HIV PrEP update & HIV prescriber update in Adelaide

ASHM, October 2018

HIV PrEP Update for GPs and Practice Nurses

This training will provide GPs, Nurses, and Health Professionals working in primary care an update on strategies available for the prevention of HIV transmission, focusing on prevention particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

– Date Tuesday, 23 October 2018
– Venue Mercure Grosvenor, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
– Time 6:15pm – 9:30 pm (Registration from 6:15pm, webinar broadcasts from 6:45pm)

At the end of this update, participants will be able to;
– Describe HIV epidemiology in Australia and the different HIV prevention
strategies
– Explain the role of HIV treatment and management
–  Provide patient education on the effectiveness and appropriate use of
PrEP/PEP
– Identify the prescribing pathways of PrEP within your local jurisdiction

This evening educational session will be presented by Dr Charlotte Bell, Sexual
Health Physician – Royal Adelaide Hospital.

This course is also available as a webinar, please contact Emma Williams here
for webinar registration

Register for this course at:
http://www.ashm.org.au/training/
Registrations close: Friday, 19 October 2018

Download flyer here: HIV PrEP Update_23Oct2018


HIV s100 Prescriber Dinner Update: 2018 IAS Conference Report Back and
Complex HIV Case Discussion

ASHM would like to invite HIV s100 Prescribers and medical practitioners in South Australia to attend this dinner training.

– Date Wednesday, 24 October 2018
– Venue Mercure Grosvenor, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
– Time 6:15pm – 9:30 pm (Registration starts 6:15pm, Webinar from 6:50pm)
– Cost FREE, Dinner and refreshments will be provided on site

This dinner workshop will bring attendees an overview of the content showcased at the
2018 International AIDS Conference held in Amsterdam, as well as a number of complex HIV cases to discuss. The first session is a conference report back
session. Professor Mark Boyd will provide an update on the latest studies, important
developments and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV, AIDS and
related infectious diseases from the IAS Conference 2018.

The second session will be an interactive panel discussion, focussing on the
management of complex HIV cases. Panellists include Professor Mark Boyd, Dr Russell Waddell (Consultant Sexual Health Physician and Clinical Director STD Services, Royal Adelaide Hospital) and Dr Andrew Beckwith (Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Director of Training, HIV/Hep C Liaison Psychiatrist, CALHN Mental Health). The session will be hosted by Dr Samuel Elliott (Principal General Practitioner, Riverside Family Medical Practice).

This course is also available as a webinar, please contact Emma Williams here
for webinar registration

Register for this course at:
http://www.ashm.org.au/training/
Registrations close: Friday, 19 October 2018

Download flyer here: HIV Prescriber Update_24Oct2018

HIV PrEP available on PBS in Australia from 1 April / Links to Clinical Resources

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 21 March 2018

ASHM congratulates the Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt’s announcement of a landmark in HIV prevention to approve HIV-prevention drugs – tenofovir with emtricitabine, known as PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April, thereby providing broader access for any doctor or general practitioner to be able prescribe PrEP to an Australian resident who holds a current Medicare card.

“The public health benefits are clear, undeniable and transformative benefiting individuals at medium- to high-risk of HIV infection and towards driving a substantial reduction in HIV transmissions in Australia,” said ASHM President, Associate Professor Bloch.

Access Links to Clinical Resources supporting the HIV workforce

  • The definitions of risk for HIV, guidelines and procedures for the appropriate administration and monitoring of PrEP can be found here: ASHM HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: clinical guidelines
  • The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and ASHM have produced a PrEP Fact Sheet to assist PrEP users and people with an interest in using PrEP to understand what subsidised access to PrEP through the PBS means. Access the factsheet here
  • ASHM continues to support the workforce to ensure access to PrEP and best practice in guidelines, training and resources. Access information here
  • The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has a range of training to support pharmacists in preparing for PrEP on the PBS: www.psa.org.au

 

2 Day HIV s100 Prescriber Course in Adelaide

ASHM, October 2016

Upon successful completion of this training and the associated case assessment, medical practitioners may apply to the relevant State Department of health for authority to prescribe section 100 drugs for the management of HIV in Australia.

Please note that the Introduction to HIV Care for General Practitioners is a pre-requisite for this course. This is an online course and you will be provided with access prior to attending the HIV s100 Prescriber Course.

  •  Day 1 Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 2:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Day 2 Saturday, 19 November 2016, 9:00am – 4:30pm

    Please see the attached flyer for more information about the course content.

    Practitioners from all Australian states and territories and from New Zealand are invited to attend.

    This course is targeted at General Practitioners. A limited number of places are available for nurses, allied health workers and registrars/trainees.

    A limited number of travel scholarships are available for regional/ rural GP’s; please contact ASHM for further information.

    Please note that the Introduction to HIV Care for General Practitioners is a pre-requisite for this course. This is an online course that will provide you with the basic skills to manage the clinical care of people living with HIV in a primary care setting. You will be provided with access details for the module prior to attending the HIV s100 Prescriber course

    Course fee information

    The fee to attend this course is $600 (ASHM Members) or $650 (non ASHM Members).

    There may be limited course-fee support for practitioners working in some Australian jurisdictions. ASHM will notify you post-registration if you are eligible to apply for a course fee reduction/bursary. Alternatively, please contact ASHM to see if you are eligible. .

    HIV & AIDS Conference discount

    The Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference is being held in Adelaide from the 16-18 November. If you are registered to attend the conference you will receive a discount of $150 on your course registration. If you’re registered to attend the HIV & AIDS conference, please ensure you select the ‘conference registration discount’ checkbox when registering for this course in order to receive the discount.

    If you would like further information about this course, please contact Natalie Huska at ASHM on 02 8204 0784 or email Natalie.huska@ashm.org.au.

    Click here to download the Course Flyer

    Read more here