This free face-to-face training aims to provide participants with the confidence to initiate conversations around hep C in the needle and syringe program (NSP) setting and provide referrals to testing and treatment. 

Frontline workers in needle and syringe program (NSP) settings have a crucial and unique role to play in eliminating hep C. Every day you’re talking to people who might be living with hep C, and in these conversations you can support people to protect their heath. Lunch and all workshop materials will be provided.

This course will be delivered in two parts:

Part 1 – a 1-hour eLearning component introducing you to the topics of testing, management and treatment of HCV in addition to how to provide education in the NSP setting. 

Part 2 – a 3-hour interactive face-to-face workshop building on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 through practical case discussions and referral pathway mapping. 

Date: Tuesday 13 September 2022

Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm (AEST)

Suburb: Brisbane

Venue: To be advised

Cost: Free

Inclusions: Morning Tea and Workshop Materials.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe risk factors for hep C, enabling discussions with people around prevention and harm reduction
  • Describe hep C testing and liver disease assessment
  • Recognise the treatment options for hep C
  • Identify your local referral pathways for linking people to hep C testing and treatment
  • Communicate confidently with people about hep C testing, treatment, and follow-up processes in the NSP

Target Audience

Frontline workers in primary, secondary and pharmacy NSP services; including health education officers, peer support workers, needle and syringe program workers, social workers, nurses, administration officers, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants. 


Presenters

Mary Fenech, Nurse Practitioner, QuIHNEsha

Leyden, Peer Harm Reduction Worker, QuIHN


Funding

This event is sponsored by AbbVie and Gilead Sciences. Sponsorship is governed by our Sponsorship Policy and the sponsor has no control over content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service.


Inclusions

This course is Free. Lunch and workshop materials will be provided.

This course is equivalent to 4 CPD hours.


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For More Information:

The course flyer can be downloaded here.

Please contact the ASHM Education Team at education@ashm.org.au or call on 0431 320 429.

Date: September 13, 2022 9:00 am

Hepatitis C in NSP Settings

City/Town/Suburb: Brisbane
Venue Name: TBC
Event Status: Confirmed
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Time Zone: AEST