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Diverse Communities and the Hepatitis Challenge – Towards Elimination

Focus on viral hepatitis within Victorian culturally diverse communities.
Diverse Communities and the Hepatitis Challenge – Towards Elimination

Jul 24, 2017 at 10:00AM

Registrations for this event are closed until more spaces are allocated.

Hepatitis Victoria and the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria invite you to an action summit to eliminate viral hepatitis, a potentially deadly disease that disproportionately impacts culturally diverse communities in Victoria.

In a week of global action for World Hepatitis Day, the summit brings together decision-makers, advocates, leading clinicians and representatives of key affected communities to explore the challenges, solutions and actions needed to eliminate viral hepatitis B and C by 2030.

Moderated by award-winning author and former ABC journalist, Peter Mares.

Featuring wide-ranging presentations including:

  • Minister for Health, the Hon. Jill Hennessy (By video)
  • The Hon. Frank McGuire MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Science
  • Ms Helen Kapalos, Chairperson, Victorian Multicultural Commission

 And a discussion panel of key community representatives with Q&A, including:

  • Peter Waples-Crowe, Hep Hero, Aboriginal community advocate and artist
  • Dr Chris Leung, President, Australian Chinese Medical Association Victoria
  • Dr Kudzai Kanhutu, Refugee Health Fellow, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • John Gulzari, HEP Hero, Afghan community advocate
  • Demos Krouskos, Director, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health 
  • Cam Nguyen, Secretary, Australian Vietnamese Women's Association
  • Rafaat Gerges, Secretary, Australasia Coptic Society in Victoria

Hepatitis B and C affect 110,000 people in Victoria alone, with culturally diverse communities disproportionately impacted by a disease that, left untreated, causes cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer, the fastest increasing cause of cancer death in Australia. Join us to explore the solutions.

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Please note: The Parliament of Victoria requires security screening of all visitors. Entry will be available from 9.00am to allow time for security screening. 

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