Continuing Professional Development
3 x RACGP CPD Activity Points 1 x ACRRM PDP Points
This event is intended to support GPs and Nurse Practitioners eligible to prescribe s100 HBV treatment. It is a chance to review cases practitioners have found challenging, and to learn from peers and specialists. This peer learning approach enhances the future practice of even the most experienced practitioners. Low case load practitioners benefit from being part of a community of practice to keep up their knowledge and skills. All practitioners are invited to submit cases for discussion.
This is a great opportunity for HBV s100 Prescribers to discuss cases and network, and those with a low-caseload to keep up their knowledge and skills.
Participants are encouraged to submit their cases for discussion prior to the event.
This session has been approved 3 x RACGP CPD Activity and 1 x ACRRM PDP points, prescribers will also be awarded 1 HBV CPD point for attending, with an additional point allocated if bringing a case. Certificates of attendance will be provided for participants who self-report CPD.
Presenter: Professor Benjamin Cowie
Ben is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. He is an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist, with appointments at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.
Presenter: Dr. Nicole Allard
Dr Nicole Allard is a General Practitioner at CoHealth, an experienced Hepatitis B S100 Prescriber, and a Postdoctoral Fellow of Doherty Institute Epidemiology Unit. Nicole is not only a clinical advisor and presenter of VHHITAL program, but also a committee member of VHHITAL Governance Group.
- Plan guideline-based monitoring for patients with chronic hepatitis B
- Evaluate chronic hepatitis B patients’ suitability for antiviral treatment
- Select and prescribe appropriate first-line antiviral medication for patients with chronic hepatitis B