Hepatitis C in primary care and drug and alcohol settings education program - Mississauga

You are invited to attend a FREE Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program in Mississauga on 20 November 2017. This same session in Toronto on September 30 had a wonderful turn out with numerous people on a waitlist. This second session in being held in Mississauga.

The Education Program was developed by the International Network of Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU), in collaboration with an expert Canadian Clinical Committee and the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health (ASHM).

About the course

This FREE course will provide primary healthcare practitioners (medical practitioners, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, addiction specialists) with the knowledge to better test for, and treat hepatitis C using new, curative, Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) treatment regimens.

The program is delivered in three parts:

  • Part 1 an eLearning component introducing you to topics related to the assessment, management and treatment of hepatitis C
  • Part 2 a highly interactive workshop, building on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 through practical application through case discussions facilitated by local experts
  • Part 3 a tailored resource toolkit provided post-workshop including; a checklist for the assessment and treatment of HCV, local referral pathway information, Fibroscan® access forms, assessment pro forma, quick reference guides.

Learning objectives

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the risk factors for HCV infection enabling effective practice screening processes and recall systems
  • Demonstrate competence interpreting clinical relevant information to diagnose 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

Please share this information and the attached flyer with your network of medical practitioners.

Location: Mississauga

Date: November 20, 2017

Venue: TBC

Time: 8:30 AM (registration); 900 AM - 4 PM

Cost: the Education Program is free and meals will be provided

Register for this event.

NOTE: Travel scholarships are available, if you are interested in applying, please contact info [at] inhsu [dot] org.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and accredited by the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver. Participants can claim up to a maximum of 6.0 study credits.

This program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final certification by the College’s Chapter.

If you have any questions, please contact Nikitah [dot] Habraken [at] ashm [dot] org [dot] au.