Preparations for IUSTI-Europe 34rd Annual Conference in Bucharest Are Well Under Way

The 34th IUSTI Europe Conference to be hold in Bucharest Romania 3rd to 5th September 2020, will go ahead as planned and we have no plans for cancelling or postponement at this current stage.

Our preparations for the congress are in progress and the Scientific Committee, chaired by Marti Vall Mayans, will prepare an outstanding scientific programme.

The Congress will take place in The Palace of Parliament, one of the world’s largest buildings, where large and sumptuous decorated rooms will welcome colleagues from different specialties in a unique multidisciplinary event. The organisers are also determined to offer a social programme that will make the Conference a memorable event.

We will inform you of any changes as the situation develops and we remain available should you need any further information.

We all very much hope that the world will overcome the awful COVID-19–crisis very soon. We would like to provide you with a perspective of kind of normality afterwards and look forward to meeting you all in Bucharest.

Bucharest Conf

Permanent Training Course on STI Diagnostic Pathways and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (excluding HIV) is postponed

Unfortunately, the “Permanent Training Course on STI Diagnostic Pathways and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections” which should have taken place in Bertinoro, Italy in the beginning of June 2020 had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The course is postponed to June 1-4 2021.

IUSTI-Europe Conferences

Tallinn, Estonia 2020: The 33rd IUSTI-Europe conference took place in Tallinn, Estonia and was a tremendous success. Local organizer Airi Poder was a generous host and the chair of the scientific committee Raj Patel put together an extraordinary scientific programme. More information still available.

The IUSTI Europe Advanced Course 2019 “Those who know STIs know Medicine”

The IUSTI Advanced Course on Sexually Transmitted Infections 2019 “Those who know STIs know medicine” was held from September 4 to 5, 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia, as a two-day pre-meeting course of the IUSTI Europe Congress. The course was particularly aimed at young clinicians developing an interest in sexually transmitted infections. With 75 participants from 28 different  countries the course was well attended, reaching a higher number of trainees than ever before.


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:
  • 34th IUSTI Europe Conference to Bucharest Romania 3rd to 5th September 2020
  • July 14-17 (changed date), 2021 STI & HIV 2021 World Congress Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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. Karen Babayan (Armenia)
Ass Prof Georg Stary (Austria)
Dr. Vugar Eyvazov (Azerbaydjan)
Coming soon (Belgium)
Dr Oleg Pankratov (Belarus)
Dr Elena Petrova (Bulgaria)
Prof. Mihael Skerlev (Croatia)
Prof. Jorgen Skov Jensen (Denmark)
Prof. Derek Freedman (Ireland)
Prof. Airi Poder (Estonia)
Dr. Eija Hiltunen-Back (Finland)
Prof. Michel Janier (France)
Dr. Josephe Kobakhidze (Georgia)
Prof Norbert Brockmeyer (Germany)
Dr Electra Nikolaidou (Greece)
Prof. Karoly Nagy (Hungary)
Dr Israel Tsyrulnikov (Israel)
Dr. Marco Cusini (Italy)
Prof. Andris Y. Rubins (Latvia)
Prof. Vesta Kučinskienė (Lithuania)
Dr Natasa Teovska (Macedonia)
Dr Valeska Padovese (Malta)
Dr. Henry de Vries (Netherlands)
Dr. Usha Hartgill (Norway)
Ass. Prof. Agnieszka B. Serwin (Poland)
Prof. Carmen Lisboa (Portugal)
Prof. George-Sorin Tiplica (Romania)
Prof. Mikhail Gomberg (Russia)
Prof. Marko Potocnik (Slovenia)
Dr. Marti Vall Mayans (Spain)
Prof. Karl Arne Wikström (Sweden)
Dr. Stefan Lautenschlager (Switzerland)
Dr Deniz Gokengin (Turkey)
Dr Gleb Bondarenko (Ukraine)
Dr Andy Winter (United Kingdom)

Senior Counsellor:
Dr David Barlow UK
Dr. Keith Radcliffe
Prof. Harald Moi
Prof. Willem I. Van der Meijden
Prof. Angelika Stary