Hepatitis B and COVID-19 webinar
Hepatitis Queensland and ASHM have partnered to deliver a webinar aiming to address hepatitis B testing, management and care in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinar will explore some of the key challenges and changes as we adapt to new ways of providing healthcare to impacted communities. This panel discussion will focus on workplace reform, telehealth, new models of care and the impact on service provision for hepatitis B during the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably the variety of adaptations and Medicare changes that have been rolled out over the response to date for COVID-19 (including Telehealth as a temporary MBS item), and how service provision has been reimagined across remote, regional and metro areas of Queensland.
In addition, considering the challenges faced by community, including barriers for culturally and linguistically diverse patients, limitations for Medicare ineligible patients, remote HBV DNA testing and monitoring, managing other co-morbidities, and those who are immunosuppressed.
This session will also reflect on future challenges and opportunities for hepatitis B testing, management and care, and the ongoing needs of the communities seeking care.
• Dr Joe Debattista - Metro North Public Health Unit
• Dr Margaret Kay – University of Queensland
• Burglind Liddle - Mater Health
• Marrianne Black - Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
• Linh Nguyen – Community Representative