SPRING WEBINARS

April 28th, May 26th, June 30th (last Wednesdays of the month) 17.00 BST / 18.00 CEST /
19.00 EEST & Moscow time

IUSTI EUROPE   Webinar  June 30th

N. gonorrhoea and M. genitalium – Treatment Challenges

Last Wednesday of the month – 17.00 BST | 18.00 CEST | 19.00 EEST & Moscow Time

gonorrhoea and M. genitalium   Treatment Challenges

Dr. Andrew Winter – View from the Clinic

Prof. Magnus UnemoOptimising antibiotic efficacy and usage

Prof. Catriona Bradshaw – M.genitalium: when to test, when to treat

Dr. Jorgen Jensen – Multi-Drug Resistant M. genitalium

Dr. Rudolf WidmannWhy do some drugs become Orphans?  

How to save them?

WEBINAR COMPLETE

 

FUTURE WEBINARS: 

The webinar coordinators, Dr Derek Freedman and Prof. George Sorin Tiplica hope to continue this series of IUSTI-Europe Webinars in the Autumn of 2021!

    • See you soon!
17.00 BST / 18.00 CEST / 19.00 EEST & Moscow time

2021

Communication

A quarterly newsletter of items of interest is sent to IUSTI Europe members. Do contact us if you wish to include any items. A linkedin group has been established to share STI information.

 
Upcoming conferences:
 
STI Guidelines

Updated guidelines are published on the IUSTI website and in journals. 

Rules and regulations

Rules and regulations of the European Branch of the “International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections” (IUSTI-Europe). Link to document on IUSTI Europe site.

Cooperation with other international organizations

ECDC: The relationship between IUSTI and the ECDC continues to develop. Liaison officers have been appointed by both parties to enable closer cooperation.
EDF: there are strengthening ties with the European Dermatology Forum, with IUSTI-Europe activities on the official agenda of the Annual Dermatology Forum Meeting
EADV: on the IUSTI Europe activities on the Annual Dermatology Forum. Two EADV Task Forces in the field of STIs have been officially approved
UEMS: IUSTI Europe has an observer on the European Board of Dermato-Venereology of the UEMS

 

 
Previous Reports

<< 20202019Sept 2017  | Sept 2016 |  Oct 2015  |  July 2014 |  July 2013  |  July 2012  |

European Guidelines and Patient information Leaflets

An introduction to the IUSTI Europe STI guidelines is available on this site. These peer-reviewed, regularly-revised STI guidelines and patient information leaflets may be accessed directly here. Information on guidelines in progress is given in the regional directors report, below.

European Clinical Collaborative Group (ECCG)

The ECCG was formally inaugurated at the European IUSTI Executive Committee meeting at the 26th IUSTI Congress Riga, Latvia 2011. This network of STI specialists has come together to principally conduct questionnaire based research across the European Region. The group is modeled on established successful clinical networks within a few European countries which have conducted similar work…. ECCG Link here 

 

IUSTI-Europe Honours

The list of persons who have received  IUSTI-Europe honours|  Past Congress.

 

Past IUSTI-Europe Conferences

List of past IUSTI-Europe conferences

IUSTI-Russia

Сайт IUSTIвРоссии

 

Fact Sheets for Clinicians and Patients

Tripper (2012)

IUSTI Europe Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Date

Gold Medal

Prof Angelika Stary (Austria)

2019

Dr Airi Pöder (Estonia)

2019

Dr Derek Freedman (Ireland)

2018

Dr Keith Radcliffe (United Kingdom)

2014

Silver Medal

George Sorin Tiplica (Romania)

2020

Marti Vall Mayans (Spain)

2020

Medals of Merit

Dr Rajul Patel (United Kingdom)

2019

Dr Eija Hiltunen-Back (Finland)

2017

Prof. Dr. Stephan Lautenschlager (Switzerland)

2017

Dr Viktória Várkonyi (Hungary)

2016

Dr Marco Cusini (Italy)

2016

Prof. Karoly Nagy (Hungary) 

2016

Dr Keith Radcliffe (United Kingdom)

2015

Dr Marti Vall Mayans (Spain)

2015

Prof Joe Pace (Malta)

2014

Dr Jackie Sherrard (United Kingdom)

2014

Dr Derek Freedman (Ireland)

2012

Dr Deniz Gökengin (Turkey)

2012

Prof Demir Serter (Turkey)

2012

Prof Mihael Skerlev (Croatia)

2012

Dr Willem van der Meijden (Netherlands)

2011

Prof Andris Rubins (Latvia)

2011

Prof George Galdava (Georgia)

2010

Dr Josephe Kobakhidze (Georgia)

2010

Dr Oleg Kvlividze (Georgia)

2010

Dr Simon Barton (United Kingdom)

2010

Certificates of Merit

Dr Usha Hartgill (Norway)

2012

Dr Sebastian Kalwij (United Kingdom)

2012

Dr Sime Zekan (Croatia)

2012

Dr VN Prilepskaya (Russia)

2011

Dr Simon Jacobelli (France)

2011

Dr Roger Staub (Switzerland)

2011

Dr Carina Bjartling (Sweden)

2011

Dr Antons Mozalevskis (Latvia)

2011

Dr Liana Kvitsinadze (Georgia)

2010

Dr Tatiana Ivanova (Russia)

2010

Dr Marius Domeika (Sweden)

2010

Dr Lali Kotenashvili (Georgia)

2010

IUSTI

Introduction:

To first familiarise yourself on how to edit IUSTI website please firstly take a look at some of the basics of WordPress at the links below these are free online tutorials from  wordpress.org/support.

IUSTI WordPress website has plugins that ares generic so as to ensure with simple training members can contribute to its content, while trying to keep IUSTI dynamic, scalable and most current, some parts of the website will require administrator rights only and others will need approval before publishing.

Tables with content listed below exists in a separate plugin (IUSTI uses Table Builder) The course on how to editing Tables in mandatory in order to make changes.

 

Start

Once you’re familiar with the backend of a WordPress we can begin editing. These  tutorials are evolving and will continually be updated as IUSTI.org grows. Tutorials listed are specific to IUSTI and span from Basic, Advanced to Roles that are member specific.

 

IUSTI website is Backed-up at-least once a day, if you’ve encountered a major disaster please let IUSTI-WebAdmin know and all will be restored. Please note that more than one person can be editing the website at the same time.

The introduction would have informed you of the various types of editing modes available. IUSTI has three types of editing modes:

  1. BOLD Grid Post and Page builder
  2. WordPress Editor
  3. Classic Editor

To begin with it is recommended that you stay with the default IUSTI editor BOLD Grid Post/Page builder. All three of these allows you to switch into HTML editing, for the present it is best to stay in the visual and not go in to Text (HTML code editing). When choosing one of these editing modes try not to switch between them as a template in one, can cause errors in the other.

 

 

To begin Login to IUSTI with your administration login credentials. Permission to contribute, edit or Publish will be limited to your given Role. You will need a password to do any of the courses. For these contact webAdmin

 

 

Login to IUSTI

Having two tabs open will help in editing and review, Tab:1 Backend ; Tab:2 Frontend. Make your changes in Tab:1 Save or publish then review your changes in Tab:2  IUSTI is best edited with Chrome browser.

How to Edit IUSTI -Basic

Course 1.1 (Difficulty: Easy)

How to edit IUSIT -BeyoNd Basic – some Role Restricted

Course 1.2 (Difficulty: Medium)

  • Editing Menu, Navigation | Bold Grid C.1.2-1
  • Banner Sliders and Events C.1.2-2
  • Editing Tables with Table Builder C.1.2-3
  • Contributing to Newsletter and MailChimp C.1.2-4
  • Editing IUSTI Products / Membership C.1.2-5
  • Editing links to Patient Information Leaflets (Factsheets) C.1.2-6

Membership and woocommerce -Role Restricted

Course 1.3 (difficulty: Medium)

For the Technically Savvy -Role Restricted

Course 1.4 (difficulty: Advanced)

  • Sliders /Carousel C.1.4-1
  • Events page C.1.4-2
  • Analytics C.1.4-3
  • Plugin updates and installation C.1.4-4
  • Security C.1.4-5
  • Settings C.1.4-6

 

 

Welcome to IUSTI Training.

This page is for those who wish to learn how to edit and contribute to IUSTI website. Content on this training course will continually be update please return regularly.

Should you have any questions please contact IUSTI web admin.

Editing IUSTI Website Courses

Edit media Banner
Edit media Banner

Roles and permission to edit website:

Permission to contribute, edit or publish to the IUSTI website is restricted to various roles granted to your membership. To gain permission of various roles completing courses will be necessary for the permission level required. Please contact membership secretary or IUSTI admin should you wish to do the course. You are free to view the introduction however a password is required to access the course links.

Roles and Permissions:
  • Subscriber: Read and view Only
  • Contributor: Read and write Only
  • Author: Read, write and edit Only
  • Editor: Read, write, edit, delete and publish
  • Admin: All of the above and manage roles
Courses available:
  • Introduction to editing IUSTI  website Course level 1.1
    Basics of editing IUSTI pages,  blogs and uploading media
  • Editing IUSTI next step Course level 1.2
    Editing Menu,  C.1.2-1
    Banner Sliders  C.1.2-2
    Editing Tables C.1.2-3
    Contributing to Newsletter C.1.2-4
  • IUSTI Membership Course level 1.2-5
    Restricted to membership secretary. 
  • Technically  savvy
    Restricted course only available to members with specific roles Course level 1.3 and 1.4

 

Click for course Introduction

 

How do I login to IUSTI?

You will need your email address and password to log-in to IUSTI.
IUSTI -Sign-In
If you can’t remember your password click on Forgot your password to set a new password. IUSTI will send you a link to create a new password. If you can not remember your email address that you signed up to IUSTI with please email IUSTI and we will contact you as soon as we can.

How do I renew my IUSTI membership?

If you received an email asking you to renew your membership you will need to sign-in to IUSTI Click on the link sent to you then sign-in by follow the steps above to log-in

Can I change my membership from Associate to Full membership?

Yes, you can. After signing in again in your membership dashboard you have the option to upgrade your membership.

How do I contact IUSTI Membership

You can email IUSTI Membership here

I have paid for my full membership, how do I get my certificate?

On confirmation that your payment process is complete, you will receive an email with a link to a page to enter your correct details for the certificate, your title, name and region. You must first login to enter these details.

Your membership number and date of membership will be automatically generated. Once this is done your certificate will be ready for you to download and print.
You can download your certificate as many times as you would like, again login is required for this.

If you can not locate that email, just login to your account and the link will be available in your dashboard to fill in your details for the certificate.

Report from Europe – July 2012

The 27th congress of the European Branch of the IUSTI will take place in Antalya in Turkey, 6-8 September 2012 with the title ‘STI and HIV: time for protection’
(see: www.iusti2012turkey.org/ ). The local hosts and co-presidents of the congress are Prof Demir Serter and Dr Deniz Gökengin. The International Scientific Committee for the meeting is co-chaired by Prof Michael Skerlev and Dr Derek Freedman. This is the first congress to be held in Turkey so it is a particularly important one for the Branch and we are all looking forward to a very stimulating meeting in a delightful setting. An innovative element in the scientific programme is the inclusion of a variety of workshops on different aspects of sexual health and venereology.

In 2013 the European Branch will not be holding a separate congress but will be contributing to the success of the joint meeting of the 14th World IUSTI and the 20th ISSTDR (International Society for STD Research) which will be held in Vienna, 14-17 July. This meeting has the title ‘Threatening past – promising future’ (see: www.stivienna2013.com ) and the congress president will be Prof Angelika Stary, with the Chair of the International Scientific Committee being Prof Thomas Quinn.

On the 3rd February I represented IUSTI Europe at a meeting held by the collaboration ‘HIV in Europe’ in London. This collaboration is supported and hosted by the Copenhagen HIV Programme (CHIP) at the University of Copenhagen and the State University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark. AIDS Action Europe, a Pan-European non-governmental organisation is actively involved, and a number of influential international health bodies have observer status including the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The aims of the collaboration are to increase awareness of HIV across Europe in particular with a view to preventing complications of late disease through earlier diagnosis. Following on from this I attended a conference organised by the project in Copenhagen where I delivered a plenary talk on ‘Indicator condition-guided HIV testing’. The conference proceedings are available at: www.hiveurope.eu/Copenhagen2012Conference/tabid/

In June the ECDC published a report: ‘Response plan to control and manage the threat of multidrug-resistant gonorrhoea in Europe’
(available at: www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/Pages/home.aspx ). Two new national representatives have been appointed to the council of IUSTI Europe: Dr Norbert Brockmeyer for Germany and Dr Vesta Kucinskiene for Lithuania. The European STI Guidelines Project continues its work. Since my last report the guideline on ‘Organising a consultation for STD’ has been revised and has been published on the website
(see: www.iusti.org/regions/europe/euroguidelines.htm#Current ). The guideline on pelvic infection has completed the consultation process and will shortly be published on the website. The guidelines on balanoposthitis and epididymo-orchitis have been revised and drafts are available on the website for consultation and comments.

A patient information leaflet on genital warts has been completed and published on the website.

The extensive scientific background papers on syphilis from a workshop conducted in Mykonos in 2004 are now available on the guidelines section of the IUSTI website and I commend Dr Pieter van Voorst Vader for having achieved this. I should also like to congratulate Pieter upon his having been made an Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau in 2011 for his lifelong services to medicine and worthy causes in the Netherlands.

Revision of the following guidelines is also in progress:

  • Sexually acquired reactive arthritis
  • Gonorrhoea.

The 14th Conference of the Estonian Union against STI (IUSTI Estonia) was held at the Laulasmaa Spa in Estonia in June. In the same month a congress of the German STI Society was held in Berlin with Profs W Sterry and NH Brockmeyer as Co-presidents and with Prof P Kohl as Senior President. The second Euro-Asian Association of Dermato-venereologists met in Moscow in March with an excellent STI track organised by Professor Mikhail Gomberg. A post-graduate course on STI was held at Bertinoro in Italy, with a number of IUSTI Europe members speaking. The meeting was co-organised by Dr Marco Cusini. Any comments or suggestions on the work of the European Branch or of the European STI Guidelines Project would be most welcome; email me at k.radcliffe@virgin.net

Dr Keith Radcliffe
European Regional Director
IUSTI

IUSTI Regions: Europe

Report from the IUSTI European Regional Director

 

IUSTI Europe Council

Prof Mikhail Gomberg (Russia) has been elected as the new Treasurer of IUSTI Europe, replacing Dr Simon Barton (UK). Dr Jackie Sherrard (UK) has been elected as the first IUSTI Europe Membership Secretary. Jackie has worked hard to establish a robust membership database for the Branch.

 

IUSTI Europe Congresses

Members of IUSTI Europe are very much looking forward to a series of excellent annual European STI congresses starting of course with the combined IUSTI/ISSTDR meeting in Vienna 14-17 July.

In 2014 the IUSTI Europe Congress will take place in Malta, 17-20 September. The president of the congress will be Dr Joe Pace. The conference venue will be the Radisson Blu, St Julian’s (see: www.iustimalta2014.org). Site visits to Malta have been made by the European Chair and Regional Director (Drs Airi Poder and Keith Radcliffe) as well as by the the Chair of the International Scientific Committee, Dr Jackie Sherrard. An International Scientific Committee has been established and a draft scientific programme produced.

In 2015 the IUSTI Europe Congress will take place in Barcelona and the President will be Dr Marti Vall Mayans. The meeting will be held 24-26 September.

In 2016 the European Congress will be held in Budapest hosted by the Hungarian STD Society under its President Prof Viktoria Varkonyi.

There are currently only two IUSTI national associations in the world and I am pleased to say that both of these are European; both have held meetings since my last report; Prof Mikhail Gomberg held a meeting of IUSTI.Russia in Moscow and Dr Airi Poder held a meeting of IUSTI.Estonia in that country.

This successful model of national associations is being viewed with interest in other European countries and serious expressions of interest in setting up further national associations have been received from the Ukraine and from Azerbaijan.

The third congress of the Euro-Asian Association of Dermato-venereologists (EAAD) took place in Odessa, Ukraine 31 May-4 June. As part of the meeting a very strong one day STI course was organised by Prof Mikhail Gomberg in which many international speakers participated. The EAAD has been established as a non-profit association registered in Latvia.

 

European STI Guidelines Project

The project has obtained the endorsement of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases (ESCMID, see: www.escmid.org/ ); Prof Mario Poljak from Slovenia has joined the Editorial Board as the official liaison with ESCMID.

The guideline on, ‘Organising a consultation for STI’ is now on the guidelines section of the European website (see: www.iusti.org/regions/europe/euroguidelines.htm ) and has been published in the International Journal of STD and AIDS (2012; 23: 609-612). The revised guideline on pelvic infection has been posted on the website. The revised guideline on gonorrhoea has also been posted on the website and this is particularly important given the concern over developing antibiotic resistance. Prof Magnus Unemo (Sweden) has published an article in Eurosurveillance (2012; 17: 47) drawing attention to the guideline and its implications for clinical practice.

Work is ongoing on revising guidelines on: syphilis, proctitis, LGV, hepatitis epididymo-orchitis, HIV testing, balano-posthitis and sexually acquired reactive arthritis. A completely new guideline on partner management is in development. The project is also producing patient information in English about all the conditions addressed in the guidelines. All guidelines and patient information can be accessed at the guidelines web page. At the same page are links to patient information on gonorrhoea in German and information on a range of conditions in Romanian.

 

Dr Keith Radcliffe
June 2013