Organising Committee

Eric Chow


Professor and Unit Head, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia  

Jo-Anne Dillon


Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada 
President, International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections

Catriona Bradshaw

IUSTI Scientific Co-Chair

Professor and Head of Research Translation and Mentorship, Head of the Genital Microbiota and Mycoplasma Group, NHMRC Leadership Fellow, Alfred Health at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Central Clinical School at Monash University


Jonathan Ross

IUSTI Scientific Co-Chair

Professor of Sexual Health and HIV, Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham, UK


Jennifer Power

ASRH Scientific Co-Chair

Principal Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia 

Kate Seib

ASRH Scientific Co-Chair

Professor and Associate Director (Research), Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Gold Coast Australia 


Lenka Vodstrcil


Senior Research Fellow and the principal epidemiologist in the Genital Microbiota and Mycoplasma Group at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Central Clinical School, Monash University.  

Edmond Choi


Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Science in Nursing Programme at the University of Hong Kong

Teralynn Ludwick

Early Career Researcher Committee

Research Fellow at the Sexual Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health


Rayner Kay Jin Tan

Early Career Researcher Committee

Assistant Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health Systems and Visiting Research Fellow, National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore


Tanya Applegate


Remco Peters

Media Committee


"An interpretation of the layers of occupation of First Nations People (Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung Naions) and their symbiotic relationship with flora and fauna on the mighty Clarence River"
Artwork: "Bindarray"
- River by Deborah Taylor 

We acknowledge that the conference is being held the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' continuing connection to land, water, and community and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. ASHM acknowledges Sovereignty in this country has never been ceded. It always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.