Being held in Brisbane on July 24th, this workshop provides a great opportunity for an update on smoking cessation.
You can access the program at this Program 24 July Smoking Cessation Workshop
You can visit the website to register at this link
The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) are pleased to offer webinar access to selected education seminars from the Kirby Institute Seminar Series in June 2018.
Enhancing liver disease screening and hepatitis C treatment uptake among people who inject drugs
Postdoctoral Fellow, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute
1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST Tuesday 19 June 2018
To achieve WHO’s hepatitis C virus (HCV) elimination targets by 2030, liver disease assessment and treatment uptake among people who inject drugs (PWID) will need to be substantially increased globally. Enhanced knowledge of the remaining barriers to HCV-related care at the patient, provider, and system levels is thus a necessity. This seminar will present evidence from the LiveRLife cohort – a healthy liver campaign targeted to PWID who attend drug and alcohol centres in New South Wales, Australia – highlighting remaining gaps in HCV and liver disease knowledge among PWID, including PWID understanding of liver disease assessment results (i.e. transient elastography score). This seminar will also speak to system-level barriers, namely, restrictions for accessing reimbursed direct-acting antiviral therapies (DAAs) in Canada and Europe (e.g. drug and alcohol use restrictions) with implications for PWID populations specifically.
Older people face specific issues in relation to problematic substance use. Demography and a growing ageing population make understanding these ever more important. But older people’s problems tend to be more invisible, both in care services and in substance use services.
This (free) online course brings these issues together from a health, social care, informal carer and public health point of view. It draws on international perspectives from experts in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA, to compare and share knowledge, skills and best practice with the community.
Find out more here.
Professor Robert Gish, from the USA, will be presenting a case-study based program, that will discuss both practical and clinical considerations associated with managing the patient with Hepatitis C on OST therapy.
Wednesday 13th September 2017
NSW/TAS/ACT/QLD/VIC: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
SA/NT: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
WA: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
To take part in this webinar register at this link.
The password for the event is: spreadthecure
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.
Managing Addiction: A framework for Successful Treatment will provide participants with
This course is FREE!
They are taking enrollments now, and the course starts on 20th October 2016, and runs for 5 weeks
Go to this link for more info;
The AHA has developed a course for nurses. It’s being held in Adelaide and Sydney with another on the drawing board for the Gold Coast.
The use of alcohol in Australia is often considered to be part of this country’s traditional identity. However, its use, even occasionally, is now associated with more diseases than ever before. No matter where a nurse works, it is likely he or she will be required to care for people who have diseases linked to alcohol.
This conference will focus on how drinking damages the body and the positive impact that nurses can have in educating people about the facts. Group registration discounts can be made available on enquiry.
For details and how to register, please click on this link.