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Radisson Blu Hotel St Julian’s Malta * | St. julian's, MALTA
From 175 to 500 EUR
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Specialty: , Dermatology
Dates: From Sep, 18, 2014 to Sep, 20, 2014
Location: St. julian's, MALTA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 175 to 500 EUR
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Radisson Blu Hotel St Julian’s Malta *

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Dear friends,

The 2014 IUSTI Europe Congress “Migration, recreation, and sexual health” will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Malta between 18-20 September. The host will be the Maltese Association of Dermatology & Venereology (MADV) strongly supported by the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) which is a co-organizer of the meeting.

The Scientific Committee led by Dr Jackie Sherrard (Chair) have produced an innovative programme that will be of major interest to STI specialists as well as to colleagues in other specialties (Infectious Diseases, Urology, Gynecology, Family Medicine, and Public Health) whose work may involve STI patients. In addition to the regular important academic topics discussed at IUSTI Europe meetings, this Congress will also address major topical medico-social aspects of sexual health with special emphasis on immigrants particularly those from Africa.

While in Malta, find time to look back into history and visit three sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List: The magnificent Megalithic Temples represent a unique architectural tradition that flourished on the Maltese Islands between 3600 and 2500 B.C; The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is a rock-cut underground complex that was used both as a sanctuary as well as for burial purposes by the temple builders. The three underground levels date from around 3600 to 2400 B.C. The monument is considered one of the essential prehistoric monuments in the world. The City of Valletta, built after the Great Siege of 1565 and named after the Grandmaster of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, Jean de la Valette, is a fortified city “built by gentlemen for gentlemen” and has hundreds of monuments, all within a relatively small space, making it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

Summer is Festa time in Malta when every town and village celebrates the local Saint’s day with processions, village bands, and fireworks, and more fireworks! Nobody remains hungry or thirsty at these celebrations.

Our marvellous Mediterranean climate, delicious cuisine, superb wines and above all our hospitality will ensure our guests have a wonderful experience in true Festa spirit to complement the quality scientific programme on offer. The Congress schedule will ensure both time to work and time to enjoy this wonderful island, certain that you will leave as honorary Ambassadors of this gem in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. Join us with your families in September 2014 for a truly special scientific and human experience.

Joseph Pace 
IUSTI Malta 2014


IUSTI Europe

Chair Aire Poder (EE) Term ended-Election of new Chair pending
Secretary Claudia Heller-Vitouch (AT)
Membership Jackie Sherrard (UK)
Treasurer Mikhail Gomberg (RU)
Regional Director Aire Poder (EE)
Senior Counsellors David Barlow (UK), Harald Moi (NO), Keith Radcliffe (UK)


Local organizing committee IUSTI 2014

Congress President Joseph Pace
Co-Chairman Philip Carabot
Secretary Treasurer George de Pasquale
Members Michael Boffa (Derm), Lawrence Scerri (Derm), Christopher Barbara (Microbiology), Karl German (Urology), Raymond Galea (Post-Graduate Committee, University of Malta), Charles Mallia Azzopardi (Inf Dis) , Charles Savona Ventura (ObGyn), Charmaine Gauci (Public Health)
Conference Organizer - FCM Travel Solutions Michael Gatt

Scientific Committee

Jackie Sherrard (UK) Chair
Joseph Pace (MT)
Christopher Barbara (MT)
David Barlow (UK)
Norberg Brockmeyer (DE)
Philip Carabot (MT)
Marco Cusini (IT)
Derek Freedman (IE)
Deniz Gökengin (TR)
Joergen Skov Jensen (DK)
Charles Mallia Azzopardi (MT)
Marti Val Mayans (ES)
Airi Poder (EE)
Keith Radcliffe (UK)
Daniel Richardson (UK) BASHH
Colin Roberts (UK)
Gabriel Schembri (UK)
Mihael Skerlev (HR)
John White (UK) BASHH
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September is high season in Malta and early bookings for both flights and accommodation are strongly advised. Last minute bookings are liable to be far more expensive.

Rates quoted apply for a minimum of three consecutive nights (different rates apply to 1-2 nights) and include room, breakfast, and all taxes:

Family rooms are on request basis in either of the hotels



Radisson Blu Hotel 5*(Congress venue) Single - €155 Double - €180 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BOOKING FORM PDF
Marina Hotel 4* (very close to Congress Centre) Single - €125 Double - €145 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BOOKING FORM PDF
Golden Tulip Vivaldi 4* Single - €75 Double - € 90 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BOOKING FORM PDF
Baystreet Hotel 4* Single - €60 Double - € 75 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BOOKING FORM PDF
Alexandra Hotel 3* Single - €55 Double - € 65 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BOOKING FORM PDF

For families and groups kindly contact Helena Ebejer

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee

Before 15 June - €100

16 June-31 July - €150

1 August - NO REFUND

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Submission Info

Closing date for submissions- 13 April 2014. Please note that submitted abstracts should include unpublished data.

Please click here to download the Abstract Submission Form

Abstract Presentations

All abstracts will be anonymously reviewed and scored for originality, quality of data, presentation and significance. Full presentation specifications will be available on the Meeting website and will also be forwarded after abstract acceptance.

Submission of Abstracts

  • Authors can specify preferred presentation format but the final decision rests with the Scientific Committee.
  • Only registered delegates may present abstracts.
  • Abstracts will only be considered if submitted in English.
  • Abstracts are not edited by the organisers and author corrections will NOT be accepted after final submission. Abstracts should therefore be checked carefully for accuracy prior to submission.
  • You should indicate one topic from the list that best suits your paper. The topics are used by the Scientific Committee to place abstracts in the most appropriate sessions.
  • Authors' names should be provided in the format "A. Sherrard Pace". The submitting author should be the presenting author.
  • The title should be a maximum of 150 characters. Please capitalise the first letter of the title and use lower case for the rest of the title.
  • The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words. Abstracts exceeding this limit may not be accepted.

The abstract should be structured using the following headings: Background, Aim(s)/Objective(s), Methods, Results, and Discussion and/or Conclusions. (Please make these headings are in bold). When a paragraph stops (e.g. within Objectives) the sentence should finish with a full stop. The next sub-heading e.g. Methods should then begin on a new line. The abstract should be as informative as possible and mention statistical methods where appropriate. ONE table may be included but no photographs, figures or references, statements such as "results will be discussed" or "data will be presented" will not be accepted, non-standard abbreviations should be described in full when first mentioned followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. The names of authors, names of hospitals, medical schools or clinics are not to be mentioned in the title or text of the abstract.

Notification of Accepted Abstracts

You will be notified whether your abstract has been accepted by 31 May 2014.

Presentation Categories

Accepted abstracts will be allocated on merit to the appropriate presentation category by the review committee: oral scientific presentation or poster.

Oral Scientific Presentations

Presenters will be allocated a total of 10 minutes for their presentation INCLUDING time for questions. PowerPoint presentation facilities will be provided for speakers. No facilities for slides, video or overhead transparencies will be available at the Meeting.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be themed as for the programme sessions. For more information on the format of presenting posters, please see a more detailed description online at closer to the event.


Abstracts CANNOT be published or included in the programme unless the appropriate registration fee has been received. Registrations which are unpaid at the author registration deadline 15 June 2014 will be withdrawn. Authors requiring abstract acceptance to attend the meeting should note that registration fees are refundable in case of abstract rejection minus an administration fee of 20% of the registration fee. Kindly address any queries to :



PowerPoint presentation facilities will be provided for speakers. No facilities for slides, video or overhead transparencies will be available at the Meeting.


When submitting your abstract you must indicate one topic from the list that best suits your paper. The topics are used by the Scientific Committee to place abstracts in the most appropriate sessions.

  • Bacterial STIs
  • Clinical case report
  • Epidemiology and partner notification
  • HIV - Testing, new diagnoses, and management
  • Sex and travel / high risk behaviour
  • STI diagnostics
  • STIs in special groups
  • Viral STIs
  • Other
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 Michael Gatt

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