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viral hepatitis and preventing liver cancer

Thursday 30th May, 2024 

5pm - 7pm (AWST)

Food and refreshments available from 4.30pm.

The Hub, Bentley Technology Park, 2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley WA

This workshop is run in collaboration with the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine.

Chronic hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis B are the leading causes of liver cancer in Australia.Clinical auditing and case finding are pivotal in the identification and management of hepatitis B and C and the prevention of liver cancer.


This course will provide participants with an overview of viral hepatitis, to further engage people living with hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) in care and prevent liver cancer. A session on case finding and clinical auditing will provide strategies to identify people for testing, management and follow-up.

Target audience: WA-based General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, nursing professionals, and other health care providers.


This free 2-hour face-face training is being held at the end of Day 1 of the SIREN Symposium 2024 and includes presentations from experienced clinicians, case studies, and Q&A.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Fen Chin, General Practitioner, GP Cockburn Central, Success

  • Joanne Vallve, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Hepatology, Department of Hepatology and Liver Transplant Services, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

  • Dr Lakhbinder Kang, General Practitioner, Derbal Yerrigan Health Service


Learning Outcomes: By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for HBV, HCV, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), enabling discussions around prevention

  2. Interpret HBV and HCV test results correctly to improve diagnosis and linkage to care

  3. Explain the role of appropriate HBV and HCV management in the decreased incidence of liver cancer

  4. Describe the recommended HCC screening guidelines

  5. Outline approaches used in case finding and clinical auditing


Endorsement and CPD: ASHM is an RACGP-accredited CPD Provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

This seminar is made possible by the WA Department of Health, Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Program.

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