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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 20 Feb 2024

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Email: NSW&ACT Faculty
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NSW Hepatitis B for General Practitioners Forum

On-demand recorded 20 Feb 2024

This Forum introduces the role of general practitioners in diagnosing and managing people living with chronic hepatitis B, and the resources available to support clinicians at the time of diagnosis and options for ongoing management and care.
 
To improve the health of people living with chronic hepatitis B, primary care clinicians should be informed of the risks associated with hepatitis B infection and be active in testing, vaccination and linkage to care.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify opportunities for Hepatitis B testing, vaccination and linkage to care.
  2. Describe primary care clinicians’ role in identifying, diagnosing, monitoring, and treating people with chronic hepatitis B and liver disease.
  3. Identify pathways for accessing hepatitis B referral and clinical support resources.

Speakers

Dr Caran Cheung

Caran is a s100 Hepatitis B and HIV prescriber. She works in General Practice in Sydney and has a special interest in sexual health, viral hepatitis and addiction medicine. She is a clinical editor at South Eastern Sydney HealthPathways and enjoys providing education to other GPs.

Associate Professor Simone Strasser

Associate Professor Simone Strasser is Head of department and Senior Staff Specialist in the AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre, and the Australian National Liver Transplantation Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney in Sydney Australia. She is Past-President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), and a board member of the Liver Foundation, an Australian community organisation to support people with liver disease. She has a major clinical and research interest in viral hepatitis, primary liver cancer, fatty liver disease, advanced liver disease, and liver transplantation. She is Director of Hepatology Clinical Trials at RPAH leading clinical trials of new therapies for patients with hepatitis B, liver cancer and other liver diseases. Her publications include many book chapters and over 200 publications in peer reviewed journals.

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