Jul 24, 2017 at 10:00AM
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.