EPIC-NSW: Final results of population-level PrEP roll-out

Event type: 
Seminar
Event date: 
Tuesday, 31 August 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cost: 
Free - registrations are essential. Please register on the booking link below.
Location: 

Webinar via Zoom

Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or info@kirby.unsw.edu.au
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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Ms Carolyn Murray  

Ms Carolyn Murray
Director, Public Health Programs, Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health

Carolyn Murray is the Director of Public Health Programs, Centre Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health. Carolyn has worked in the area of HIV and Sexual Health since 1993 both as a registered nurse, a health promotion officer and a manager. Carolyn’s current portfolio undertakes policy and implementation in the areas of tobacco, HIV, sexually transmissible infections and hepatitis.

   
Mr Matthew Vaughan  

Mr Matthew Vaughan
Acting Director, HIV and Sexual Health Division, ACON

Matthew Vaughan is the Acting Director for HIV Sexual Health, and ACON’s Principal campaign planner, where he leads the strategy and development of the multi award-winning campaign, Ending HIV, which seeks to end HIV transmissions in NSW.

   
Professor Andrew Grulich  

Professor Andrew Grulich
Head, HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program, Kirby Institute

Andrew Grulich is the Head of the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute. With the late Professor David Cooper, he was co-Principal Investigator of the EPIC-NSW study. He is a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society.

 

Abstract

The Expanded PrEP Implementation in Communities-New South Wales (EPIC-NSW) study was one of the world’s largest studies of the population impact of PrEP implementation at scale, recruiting almost 10,000 participants. The study measured both individual-level effectiveness and effect on state-wide HIV diagnosis rates.

This seminar will include presentations on the policy environment and policy actions that guided EPIC-NSW (Carolyn Murray, NSW Ministry of Health); community education and mobilisation (Matthew Vaughan, ACON) and the final results of the study (Andrew Grulich, Kirby Institute). The seminar will be followed by a Q&A, moderated by Benjamin Bavinton (Kirby Institute).

Opinions expressed in the Kirby Institute Seminar Series are solely those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Kirby Institute or UNSW.

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