21 Nov 2018
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Register now
Event location
North Western Melbourne PHN - Yarra Room
Level 5, 369 Royal Parade
Available to
General Practitioners
Professional development points
This evening will involve a short clinical update on current HCV treatment regimens, including HCV natural history, testing, test interpretation and monitoring, before moving into an interactive Hepatitis C case discussion session.
The case discussion session will be designed to suit clinicians who treat patients with Hepatitis C or clinicians/primary care practitioners who are interested in increasing their knowledge of Hepatitis C treatments. Attendees are welcome to bring their own cases to the session for discussion.

This interactive case discussion session will be facilitated by:

Associate Professor Joe Sasadeusz
An Infectious Diseases Physician at the Hepatitis Clinic at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with cross appointments at the Alfred Hospital and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.
A/Prof Sasadeusz is a medical virologist with a specific interest in viral hepatitis and is head of the Hepatitis Clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and conducts HIV-hepatitis coinfection clinics at the Alfred Hospital and the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. He has been involved in multiple clinical trials in viral hepatitis .

Learning outcomes

Know when to test for hepatitis C and how to interpret results
Develop appropriate treatment plans for complex cases
Develop an effective plan for ongoing monitoring including identifying appropriate treatment changes as necessary
Identify appropriate referral pathways for patients  - who to contact and where to look for relevant information 
Know how to monitor patients on direct acting antiviral treatment and assess if treatment has been curative