Hepatitis B – what primary care providers need to know
Presenter: Associate Professor Jill Benson AM
Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Venue: Mawson Lakes Hotel and Function Centre, 10 Main Street, Mawson Lakes SA 5095
Time 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Register online before Friday 16 February 2018.
Did you know that most people living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Australia were born overseas in areas endemic for hepatitis B, including Vietnam, China and Cambodia? Northern Adelaide, particularly in the Salisbury and surrounding areas, is home to over 1600 people living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), however an estimated 38% remain undiagnosed. Without appropriate monitoring or treatment, 25% of people living with CHB will die from liver cancer or liver failure.
This evening update will benefit GPs, nurses, pharmacists, mid-wives, dieticians, and other allied health professionals who provide services to CALD population, particularly the Vietnamese, Chinese and Cambodian patients.
This course will enable participants to:
- Know who to test and how to interpret test results
- Improve the outcome of patients by early diagnosis, follow up and appropriate management (including vaccination)
- Describe the intervention points throughout the natural history of HBV
- Identify the different treatment options available for people living with chronic hepatitis B
Registration is free and dinner will be provided.
This activity has been approved by the RACGP for 4 Category 2 QI&CPD points. Certificates will be provided for nursing points. Funding for this course has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Health.