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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. A pocket summary of the IUSTI-Europe Guidelines has been published and it is planned to update this annually. It is freely available to download . There will also be printed copies available at IUSTI meetings and courses.

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

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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



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Regional Director:

Dr. Airi Poder (Estonia)

Office Bearers

Dr. Claudia Heller-Vitouch (Austria)

Prof. Mihael Gomberg (Russia)

General Secretary:
Dr. Eija Hiltunen-Back (Finland)

Editor in Chief European STI Guidelines:
Dr Keith Radcliffe (UK)

International development:
Prof. Mihael Skerlev (Croatia) 

Scientific policy and conference management
Prof. Derek Freedman (Ireland) 

Dr Andy Winter (UK)

Prof Angelika Stary (Austria) and Dr Marco Cusini (Italy)

National Representatives:

Prof Arjan Harxi (Albania)
Prof Karen Babayan (Armenia)
Assoc prof Georg Stary (Austria)
Dr Vugar Eyvazov (Azerbaydjan)
Prof Chris Kenyon (Belgium)
Dr Oleg Pankratov (Belarus)
Dr Elena Petrova (Bulgaria)
Prof Jorgen Skov Jensen (Denmark)
Dr Sébastien Fouéré (France)
Dr Josephe Kobakhidze (Georgia)
Prof Norbert Brockmeyer (Germany)
Dr Electra Nikolaidou (Greece)
Dr Luca Kormos(Hungary)
Dr Israel Tsyrulnikov (Israel)
Prof Andris Y. Rubins (Latvia)
Prof Vesta Kučinskienė (Lithuania)
Dr Natasa Teovska (Macedonia)
Dr Valeska Padovese (Malta)

Assoc prof Mircea Betiu (Moldova)
Prof Henry de Vries (Netherlands)
Dr Usha Hartgill (Norway)
Assoc prof Agnieszka B. Serwin (Poland)
Prof Carmen Lisboa (Portugal)
Prof George-Sorin Tiplica (Romania)
Prof Marko Potocnik (Slovenia)
Dr Marti Vall Mayans (Spain)
Assoc prof Arne Wikström (Sweden)
Prof Stefan Lautenschlager (Switzerland)
Dr Deniz Gokengin (Turkey)
Dr Gleb Bondarenko (Ukraine)

Senior Counsellor:

Dr David Barlow
Prof Michel Janier
Dr Keith Radcliffe
Prof Harald Moi
Dr Willem I. Van der Meijden
Prof Angelika Stary