Join a free workshop with Hepatitis C treatment experts

Let the learning continue after AWS 2017 at a free interactive workshop for clinical staff working with people who inject drugs, to effectively test for, treat and manage hepatitis C. The workshop will be held at the Mercure, Brisbane on Saturday 29 July from 8:30am to 5pm.

People who inject drugs represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C infections. Clinicians in drug and alcohol settings play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with hepatitis C and can reduce a patient’s risk of developing advanced liver disease through early diagnosis, appropriate management of co-morbidities and treatment with new, curative, Direct Acting Antiviral medication (DAAs). The online learning and face-face workshop will give you the skills to confidently prescribe the new DAAs.

Learning outcomes include being able to describe the risk factors for HCV infection and demonstrate competence interpreting clinical and other relevant information to
provide effective care of people living with HCV infection. The workshop also covers assessment of liver disease, DAA therapy for the treatment of HCV and competence in
selecting and prescribing appropriate therapy and how to monitor patients on treatment and post-treatment.

Download the Hepatitis C workshop flyer

Presenters

The workshop will be presented by Dr Jeremy Hayllar from Metro North Health Service District Alcohol and Drug Service, and several other local experts experienced in hepatitis C treatment will facilitate the interactive workshop.

The workshop is being presented by the ASHM (Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine), and collaborating partners Kirby Institute, the University of NSW, and QNADA. This free course includes lunch and refreshments. Travel scholarships are available for regional/rural health workers –  please contact ASHM for further information.

Registrations are essential, and close on Tuesday 25 July. To reserve your place please contact Natalie Huska: phone 02 8204 0784 or email natalie.huska@ashm.org.au