ASHM/SSHC Clinical Education Sessions

Clinical Education Sessions are run in collaboration between ASHM and Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC). The sessions provide an update on important emerging developments in HIV and STIs, discuss the applicability of results from a journal article to patient population, and give opportunities for clinicians to integrate the latest evidence on a range of clinical topics into diagnosis and management strategies in their clinical settings. The sessions are also an opportunity for HIV Prescribers to earn HIV CPD points.

Clinical Education Sessions are run every second Wednesday and generally made up of two 50-minute sessions: Journal Clubs and Clinical Education Seminars.

  • The Journal Club includes updates presented by counsellors, registrars, and nurses, providing evidence-based commentaries on specified topics. The Journal Club is open to everyone working in the HIV, STI, BBV, and sexual and reproductive health fields, inclusive of clinicians and non-clinicians.
  • The Clinical Education Seminar is run directly after Journal Club. These sessions are presented by physicians and specialists and are targeted at sexual health clinicians.

Sessions are delivered virtually via Zoom online webinar.

How to register for Clinical Education Sessions

If you wish to register for Clinical Education Sessions, email to be added to our 2024 update list.

Once signed up, you will receive notifications and a link to join the next Clinical Education Session every fortnight.

It is not compulsory to attend every Clinical Education Seminar. Choose which sessions suit your needs and schedule – including the option to attend the Journal Club and/or Clinical Education Seminar.*

* Note that in order to earn HIV CPD points, HIV Prescribers must engage in the full Clinical Education Session by attending both the Journal Club and Clinical Education Seminar webinars live, or watching past sessions via the MyASHM Prescriber Portal.

2024 Clinical Education Sessions schedule

Date Journal Club
(9:35am - 10:25am)
Clinical Education Session
5 June 2024 Topic: BV/Trichomonas (Vaginal DC)

Presented by: Olivia Missiakos & Hillary McArthur

Presented by: Dr Yen Li Lim
19 June 2024 Topic: DoxyPEP
Presented by: Nathan Ryder
To be announced
3 July 2024 Topic: Chlamydia/gonorrhoea screening in MSM

Presented by: Luke Cannon & Arthur Wong

Topic: HIV
Presented by: Dr Benjamin Bavinton
17 July 2024 Topic: Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Presented by: Tobias Vickers

Topic: Genital Dermatology
Presented by: A/Prof Derek Chan
7 August 2024 Topic: Contraception

Presented by: Zhiyuan Ma

Topic:Male Sexual Dysfunction
Presented by: Dr Eva Jackson

21 August 2024 Topic: Hepatitis
Presented by: Phillip Read
Topic: Medical Abortion & Contraception
Presented by: Lucy Cho
4 September 2024 Topic: Psychosocial Aspects of Sexual Health
Presented by: Loretta Healey
Topic: Paediatric and Perinatal HIV
Presented by: Dr Brendan McMullan
25 September 2024 Topic: 25th IUSTI World Congress report back session Topic: Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference report back session

Presented by:Dr Emma Paige

2 October 2024 Topic: Gonorrhoea
Presented by: Treeny Ooi
To be announced
16 October 2024 Topic: Genital Herpes

Presented by: Stephanie Rea

Topic: Aboriginal Sexual Health
Presented by:Naomi Hoffman
6 November 2024 To be announced

Topic: Gender Affirming Healthcare
Presented by: Melissa Kelly

20 November 2024 Topic: Sexual Health Vaccines and STI Prevention

Presented by: Nicholas Comninos

Topic: Managing Women with HIV

Presented by:Dr Virginia Furner

Present a Clinical Education Session

The ASHM-SSHC organising committee and RACP SHM training committee strongly encourage senior medical staff, registrars, and advanced trainees participate in presenting Journal Club or Clinical Education Session.

To express interest in presenting a Clinical Education Session, email

Presenters: CLICK HERE for a guide on presenting at Themed Journal Club.

Past Clinical Education Sessions

View recordings of past sessions on our Video Recordings of Past ASHM/SSHC Clinical Education Sessions webpage.

If you are a HIV prescriber, you can claim HIV CPD points for watching past sessions via the MyASHM Prescriber Portal.

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