There is an urgent need to increase the number of clinicians able to treat hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Until 1.3.16, therapy uptake for HCV was slow, due to both hard to reach priority populations and the difficulty and length of the treatment itself. In hepatitis B, many people remain undiagnosed and confusion still exists around the idea of a ‘healthy carrier’, masking the need for monitoring and, in some cases, the prescription of effective therapy.
This is the first time that the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference (AVHEC) will be held. It is to be held in the off-year of the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference to cater for the educational needs of clinicians and researchers given the major changes that are happening in the sector. The conference is taking place 10-11 August, Pullman International, Cairns, Queensland.
For more information view the conference website www.avhec.com or contact the Conference Secretariat
P: 02 8204 0770
Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference
The Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference is the leading multidisciplinary Viral Hepatitis conference in Australasia.
The conference is held biennially and was first held in Sydney in 1997 and then subsequently in Christchurch (NZ) in 1999, Melbourne in 2002, Canberra in 2004 (back-to-back with the ASHM Conference), with additional conferences shown in the table below.