ASHM supports its members and sector partners to generate knowledge and action in clinical management, research, education, policy and advocacy for hepatitis B (HBV).
As a peak organisation, we:
ASHM is proud to work in collaboration with sector partners, including professional organisations, research institutes, community organisations and people living with hepatitis B, towards eliminating hepatitis B in Australia. We do this through collaborating on the National Hepatitis B Mapping Report, jointly developing clinical education programs, projects, resources, and working in partnership on policy, recommendations and clinical guideline development
ASHM has taken a leadership role in advancing hepatitis B policy in Australia. Particularly advocating for broadened prescribing rights for practitioners working in community settings and more recently publishing a resource developed to support clinicians who have patients with CHB applying for a permanent VISA. ASHM also oversees the National Hepatitis B Testing Policy , a practical guide that outlines current best practice for health professionals ordering and interpreting hepatitis B serology. Find out more about ASHM’s work in policy and advocacy here
ASHM’s HBV education and training programs meet the learning needs of a diverse number of healthcare practitioners. These include; introductory HBV updates; in-services; prescriber training, combining online learning and practical workshops; and courses specific to roles or settings such as, nursing or those working in cultural and linguistically diverse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. To find out more about available training see here
ASHM develops and maintains multiple HBV resources to provide healthcare practitioners with tools to implement HBV testing, diagnoses, ongoing monitoring and treatment if clinically appropriate. These include Decision making in HBV ; B Positive , a guide for primary care providers; chronic disease management plan templates more. ASHM also develops and maintains HBV resources for non-clinical professionals who work with the affected communities living with CHB, such as Aboriginal health care workers, Aged Care Workers and Interpreters. View our suite of resources here
The Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference is the leading multidisciplinary viral hepatitis conference in Australasia. The conference is held bi-annually and was first convened in Sydney in 1997. The inaugural Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference took place in 2017 and showcased the latest scientific developments and real world implementation of best practice of HBV and HCV care
The ASHM membership program strives to draw together a range of professions supporting people living with HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs and related diseases. Professionals benefit from being an ASHM member through information-sharing, networking, ability to influence policy as well as conference discounts. To learn more about the ASHM membership see here