27 Jun 2018
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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Event location
Amstel Club
1000 Cranbourne Frankston Road
Cranbourne 3977
Available to
General Practice
Practice Nurses
Practice Managers
Allied Health Providers
General Practitioners
Pharmacy Assistants
Practice Staff
Professional development points
South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, Hepatitis Victoria and VHHITAL invite GPs and their primary health care team to attend an evening update on Hepatitis B.
Treatment for hepatitis B can reduce a patient’s risk of liver cancer by 50% in a few years. Identifying and monitoring people with chronic hepatitis B infection allows for timely identification of cancer and liver disease, or even prevention, through the institution of effective treatment.

This session will be presented by Dr Stephen Bloom.

Dr Stephen Bloom -  is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. He is currently completing a PhD in community management and non-invasive screening for liver disease through Monash University and is a member of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA) and the European Association for the Study of Liver (EASL).

Learning outcomes

• Know who to test and how to accurately interpret test results.
• Identify the importance of early diagnosis, follow up and appropriate management (including vaccination) for at risk/CHB patients.
• Describe the intervention points throughout the natural history of HBV.
• Identify the different treatment options and the need for lifelong monitoring for people living with chronic hepatitis B.