Sponsor Committee

Ronald Berends

Strategic Policy Officer Aidsfonds – STI AIDS Netherlands
Chair Nationaal Congres Soa*Hiv*Seks

Udi Davidovich

Udi Davidovich is a clinical psychologist and a Dr. of Social Psychology. He works at the Department of Research at the Public Health Service of Amsterdam in association with the University of Amsterdam, department of Social Psychology. Udi leads the psychosocial research line in the department as well as STI behavioural-prevention development. Since 2016, Udi is also the vice chair of AFEW International  (Aids Foundation East-West).

Febe Deug

Febe Deug MSc, CMC studied sociology, intercultural communication and finalized a masters management consultancy. She was a lecturer women’s studies at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a researcher and trainer on sexual violence against women. Most of her professional life she was consultant with assignments on diversity and organisational development. She published books on sexual violence as well as on organisational change in relation to diversity. She was deputy director of a high school in Amsterdam and since 2014 Febe is director Programs, Lobby and grants national of Aidsfonds – Soa Aids Nederland; and member of the H-team: an alliance focused on getting Amsterdam to zero new HIV infections.

Pepijn Klerkx

Pepijn Klerkx has more than 11 years of professional experience in Professional Conference Organisation. Obtained a BBA degree in Hospitality Management in 2008 and is an International Association for Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) certified planner.

Servaas Morre

Professor Servaas A. Morré is working on Chlamydia trachomatis infections for over 25 years (Epidemiology&Diagnostics and female infertility). He is Head of the Laboratory of Immunogenetics VUmc, Amsterdam, Director of the Institute of Public Health Genomics (University of Maastricht), he coordinates the Dutch Chlamydia trachomatis Reference Laboratory (Amsterdam) and since 2016 he has a second Professorship in Biotechnology and Immunogenetics at SHUATS, Allahabad, India. He has organized 14 times the First Annual Amsterdam Chlamydia Meeting” (AACM), , The European Chlamydia meeting 2012 and the International Chlamydia meeting (ISHCI) in 2018. Finally, in July 2005 at the 16th Biennial meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) he was a member of the Scientific Committee.

Martin van Oostrom

Martin van Oostrom, MSc, is the company secretary to Aidsfonds – Soa Aids Nederland, Amsterdam. He is chair a.i. to the Netherlands’ Platform on STI and Sexual Health, chair to the board of governors of chair AIDS and STI in general practice of UMC Amsterdam and secretary-treasurer of ISSTDR Conference Support Foundation. Since 1982 Martin has held various positions in health field including executive secretary to the National Stimulating Program on AIDS Research, conference director to the 3rd European Conference on the Methods and Results of Social and Behavioural Research on Aids, Amsterdam 2000, treasurer to the Local Organizing Committee of ISSTDR Amsterdam 2005 and project manager to the annual National Conference on STI, HIV and AIDS. He is one of the architects of the Healthy Generation 2040 programme of the Association of Collaborating Health Foundations (SGF).

Barbara (Bobbie) van der Pol

Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She has been involved in research in this field for nearly 40 years and currently serves as the President of the American STD Association.