Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care

    GPCME 2019 - Rotorua
    Saturday June 22, 2019

    Presentation by:
    Dr Alex Lampen-Smith
    Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, and Clinical Director of the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand.

    In this breakfast symposium held at GPCME 2019, Dr Alex Lampen-Smith presented risk factors associated with Hepatitis C (HCV), barriers to identifying the disease and pre-treatment assessment of patients with HCV.  She also introduced the funded HCV therapy Maviret® and discussed its use, illustrated by a number of case studies.

    The video production for this presentation was funded by Abbvie.

    The ElimIn8 Educational Series on Hepatitis C – Elimination Targets for NZ

    This is the first in a series of audio podcasts on the elimination of hepatitis C in NZ.  
     

    In this podcast Dr Homie Razavi discusses NZ’s elimination targets, the benefits of achieving these targets,  the critical success factors involved in doing so, and how GPs can play their part.
     

    Dr Homie Razavi is an epidemiologist, and the managing director at the Centre for Disease Analysis (CDA) and the CDA Foundation and leads the Polaris Observatory, which provides up-to-date estimates for how best to fight Hep C, B and D around the world.

    The ElimIn8 Educational Series on Hepatitis C – The Benefits of a Cure

    This is the second in a series of audio podcasts on the elimination of Hepatitis C in NZ.

    In this podcast Assoc Professor Catherine Stedman discusses the benefits of curing Hepatitis C.

    We also hear from a patient about their personal experience of living with, and being cured of, the Hepatitis C virus.

    Associate Professor Stedman is a specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Christchurch Hospital, and also works as a Clinical Senior Lecturer for the University of Otago where she convenes medical student gastroenterology teaching.

    Her field of research is liver disease and pharmacology, focusing on hepatitis C and autoimmune liver diseases. Her published papers in hepatitis C epidemiology have influenced global understanding of chronic hepatitis C epidemiology including government and Ministry of Health understanding and approach to hepatitis C treatment strategies.

    The ElimIn8 Educational Series on Hepatitis C – Testing and Treatment

    This is the third in a series of audio podcasts on the elimination of Hepatitis C in NZ.

    In this podcast we hear from Dr Homie Razavi, Associate Professor Catherine Stedman and Judith McLaughlin, Hepatitis Nurse Specialist, on testing and treating the Hepatitis C virus.

     

    We also hear from a patient about their personal experience of being diagnosed with Hepatitis C.

    Dr Razavi is an epidemiologist, and the managing director at the Centre for Disease Analysis (CDA) and the CDA Foundation and leads the Polaris Observatory, which provides up-to-date estimates for how best to fight Hep C, B and D around the world.


    Associate Professor Stedman is a specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Christchurch Hospital, and also works as a Clinical Senior Lecturer for the University of Otago where she convenes medical student gastroenterology teaching.

     

    Judith McLaughlin is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Christchurch Hospital, specialising in Hepatology. 

    The ElimIn8 Educational Series on Hepatitis C – Treatment in Primary Care

    This is the fourth in a series of audio podcasts on the elimination of Hepatitis C in NZ.

    In this podcast we hear from Dr John Cameron, a GP based in Auckland, who moves through the Hepatitis C Care Cascade using his own patient case study.
     

    In this very informative interview Dr Cameron provides practical, down to earth advice to his GP colleagues on how to approach their patients with HCV, and how to help them deal with the stigma associated with this disease.