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Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

Sydney NSW

March 23, 2017

6:15 PM to 9:30 PM



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

Hepatitis C |
Dinner Update |
Nurses; GPs |

This education session has been designed to support staff working in Drug & Alcohol settings to manage their clients through the new treatment paradigm.

New treatments for hepatitis C that offer cure rates greater than 90%, shorter therapy duration 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.



Hepatitis C infections are largely attributable to unsafe injecting drug use practices, with people who inject drugs representing approximately 90% of newly acquired infections. Staff in Drug and Alcohol settings play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with hepatitis C. They have the ability to 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 screened regularly

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

• Prepare clients for Hepatitis C treatment and confidently discuss issues - adherence; psychosocial issues, the effect of drug and alcohol use on Hepatitis C treatment and liver health

Click here to download the Course Flyer and to view more course information

For more information please contact:

Natalie Huska (Project support Officer):

T 02 8204 0784


Conditions of registration:

Registration cancellations and amendments must be notified in writing to ASHM. Cancellations received before 17 March 2017 will not incur a cancellation fee. Cancellations received in writing after 17 March 2017 will incur a $70 per day cancellation fee. This fee may be waived in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ASHM..


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

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