2022 STD Prevention Conference
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Conference Program

Conference program subject to change as information becomes available. All session times are Eastern Daylight Time.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM - Panel (Moderator: TBD)
  • Syndemics – Speaker: TBD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Opening Plenary
  • STD Strategic Priorities (Moderator: Zandt Bryan | Speaker: Leandro Mena)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Oral Sessions 1-6
  • #1 – Molecular Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antimicrobial Resistance and STI Strain Characterization (Moderator: Bob Kirkcaldy)
    • Molecular Assays for The Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance-Associated Mutations in Neisseria gonorrhoeae from Clinical NAAT Specimens – Shelby Hutton
    • Performance of ResistancePlus® GC Assay for Reflex Culture-Independent Detection of Ciprofloxacin Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeaeOlusegun Soge
    • A Patient-Centric Portable Palm-Sized PCR Platform to Aid in The Diagnosis of Drug-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeaeTeresa Abraham
    • Performance Comparison of wgMLST and cgMLST for Cluster Analysis of Neisseria gonorrhoeaeVictoria Caban Figueroa
    • Using 16S rRNA Sequencing to Ensure Accuracy of Mycoplasma genitalium Detection by a MgPa/gap Target Assay – Michaela Joanne Day
    • SWGA-based Metagenomic Sequencing of Treponema pallidum Strains from Patients with Primary and Secondary Syphilis in the United States and Canada – Charles Thurlow
  • #2 – Testing Interventions: Innovation, Measurement and Enhanced Assessment (Moderator: Mario Pèrez)
    • Using Dried Blood Spot (DBS) to Promote HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C Outreach Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Christopher Hamel
    • Implementation of a Novel Virtual Testing Approach for HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections – Siena Napoleon
    • Implementation of Pharyngeal Gonorrhea Test-of-Cure at a Sexual Health Clinic in Washington, DC – Rachel Harold
    • Implementation of Expanded Syphilis Screening in Planned Parenthood Northern California Family Planning Health Centers – Ellen Ehlers
    • Implementation of an Express Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic Integrated Within a Community Health Center – Laura Chambers
    • Expanding HIV and STI Prevention and Outreach to Women at Elevated Risk for HIV and Syphilis (POWER) Project in Los Angeles County 2019-2022 – Melissa Papp-Green
  • #3 – PrEP, Partners, and Extra-genital Testing: Optimizing Care Delivery for Sexual and Gender Minorities (Moderator: Tonia Poteat)
    • Reorienting STI Partner Services Among Men Who Have Sex with Men to Focus on PrEP using Case Report-Guided Triage, King County, Washington, 2014-2021 – Chase Cannon
    • Extragenital Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing Among Sexually Active Men Who Have Sex with Men — United States, 2017–2020 – Yasmin Ogale
    • Data Driven Messaging to Increase Participation in HIV Cluster Detection and Response – Roxanne Kerani
    • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use Among Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Diagnosed with Syphilis, New York City (NYC) Sexual Health Clinics, 2021 – Kelly Jamison
    • Heterogeneity in HIV/STI Prevalence and Prevention Utilization Among the Partners of Transgender and Non-binary People – Diana Tordoff
    • Prevalence and Correlates of High-Risk Anal Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Persons - New York City Sexual Health Clinics, 2019-2020 – Addie Crawley
  • #4 – Unmet Need of Adolescent Health (Moderator: Meena Ramchandani)
    • Extragenital Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Risk Factors in Young Women Attending an Adolescent Primary Care Clinic – Lea Widdice
    • Knowledge, Attitudes, and Testing Preferences for Herpes Simplex Virus Infections Among Undergraduate Students at a Large Private University in Los Angeles, California – Aditya Tadanki
    • STI/HIV, Pregnancy, and Mental Health Services During Encounters with Sexual Assault and Abuse (SAA) Diagnosis for US Medicaid Patients – Guoyu Tao
    • Exploring Adolescent Healthcare Providers’ Sexual Health Discussions and STI Screening Practices: A Mixed Methods Study – Jessica Corcoran
    • The STOP STDs Study: A randomized Control Trial Assessing the Effectiveness of an electronic Medical Record Alert for Chlamydia Screening in Primary Care Settings – Kendra Cuffe
    • A ‘Secret Shopper’ Project to Evaluate Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Young People in South Los Angeles – Marina Quintanilla
  • #5 – Congenital Syphilis (Moderator: Stephen Jordan)
    • Congenital Syphilis Cases Among Adolescent Women, 2013-2020 – Emily Learner
    • Substance Use Among Pregnant People with Syphilis by Congenital Syphilis Birth Outcomes – Ayzsa Tannis
    • Utilizing a Multi-Disciplinary Care Coordination Meeting to Improve Trauma-Informed Services and Reduce Congenital Syphilis in San Francisco – Alyson Decker
    • Patterns of Early and Late/Unknown Syphilis Incidence During an Explosive Rise in Syphilis Incidence Among Women – Anna Berzkalns
    • Missed Prevention Opportunities Among Pregnancies Resulting in Congenital Syphilis Cases in New York State, 2013-2020 – Stephanie Parenti
    • Geospatial Social Determinants of Health Correlate with Disparities in Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis Cases in California – Kelly Johnson
  • #6 – General Potpourri (Moderator: Christina Schumacher)
    • A Meta-Analysis of The Efficacy of Oral Cefixime 800 mg for the Treatment of Gonorrhea – Kevin Yang
    • A Composite Measure to Improve Estimation of Disease Intervention Investigation Impact among Males with Early Syphilis – Elizabeth Moran
    • HIV Clusters Reported by State and Local Health Departments – United States, 2020–2021 – David Philpott
    • The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on North Carolina’s Syphilis Partner Notification Outcomes – Victoria Mobley
    • Framing a Future for Disease Intervention Efforts with Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Response – Dawn Broussard
    • Analysis of 2019 Ohio Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) Records for Syphilis Cases Using Clustering Algorithms – Payal Chakraborty
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM – Plenary 1 (Continuing Education: CE)
COVID Lessons and Opportunities (Moderator: Leandro Mena)
  • COVID Lessons Learned – Carlos del Rio
  • Case Investigation and Contact Tracing for COVID-19: Innovative Approaches – Melanie Taylor
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM – Meet the Experts
  • Pre-Registration is required
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Icebreaker Event

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM - Panel (Moderator: TBD)
  • Doxycycline PEP – Speaker: TBD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Plenary 2 (Continuing Education: CE)
Syphilis (Moderator: Laura Bachmann)
  • Synergies of Social Inequities: Syphilis and other STI Disparities Affecting Black MSM – Errol Fields
  • Heterosexual and Congenital Syphilis in North America: An Ongoing Shadow on the Land – Ameeta Singh
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM – Mini-Plenary 1 & 2 (Continuing Education: CE)
Health Equity (Moderator: Jo Valentine)
  • Preventing Injuries of Inequality: A Multi-Layered Approach – Celeste Watkins-Hayes
  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Sexual Health Care for Adolescents: The Role of the Emergency Department – Monika Goyal
  • Turning Health Equity Principles into Practice – An Urban Health Department Perspective – David Kern
Research Design and Methodologies for Advancing Program Science (Moderator: Hillard Weinstock)
  • An Introduction to Difference in Differences – Samuel Mann
  • Mixed Methods Designs for Program Science – Lawrence Mbuagbaw
  • Easier Said Than Done: PrEP Uptake and Discontinuation in A U.S. National Cohort of Sexual and Gender Minorities Who Have Sex with Men – 2017-2022 – Christian Grov
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM – Debate Sessions 1 & 2
Behavioral Interventions for STIs Are Now Irrelevant (Moderator: Jami Leichliter)
  • Lisa Hightow-Weidman (Con)
  • Brian Mustanski (Pro)
“Real-Time” STI Data is Needed (Moderator: Harrell Chesson)
  • Preeti Pathela (Pro)
  • Patrick Sullivan (Con)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM – Oral Sessions 7-12
  • #7 – Do It Now or I’ll Do It Myself: STI Point of Care Diagnostics and Self-Testing (Moderator: Laura Quilter)
    • Engagement With Internet-Based Testing for Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Infections: Differences Between Testers and Non-Testers – Aidan Ablona
    • Point of Care Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing Reduces Antimicrobial Over-Treatment in Public Sexual Health Clinics in Baltimore, Maryland – Suzanne Garcia
    • Yield from Rapid and Lab-based Syphilis Screening in Jails, San Francisco Jul 2019- Dec 2021 – Rilene A. Chew Ng
    • Acceptability of Chlamydia Self-test among US-Adults, 2021 – Laura Haderxhanaj
    • Test From Home: Improving Tests for Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Screening Accessibility Via Home-Based Specimen Collection – Cameron Rose
    • Comparison of Oropharyngeal Gonorrhea Test of Cure Using Mailed Self Swabs Versus Usual Care – Amy Rial
  • #8 – Innovating Outside the Box for Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Impact (Moderator: Ina Park)
    • Nurse-Led PrEP Clinic Model in an Urban Health Department STI Clinical Setting – Shanna Dell
    • Decline in Persistent Urethritis After Change in Clinical Protocols for The Diagnosis and Management of Non-Gonococcal Urethritis (NGU) – Stephanie Cohen
    • Using a Reflex Testing Protocol to Improve Efficiency in Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture Processing, Colorado SURRG – Karen Wendel
    • Creation of a Supplementary Surveillance System to Understand the Recent, High Increase of Maternal and Congenital Syphilis in King County, WA Identifies Limitations of Using Pregnancy Status at Time of Syphilis Diagnosis to Define Maternal Syphilis – Lindley A. Barbee
    • Evaluating the Outcomes of a Digital Partner Notification Tool for Patients Diagnoses with Gonorrhea or Syphilis in 23 United Kingdom Clinics – Anatole Menon-Johansson
    • Transitioning to Telehealth PrEP Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Demographic and Risk Factors – Lucy Alderton
  • #9 – Novel Approaches to Delivering Inclusive HIV/STI Services (Moderator: Bryce Furness)
    • Improved PrEP Delivery Among all Populations During the COVID 19 Pandemic in a Traditional Sexual Health Clinic – Hilary Reno
    • Integration of Partner Notification Services at a Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic – Philip A. Chan
    • Rectal Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Among Men Who Do Not Report Receptive Anal Sex – Christine Khosropour
    • Uptake of 2-1-1 Dosing of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) as an Alternative to Daily PrEP at a Sexual Health Clinic in San Francisco – Oliver Bacon
    • Adapting Play-based Alcohol Education for Sexual Health in Minority Populations – Luis Luna
    • Ongoing Increases in Syphilis During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Investigation of Behavioral and Structural Factors Impacting the Public Health Response in Marion County, Indiana – Penny S. Loosier
  • #10 – Service Delivery Platforms and Innovations (Moderator: Jennifer Ludovic)
    • A Social Media Intervention: Addressing Misinformation and Misdiagnoses on Reddit – Deborah Arrindell
    • Telehealth: Unlocking the Potential to Meet the Needs of Teens – Emily Wasson
    • Home HIV Testing & Virtual Navigation Filling the Need During COVID – Renata Arrington-Sanders
    • Implementation of a “Test and Treat” Model for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea Infection at Planned Parenthood Keystone – Laura Kemp
    • Evaluation of a Point-of-Care Sexual Transmitted Infection Test at a Community Clinic – Laura Chambers
    • Impacts of COVID-19 on State-Wide Sexual Health Programs – Emily Wasson
  • #11 – Anything But Syphilis OR Places, Faces, and Clusters (Moderator: Victoria Mobley)
    • “It’s not just the South” – the Geographic Pervasiveness of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Racial Disparities Among Females in the United States – Emily Rowlinson
    • Does Testing or Positivity Explain Increases in Reported Gonorrhea Among Older Women in Michigan? – Jill Diesel
    • Assessing Recent Trends of Gonococcal Conjunctivitis in California, 2018-2021 – Krysta Salas
    • Mycoplasma genitalium in the US (MyGeniUS): Surveillance Data from 2020-2021 – Lisa E. Manhart
    • Geospatial Hot Spot Analysis of Disparities in Bacterial STI Incidence Among Florida Youths from 2011 to 2020 – Victoria Salinas
    • Novel Risk Factors for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Among Women Participating in the National Survey of Family Growth, USA, 2011-2017 – Felicia Lewis
  • #12 – Potpourri: Novel Approaches to Prevention (Moderator: Jacky Jennings)
    • Once you CoP, You Can’t Stop: Leveraging a Community of Practice (CoP) to Strengthen Leadership Skills and Foster the Open Exchange of Best Practices – Joshua Cristantiello
    • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Education and Sexual Health Services in Secondary Schools—United States, 2020 – Nancy Brener
    • Evaluation of Novel STD Surveillance System Algorithm in Florida: Automating Case Creation, Reporting, and Closure of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Cases – Brandi Danforth
    • Impact of COVID on STIs in Louisiana – Mohammad Rahman
    • Biological False Positive Syphilis Test Results Among Unaccompanied Children in the Care of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement During Three Time Periods — 2019–2021 – Sarah Kullman
    • The Role of HIV Partner Services in the Modern Biomedical HIV Prevention Era: A Network Modeling Study – Samuel Jenness
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Social Networking Event

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Meet the Experts
  • Pre-Registration is required
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Plenary 3 (Continuing Education: CE)
AMR STIs (Moderator: Raul Romaguera)
  • Emergence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Mycoplasma genitalium and Clinical Implications – William (Will) Geisler
  • The Many Misadventures of Neisseria gCandice McNeil
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall / ASTDA Award
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Symposia Sessions 1-6
  • #1 – Innovative STD Services (Moderator: Glenroy (Glen) Christie)
    • Community-Based Approaches for Enhancing STD Prevention and Treatment Services – June Gipson
    • Innovative Public Health Approaches for Improving Access to STI Care and Prevention – Philip Chan
    • How to Leverage Prevention Opportunities from Mailed Sexual Health Testing: Lessons from TakeMeHome – Jennifer Hecht
    • HIV/STI services in Oregon: Everything Everywhere for Everyone All at Once – Timothy Menza
  • #2 – Innovative STD Services (Moderator: Phoebe Thorpe)
    • Developing a Virtual Sexual Health Program: Lessons from Pandemic Pilots – Charulata Ramaprasad
    • At the Intersection of Faith and Public Health: Sexual Health Clinic services at All Saints Episcopal Church, Las Vegas, Nevada – Fermin Leguen
    • Operationalization of Walk-in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services at a Large Urban Federally Qualified Health Center – Aniruddha Hazra
    • Addressing HIV Stigma in the Black Church in the Deep South: Lessons Learned – Pamela Payne-Foster
  • #3 – Connecting the Dots: Networks and STD Control (Moderator: Marissa Becker)
    • Promises And Pitfalls of Partner Services Data for Network Analyses – Emily Learner
    • What Have We Learned from MATRix: The North Carolina Experience – Arlene Seña
    • Leaving The NEST: What the Pandemic Taught Us About Sexual Network Research – Abigail Norris-Turner
    • Using Social Networks to Understand the HIV Epidemic and Inform the Global Response – Alexander Tsai
  • #4 – Hot Topics in Clinical STIs (Moderator: Olusegun Soge)
    • Update on Vulvovaginal Candidiasis: Diagnosis and Treatment – Paul Nyirjesy
    • Implementation of Direct-to-Consumer and Over-the-Counter STI Testing – Barbara Van Der Pol
    • Failure Is Not an Option: Managing Suspected Gonococcal Treatment Failures – Sancta St. Cyr
    • Mind the Clap: A Resurgence of Disseminated Gonococcal Infection? – Laura Quilter
  • #5 – Rear Window: Looking at STIs and Anal Health (Moderator: Preeti Pathela)
    • The Natural History of Anal HPV And HSIL: Implications for Anal Cancer Screening Programs – Mary Poynten
    • Primary and Secondary Prevention of Anal Cancer – Joel Palefsky
    • Expanding On the Routes of Sexual Transmission of Chlamydia Trachomatis: A Top Down Approach – Teresa Batteiger
    • Evolving Sexual Practices: An Update from Recent US Nationally Representative Surveys – Debby Herbenick
  • #6 – Multipurpose Technologies (Moderator: Ellen Kersh)
    • Multipurpose Technologies: The State of the Challenge to Combine Multiple Preventive Options into a Single Product – Sharon Hillier
    • How Should We Build a Rectal Douche As MPT? – Craig Hendrix
    • Why MPTs? Insights From Socio-Behavioral Research and An End-Users Perspective – Ariane van der Straten
    • Multipurpose Technologies—Economic and Other Considerations – Thomas Gift
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM – Plenary 4 (Continuing Education: CE)
Viral STIs (Moderator: Sevgi Aral)
  • Reimaging Our Approach to Genital Herpes: Opportunities for Diagnosis, Treatment, And Prevention – Christine Johnston
  • Efficacy Of Single-Dose HPV Vaccination Among Young African Women – Ruanne Barnabas
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM – Poster Sessions 1-15
  • PS 1 - STI Point of Care Diagnostics and Self-Testing
  • PS 2 – Syphilis Control: “Things Are Only Impossible Until They're Not”
  • PS 3 – HIV With An Emphasis On PrEP
  • PS 4 – Gonorrhea and Bacterial STIs
  • PS 5 – It Takes More Than a Village: Community and Patient Engagement
  • PS 6 – Special Populations Including Substance Using Populations
  • PS 7 – STI Risk Factors and Causal Inference in Sexual Minority Men (SMM) Populations
  • PS 8 – Surveillance Approaches
  • PS 9 – Innovative Big Data-Driven Approaches
  • PS 10 – Partner Services Including Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • PS 11 – Education
  • PS 12 – Congenital Syphilis: Demographics, Risk Factors and Trends
  • PS 13 – Congenital Syphilis: Intervention Targets and Promising Practices
  • PS 14 – Potpourri
  • PS 15 – COVID-19
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Social Networking Event

Thursday, September 22, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM - Panel (Moderator: TBD)
  • Monkeypox – Speaker: TBD
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM – Clinical Case Series (Continuing Education: CE)
Moderators: Laura Bachmann and Ina Park
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Patient with Frequent Rectal Chlamydial Infections – Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra | Discussant: Candice McNeil
  • Genital Ulcer Disease Caused by Syphilis and Cutaneous Gonorrhea – Negusse Ocbamichael | Discussant: Bruce (Bryce) Furness
  • Two Cases of Gonococcal Endocarditis at a Southern California Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Carolyn Pearce | Discussant: Kimberly Workowski
  • A Case of Gonococcal Conjunctivitis – Morgan Nicole Fredell | Discussant: Meena Ramchandani

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM – Debate Sessions 3 & 4
Test of Cure (TOC) is Imperative for Pharyngeal Gonorrhea (Moderator: Thomas Gift)
  • Lindley Barbee (Pro)
  • Karen Wendel (Con)
Advances in STI Interventions Decrease Health Equity (Moderator: Matthew Hogben)
  • Brandon Brown (Con)
  • Tonia Poteat (Pro)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM – Break
  • Visit Exhibit Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM – Rapporteur Session
Moderator: Sevgi Aral
  • Health Communication – Melissa Habel
  • Epi & Surveillance – James (Jim) Matthias
  • Clinical & LAB – Laura Quilter
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM – Closing Ceremony
Speakers: Zandt Bryan and Leandro Mena

Event Information

September 19-22, 2022
All session times are Eastern Daylight Time.


Important Dates

May 2, 2022
Call for Late-Breaker Abstracts Now Open

Mid-May 2022
Abstract Selection Notification to be Sent

July 27, 2022
Late-Breaker Abstract Selection Notification to be Sent


For inquiries, please contact: stdconf@cdc.gov.