2014 Australasian Sexual Health Conference
The Gollow Lecture

During his triennium (1988-1991) as inaugural President of the Australasian College of Venereologists Dr Morris Gollow and his wife Suzette endowed funds for an honorarium to be given to the invited presenter of the Gollow Lecture, delivered at the annual scientific meeting of the College.

AM, MRCS (Engl.), LRCP (Lond.), DepVen (Lond.), PPACSHP

Dr Gollow was born in London in 1925 and trained there, graduating in 1949.

He emigrated to WA in July 1956 and after two years in a remote area moved to Perth. In 1974 he left general practice and joined the Health Department of WA as a venereologist in the Royal Perth Hospital.

One of the organisers of the First National Conference on STDs in Australia, held in Perth in August 1978, he was also President of the WA Venereal Diseases Society from 1980 until his retirement in 1986.

In 1981 he became a Foundation Member of the National Venereology Council of Australia and in 1987 a Founding Fellow of the Australasian College of Venereologists.

He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for services to Medicine, particularly in the field of venereology.






22 April 1990

The inaugural lecture was given at the first scientific meeting of the ACVen at Sydney Hospital following the first College AGM on 21 April.

Molecular Biology in Medicine 

Professor Yvonne Cossart 

Department of Infectious Diseases 
University of Sydney 

26 April 1991 


The Natural History and Medico-social Complications of IDU

Dr Alex Wodak  

Director, Drug and Alcohol Service 
St Vincent’s Hospital 

8 May 1992


Recent Advances in Virology

Professor Chris Burrell

Professor of Microbiology 
University of Adelaide 

1 May 1993


Overview of Herpes simplex Infections

Professor Adrian Mindel 

Academic Unit in Sexual Health Medicine 
University of Sydney 

21 April 1994

Gold Coast

Challenge & Response: The global burden of STD infections 

Professor Frank Judson 

Director Denver Department of Public Health 
Denver Colorado USA


No lecture

13 June 1996


Review of Bacterial Vaginosis 

Dr Sharon Hillier 

Associate Professor 
Dept of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Services University of Pittsburgh USA


No lecture 

12 June 1998


Sexual Healing in Indigenous Communities 

Kerry Arabena 

Co-ordinator of the North Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 

14 May 1999


The role of Human Papillomaviruses in Anogenital Malignancies and Prospects for HPV Vaccines 

Professor Denise Galloway 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre 
Seattle Washington USA 

22 June 2000


The Role of STDs in HIV Transmission and for the Control of the HIV Epidemics: Available evidence from African studies and present state of discussion 

Dr Heiner Grosskurth 

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine UK

3 May 2001


HPV Epidemiology

Professor Laura Koutsky 

University of Washington Seattle USA 

31 May 2002 


Interventions for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of HIV and other STIs

Professor King Holmes 

Director, Center for AIDS and STD 
University of Washington Seattle USA  

5 June 2003


HIV Update: the state of the art

Professor Brian Gazzard 

Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals London UK

April 2004


Response to the HIV global pandemic: treatment and prevention strategies in Africa 

Professor Thomas Quinn 

Senior Investigator and Head of Section on International AIDS/STD Research, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD USA 

22 August 2005


Social Policy, STIs and HIV 

 Dr Graham Neilsen 

Associate Director of Prevention, Care & Treatment, Insitute for HIV/AIDS, Family Health International, Bangkok, Thailand 

9 October 2006


HSV Recent Advances 

Professor Connie Celum 

Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology 
Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle USA

8 October 2007 

Gold Coast

Sex and Cancer 

Professor Ron Jones 

Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Otago Medical School, New Zealand 

15 September 2008


Diagnostics in STIs 

Dr David Smith  

Clinical Director, Microbiology 
Department of Health WA 

7 September 2009


Controlling HPV associated disease: A glass half full? 

Professor Ian Frazer  

Director, Diamantina Institute of Cancer 
Immunology and Metabolic Medicine

18 October 2010 


Challenges for Sexual Health Medicine

Professor Michael Kidd AM 

Executive Dean of Health Sciences, Flinders University, South Australia and Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections 

28 September 2011


Gollow Lecture

Mr James Ward

Program Head, Senior Lecturer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, The Kirby Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia

15 October 2012


Will Herpes ever be curable?’ A review of the problems , the science and the reasons for study failure

Dr Raj Patel 

President- IUSTI, Genito Urinary Medicine, The Royal South Hants Hospital, England

24 October 2013


The Evolution of Sexual Health in Australia

Professor Basil Donovan

Professor and Head of the Sexual Health Program, The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia

10 October 2014


The many facets of Haemophilus ducreyi infection: a multidisciplinary look at an evolving pathogen

David Lewis

IUSTI President, Director, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre:  Professor, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology & Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney.