JAN 24, 2019 10:00 AM PST
Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar

A Clinical Perspective on Sexually Transmitted Infections:What is the State of Play

SPONSORED BY: Abbott Molecular
C.E. CREDITS: P.A.C.E. CE | Florida CE
Speakers
  • Sexual Health Physician
    Biography
      Dr. John White is a Sexual Health Physician and has been Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of STD & AIDS since 2009. After training in Sydney, Australia he worked as a clinician and researcher in the Department of Genitourinary Medicine at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals, London for many years until late 2017. He recently moved to Northern Ireland and now practices at the at Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry. Dr. White's clinical and research interests include bacterial STIs, MSM sexual health and diagnostic tests for HIV/STIs. He has a keen interest in lymphogranuloma venereum infection and is involved in several research studies involving the assessment of diagnostic tests for bacterial STIs and HIV.

    Abstract:

    DATE: January 24, 2019
    TIME: 10:00am PST

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to affect most sexually active populations across the globe, especially the traditional high-risk groups for bacterial STIs such as young people, men who have sex with men (MSM) and individuals from black and minority ethnic populations. Bacterial STIs such as Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia remain common. In western settings, we have observed the re-emergence of high rates of syphilis and lymphogranuloma venereum, mostly in MSM. Urethral and vaginal discharge syndromes, genital ulcer disease are frequent clinical presentations. However, the development of highly sensitive molecular assays has revealed that asymptomatic infections are also common, particularly at extragenital sites, and probably drive transmission of STIs. Management is best guided by the detection of organisms, but treatment is often prescribed based on observed syndromes to cover common causative organisms, before definitive diagnostic results are available or in the absence of diagnostic tests. This has become much more challenging due to increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance among some organisms, especially for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium. More than ever, we rely on accurate and patient-focussed diagnostic strategies to detect and treat STIs, with partner notification being an integral component to interrupt transmission within the population.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the latest epidemiological trends for the major STIs with focus on high-risk groups including MSM.
    • Be aware of recent developments in diagnostic tests for STI pathogens, particularly the advantages of molecular assays and the importance of the extragenital reservoirs.
    • Appreciate the challenges of treating bacterial STIs in an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, especially for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium.

    Show Resources
    You May Also Like
    MAY 03, 2018 11:00 AM PDT
    MAY 03, 2018 11:00 AM PDT
    DATE: May 3, 2018TIME: 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDTWhile stress is one of the leading causes of neuropsychiatric disorders, the molecular underpinnings of how stress induces alterations in b...
    MAY 24, 2018 09:30 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    MAY 24, 2018 09:30 AM PDT
    DATE: May 24, 2018 TIME: 9:30PM PDT The current gold standard in in vitro pre-clinical cancer treatment screening remain cell lines,...
    JUN 26, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    JUN 26, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
    Date: June 26, 2018Time: 6:00 a.m. PDT, 9:00 a.m. EDT, 1500 CEST Today’s hematology analyzers employ various methods for enumerating platelets. These methods include: e...
    JUN 20, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    JUN 20, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
    DATE: June 20, 2018TIME: 07:00AM PDT, 10:00AM EDTIntroducing GE’s New Lyo-StableTM service. Sepsis is one of the top challenges facing hospitals in terms of clinical outcomes...
    MAY 22, 2018 08:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    MAY 22, 2018 08:00 AM PDT
    DATE: May 22, 2018TIME: 08:00AM PDT The nuclear receptors pregnane X receptor (PXR) and constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) are closely related transcription factors that...
    APR 27, 2018 10:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    APR 27, 2018 10:00 AM PDT
    DATE: April 27, 2018TIME: 10:00am PST, 1:00pm ESTGlioblastoma (GBM) and Medulloblastoma (MB) are the most common adult and paediatric brain tumours, both of which can have devastating c...
    Loading Comments...