New South Wales Events


Practical Justice Initiative, UNSW presents:

Just approaches to delivering and measuring outcomes of hepatitis C treatment in a best-case scenario

When: 

27 July 2017, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue: 

Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, Gate 8 High Street, UNSW Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia

Who: 

Professor Carla Treloar and Annie Madden, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney

Australia leads the world in the provision of highly effective and very expensive hepatitis C treatments. Many other countries have imposed restrictions on who is eligible to receive treatments, based on disease status or use of alcohol and other drugs. This does not mean that the job is done in Australia or that we can rest on these achievements. We should continue to interrogate how hepatitis C treatments are delivered and what lens we use to measure the success of this investment. This special World Hepatitis Day lecture will present the case for measures “beyond cure” using a new project on “patient reported outcome measures” of people who inject drugs considering and receiving hepatitis C treatment.

Professor Carla Treloar is Director of the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney. She has been a member of the NSW and Australian Ministerial Advisory Committees and numerous advisory committees for government, health agencies and non-governmental organisations.

Annie Madden is a PhD Candidate, Community Engagement & Liaison Officer and Research Assistant at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney. Until recently she was the Executive Officer of the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League(link is external) (AIVL). Annie has worked in BBVs, illicit drugs and consumer participation for over 25 years.

4.00pm – 4.30pm Reception

4.30pm – 5.30pm Lecture

This is a free event but registration is essential.

Contact:

Joanna Holcombe
+61 2 9385 5959
j.holcombe@unsw.edu.au