World Hepatitis Day: Hep can’t wait!

Join community leaders, experts and policy makers to explore new arenas in eliminating viral hepatitis and celebrate the final year of the EC Victoria Partnership.

With one person dying every 30 seconds from a viral hepatitis-related illness globally – especially in the current COVID-19 crisis – action can’t wait!

Guest speakers will include Burnet Institute’s leading researchers and clinicians, collaborating partners, members of the community and affected populations.

Event format: Virtual event.

Online Zoom link:

Burnet Institute speakers:

  • Professor Margaret Hellard AM, Deputy Director (Programs), Burnet Institute; Head of Hepatitis Services in the Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital

  • Associate Professor Joseph Doyle, Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination; Co-Head, Viral Hepatitis Elimination

  • Dr Alisa Pedrana, EC Partnership Victoria Coordinator; EC Partnership Australia Coordinator

  • Dr Jack Wallace, Senior Research Officer, Viral Hepatitis Elimination Group

  • Dr Jessica Howell, Senior Research Fellow, Viral Hepatitis Elimination Group

  • Dr Daniel O’Keefe, Senior Project Officer, Viral Hepatitis Elimination Group

  • Freya Saich, Lead Policy Officer, EC Australia

  • Troy Combo, Program Manager, Aboriginal Health Plan, EC Australia

Guest Speakers: 

  • Professor Alex Thompson, Director of Gastroenterology; Lead clinician for the state-wide hepatitis program in Victorian prisons, St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

  • Caro Weidner, Peer Specialist, Harm Reduction Victoria

  • Elizabeth Birbilis, Senior Policy Officer, Department of Health, Victoria

  • Jane Dicka, Health Promotion Officer, Harm Reduction Victoria

  • Pearl Prabal, Health Promotion Knowledge Officer, Hepatitis Victoria, LiverWell

  • Rebecca Thatcher, Program Manager AOD Harm Reduction and Primary Health Care Services, Access Health, The Salvation Army

  • Scott Monaghan, CEO, Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation

We look forward to seeing you.

Date & Time

Monday, 26 July, 2021
2:30 PM AEST


Online event.

Google Map


Free event. Registration essential. Virtual event only.

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Jack Gunn

Research Assistant