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