World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is an annual event recognised around the globe that aims to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. It provides an opportunity for interested groups to raise awareness of viral hepatitis prevention and access to testing and treatment.

440,000+ people are currently living with Hep B or C in Australia. Over 85,000 of them are Queenslanders

“There are very few occasions in history where an opportunity to eliminate any disease has arisen. Fortunately we have that opportunity now with hepatitis C…”
Helen Tyrrel, Chief Executive, Hepatitis Australia.

400 million people worldwide are living with viral hepatitis

1.2 million people worldwide are dying every year

Over 40,000 Queenslanders have hepatitis C, over 37,000 have hepatitis B

A vaccine is available for hepatitis A and B

There is treatment available for both hepatitis B and C

DateEvent DetailsLocationTimeContact
20-09-2018TRAINING: Dispensing HIV and Viral Hepatitis MedicationsSpring Hill00:00 - 23:5902 8204 0700
08-10-2018TRAINING: Sexual Health Update for Primary CareKedron-Wavell Services Club18:00 - 21:0002 8204 0700
09-10-2018TRAINING: Curing Hepatitis C - A Mental Health and Clinical Update for Primary Care ProvidersVictoria Park Golf Clubhouse18:00 - 21:0002 8204 0700
20-10-2018TRAINING: Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course
Travel and accommodation scholarships available.
Brisbane00:00 - 23:5902 8204 0700
27-10-2018TRAINING: BBV & STI UpdateIpswich00:00 - 23:5902 8204 0700
03-11-2018TRAINING: Hepatitis C New Treatments Course
Travel and accommodation scholarships available.
Sunshine Coast00:00 - 23:5902 8204 0700
24-11-2018TRAINING: Hepatitis C New Treatments Course
Travel and accommodation scholarships available
Eight Mile Plains00:00 - 23:5902 8204 0700

Course Summary

A day-long seminar on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses for Health and Community Workers.


This seminar is FREE for GPs, Nurses, Health and Community Workers, and Allied Health Professionals. Lunch and morning tea will be provided.

Event Description

Tentative Program & Speakers:
  • HCV update (Dr James O’Beirne, SCHHS)
  • STI/HIV update (Dr Kuong Taing, Penny Marshall, SCHHS)
  • PrEP update (Shane Garvey, QuAC)
  • HBV update (Hepatitis QLD)
  • Contraception Update (True Relationships and Reproductive Health)
  • Indigenous Perspectives (Penny Marshall & Naomi Scarr, SCHHS)
  • IDU Perspectives (Alanna Mendels, QuIHN)
Nambour RSL Club00:00 - 23:5902 8204 0700

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