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Brisbane

Brisbane landmarks turn orange

When

Monday 24 July – 28 July
Time: from 6pm

Where

City Landmarks and Bridges
Snap a pic while visiting the following landmarks turning orange for World Hepatitis Day:
. King George Square
. City Hall
. Victoria Bridge
. Conrad Treasury
. Parliament House
. QPAC
. Reddacliff Place
. William Jolly Bridge

Send your photo to whd@hepqld.as.an - we'd love to see them!

Banners in the City & Bedivere Overpass

When

Friday 14 July to 31 July

Where

George (Cnr Charlotte Street) and Bedivere Overpass (Carindale)
Walk down George Street and take a pic under the World Hepatitis Light pole banners and send your photo to whd@hepqld.asn.au or instagram #NOhep

Brisbane South General Practice Hepatitis C update - Working Together to Eliminate HCV

When

Tuesday 25 July
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Where

Calamvale Hotel

Brisbane South PHN and Metro South Health invite General Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers to a free Hepatitis C Update at Calamvale Hotel and Conference Centre, with an overarching theme of working together to eliminate HCV.

Topics:
update on new and planned PBS-listed medications that make curing Hepatitis C even easier (including those which can treat all HCV genotypes)
hear from one general practice who use a holistic chronic disease management approach to treat patients with HCV
overview of how practice software can be used to find patients with Hepatitis C
overview of the newly developed referral criteria for referring to a public hospital hepatology service.

Speakers:
Dr Caroline Tallis, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH)
Penny Wright, Hepatology CNC, PAH
Dr Alison Stewart, GP and President, Hepatitis Queensland
Dr Rashan Bhushal, GP, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Logan.

Live Longer Life Awareness Event

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 2pm

Where

Redland Hospital (front entrance)

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

Live Longer Life Awareness Campaign

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 1pm

Where

Logan Central Plaza Shopping Centre

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

FREE HEPATITIS TESTING

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm

Where

Inala Alcohol and Drug Service

Free testing for hepatitis and HIV. Bookings essential.

World Hepatitis Resource Packs

When

Thursday 28 July

Over 170 World Hepatitis resource packs distributed throughout Queensland.

Healthy Liver Day

When

Saturday 29 July
Time: 11.30am to 1.30pm

Where

PCYC Logan City, Jacaranda Avenue, Woodridge

Please join us with your family and friends for a fun and informative event including live entertainment, giveaways, lunch and childcare.

For more information call 3255 1540.

Cairns

Annual World Hepatitis Day Lecture

When

Friday 11 August
Time:

Where

Cairns Hospital

Professor Alex Thompson, MBBS (hons), PhD, FRACP Director of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne NHMRC Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Department of Gastroenterology,

Northern Peninsula Area

Side Step Hep C

When

Thursday 27 July
Time: 11am to 2pm

Where

Palm Island (top field)

Come down for a yarn and Side Step to Hepatitis C. There will stalls, bbq, touch footy game, giveaways, information, testing

For more information contact Andrew on jmarkham@quihn.org

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Brisbane

Brisbane landmarks turn orange

When

Monday 24 July – 28 July
Time: from 6pm

Where

City Landmarks and Bridges
Snap a pic while visiting the following landmarks turning orange for World Hepatitis Day:
. King George Square
. City Hall
. Victoria Bridge
. Conrad Treasury
. Parliament House
. QPAC
. Reddacliff Place
. William Jolly Bridge

Send your photo to whd@hepqld.as.an - we'd love to see them!

Banners in the City & Bedivere Overpass

When

Friday 14 July to 31 July

Where

George (Cnr Charlotte Street) and Bedivere Overpass (Carindale)
Walk down George Street and take a pic under the World Hepatitis Light pole banners and send your photo to whd@hepqld.asn.au or instagram #NOhep

Brisbane South General Practice Hepatitis C update - Working Together to Eliminate HCV

When

Tuesday 25 July
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Where

Calamvale Hotel

Brisbane South PHN and Metro South Health invite General Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers to a free Hepatitis C Update at Calamvale Hotel and Conference Centre, with an overarching theme of working together to eliminate HCV.

Topics:
update on new and planned PBS-listed medications that make curing Hepatitis C even easier (including those which can treat all HCV genotypes)
hear from one general practice who use a holistic chronic disease management approach to treat patients with HCV
overview of how practice software can be used to find patients with Hepatitis C
overview of the newly developed referral criteria for referring to a public hospital hepatology service.

Speakers:
Dr Caroline Tallis, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH)
Penny Wright, Hepatology CNC, PAH
Dr Alison Stewart, GP and President, Hepatitis Queensland
Dr Rashan Bhushal, GP, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Logan.

Live Longer Life Awareness Event

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 2pm

Where

Redland Hospital (front entrance)

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

Live Longer Life Awareness Campaign

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 1pm

Where

Logan Central Plaza Shopping Centre

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

FREE HEPATITIS TESTING

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm

Where

Inala Alcohol and Drug Service

Free testing for hepatitis and HIV. Bookings essential.

World Hepatitis Resource Packs

When

Thursday 28 July

Over 170 World Hepatitis resource packs distributed throughout Queensland.

Healthy Liver Day

When

Saturday 29 July
Time: 11.30am to 1.30pm

Where

PCYC Logan City, Jacaranda Avenue, Woodridge

Please join us with your family and friends for a fun and informative event including live entertainment, giveaways, lunch and childcare.

For more information call 3255 1540.

Cairns

Annual World Hepatitis Day Lecture

When

Friday 11 August
Time:

Where

Cairns Hospital

Professor Alex Thompson, MBBS (hons), PhD, FRACP Director of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne NHMRC Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Department of Gastroenterology,

Northern Peninsula Area

Side Step Hep C

When

Thursday 27 July
Time: 11am to 2pm

Where

Palm Island (top field)

Come down for a yarn and Side Step to Hepatitis C. There will stalls, bbq, touch footy game, giveaways, information, testing

For more information contact Andrew on jmarkham@quihn.org

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Brisbane

Brisbane landmarks turn orange

When

Monday 24 July – 28 July
Time: from 6pm

Where

City Landmarks and Bridges
Snap a pic while visiting the following landmarks turning orange for World Hepatitis Day:
. King George Square
. City Hall
. Victoria Bridge
. Conrad Treasury
. Parliament House
. QPAC
. Reddacliff Place
. William Jolly Bridge

Send your photo to whd@hepqld.as.an - we'd love to see them!

Banners in the City & Bedivere Overpass

When

Friday 14 July to 31 July

Where

George (Cnr Charlotte Street) and Bedivere Overpass (Carindale)
Walk down George Street and take a pic under the World Hepatitis Light pole banners and send your photo to whd@hepqld.asn.au or instagram #NOhep

Brisbane South General Practice Hepatitis C update - Working Together to Eliminate HCV

When

Tuesday 25 July
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Where

Calamvale Hotel

Brisbane South PHN and Metro South Health invite General Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers to a free Hepatitis C Update at Calamvale Hotel and Conference Centre, with an overarching theme of working together to eliminate HCV.

Topics:
update on new and planned PBS-listed medications that make curing Hepatitis C even easier (including those which can treat all HCV genotypes)
hear from one general practice who use a holistic chronic disease management approach to treat patients with HCV
overview of how practice software can be used to find patients with Hepatitis C
overview of the newly developed referral criteria for referring to a public hospital hepatology service.

Speakers:
Dr Caroline Tallis, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH)
Penny Wright, Hepatology CNC, PAH
Dr Alison Stewart, GP and President, Hepatitis Queensland
Dr Rashan Bhushal, GP, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Logan.

Live Longer Life Awareness Event

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 2pm

Where

Redland Hospital (front entrance)

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

Live Longer Life Awareness Campaign

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 1pm

Where

Logan Central Plaza Shopping Centre

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

FREE HEPATITIS TESTING

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm

Where

Inala Alcohol and Drug Service

Free testing for hepatitis and HIV. Bookings essential.

World Hepatitis Resource Packs

When

Thursday 28 July

Over 170 World Hepatitis resource packs distributed throughout Queensland.

Healthy Liver Day

When

Saturday 29 July
Time: 11.30am to 1.30pm

Where

PCYC Logan City, Jacaranda Avenue, Woodridge

Please join us with your family and friends for a fun and informative event including live entertainment, giveaways, lunch and childcare.

For more information call 3255 1540.

Cairns

Annual World Hepatitis Day Lecture

When

Friday 11 August
Time:

Where

Cairns Hospital

Professor Alex Thompson, MBBS (hons), PhD, FRACP Director of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne NHMRC Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Department of Gastroenterology,

Northern Peninsula Area

Side Step Hep C

When

Thursday 27 July
Time: 11am to 2pm

Where

Palm Island (top field)

Come down for a yarn and Side Step to Hepatitis C. There will stalls, bbq, touch footy game, giveaways, information, testing

For more information contact Andrew on jmarkham@quihn.org

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Brisbane

Brisbane landmarks turn orange

When

Monday 24 July – 28 July
Time: from 6pm

Where

City Landmarks and Bridges
Snap a pic while visiting the following landmarks turning orange for World Hepatitis Day:
. King George Square
. City Hall
. Victoria Bridge
. Conrad Treasury
. Parliament House
. QPAC
. Reddacliff Place
. William Jolly Bridge

Send your photo to whd@hepqld.as.an - we'd love to see them!

Banners in the City & Bedivere Overpass

When

Friday 14 July to 31 July

Where

George (Cnr Charlotte Street) and Bedivere Overpass (Carindale)
Walk down George Street and take a pic under the World Hepatitis Light pole banners and send your photo to whd@hepqld.asn.au or instagram #NOhep

Brisbane South General Practice Hepatitis C update - Working Together to Eliminate HCV

When

Tuesday 25 July
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Where

Calamvale Hotel

Brisbane South PHN and Metro South Health invite General Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers to a free Hepatitis C Update at Calamvale Hotel and Conference Centre, with an overarching theme of working together to eliminate HCV.

Topics:
update on new and planned PBS-listed medications that make curing Hepatitis C even easier (including those which can treat all HCV genotypes)
hear from one general practice who use a holistic chronic disease management approach to treat patients with HCV
overview of how practice software can be used to find patients with Hepatitis C
overview of the newly developed referral criteria for referring to a public hospital hepatology service.

Speakers:
Dr Caroline Tallis, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH)
Penny Wright, Hepatology CNC, PAH
Dr Alison Stewart, GP and President, Hepatitis Queensland
Dr Rashan Bhushal, GP, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Logan.

Live Longer Life Awareness Event

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 2pm

Where

Redland Hospital (front entrance)

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

Live Longer Life Awareness Campaign

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 1pm

Where

Logan Central Plaza Shopping Centre

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

FREE HEPATITIS TESTING

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm

Where

Inala Alcohol and Drug Service

Free testing for hepatitis and HIV. Bookings essential.

World Hepatitis Resource Packs

When

Thursday 28 July

Over 170 World Hepatitis resource packs distributed throughout Queensland.

Healthy Liver Day

When

Saturday 29 July
Time: 11.30am to 1.30pm

Where

PCYC Logan City, Jacaranda Avenue, Woodridge

Please join us with your family and friends for a fun and informative event including live entertainment, giveaways, lunch and childcare.

For more information call 3255 1540.

Cairns

Annual World Hepatitis Day Lecture

When

Friday 11 August
Time:

Where

Cairns Hospital

Professor Alex Thompson, MBBS (hons), PhD, FRACP Director of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne NHMRC Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Department of Gastroenterology,

Northern Peninsula Area

Side Step Hep C

When

Thursday 27 July
Time: 11am to 2pm

Where

Palm Island (top field)

Come down for a yarn and Side Step to Hepatitis C. There will stalls, bbq, touch footy game, giveaways, information, testing

For more information contact Andrew on jmarkham@quihn.org

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2017 WORLD HEPATITIS DAY EVENTS

Brisbane

Brisbane landmarks turn orange

When

Monday 24 July – 28 July
Time: from 6pm

Where

City Landmarks and Bridges
Snap a pic while visiting the following landmarks turning orange for World Hepatitis Day:
. King George Square
. City Hall
. Victoria Bridge
. Conrad Treasury
. Parliament House
. QPAC
. Reddacliff Place
. William Jolly Bridge

Send your photo to whd@hepqld.as.an - we'd love to see them!

Banners in the City & Bedivere Overpass

When

Friday 14 July to 31 July

Where

George (Cnr Charlotte Street) and Bedivere Overpass (Carindale)
Walk down George Street and take a pic under the World Hepatitis Light pole banners and send your photo to whd@hepqld.asn.au or instagram #NOhep

Brisbane South General Practice Hepatitis C update - Working Together to Eliminate HCV

When

Tuesday 25 July
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Where

Calamvale Hotel

Brisbane South PHN and Metro South Health invite General Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers to a free Hepatitis C Update at Calamvale Hotel and Conference Centre, with an overarching theme of working together to eliminate HCV.

Topics:
update on new and planned PBS-listed medications that make curing Hepatitis C even easier (including those which can treat all HCV genotypes)
hear from one general practice who use a holistic chronic disease management approach to treat patients with HCV
overview of how practice software can be used to find patients with Hepatitis C
overview of the newly developed referral criteria for referring to a public hospital hepatology service.

Speakers:
Dr Caroline Tallis, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH)
Penny Wright, Hepatology CNC, PAH
Dr Alison Stewart, GP and President, Hepatitis Queensland
Dr Rashan Bhushal, GP, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Logan.

Live Longer Life Awareness Event

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 2pm

Where

Redland Hospital (front entrance)

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

Live Longer Life Awareness Campaign

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 10am to 1pm

Where

Logan Central Plaza Shopping Centre

Freebies, quiz competition, treatment information, advice.

FREE HEPATITIS TESTING

When

Friday 28 July
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm

Where

Inala Alcohol and Drug Service

Free testing for hepatitis and HIV. Bookings essential.

World Hepatitis Resource Packs

When

Thursday 28 July

Over 170 World Hepatitis resource packs distributed throughout Queensland.

Healthy Liver Day

When

Saturday 29 July
Time: 11.30am to 1.30pm

Where

PCYC Logan City, Jacaranda Avenue, Woodridge

Please join us with your family and friends for a fun and informative event including live entertainment, giveaways, lunch and childcare.

For more information call 3255 1540.

Cairns

Annual World Hepatitis Day Lecture

When

Friday 11 August
Time:

Where

Cairns Hospital

Professor Alex Thompson, MBBS (hons), PhD, FRACP Director of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne NHMRC Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Department of Gastroenterology,

Northern Peninsula Area

Side Step Hep C

When

Thursday 27 July
Time: 11am to 2pm

Where

Palm Island (top field)

Come down for a yarn and Side Step to Hepatitis C. There will stalls, bbq, touch footy game, giveaways, information, testing

For more information contact Andrew on jmarkham@quihn.org

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