10th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference 2016

Associated Events

Curing Hepatitis C with new treatments course for GPs and other medical professionals.

Date:  Thursday 29 September 2016
Time:  8.30 am - 1 pm
Cost:  Complimentary
Location:  Room 6, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

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This course will cover the patient and prescriber eligibility for the new interferon-free treatments regimens listed on the PBS S85 (General Schedule) from 1 March 2016. Completion of this course will assist primary care medical practitioners to confidently prescribe these new hepatitis C treatment regimens in consultation with a specialist. Participants will be provided with resources, protocols and support. This interactive workshop includes self-paced online learning modules with quizzes, PowerPoint presentations, case discussions, and group work facilitated by specialists experienced in the treatment of hepatitis C.

Satellite Meeting: Hepatitis C - Effective Treatment For Everyone, Everywhere

All in sector are welcome to attend.

Date: Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September
Time: 11.00am - 7.00pm / 7.30am - 1.00pm
Cost: Complimentary - Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on Day 1; breakfast, morning tea & lunch will be provided on Day 2
Location: Norfolk Room, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

This innovative, cutting-edge meeting aims to explore optimal models for delivering care to people from diverse backgrounds and settings, including Indigenous Australians, people who inject drugs people on opioid substitution programs, people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, people who are incarcerated, young people, people living with HIV-HCV co-infection, homeless and itinerant people, and people living in rural and remote areas.

Through presentations and workshops, expected outcomes include the development of models and systems needed to provide hepatitis C treatment for everyone.

View the Registration Flyer for more information.

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Viral Hepatitis 101 Workshop

This workshop will outline the fundamentals of viral hepatitis for non-clinical professionals working in the sector. The workshop will start with a 1 hour basics session, including an overview of hepatitis B and the phases of chronic hepatitis B (CHB), as well as an overview of hepatitis C within the context of new treatments available. We will explore hepatitis from the perspective of people with lived experience of hepatitis, including challenges faced and advice going forward. The final session will focus on client conversations, including pointers on discussing the phases of CHB and new treatments for hepatitis C, as well as how to resolve barriers to communication and accessing care.

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016
Time: 9.00am - 12.15pm (Registration at 8.45am)
Cost: FREE (Light breakfast & morning tea included)
Location: Room 5, on Level 1 Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

For more information view the full Workshop Flyer.

Introduction to the Nursing Care and Management of Patients with Advanced Liver Disease

The AHA aims to educate registered nurses across primary and tertiary care about the specialised management of patients with cirrhosis of the liver. By sharing evidence-based protocols and guidelines, and using specific case studies, this APNA and ACN endorsed course will give nurses the knowledge and confidence required to care for patients with advanced liver disease. 

Date: Wednesday 28 September
Location: Mantra Broadbeach on the Park, 2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
Cost: Free!
Registration: Click here to Register Now

Key learning outcomes include:
• list the main causes of advanced liver disease
• assess for the signs and symptoms of advanced liver disease
• identify the complications of advanced liver disease and briefly describe their management
• describe the components of a care plan for patients with advanced liver disease
• outline referral pathways for patients with advanced liver disease
• outline how you can provide nursing support for patients with advanced liver disease in your practice.