20 Mar 2019

Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight: Associate Professor Catriona Bradshaw

A/Prof Catriona Bradshaw
Monash University's 5th annual Translational Research Symposium is being hosted by its three metropolitan clinical schools on 21 June 2019. The symposium will host a diverse group of medical researchers presenting their work into translational research. RSVP here.

The Keynote speaker for the event is Associate Professor Catriona Bradshaw is head of the Genital Microbiota and Mycoplasma Group at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and an Associate Professor at the Central Clinical School.
Associate Professor Catriona Bradshaw [MMBS (Hons), FAChSHM, PhD] is a sexual health consultant and head of the Genital Microbiota and Mycoplasma Group at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital and the Central Clinical School, Monash University. Catriona has a strong track record that translates into changes in policy and practice with >210 publications.  Her clinical translational research programme addresses priorities to improve treatment and control of Mycoplasma genitalium and promote antimicrobial stewardship. This programme has provided new drug options and resistance-guided strategies to improve Mycoplasma genitaliumcure. Her research on bacterial vaginosis focuses on interventions to improve long term cure and achieve a healthy vaginal microbiota to optimise reproductive health. Her group is currently undertaking a multicentre male partner treatment trial for women with bacterial vaginosis.
Professor Bradshaw's presentation abstract can be found below:
Mycoplasma genitalium: the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and new diagnostic and treatment strategies
Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is an STI with limited susceptibility to antimicrobials and a marked propensity to develop resistance. Population prevalence data have been limited and only recently has sufficient evidence emerged to confirm its role in pelvic inflammatory disease, miscarriage and pre-term delivery. Melbourne Sexual Health Centre has been at the forefront of MG research for over a decade and has been responsible for providing the only new effective treatment strategies for national and international guidelines. This presentation will provide novel data on global trends in antimicrobial resistance in MG, new data on the prevalence of MG in men who have sex with men with implications for testing practices, and an overview of resistance assays and resistance-guided treatment strategies developed at MSHC to optimise cure.   
We look forward to welcoming Professor Bradshaw for the Symposium!

More information:
Translational Research Symposium
  • Date: Friday 21 June 2019
  • Time: 8:30 for 9:00am start - 5:30pm close
  • RSVP here
Find out more about the symposium and our speaker program.

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