Hepatitis B in Primary Care
On-demand recorded 10 Jun 2021
Primary care practitioners play a crucial role in ensuring improved health outcomes for people with hepatitis B, through testing, diagnosis, informed clinical management and support of individuals and families. This webinar will provide GPs and primary care nurses with introductory knowledge regarding the care and management of hepatitis B.
In 2018, over 227,000 people were living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Australia; of these, 72,000 were undiagnosed and 177,000 were not engaged in regular care. The most common cause of hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide is CHB. Primary care practitioners play a critical role in the diagnosis and management of CHB in the community, and in reducing preventable deaths from liver cancer. Presented by Dr Nicole Allard, this webinar will provide participants with crucial knowledge and understanding of hepatitis B and the impact of COVID-19 on patients living with hepatitis B.
- Identify priority populations for hepatitis B testing in Australia
- Interpret hepatitis B serology results
- Describe the role of primary care in the testing, diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis B in the community.
This event attracts 3 CPD points
This event is part of ASHM Series. Events in this series are:
Dr Natalia Rode
Natalia is a GP who works at Northside Clinic, which has a specific focus on sexual health, the LGBTIQ community and people living with HIV. She is a s100 HIV and Hepatitis B prescriber and enjoys being able to provide this service as part of providing holistic patient care.
Dr Nicole Allard
General Practitioner, cohealth Footscray
Dr Allard is a post doctoral researcher and medical epidemiologist at VIDRL. She is also a GP with an interest in refugee health and HBV treatment in primary care. Nicole is an honorary Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and is supervising masters and PHD students