Scientific Meeting - March 2020 - BSIG & PHE

6th March 2020

The BASHH BSIG & PHE Special Interest Group will be organising this meeting.

Draft programe

13:00-13:05 Introduction

13:05-13:35 The epidemiology and testing frequency of syphilis in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men - Katy Sinka

13:35-14:05 Finnish new variant Chlamydia trachomatis: incident response in England - Kate Folkard

14:05-14:35 Prevalence of sexually transmissible enteric infections in men who have sex with men (MSM): Findings from a cross-sectional study
and Use of whole genome sequencing to identify clusters of Shigella flexneri associated with sexual transmission in men who have sex with men
- Holly Mitchell

14:35-15:05  Current issues with Mycoplasma genitalium diagnostics and resistance testing - Helen Fifer & Michelle Cole 

15:05-15:30 Tea break

15:30-17:30 Panel discussion: Role of empirical antibiotic therapy

Introduction & audience questions - Achyuta Nori

Expedited partner therapy - Claudia Estcourt

Partner management strategies using newer testing pathways - John White

Syndrome management using in-clinic rapid testing - Paddy Horner

Testing and antimicrobial resistance - Naomi Fitzgerald

Open discussion with panel - All                                                                                                            

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