Practitioners Association
in Sexual Health/HIV:
Network, Education and Training


PASHNET (Practitioners Association of Sexual Health & HIV: Network, Education & Training) is a not-for-profit educational charity, run by peer-volunteer doctors in the field. Comprising CMOs, registrars and GPs with an interest in or focus on sexual health, we meet at least four times a year and provide education sessions on subjects pertinent to sexual health and HIV medicine. Our goal is to ensure that those practitioners without access to employer-provided funding (e.g. TESL) or hospital-provided training are kept up to date with most recent evidence and optimal practice.


PASHNET has secured pharmaceutical backing to assist with training and education initiatives for its members. This grant will be used towards educational speakers, quality professional development courses for members, funding for PASHNET research, collaboration between members, and scholarships to attend conferences, education sessions and meetings. While funding for PASHNET events comes from pharmaceutical grants, education sessions are chosen independently and without influence from the backing organisation.


Email us at to be added to our mailing list. Notifications of educational events, courses and scholarships will be sent out via email as early as is feasible. Please RSVP if you intend to attend one of our events. Feel free to get in touch with any suggestions or feedback, or if you would like to become more involved with the PASHNET organisational committee.


Please contact the PASHNET committee members if you would like to collaborate or arrange any education or training for our members. Decisions regarding the direction and sessions provided by PASHNET are decided by committee on a case-by-case basis.


In order to facilitate access to educational events for those without access to funding, PASHNET periodically offers scholarships for members to conferences and events relevant to Sexual Health and HIV medicine. Further information can be found on our scholarships page.


PASHNET is excited to announce there will be new educational events and scholarships throughout 2023. Watch this space or check out our facebook page for further updates.


Email us at if you would like to get access to past recordings. 




Male sexual dysfunction Dr Michael Lowy 2023
Role of gut microbiota in western world disease Dr Alison Thorburn 2022
Conference Highlights - International AIDS Conference and Joint Australasian HIV&AIDS + Sexual Health Conference 2022 Dr Wee-Sian Woon, Dr Emma Mason 2022

Women living with HIV & pregnancy

Dr Virginia Furner 2022
Transgender health - a refresher  Dr Rick Franklin 2022
Harm reduction, homelessness and Hepatitis C Dr Phil Read 2021
COVID & HIV : a tale of two viruses  Dr Angie Pinto 2021
PREP UPDATE 2021 Current and emerging strategies Dr Sally Woodward 2021
HIV and Cardiology Update Dr Eoin O'Dwyer   2020
All that Vajazzle: Vulval dermatology 101 Dr Shreya Andric 2020
From 'G' to 'I'(ce) a primer on clinical management of GHB and methamphetamine use in Australia Dr Shalini Arunogiri 2020
Termination of Pregnancy: What we need to know Dr Emma Boulton 2019
Transgender Health in Primary Care

Dr Melissa Kelly

Careers and Conferences - and IUSTI Vancouver conference feedback Dr Lucy Cho 2019
Responding to sexual violence and domestic violence in primary care

Dr Eleanor Freedman, Tara Hunter

Current issues in Women with HIV: Contraception, HRT and Cervical Screening Dr Deborah Bateson 2018
Resistance is futile! Prof David Lewis, Dr Deborah Couldwell, A/Prof Roger Garsia 2018
HPV/Anal Cancer/SPANC Dr Carmella Law 2018
EACS Feedback Dr Tim Barnes  2017
IAS Feedback  Prof Andrew Carr, Prof Don Smith 2017
Chemsex/Flux study results  Prof Garrett Prestage, Dr Mohamed Ahmed Hammoud, Mark O'Reilly 2017
Gonorrhoea Prof Basil Donovan, Prof Don Smith 2017