Associate Professor Benjamin Cowie - an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist, with appointments at The Doherty Institute, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and the University of Melbourne. Ben has been involved in the development of health public policy in relation to viral hepatitis in Australia and internationally, and in 2015 was named the inaugural Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis at The Doherty Institute.
Dr Matt Penn - GP & HIV/HBV S100 Prescriber and currently works at North Richmond Community Health, Pronto Clinic and The Centre Clinic
Learning outcomesScreen at risk patients appropriately
Plan antiviral treatment for HBV infection
Utilise treatment protocols for monitoring patients’ responses to HBV antiviral therapy
Implement shared care between primary and tertiary settings including appropriate referrals
Develop management plans for patients requiring ongoing monitoring