Doherty-Burnet World Hepatitis Day 2024

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The Doherty Institute, the Burnet Institute, Hepatitis B Voices Australia and LiverWELL, would like to invite you to Doherty-Burnet World Hepatitis Day 2024, on Thursday July 25th.

This event, held in-person at the Doherty Institute Auditorium, will explore current developments in community health action for hepatitis B and C within Victoria, including presentations from our local public health units, updates on public health and implementation programs, and a panel discussion from the perspective of those with lived experience of hepatitis.

The event will be followed by a networking function.

Date: Thursday July 25th
1:30pm – 5pm
Doherty Institute Auditorium – Ground Floor, 792 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Register here

We encourage you to share this invitation amongst your teams and networks!

Below is the organised program, however please note that this is subject to change.

1:30pmWelcome and Acknowledgement
Prof. Peter Revill
1:35pmLived experience - setting the scene
1:45pmNational Strategy and Roundtable report back
2:00pmHepatitis B
Moderator TBC ·       GP Toolkit for Hepatitis B – online resource launch
Speakers: ASHM and Doherty ·       Insights into diversity: using linked data to track progress towards targets in Victoria
Speaker: Jennifer MacLachlan, WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis ·       HBV HCC Clinic
Speaker: Brad Whitton, Nurse Practitioner Candidate at St Vincent’s Hospital
2:45pm  Hepatitis C 
Moderated by Dr. Jacqui Richmond ·        Every Yarn Counts, Live Free From Hep C: a co-designed hepatitis C health promotion campaign for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector
Speakers: Digby Mercer, Research Assistant, EC Australia, Burnet Institute, Shai Austin, Project Support Officer, Health Promotion, VACCHO and Daisy Gibbs, Evaluation Officer, EC Australia, Burnet Institute   ·       Title: ‘C No More’ - implementation perspectives from a peer-nurse model in community corrections
Speakers: Bridget Reid, Clinical Nurse Consultant, St Vincent’s Hospital 
Mark Belzer and Amanda Callus, Peer workers, Harm Reduction Victoria
3:45pmVictorian Local Public Health Units – Community linkage to care for Hepatitis B and C
Moderated by Prof. Ben Cowie Updates from: ·        Goulburn Valley PHU  
Speakers: Dr. Vinay Menon and Suzanne Wallis ·        South Eastern PHU 
Speakers: Dr. Anna Pierce and Dr. Edura Jalil
4:15pmPanel – Reactions and further discussion on presentations from community/lived experience perspective
Moderated by Dr. Margaret Littlejohn
4:55pmThank you, close
5:00pmNetworking with light refreshments

Registrations are available here, and are limited.


Melbourne, Victoria