Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings – Education Program

Do you see patients who inject drugs? You are invited to attend a free workshop, developed by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) and the Kirby Institute.

People who inject drugs represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C infections. Clinicians working with people who inject drugs play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with hepatitis C, and can reduce a patient’s risk of developing advanced liver disease.

The Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program is designed to strengthen the capacity of healthcare professionals to effectively test for, treat and manage HCV infection. This session has been developed in collaboration with drug and  alcohol clinicians, hepatology specialists, GPs, nurses and representatives from drug user community organisations.

This free CPD activity is running in a number of locations across Australia, including:

Perth, WA              –   Date: Saturday 24 June 2017 Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Brisbane, QLD      –  Date: Saturday 29 July 2017 Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Macksville, NSW  – Date: Saturday 5 August 2017   Time:9:30am-4:30pm

Lidcombe, NSW   –  Date: Saturday 12 August 2017 Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Canberra, ACT     –  Date: Sunday 5 November 2017 Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

This is a highly interactive course available for nurse practitioners, GPs, addiction medicine specialists and other clinicians able to prescribe. The program includes both online learning and a face-to-face workshop. Click on the links above for more information and to register.

All workshops are free and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Travel scholarships are available for regional/rural practitioners.

Click here to visit the ASHM website.

 

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