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15th Annual Spotlight on hepatitis B - 2023

"We are not waiting: innovations for a hepatitis B free Victoria"

Date: Thursday 3rd August 2023 | Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Woodward Conference Centre, Level 10 - 185 Pelham St, Carlton

Format: Face-to-face

Free lunch and tea included

Download the event flyer here

The Spotlight on hepatitis B is an annual workforce development initiative coordinated by the Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance (VHBA). Spotlight on hepatitis B aims to improve the treatment, management and care of people living with chronic hepatitis B.

After the 2022 spotlight focusing to the need for re-engagement in light of pandemic disruptions to health services, this year's theme aligns with the global theme of the World Hepatitis Day "We are not waiting: innovations for hepatitis B free Victoria"

This year Spotlight will cover below themes and topics:

- Spotlight 15th anniversary reflection

- Engagement of cancer and legal workforce, and Victorian Local Public Health Units

- Hepatitis B care for everyone and hepatitis B cure

- Panel discussion of people living with hepatitis B


This event welcomes:

- Health workers, midwives, community workers, clinicians

- People affected by hepatitis B

- People working with communities affected by hepatitis B

Speakers will include:

Leearna Earwicker  - Gippsland Region Public Health Unit

David Carter – Health & Law Project, University of Technology Sydney

Thomas Tu – Westmead Insitute of Medical Research, The University of Sydney

Gabrielle Bennett – Victorian Viral Hepatitis Educator – St Vincent’s Melbourne

Elizabeth Birbilis –  Victorian Government Department of Health

A person with lived experience of chronic hepatitis B

Other speakers include: Benjamin Cowie, Jennifer MacLachlan, Piergiorgio Moro, Jack Wallace, Nafisa Yussf

VHBA Spotlight Regional Scholarships

VHBA Spotlight Regional Scholarships – Limited number, so get in quick! 

Up to $1000 to support regional workers participate in VHBA  - money can be used for transport, overnight accommodation, time away from work 

  • Regional areas defined as https://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/victorias-regions
  • Small 300 word refection required following attendance at the VHBA Spotlight event
  • Available to community members, GPs, Nurses, allied health, Aboriginal Health workers and community staff.