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Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

 

Overview

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) in collaboration with the Kirby Institute, the University of New South Wales, and the Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) are partnering to present free training to alcohol and other drug treatment staff and practitioners in relation to working with people with a Hepatitis C diagnosis. This training will be in Brisbane, Queensland (Qld).

People who inject drugs represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis c infection. Clinicians in drug and alcohol settings 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 through early diagnosis, appropriate management of co-morbidities and treatment with new, curative, direct acting antiviral (DAA) medication. 

The program is best suited to health practitioners in the drug and alcohol, and sexual health sectors. A lunch will be provided, and travel scholarships are available for health workers in rural and remote areas inside and outside of Qld, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.

The program is approved by the The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for up to 40 CPD points at the Category one level.

Contacts

Natalie Huska
Ph: (02) 8204 0784
Email: natalie.huska@ashm.org.au

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Last updated: 5 July 2017
 
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