Australasian Hepatology Association History

Past AHA Presidents

2002 - 2006

Tracey Jones

Tracey Jones

2006 - 2008

Leanne Totten

 

2007 - 2008

Mary Fenech

 

2008 - 2012

Deb Darcy

Deb Darcy

2012 - 2013

Sue Mason

2013 - 2015

Megan Phelps

Megan Phelps

2015 - Present

Joanne Morgan

 

AHA History

 

2002

 

Tracey Jones Founding AHA Chair

Tracey Jones Founding AHA Chair

 

  • Australasian Conference Viral Hepatitis – 1st discussion by 38 hepatology nurses on forming member organisation
  • AASLD – Hepatology Associate’s Meeting; Nov
    • clear support identified from ALA
    • development plan for AHA formation
  • AHA formed, Dec. 2002
    • Founding members:
    • Chair – Tracey Jones
    • Vice Chair – Julie Rogeveen
    • Secretary – Leanne Totten
    • Treasurer – Sherryne Warner

2003

 

  • Schering-Plough sponsors meeting to develop the AHA
  • First official meeting of AHA workshop, Cairns AGW, Oct 2003

2004

  • AHA incorporated, March 2004
  • Roche provides meeting time at their first HCV Pegasys launch meeting Sydney
  • 85 colleagues attend to discuss outline, conceptualisation & the way forward, March 2004
  • AHA update published in GESA News, May 2004
  • AHA presentation, Roche Nurses Symposium, Aug. 2004
  • AHA launched as part of the opening ceremony at 4th Australasian Hepatitis C Conference, Canberra, Sept. 2004
  • AHA education seminar in Brisbane, Oct, 2004
  • AHA response to 2nd NSW Hepatitis C Strategy –consultation draft, Oct. 2004
  • 2004 Strategic Plan developed
  • AHA representation on the National Hepatitis C Project managed by the NSW Multicultural HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Service

2005

  • AHA representation at the Hepatitis C Stakeholders meeting held by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch- to discuss the removal of mandatory liver biopsies pre-treatment, Feb. 2005
  • 1st AHA newsletter produced, April 2005
  • AHA representation at launch of National Hepatitis C Treatment Week, May 2005
  • AHA exhibit booth at The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) conference, August 2005
  • AHA educational seminar, Australian Gastroenterology Week
  • First AGM held
  • First travel grant allocated Oct. 2005
  • 1st NZ committee member elected

2006

  • AHA participation as a convening body Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference - Sydney, also included an AHA chaired session
  • First AHA /Schering Plough retreat Sydney – “The Road We’ll Travel”; attended by 85 nurses
  • Ratified constitution 2006

2007

  • AHA/Schering Plough Summit, March 2007

2008

  • AHA Competency Standards for the Hepatology Nurse launched

2010

  • Establishment of AHA Education Working Group and AHA Website Working Group

2012

 

Megan Phelps presenting at Auckland Viral Hepatitis Conference 2012

Megan Phelps at Auckland Viral Hepatitis Conference

 

  • 10 Year Anniversary
  • AHA Consensus Based Nursing Guidelines launched at the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference, Auckland, NZ, Sept. 2012

2013

 

 

AASLD Washington USA Nov 2014

Abbvie car at AASLD meeting

 

  • The Liver Meeting 2013 AASLD's 64th Annual Meeting Washington USA November 2013 attended by AHA members.

2014

 

 

AHA Summit 2014 Video

AHA Summit 2014 Video

 

  • AHA presents for the 1st time at APASL, Brisbane, March 2014
  • AHA Summit held in Adelaide, June 2014. Watch the Summit video.

2015

 

 

AHA Practice Standards

AHA Practice Standards

 

  • AHA Practice Standards for the Hepatology Nurse launched
  • New-look website launched