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Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise QLD

February 15, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Preparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings

Hepatitis C |
Dinner Update |
GPs; Nurses |
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QLD |
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This session has been developed with input from drug & alcohol clinicians, hepatology specialists and community members affected by hepatitis. New treatments of hepatitis C offering cure rates greater than 90%, shorter duration of therapy and reduced toxicity are now available on the PBS. These treatments can be prescribed by general practitioners, as well as medical staff in Drug & Alcohol settings.

 

 

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In Australia, hepatitis C infections are largely attributable to unsafe injecting drug use practices, with people who inject drugs representing approximately 90% of newly acquired infections. Medical staff 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, thorough evaluation and assessment of liver disease severity, appropriate management of co-morbidities and treatment with newly available drug regimens.

Learning outcomes:

• Interpret test results and diagnose hepatitis C appropriately

• Ensure that people at risk of hepatitis C infection are regularly screened

• Manage and monitor people with chronic hepatitis C suitably, including staging of liver disease and lifestyle modifications as needed

• Advise patients about new therapies for hepatitis C so they can make informed treatment decisions

TARGET AUDIENCE):

AOD Staff, GPs, Clinicians, Nurses, Addiction Specialists

For further Information Contact:

Natalie Huska (Project support Officer):

T 02 8204 0784

E Natalie.huska@ashm.org.au

Conditions of registration:

Registration Cancellations:

Registration cancellations and amendments must be notified in writing to ASHM. Cancellations received before 8 February 2017 will not incur a cancellation fee. Cancellations received in writing after 8 February 2017 will incur a $70 per day cancellation fee. This fee may be waived in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ASHM.

Substitutions:

As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person without incurring any penalty. ASHM must be advised of the transfer in writing. Please email the name, position, phone and email address of the new delegate to education@ashm.org.au.

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