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Hepatitis C New Treatments Course

Hepatitis C New Treatments Course

March 2019

PROVIDER: ASHM

DATE: Saturday, 9 March 2019

TIME: 10:00am – 4:00pm (Registration from 9:30am)

VENUE: Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.

COST: This course is FREE. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP BY: Monday, 4 March 2019.

SYNOPSIS:

This course is designed to strengthen the capacity of clinical staff working in primary care settings to effectively test for, treat and manage hepatitis C.

Part 1 consists of an eLearning component and part 2 consists of an interactive face-to-face workshop utilising experts in hepatitis C treatment to facilitate case discussions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • 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.

PRESENTERS:

Dr Marianne Martinello
Infectious Diseases Physician
Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital
& The Kirby Institute

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

Dr David Baker
General Practitioner, East Sydney Doctors,
Darlinghurst

TARGET AUDIENCE:

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.

CPD:

This activity has been approved by RACGP QI&CPD Program. Total (40) Category 1 CPD Points.

MORE INFORMATION:

Download a program summary, register online or contact Natalie Huska on (02) 8204 0715 or by email at natalie.huska@ashm.org.au.