We are delighted to announce the fifth national conference on the sexual health of gay and bisexual men will be held in the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh on the 23rd and 24th October 2014.
The conference will provide a motivational learning space for a wide range of professional workers from across Scotland and enable them to ensure that national, regional and local sexual health policy1 can be implemented in ways which meet the specific sexual health needs of gay and bisexual men2.
Provide a free, two-day event for 200 delegates with the opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars, presentations and plenary sessions on a range of relevant topics.
Provide opportunities for those with no previous experience of gay and bisexual men’s sexual health to learn about this area of work.
Ensure that the conference is specifically applicable and relevant to those responsible for implementing the BBV Framework within the NHS and Local Authorities.
Engage participants in discussions on the latest international research evidence and lessons learned, encouraging them to address the challenges of applying these to the needs of gay and bisexual men in Scotland.
Provide a forum to share promising and innovative practice and to learn from what has and has not succeeded in Scotland and internationally.
Identify key priorities for action in sexual health improvement and HIV prevention and develop a clear focus for future sexual health work with gay and bisexual men in Scotland.
1 National sexual health policies referred to are:
Sexual Health and BBV Framework
NHS HIS Sexual Health Standards
NHS HIS HIV Standards,
2 The term ‘gay and bisexual men’ shall include all men who identify as gay or bisexual and other men who have sex with men.