Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

Yarning About Sexual Health Through the 715 Webinar

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calendar icon 02 November 2021
clock icon 10:00 am - 11:15 pm

The Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council would formally like to invite you to join the ‘Yarning about sexual health through the 715’ webinar. This webinar will offer culturally appropriate presentations by two clinicians who are well versed within the field of sexual health and who are dedicated to assisting our mob close the Gap in the high prevalence rates in STI’s and BBV’s. We would recommend that Aboriginal Health Workers & Aboriginal Health Practitioners within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service sector attend, as it is aimed at assisting and providing education for them. Other clinicians are also welcome to join. The webinar will consist of brief statistics, bringing up conversation around sexual health testing through the annual health check-up, or as some may know it, the 715. It will also be addressing how to assist clients and support them if they have a complicated STI and/or BBV and referral pathways for them. We hope to see you there as it will be a very informative and an opportunity to ask questions!


Naomi Hoffman

Naomi Hoffman, who goes by Nay is a Gamilaraay woman who was raised on Dharawal land. Nay started off in Sexual Health in Southwestern Sydney LHD, and wanting to learn more about STIs, BBVs and the effects of Indigenous Trauma studied a Grad Cert in Sexual Health, Grad Cert in Indigenous Trauma Recovery Practice and a Masters of Public Health. Nay now works for Illawarra Shoalhaven Sexual Health Service as a Clinical Nurse Consultant where she helps improve access to testing and treatment for community. In her spare time, Nay likes to walk her dogs on the beach and cooking up a feed for her friends and family.

Dr Nathan Ryder

Dr Nathan Ryder is a sexual health physician based in Newcastle with over 15 years’ experience as a sexual health clinician, researcher, and program manager. He is Acting Head of the NSW STI Programs unit and Clinical Director of Sexual Health for Hunter New England Health.

For further information please contact

Kezia Blackledge, Public Health Officer
T 0466 263 389
E KBlackledge@ahmrc.org.au

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