Dr Mary Poynten and Dr Maarten F Schim van der Loeff – A Tale of Two Cities: Anal HPV infections and anal dysplasia in gay and bisexual men in Amsterdam and Sydney

Event type: 
Seminar
Event date: 
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Dr Mary Poynten

Dr Mary Poynten

Senior Lecturer, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Dr Mary Poynten studied medicine at UNSW and then completed a Masters of Public Heath and a PhD in epidemiology. She has worded at the Kirby Institute for 15 years and for 9 years has been the clinical project leader of the SPANC study.

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Dr Maarten F Schim van der Loeff

Dr Maarten F Schim van der Loeff

Senior Epidemiologist, Public Health Service Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr Maarten Schim van der Loeff studied medicine in Amsterdam, and epidemiology at the London School; he obtained his PhD in 2003 in Amsterdam. He worked as a clinician, public health physician and epidemiologist in Zambia, Gambia, London and Amsterdam. His research focuses on HIV, human papillomavirus, and other sexually transmitted infections.

Abstracts

Final results from the Study of the Prevention of Anal Cancer (SPANC) in older gay and bisexual men (GBM)
Dr Mary Poynten

The SPANC study was a prospective longitudinal study of the natural history of anal HPV infection and associated anal cellular abnormalities in gay and bisexual men. 617 men were enrolled and three-year follow-up study data on the incidence and clearance of anal HPV and HSIL will be presented.


Anal HPV infections and anal dysplasia in HIV-positive MSM in Amsterdam
Dr Maarten F Schim van der Loeff

HPV causes anal cancer, but much about pathogenesis and epidemiology of anal HPV is unknown. Since 2010 a series of studies were conducted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to study the dynamics of anal HPV infection and anal cancer precursor lesions. I will give an overview of these studies and their main findings.

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