Introduction to Hepatitis B for CaLD Communities – an ASHM & Hepatitis WA Workshop

Date & Time
June 29, 2017 at 09:00
Location

Pan Pacific Perth
207 Adelaide Terrace
Perth WA

Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. It can lead to serious liver damage and liver cancer. Many people who have the virus don’t know that they are infected. In many countries, the most common way hepatitis B is passed on is from mother to baby at birth.

Hepatitis B is vaccine preventable. People from high HBV prevalence countries, including Asia, the Paci c Islands, Africa, the Carribean, Southern Europe and the Middle East, are at increased risk of HBV infection and liver disease progression.

There are an estimated 24,794 people in Western Australia living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) with the highest rates of noti cation being in Perth North and Perth South.1

This workshop is designed for settlement workers, counsellors, youth workers, case managers, social workers, practice nurses, interpreters and volunteers working with refugees, international students and other migrant populations.

Why you should attend…

Professionals who work in/with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups can play a crucial role in encouraging the community to:

  • Increase their awareness about hepatitis B
  • Be tested so that they know their hepatitis B status

• Be vaccinated to decrease the prevalence of chronic hepatitis B in their community

• Access care and get treatment if needed

This interactive workshop has been organised by ASHM in partnership with several multicultural services in WA and will enable you to:

• Improve your knowledge and understanding of hepatitis B infection

• Increase your awareness of the impact of chronic hepatitis B on CALD communities

• Discuss your role in increasing awareness of hepatitis B among CALD communities

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of the training.

Presenters will include:

Saroja Nazareth

Hepatology Nurse Practitioner

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Royal Perth Hospital

Crystal Connelly

Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Gastroenterology Department Fiona Stanley Hospital

Beth Chigwada

Hepatitis B Community Development

HepatitisWA

Register before Monday 26 June at http://courses.ashm.org.au/events-list/

For further details contact May Wang on 02 8204 0723 or May.Wang@ashm.org.au

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