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Current Issues in HIV, Hepatitis and other Blood-borne Viruses

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Royal Armouries lnternational, Leeds

This Pre-Conference Study Day took place prior to the 17th Annual Conference of NHIVNA which was held on 18-19 June 2015 at the Royal Armouries lnternational, Leeds.

Introduction by Chairs

Michelle Croston
Chair of the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA)

Fiona Fry
Chair of the British Association of the Study of the Liver Nurse Forum (BASLNF)

Study Day Session 1

A basic introduction to liver disease
Esther Pears, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

How the drugs work in relation to hep C
Sue Kidger, North Manchester General Hospital

Treatment update on hep C – one year on where are we now?
Adele Torkington, North Manchester General Hospital

End-stage liver disease
Sarah Tarff, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Managing complex patients – panel discussion Q&A
Speakers from Session 1

Study Day Session 2

Understanding risk-taking behaviour
Dr Alexander Margetts, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Chem sex – joint working
Joe Phillips and David Stuart, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Supporting a patient on treatment within the prison setting
Jayne Dodd, North Manchester General Hospital

Supporting a patient through pregnancy with a BBV
Cathryn Benson, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool

Supporting adolescents with a BBV
Katie Rowson, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, London

Evaluation and close