21 Oct 2018
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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Event location
North Western Melbourne PHN - Yarra Room
Level 5, 369 Royal Parade
Available to
General Practitioners
Professional development points
This training will enable GP's 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.
This course will be facilitated by:

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 outcomes

Screen 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

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