World AIDS Day Community Forum

World AIDS Day Community Forum

REGISTER HERE for this free event, being held virtually via Zoom.

WHAT: World AIDS Day Community Forum
WHEN: 11am to Midday AEDT, Tuesday 1 December

Burnet Institute is hosting a Community Forum via Zoom as part of World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020.

Join us as members of Victoria’s CALD communities talk about their unique challenges accessing health services, issues of health literacy, disclosure and relationships.

You can add the link to calendar during registration. You will also receive an email confirming your registration with all details.

Moderated by Dr Chris Lemoh (Monash Health), the panelists include:

  • Carol El-Hayek (Burnet Institute),
  • Valentina Gamarra (Living Positive Victoria),
  • Dr Tafi Marukutira (Burnet Institute),
  • Hope Mathumbu (Victorian African Health Action Network - VAHAN), and
  • Vicky Saputra (Living Positive Victoria).

This event is part of a full program of 2020 World AIDS Day events produced by Living Positive Victoria. Please note there are unique registrations for each event.

LPV World AIDS Day Community Launch

REGISTER HERE for the opening event which will run across Living Positive Victoria social media accounts.

9:00am Official Community Launch Hosted by Living Positive Victoria.

  • Christabel Millar, President of Living Positive Victoria
  • The Hon. Martin Foley MLA , The Victorian Minister of Health
  • Keynote Speaker Chad Hughes, Burnet Institute, Deputy Program Director Disease Elimination, Acting Regional Director Mekong
  • Two positive speakers from Living Positive Victoria; Bruce Sanchez and Bev Trotter

mHIVE World AIDS Day Symposium


1:00pm – 5.45pm mHIVE World AIDS Day Symposium This event is hosted by Burnet in conjunction with RMIT.

Welcome address: Prof Sharon Lewin, Director, Doherty Institute

Official Opening: Dr Anneliese van Diemen, Victorian Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease), Department of Health and Human Services

Session One Keynote Presentation Chair: Prof Sharon Lewin Dr David Ho, Director, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Columbia University

Clinical Perspective Dr Jillian Lau, Research Fellow, The Alfred Hospital

Session Two Community Perspectives Chair: Prof Melissa Churchill Community Forum – Living with HIV in a COVID-19 world Mr Richard Keane (CEO, Living Positive Victoria), Ms Heather Ellis (Positive Women Victoria), Mr Dean Beck (ENUF Ambassador) Moderated by Assoc Prof Graham Brown (Centre for Social Impact, University of New South Wales)

Oral Abstract Session Young Investigators – Selected from abstracts

Official Closing & Presentation of Young Investigator Awards Award Presentation: ViiV major sponsor representative Official Closing: Prof Gilda Tachedjian, Head, Life Sciences Discipline, Burnet Institute

Date & Time

Tuesday, 1 December, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM AEDT



Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Angus Morgan

Manager Media and Multimedia




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