health inequalities (Dr Paula Baraitser, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Kings College Hospital, Medical Director, SH24 )

15:15 - Evaluation and Close

Day 2 - Tuesday 10th May 2022

Module 1 - Epidemiology of STIs and Bacterial Infections

09:15 - Welcome (BASHH/Dr Ria Daly)

09:30 - 10:30 - Microbiology of Gonorrhoea (Dr Helen Fifer Blood Safety, Hepatitis, STI & HIV Division, UK Health Security Agency University Hospitals Birmingham)

10:30 - 10:45 - Break

10:45 - 11:30 - Clinical Aspects and Complications of Gonorrhoea (Dr Jackie Sherrard, Wycombe Hospital, Bucks)

11:30 - 11:45 - Break

11:45 - 12:30 - Treatment of Gonorrhoea and case studies (Dr Jackie Sherrard, Wycombe Hospital, Bucks)

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch

13:30 - 14:30  - Tropical genital ulcer disease (Dr Nadia Ahmed, Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust)

14:30 - 14:45 - Break

14:45 - 15:30 - Lymphogranuloma Venereum (Dr Ria Daly, University Hospitals Birmingham)

15:30 - Close (Dr Ria Daly, University Hospitals Birmingham)

Day 3 - Wednesday 11th May 2022

Module 1 - Epidemiology of STIs and Bacterial Infections

08:55 - Welcome (Dr Suneeta SoniConsultant in Sexual Health and HIV, University Hospitals Sussex)

09:00 - Chlamydia natural history, diagnostics and the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (Dr John Saunders, Deputy Head of Programme Delivery and Service Improvement, UKHSA)

09:45 - Break

09:55 - Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) and cervicitis (Dr Megan Crofts, Consultant in Sexual Health Unity Sexual Health, Bristol) 

10:40 - Break

10:50 - Complications of NGU and the chronic pelvic pain syndrome, epididymo-orchitis and sexually acquired reactive arthritis (Dr Megan Crofts, Consultant in Sexual Health Unity Sexual Health, Bristol)

11:35 - Break

11:45 -Mycoplasma genitalium (Dr Suneeta SoniConsultant in Sexual Health Claude Nicol Centre, Brighton)

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Pelvic inflammatory disease (Dr Gillian Dean, Consultant in Sexual Health Claude Nicol Centre, Brighton)

14:15 - Break

14:25 -  Vaginal discharge - bacterial vaginosis (Dr Janet Wilson)

Day 4 - Thursday 12th May 2022 TBC

Module 1 - Epidemiology of STIs and Bacterial Infections

09:00 - 10:00 - Clinical Aspects of Syphilis (Dr Achyuta Nori)

10:00 - 11:00 - Syphilis: Laboratory Aspects Including CSF (Dr Benny Cherian)

11:00 - 11:15 - Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00 - Management of Syphilis including reactions to treatment (De Achyuta Nori)

12:00 - 12:45 - Outcome of untreated syphilis and clinical interpretations of treponemal serology (Dr Vanessa Apea)

12:45 - 13:45 - Lunch

13:45 - 15:00 - Management Issues Case Presentations (Dr Gary Whitlock)

15:00 - Close

Day 5 - Friday 13th May 2022

Module 2 -Sexual Health and Sexuality

09:00 - Welcome (Dr Ngozi Dufty, University Hospitals Birmingham)

09:15 - 10:00 - Sexual problems in cis men (Dr Ali Mears, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)

10:00 - 10:15 - Break

10:15 - 11:00 - Sexual problems in cis women  (Dr Ali Mears, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)

11:00 - 11:15 - Break

11:15 - 12:00 - Sexual Health in Trans/Non-binary people (Dr Laura Mitchell, University Hospitals Plymouth)

12:00 - 12:45 - Lunch

12:45 - 13:30 -Sexual Health in Sex Workers/Outreach work (Michelle Pearson, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust)

13:30 - 13:45 - Break

13:45 - 14:30 - Sexual Assault (Dr Susanne Reichenbach, The Havens SARC)

14:30 - 14:45 - Break

14:45 - 15:30 - STIs in Children and Young People (Dr Rachel Caswell, University Hospitals Birmingham)

15:30 - Close Dr Ngozi Dufty


Further details will be published as soon as they are available. Register HERE

Modules 3 and 4 

The above modules last ran virtually in November 2021.

Next course?

Provisional dates - likely to take place the first week of November 2022

Format - TBC 

Further details will be published as soon as they are available.  

 

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