Scientific Meeting 13th January 2023
13th January 2023
Organised by the RMC and HSV Sigs
FREE TO ATTEND
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Location - ZOOM - 13.00 - 16.00
13.00 - 14.45 Racially Minoritised Communities SIG
Session Theme: Inclusivity. Why do sexual health services need to get it right for racially minoritised communities people? From research to practice.
Dr Melvina Woode Owusu - From research to practice – Promoting the sexual health and wellbeing of people from a Black Caribbean background
Phil Samba - What do queer men of colour want from their sexual health services?
Elisabete Miranda - The use of sexual health influencers on social media to engage Black, Asian, and minority communities in HIV prevention campaigns
Dr Melvina Woode Owusu
Topic - From research to practice – Promoting the sexual health and wellbeing of people from a Black Caribbean background
Melvina is a Research and Programme Management Consultant and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University College London. Stimulated by her study of medical anthropology at Durham University, and later her doctoral study in epidemiology, Melvina is committed to incorporating both community and population-level perspectives when supporting researchers and providers to embed an inclusive approach to design, delivery and dissemination. Her 15 years’ of experience in sexual and public health includes surveillance, promotion & management in local, national and international projects and organisations, including the WHO, ECDC, and UNAIDS. Melvina is also Trustee of the Race Equality Foundation.
Topic - What do queer men of colour want from their sexual health services?
Phil Samba is a health promotion specialist, researcher, social activist and writer with over five years of experience working in public health. Primarily focused on reducing the health inequalities of people of colour and in particular, improving the sexual and mental health of queer men of colour, he strives for equality at the intersection of race, sexuality, sexual and mental health, while providing honest and accurate visibility and representation of Black queer men in everything he does.
Title: The use of sexual health influencers on social media to engage Black, Asian, and minority communities in HIV prevention campaigns
Elisabete Miranda is the Programme Lead for Sexual Health Services at BHA for Equality.
BHA for Equality is a health and social care charity which exists to challenge and address health and social care inequalities for Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority residents in Greater Manchester.
Elisabete coordinates inside BHA, the programme Passionate about Sexual Health Partnership (PaSH Partnership), a collaboration between BHA for Equality, George House Trust, and the LGBT Foundation. The PaSH Partnership delivers a comprehensive programme of interventions to meet the changing needs of people newly diagnosed with HIV, living longer term with HIV or at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV.
BHA for Equality, a charity based in Greater Manchester, recruited influencers from the community to share social media campaigns and engage black, Asian, and minority groups focusing on sending tailored messages and stimulating online conversations on how to prevent, test, and manage HIV and on sexual health.
14.45 - 16.00 Herpes Simplex Virus SIG
Dr Raj Patel - What's new in the HSV guideline
Biography - Dr Raj Patel is a consultant in GUM at Solent NHS Trust. He is the HSV SIG Co chair and lead author of the 2023 BASHH Management of Genital Herpes Guideline.
Dr Emily Clarke / Dr Elizabeth Foley - current controversies in the management of herpes in pregnancy
Biography - Dr Emily Claire is consultant GUM physician at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and lead author of the forthcoming Herpes in Pregnancy Guidelines developed for the RCOG and BASHH
Dr Elizabeth Foley is a consultant GUM Physician in Southampton and longtime member of the HSV SIG
Dr John Green - Managing patients with health anxiety - how to stop suppressive therapy
Biography - Dr John Green co chair of the HSV SIG. He is the senior phycologist in the department of GUM at Imperial. He has a longstanding interest in psychological aspects of sti management
Case reports - SIG panel members
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