25 Feb 2018
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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Event location
Atura Hotel Dandenong
17 Doveton Avenue
Eumemmerring VIC 3177
Available to
General Practitioners
Professional development points
This training 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.
This course will be facilitated by:

Associate Professor Benjamin Cowie is 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 Nicole Allard is a General Practitioner at cohealth with a clinical and research interest in Viral hepatitis and is a Hepatitis B s100 prescriber,

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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