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Meet the Experts – “I’ve got a golden ticket” │Tuesday, August 28, 7-7:55am

The Meet the Expert morning session provides participants a personal opportunity to engage in discussion, pose questions, and hear advice from some of the leading experts in the field of STD prevention. Six experts with diverse experience, backgrounds, and areas of expertise will be available for informal discussion at separate tables. Topics covered will vary by expert, but all can include a discussion of career development and advancement.

Participation at this event is free and open to all registered conference attendees; however, space is limited and an advance ticket is required. Request a ticket by August 20th by emailing Lizzi Torrone (ETorrone@cdc.gov) with the name of the expert whose table you would like to join (you can also provide a 2nd and 3rd choice). Please use the subject line “Meet the Experts.” Continental breakfast will be provided by the conference.

Our Experts

José Bauermeister

José Bauermeister, PhD, MPH is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Director of the Program in Sexuality, Technology and Action Research (PSTAR), and a Senior Fellow at the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives. His research examines the social, community, interpersonal and biological factors that increase vulnerability to STD/HIV among young sexual and gender minority populations and uses interdisciplinary strategies to develop behavioral and biomedical interventions.

Discussion at this roundtable may include: technology-assisted research and intervention methods; social determinants of STDs; gender and sexual minority health; youth-driven engagement

Matthew Golden

Matthew Golden, MD, MPH is the director of the Public Health – Seattle & King County HIV/STD Program, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, and the director of the UW Public Health Capacity Building Center. His research includes evaluations of population-based interventions, research on implementation of expedited partner services, and HIV/STD surveillance projects and program evaluations.

Discussion at this roundtable may include: integrating public health practice with operational research; modernizing STD/HIV partner services; capacity building

Patricia Kissinger

Patricia Kissinger, PhD, MPH is a professor of epidemiology at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and has worked nationally and internationally for more than three decades in the field of HIV, STDs, and women’s reproductive health in Africa, Haiti, and the US. Her research includes investigating the dynamics of STD transmission, particularly among vulnerable populations, the epidemiology of Trichomonas vaginalis, and drivers of repeat STIs.

Discussion at this roundtable may include: reducing STD related health disparities; intersection between reproductive health and STDs; international STD research

Kyle Bernstein

Kyle Bernstein, PhD, ScM is Chief of the Epidemiology and Statistics Branch in CDC’s Division of STD Prevention and has extensive experience conducting applied epidemiologic research in academic settings and in state and local STD control programs. His research includes evaluating integrated biomedical and behavioral interventions, understanding the epidemiology of re-emerging and newly recognized STDs, and advancing STD prevention and control through translating research to program.

Discussion at this roundtable may include: applied epidemiologic methods; national and local STD prevention and control programs; re-emerging and newly recognized STDs

David Harvey

David Harvey, MSW is the executive director of the National Coalition for STD Directors and was previously the founding executive director of AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families. In addition to extensive experience in non-profit leadership and advocacy positions to improve STD/HIV prevention and control, he has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and monographs on public health policy and legal issues.

Discussion at this roundtable may include: advocacy for STD prevention; coalition building; STD policy work and policymaker education

Jeanne Marrazzo

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and faculty for the Alabama-North Carolina STD Prevention Training Center. Her research includes studying the human microbiome as it relates to female reproductive tract infections and hormonal contraceptive use, biomedical interventions to prevent HIV, health care seeking behavior in LGBTQ populations, and diagnosis and epidemiology of bacterial STDs.

Discussion at this roundtable may include: interdisciplinary research; intersection between HIV and STDs; biomedical interventions

STeD Talks: Nine Awesome Abstracts Delivered in a New Format │Wednesday, August 29, 10:45am – 12 pm

Inspired by the world-renowned TED Talks, this new session will include nine rapid fire oral presentations on a variety of STD-related topics. Each presenter will have approximately 4 minutes to present the highlights of their work, followed by a novel approach to question and answer. This is a can’t miss session!

Moderators

Kyle Bernstein
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA, USA

Harrell Chesson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA, USA

Oral Presentations

1. SELF-REPORTED USE OF COCAINE, CRACK, HEROIN, METHAMPHETAMINES, AND INJECTION DRUGS AMONG PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SYPHILIS CASES IN THE UNITED STATES, BY SEX AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR — NATIONAL NOTIFIABLE DISEASE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, 2012–2016

Jeremy Grey, PhD1, Sarah Kidd, MD1, Shivika Trivedi, MD2, Elizabeth Torrone, PhD, MSPH1, Hillard Weinstock, MD, MPH1

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA, USA, 2CDC Foundation, GA, USA

2. HEALTHCARE CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONS DIAGNOSED WITH GONORRHEA: FINDINGS FROM THE STD SURVEILLANCE NETWORK (SSUN), 2015 - 2017

Marion Carter1, Mark Stenger1, Christina Schumacher2, Ellen Klinger3, Katherine Hsu4, Kim Toevs5

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA, USA, 2Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 3New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NY, USA, 4Massachusetts Department of Public Health, MA, USA, 5Multnomah County Health Department, OR, USA

3. EVALUATION OF INSTRUCTOR-LED PARTNER SERVICES TRAININGS PROVIDED BY THE NEW YORK STATE (NYS) STD/HIV PREVENTION TRAINING CENTER (PTC) (APRIL 2014-MARCH 2017)

Kristev Hildenbrandt, MPH, BS, Tahereh Pourtaher, BA, Kirsten Rowe, MS, BS, Travis O’Donnell, BA, Sue Anne Payette, MS, BS

AIDS Institute, NY, USA

4. MISSED OPPORTUNITIES FOR STD SCREENING AND PREP PRESCRIBING IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

Alyson Decker, MPH, MS, Hannah Brosnan, MPH, Alison Hughes, PhD, MPH, Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH, Susan Philip, MD, MPH, Darpun Sachdev, MD

San Francisco Department of Public Health, CA, USA

5. SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICIES RELATED TO SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE (STD) PREVENTION AND TREATMENT--UNITED STATES, 2000-2016

Nancy Brener, PhD

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA, USA

6. ARE WE PREPARED?: WHAT CAN ONLINE COMMUNITIES TELL US ABOUT MSM’S PERCEPTIONS OF PREP?

Wendasha Jenkins Hall, PhD, MS, Karen Kroeger, PhD, Matthew Hogben, PhD

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA, USA

7. TRENDS IN THE PREVALENCE OF CHLAMYDIA IN WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES, 2001–2016

Kristen Kreisel, PhD, Christi Phillips, BS, John Papp, PhD, Elizabeth Torrone, PhD, MSPH

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA, USA

8. TRENDS IN PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS IN SELECTED STD CLINICS, STD SURVEILLANCE NETWORK (SSUN) 2010 – 2016

Eloisa LLata, MD, MPH1, Jim Braxton1, Jaeyoung Hong, PhD1, Juli Carlos-Henderson, MPH2, Roxanne Kerani, PhD3, Preeti Pathela, DrPH, MPH4, Robert Kohn, MPH5, Christina Schumacher, PhD6, Elizabeth Torrone, PhD1

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA, USA, 2Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, CA, USA, 3University of Washington, WA, USA, 4New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NY, USA, 5San Francisco Department of Public Health, CA, USA, 6Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, USA

9. MSM AND TRANS MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE NOT ON PREP SEEKING SERVICES AT AN STD CLINIC: REASONS, RISK PERCEPTION AND RISK BEHAVIORS; SAN FRANCISCO

Hannah Brosnan, MPH, Robert Kohn, MPH, Trang Nguyen, PhD, MPH, Susan Philip, MD, MPH, Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH

San Francisco Department of Public Health, CA, USA

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