The Scientific Committee solicited 2016 STD Prevention Conference theme suggestions from colleagues, partners, and constituents. We received a number of outstanding ideas and more than 100 theme suggestions in total. After careful review by the committee of all the submissions, we are proud to announce that the 2016 theme will be: Transcending Barriers. Creating Opportunities.
Modern STD prevention and control requires dynamic approaches to assessment, assurance, and policy development in the face of consistent financial challenges and shifting disease priorities. This year’s theme highlights how these challenges can be transformed into opportunities for moving STD prevention forward. Through a program science lens, the 2016 STD Prevention Conference will focus on identifying and transforming barriers into prevention opportunities.
The 2016 STD Prevention Conference invites a diverse array of professionals, including program staff, scientists, clinicians, youth-serving professionals, and reproductive health care providers to come together and define the next generation of STD prevention and control. Please join us in creating new opportunities to maximize the health of our communities.