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Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care: Developing a sustainable HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexual health workforce

Wed 29th May @ 6:00 pm

Free

As a GP, you can play a critical role in diagnosing and treating hepatitis C. In the Northern Sydney PHN, there are 3,823 people living with CHC. Treatment uptake is currently at 25.9%. Oral direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) offer cure rates greater than 95% with shorter therapy duration and reduced toxicity. One in five Australians living with chronic HCV do not know their status. Additionally, around 170,000 eligible Australians could be missing out on treatment. General practitioners (GPs) can prescribe DAAs on the General Schedule.

This update will focus on case finding, testing, patient assessment and treatment of hepatitis C infection in primary care settings.

DATE:
Wed 29th May


TIME:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


VENUE:
Hotel Urban St Leonards, 194 Pacific Highway, Greenwich

NSW
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RACGP CPD POINTS:
4

SPEAKERS:

Dr John Smart

Local GP, MB BS FRACGP, FAChAM

John has been working with injecting drug users in the primary care setting for more than 25 years and has participated in several published Hepatitis C treatment trials.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Identify priority populations for hepatitis C testing
  • Interpret test results and diagnose hepatitis C appropriately
  • Assess for liver fibrosis and other co-morbidities
  • Explain which patients can be managed in primary care and those requiring specialist referral
  • Initiate treatment, monitor and follow-up according to the recommended guidelines
COST:
There is no cost for GPs or practice staff working within the SNHN region.

ENQUIRIES:

For further information contact Natalie Huska Ph. 8204 0715 or natalie.huska@ashm.org.au


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