The Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference is run by ASHM in collaboration with key sector partners as a platform for the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings and better management across the Australasian viral hepatitis sector. Through this forum we aim to support the health workforce, government and community to work towards the elimination of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and supporting the communities living with these conditions in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia and Pacific regions.
The objectives of the conference are to:
Provide a forum for the workforce to keep up to date with research, clinical management, prevention, best practice and policy, including professional development and activities for relevant accreditation.
Develop a program that appeals to the multidisciplinary audience working in or interested in viral hepatitis and reflects the changing environment for the care and management of viral hepatitis.
Facilitate dialogue between researchers, community, government and clinicians across different geographic locations inside Australasia and from the region.
Encourage the participation of:
a. people living with or affected by, hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C
b. new and early career clinicians, researchers, allied health and community members
c. international leaders in the sector through grants and scholarships
d. additional attendees through a scholarship program
e. researchers and scientists working in the development of new viral hepatitis therapies, investigations and other technical applications
Disseminate knowledge and applied learning during and after the conference for wider audience education
Recognise and build sector leadership through awards and invited presentations
Provide a local forum for the sector to gain professional development skills
Ensure the conference delivers a budget surplus to support future initiatives
For information on past Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conferences, including programs, presentations and handbooks, please visit www.ashm.org.au