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2023 World Hepatitis Day Joint Symposium

  • Event Date: 27 July 2023
  • Tickets: Free
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Event Description

Presented by Burnet Institute and Doherty Institute

An event not to be missed - Join us at the Alfred Innovation & Education Hub on 27 July for the latest in hepatitis research with special guests from Burnet Institute and Doherty Institute.

This is an in-person event only. Seats are limited - please register soon to attend.

Burnet Institute and Doherty Institute are foundation partners in the Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID), along with The University of Melbourne.

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The changing landscape of hepatitis B treatment guidelines
Professor Ben Cowie, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victorian Department of Health; Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, Doherty Institute; Physician and Epidemiologist, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital

LiverWELL Strategic Priorities- Towards Viral Hepatitis Elimination
Elaine Montegriffo, CEO, LiverWELL

Liver cirrhosis and liver cancer in people with hepatitis C: The impact of HCV cure
Associate Professor Jess Howell, Gastroenterologist and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne/University of Melbourne; Co-Head, Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Group, Burnet Institute

Hepatitis B Voices, Australia
Lien Tran, Co-founder, Director, Vice-Chair of Hepatitis B Voices, Australia and a researcher at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, Doherty Institute, Australia

Expanding access to viral hepatitis care - a peer/nurse practitioner outreach model
Sally Watkinson, Nurse Practitioner, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Health
Jane Dicka Health, Promotion Team Coordinator, Harm Reduction Victoria

Victoria’s viral hepatitis strategic approach
Elizabeth Birbilis, Senior Policy Officer, Sexual Health and Viral Hepatitis, Victorian Department of Health
Jason Asselin, Manager, Surveillance and Evaluation Group, Burnet Institute; Senior Project Officer, Strategy Reporting Victorian Department of Health

C No More: establishing a nurse and peer-led hepatitis C model of care for people on community corrections orders in Victoria
Doctorr Rebecca Winter, Deputy Head, Justice Health Group, Burnet Institute and Post-Doctoral researcher at Burnet Institute & St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

VAHS, setting up a new service in St Albans
Mahlia Peachey, Operational Lead, Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (VAHS)














Start: 27 July 2023
End: 27 July 2023
Cost: Free


Burnet Institute and Doherty Institute


Lecture Theatre, Alfred Innovation & Education Hub, Alfred Precinct
75 Commercial Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004