Scholarships for the Australasian Sexual Health and HIV & AIDS Conference, Monday 14 - Friday 18 November 2016


Australasian Sexual Conference, Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 November 2016

The Australasian Sexual Health Conference is convened by the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance. The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) is a group of partner organisations established to improve national and local responses to sexual health issues, via a multidisciplinary support network for the sexual health workforce. It aims to strengthen bonds between specialists, GPs, nurses, researchers and other key contributors to the sexual health sector, through collaboration in sexual health education, policy-making and research. The conference encourages all disciplines involved in sexual health medicine and sexual health promotion to come together and share experiences, new research and discuss national and local responses to sexual health in Australasia.


Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 November 2016

The Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference (26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine) is the premier HIV Conference in Australia and the Asia and Pacific region.

The annual conference is run by ASHM as a platform for the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings across the Australasian HIV sector.

Delegates to the conference come from a range of professional backgrounds including basic science, clinical medicine, community programs, education, epidemiology, indigenous health, international and regional issues, nursing and allied health, policy, primary care, public health and prevention, and social research.


Highlights for this year’s event include:

  • Fostering a comprehensive response to HIV in low prevalence settings and populations including heterosexually-acquired HIV, migrant populations and in regional and remote settings
  • Reviewing the early implementation of PrEP and identifying priority issues for clinicians, researchers and affected communities
  • Ensuring professional and skills development are a priority in the development of sessions and other learning opportunities held within the conference
  • Enabling greater access and discussion around poster presentations through scheduling of dedicated concurrent sessions.


HIV Queensland Conference Scholarship Program Applications open now  

Key Selection Criteria 

Applicants must reside in Queensland AND have an accepted paper (1st priority) or an accepted poster (2nd priority) for either the Sexual Health or HIV/AIDS Conference AND fill one of the following criteria:

  • Work with a Non-Government Organisation (NGO)/Community Based Organisation (CBO) or health service in HIV/sexual health;
  • Work with an Aboriginal Medical Service in HIV/sexual health;
  • Work in a rural or remote setting in HIV/sexual health (including Queensland Health employees);
  • Engaged in relevant voluntary work with a NGO/CBO;
  • A person living with HIV; OR
  • Full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student studying HIV/Sexual Health or with a special interest in HIV/sexual health.


How to apply and submit application forms

1. Read the scholarship application information document including key selection criteria 

2. Complete the online scholarship application form and attach your CV and reference 

3. Closing date for applications Tuesday 4 October 09:00am