Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings

October 20, 2017

10:00 am - 4:45 pm

6755 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 3W7


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This course is Free for CSAM Conference delegates

Registration close Friday 13, October

The International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) is an international organization dedicated to scientific knowledge exchange, knowledge translation, and advocacy focused on hepatitis C prevention and care among people who use drugs.

People who inject drugs (PWIDs) represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C infections. Clinicians working with PWID play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with hepatitis C by reducing a patient’s risk of developing advanced liver disease through early diagnosis and appropriately managing co-morbidities and treatment with new, curative, Direct Acting Antiviral medications (DAAs).

The course, delivered in three parts,  is designed to strengthen the capacity of clinical staff working in primary care and drug and alcohol settings who work with PWIDs to effectively test for, treat and manage hepatitis C. The online learning and face-to-face workshop, delivered by local experts, will give participants the skills to confidently prescribe the new DAAs.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the risk factors for HCV injection enabling effective practice screening processes and prevention education
  • Demonstrate competence interpreting clinical and other relevant information to provide effective care of people living with an HCV infection
  • Demonstrate competence in liver disease assessment
  • Demonstrate understanding of DAA therapy for the treatment of HCV and competence in selecting and prescribing appropriate therapy
  • Monitor patients on treatment and post-treatment appropriately

For more information, please contact Sally Cruse – sally.cruse@ashm.org.au

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This training has been supported with an unconditional grant by Gilead Sciences Canada Inc.

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