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Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program – Kirby’s Vienna hits: report-back from the International Liver Congress

Event date: 
7 May 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Event Type: 
Seminar
Booking deadline: 
Friday, 3 May 2019 - 5:00pm

A catered lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. Please RSVP to recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au by COB Friday 2 May.

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Scientia Professor Gregory Dore

Scientia Professor Gregory Dore

Head, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Professor Greg Dore is Head of the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program at Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, and Infectious Diseases Physician at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He has been involved in viral hepatitis and HIV epidemiological and clinical research, clinical care and public health policy for 20 years. He has developed extensive national and international collaborations, and is internationally recognised in the areas of HCV natural history and epidemiology, therapeutic strategies for acute and chronic HCV infection, particularly among people who inject drugs, and HCV elimination strategies.

Twitter: @GregDore2

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Dr Behzad Hajarizadeh

Dr Behzad Hajarizadeh

Senior Lecturer, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Behzad Hajarizadeh is a Senior Lecturer and an NHMRC Fellow in the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program at the Kirby Institute. He trained as a Medical Practitioner and has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). His main area of expertise is viral hepatitis with more than 15 years experience as a clinician and researcher in the field of liver diseases. His employment history includes working as a Research Fellow in La Trobe University, Melbourne and as a Senior Research Officer and Project Coordinator in the Ministry of Health and UNAIDS country office in Iran.

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Dr Marianne Martinello

Dr Marianne Martinello

Lecturer, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Marianne Martinello is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute and an Infectious Diseases Physician at Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital, Sydney. Her research interests include therapeutic strategies for acute and chronic HCV infection, including co-infection with HIV.

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Miss Heather Valerio

Miss Heather Valerio

PhD Student, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Heather Valerio received her BS in Health Sciences from Boston University and MPH from University of Glasgow. After a few years working in hepatitis C epidemiology and surveillance in Scotland, she joined the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program to complete a PhD with a thesis focusing on the hepatitis C cascade of care among people who inject drugs.

Abstract

Four major hepatitis C (HCV) studies were presented by Kirby Institute academics at the International Liver Congress in Vienna, April 2019: 

  1. SMART-C, a randomised controlled trial of simplified versus standard DAA treatment monitoring;
  2. TARGET3D+, a single-arm trial of short-course (6 week) therapy for acute/recent HCV infection;
  3. ETHOS ENGAGE, an observational study of HCV care cascade and elimination among people who inject drugs; and
  4. A systematic review and meta-analysis of HCV reinfection.

Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au
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23 October 2019

Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
LG Room 2 Lecture Theatre, Wallace Wurth Building Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
LG Room 2 Lecture Theatre, Wallace Wurth Building Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney

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