A Spotlight on STIs


A/Prof Siobhan Bourke

Siobhan is a Sexual Health Physician and Medical Educator with expertise in teaching both pre and post-registration health professionals (students and clinicians). She was previously the Director of the Sensitive Physical Examination Program since 2018 and developer of online education for the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health since 2014 and has over 20 years of experience in Sexual Health and Sexual Health Education.

Facilitated by:

Dr Bianca Forrester has lived and worked in the Geelong community for 15 years. She is a senior lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Melbourne and is also a lecturer at Deakin’s School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical work, she runs several communities of practice on issues including COVID care, family violence and youth mental health.

Across the course of 2020 and 2021, we’ve possibly all enjoyed becoming armchair epidemiologists and following the social transmission patterns of COVID-19. Well if you’d like to put these newly acquired skills to even better use, Sexually transmissible infections are where it’s all really at. Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are the most commonly notified infections (full stop) in Victoria and young people are one of the groups most affected. Undetected and unmanaged, STIs can become complicated and have long-term impacts on fertility and pain syndromes. 

This webinar was recorded on 15 July 2021.