jeanne Jeanne Marrazzo, ISSTDR-President

As the President of the ISSTDR (2015-2017), I’m truly excited to be part of the leadership for what will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable conferences in the field of STI/HIV. The biennial ISSTDR meetings are renowned for the quality of the science that is presented, the opportunities for vigorous debate and discussion, and the collegial networking this field is so well known for. Please join us for what I know will be a world-class scientific and professional experience!

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA Professor & Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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2 David Lewis, IUSTI-World President

“On behalf of the International Union against STIs (IUSTI), I cordially invite you to participate in the World STI and HIV Congress, which will be a joint meeting of the International Society for STD Research (22nd meeting) and IUSTI (18th World Congress). This Congress will deliver a high quality scientific programme containing the latest results in STI/HIV research, a chance to interact with colleagues in various STI/HIV-related disciplines and a memorable social programme in Rio de Janeiro, a city that pulsates with energy and innovation.” David Lewis, FRCP(UK), FAChSHM, PhD, Professor, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity & Sydney Medical School-Westmead, University of Sydney & Director, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Parramatta, Australia

mauro Mauro Romero Leal Passos, STI & HIV World Congress, Rio 2017 – President

“The great scientist Galileu Galilei (1564 – 1642) once stated, “I sustain that the only meaning of science is to relieve the tiredness of the human existence”.

Thus, those who work in the scientific area are impelled by their usual fuel: new and instigating challenges. Such motivational target led us to apply for this honorable challenge: holding in Rio de Janeiro, the 2017 ISSTR & IUSTI joint meeting (the ‘Wonderful City’).

Let us work together to raise an updated and feasible scientific program that helps us all to bring science benefits to citizens all over the world since science should not serve some people but everyone.

In this regard, a good congress is not limited to a mere exchange of scientific information. A good congress should strenghten friendship, be source of culture and be a suitable environment to leisure events.

In 2017, we want to surprise you. Schedule in your diary our meeting right away; Rio de Janeiro July 9-12, 2017.”

Mauro Romero Leal Passos, MD, PhD. Full Professor and Head of the STD Sector, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Fluminense Federal University. E-mail: – Dst-Uff no Facebook;