Sydney forum coming up:
You are invited to a forum where Heather Gidding* will discuss a recent paper: Predictors of deferral of treatment of hepatitis C infection in Australian Clinics (MJA 2011; 194: 398-402).
The researchers concluded that factors related to drug and alcohol use, rather than clinical factors, influenced uptake of treatment for HCV, and that further support for patients with drug and alcohol dependency is required to optimise treatment uptake.
Heather will also speak on other research into hospitalisations for people with hepatitis C – as compared to those for the general public. There will be time for questions and general discussion.
If you work with hepatitis C treatment or in the AOD field, we hope that you’ll be able to attend this forum.
Where: Hepatitis NSW, 349 Crown St, SURRY HILLS (cnr Crown & Albion Sts)
When: 12 midday to 1:30pm, Monday 18 July.
Transport/Parking: 2hr parking is available in nearby streets. We are well served by public transport. Click to see map.
RSVP: to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9332 1853 by Thurs 14 July.
* Heather is from the Kirby Institute (previously known as the National Centre in HIV Epidemiological and Clinical Research)