ASHM's Treating Hepatitis C in General Practice Forum in Adelaide was a phenomenal event. This was not only the first of its kind in Australia, but also the first of its kind anywhere in the world!
The ability to sit down with GPs from all over Australia and discuss the challenges and successes that we have faced over the past 2 years with Hep C treatment was motivating. The forum focused on inspiring and empowering GPs from across Australia to roll up the sleeves and get stuck into treating hepatitis C in their practices. This forum highlighted the fact that Australia is in a unique situation, the envy of many other nations, with GPs having such great access and ability to prescribe DAA therapy to their patients.
There were many great ideas and thoughts that I walked away with. But the main one was that GPs have this amazing opportunity not just to be part of Hep C elimination but to be in the driving seat!