Events

Webinar 3 – EC Australia Aboriginal Health Strategy: Progress towards hepatitis C elimination in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

The webinar will showcase efforts towards hepatitis C elimination in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Chairs: Troy Combo, Professor Margaret Hellard AM Guest Speakers: Greg Dore (Kirby Institute), Phoebe Schroder (ASHM), Janet Stajic (IUIH), David Bromley (QuIHN), Erin Flynn (SCALE C)

Scientia Professor Greg Dore will present the first report to provide an account of hepatitis C elimination progress among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This report aims to describe hepatitis C elimination goals, objectives, and measurable indicators to evaluate progress. Progress of hepatitis elimination is measured by service coverage indicators, including hepatitis C testing and treatment uptake and outcomes, harm reduction coverage indicators; and impact indicators, including prevalence of hepatitis C, rates of new hepatitis C infections and hepatitis C related morbidity and mortality. An estimate of the hepatitis C cascade of care, including the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with chronic hepatitis C at end of 2020, will also be presented. Finally, a set of strategic priorities and recommendations to enhance hepatitis C elimination among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be proposed.

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) will provide a presentation on Delivering Hepatitis C Education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners in an online environment. The presentation will outline the approach and findings from developing and delivering education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners.

The webinar will also showcase two implementation research projects in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, the University of Queensland SCALE-C project and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health’s (IUIH) Hepatitis C Continuous Quality Improvement Project.

QuIHN will present on a community-based peer-led project that showcases the important role that peer workers can play in the role of point of care testing.

Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation has a two-year partnership project with EC Australia and ASHM to address blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted diseases in Northern NSW.

Register today! Free event. Limited attendance.

The EC Australia Webinar Series 2021 is an opportunity to share updates and progress of EC Australia’s work and engage with others in the viral hepatitis elimination sector.

Date & Time

Wednesday, 24 November, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM AEDT

Venue

Online

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Stephanie Franet

Project Manager

Telephone

+61385062482

Email

stephanie.franet@burnet.edu.au