Reports from AVHEC 2017

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Clinical Blog Posts from ASHM Scholarship recipients at the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017.

AVHEC 2017 I  10 - 11 August 2017  I  Pullman Cairns International, QLD

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Treatment of Viral Hepatitis in Primary Care

In day one of AVHEC17, we had been hearing presentations on how important the role of primary care workers would be in achieving the goal of eliminati

Viral Hepatitis Elimination: How and what are we achieving? Evaluation and Surveillance

I attended the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference as a GP hepatitis B prescriber in an AMS (Aboriginal Medical Service), so my partic

International efforts to try and meet the WHO target to eliminate Hepatitis B and C by 2030.

The Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017 held in Cairns was a an eye opener for me. I was intrigued by the international efforts t

Tracking progress towards Viral Hepatitis Elimination

A/Prof Rebecca Guy, Head of Surveillance, Education and Research Program, Kirby Institute UNSW, Australia, discussed the importance of Epidemiology an

Viral Hepatitis: ‘Elimination Starts with the Community'

Plenary session #5 was an inspiring reminder not to forget the people who are at the centre of why we do what we do.  Rhondda Lewis, viral hepa

Engagement for communities in Aboriginal Health

A very inspiring presentation given by A/Professor Phillip Mills that cuts to the core of the problem of the sub-optimal success often seen

Tracking Progress towards Elimination

Professor Rebecca Guy (Program Head and Professor, the Kirby Institute UNSW) gave a very illuminating presentation on the epidemiological mechani

Optimal liver cancer surveillance in the community: do recall and reminder systems hold the answer?

In this presentation, Dr Nicole Allard describes a research project to examine whether an intensive follow-up and recall system improved liver cancer

Viral Hepatitis Elimination: Engaging marginalised populations

This session at the 2017 Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference was a series of oral abstract presentations exploring a wide range of str

Reflections on hepatitis B: Australian Progress and Challenges

A/Prof Ben Cowie's plenary talk at AVHEC17 on the Australian Progress and challenges in Hep B was highly engaging and it is certainly true

JoinJade: A Culturally and Linguistically Tailored Campaign to Help End Hepatitis B

The global impact of chronic HBV cannot be underestimated, with 257 million people affected. More people die from chronic HBV compared to

Poster walk: DAA treatment therapies

The Australian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017 is aimed at equipping medical practitioners with strategies to achieve this goal by the nex

Understanding the Epidemics (Modelling/Surveillance)

I am reporting from oral abstracts being presented at AVHEC17 regarding understanding the epidemics (modelling and surveillence).   The first

Prof Gregory Dore presents on hepatitis C: The Treatment Landscape in 2017

The presentation by Professor Dore was a rapid but detailed overview of the situation of the current situation with Hepatitis C and how things have pr

Dr Jacqui Richmond: “Many hands make light work”: Upskilling the Workforce for Hepatitis C Elimination

This session was focused on the "whole system approach" and working together to deliver care to people living with HCV. HCV affects more than 250,000

“Many hands make light work”: Upskilling the Workforce for Hepatitis C Elimination

Fantastic final lecture of the day at the 2017 Australasian Viral Elimination Conference! Dr Jacqui Richmond really nailed it when she said that we wi

Models of Care/What are the challenges ahead for hepatitis B and C elimination?

I'm reporting from oral abstracts from the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017 with speakers discussing Models of Care/What are t

Key Takeaway Messages: Moving Towards Elimination - Outcomes in Key Populations

I attended a collection of very interesting oral abstracts at the 2017 Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference, each dedicated to addressing eliminati

Ben Cowie presenting on hepatitis B: Australian Progress and Challenges

On the first day of the 2017 Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference, Benjamin Cowie from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis

HCV elimination program in Georgia - Successes and Challenges - Dr. Maia Butsashvili at AVHEC17

Dr Maia Butsashvili discussed Hepatitis C elimination in Georgia.  Of a total national population of 3.7 million inhabitants, the incidence of c


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