Date
22 Oct 2017
08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
Cost
Free
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Event location
Parkview Hotel
562 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne Victoria 3004
Australia
Available to
General Practitioners
Points available
Points: 7
This training (ASHM in partnership with VHHITAL) will enable GPs to effectively diagnose, manage and treat chronic hepatitis B in the primary care setting. Successful completion of the training and assessment will accredit community-based medical practitioners to prescribe s100 highly specialised drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.
Did you know? Victoria is home to over 60,000 people living with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) with close to 80% not engaged in care. Without management and guideline-based care, such as yearly hepatitis B viral load testing and/or treatment, 1 in 4 people living with CHB will die from a liver related illness. As rates of hepatitis B increase over the next 10 years there is a need for primary care practitioners particularly those with patients from priority populations e.g. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities & CALD backgrounds, to diagnose, treat and/or monitor their patients within the primary care setting.

This course is free, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Learning outcomes

Through online learning and interactive face-face teaching, participants will learn to:
  • Screen at-risk patients, accurately diagnose CHB infection and assess phase of the disease.
  • Monitor patients appropriately, establish suitability for treatment and refer to specialist care if indicated.
  • Discuss aims of treatment, antiviral treatment options, duration of therapy and definitions of response.
  • Monitor patients on treatment according to established protocols, recognise and manage resistance, hepatitis flares and response.
  • Recognise risk factors, clinical signs, symptoms and complications of advanced liver disease and manage or refer to specialist care appropriately.
Target Audience:
General Practitioners; Medical Officers, GP registrars, Prison Doctors, Drug and Alcohol Doctors, Refugee Doctors

Conditions of Registration - Registration cancellation:
Registration cancellations and amendments must be notified in writing to ASHM. Cancellations received before Wednesday 18 October 2017 will not incur a cancellation fee. Cancellations received in writing after Wednesday 18 October 2017 will incur a $110 per day cancellation fee. This fee may be waived in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ASHM.

For more course information, please contact May Wang at 02 8204 0723.
Link to register: http://www.ashm.org.au/eventinfo/?id=40e45101-7855-e711-810f-3863bb2e6b78