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Hepatitis C New Treatment Course

Sat 29th June @ 10:00 am

Are you one of the many GPs who have patients with hepatitis C in your practice but have not prescribed any hepatitis C treatment yet? This comprehensive course in the new hepatitis C direct acting antivirals aims to increase confidence in hepatitis C management and treatment through interactive case discussions facilitated by experts in the field. The PBS listing of new pangenotypic regimens is simplifying treatment selection even further. Elimination of hepatitis C in Australia will require increased access to treatment in a variety of settings, including primary care, Sexual Health, Aboriginal Medical Services and alcohol and other drug services.


Register at:

Registrations Close:
Monday, 24 June 2019

For further details contact:
Michelle Kwok
T 02 8204 0723
E michelle.kwok@ashm.org.au

Sat 29th June

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
17 Blue St
North Sydney NSW 2060
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This activity has been approved by RACGP QI&CPD Program. Total (40) Category 1 CPD Points.


Dr Brett Jones
Gastroenterologist, Royal North Shore Hospital

Dr Thao Lam
Gastroenterologist and Specialist in Addiction Medicine, Westmead Hospital

Dr David Baker
General Practitioner, East Sydney Doctors, Darlinghurst


GPs, other Medical Practitioners & Nurse Practitioners working in General Practice, Aboriginal Health, Drug and Alcohol and Correctional settings, who wish to prescribe HCV treatment independent of specialist approval.

  • Screen at risk patients, order and interpret tests appropriately to diagnose chronic hepatitis C infection
  • Perform the recommended baseline assessment including assessing liver disease severity and screening for potential drug-drug interactions, evaluate patient treatment readiness and manage any associated comorbidities
  • Explain approved antiviral treatment options and duration of therapy for all HCV genotypes based on prior treatment experience and cirrhotic status
  • Prescribe HCV antiviral therapy in accordance with PBS patient and prescriber eligibility criteria
  • Recognise risk factors, clinical signs, symptoms and complications of advanced liver disease and manage or refer to specialist care appropriately
This course is FREE. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.