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The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) are pleased to offer webinar access to selected education seminars from the Kirby Institute Seminar Series in July 2018.

Hepatitis C Elimination in Australia: are we on-track?

A World Hepatitis Day Special Seminar

Professor Greg Dore
Professor and Program Head, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, The Kirby Institute

Dr Joanne Bryant
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW

1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST   Tuesday 24 July 2018

Australia has established the foundation to achieve elimination of HCV as a major public health issue, including WHO goals of 80% treated, 90% reduction in HCV incidence, and 65% reduction in liver disease mortality. Since March 2016, more than 60,000 people have commenced HCV therapy, however, treatment numbers are declining. Key issues are treatment levels required to achieve HCV elimination goals, and strategies to enhance access to priority populations.
Professor Gregory Dore is Head, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, and Infectious Diseases Physician, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He has been involved in viral hepatitis and HIV epidemiological and clinical research, clinical care and public health policy for 20 years.
Dr Joanne Bryant is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in sociology and an MSc in epidemiology. She has led a range of impactful research projects focusing on young people’s alcohol and drug use and sexual health, concentrating specifically on populations of vulnerable young people including street-involved youth and Indigenous youth.

UPCOMING SEMINAR:  Responding to developments blood borne virus prevention and treatment: Integrating science and practice at a clinic level

Dr Phil Read, Director, Kirketon Road Centre

1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST   Tuesday 31 July 2018